IT leadership placing too much trust in Heartbleed fixes?

IT leaders are missing the real point of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, says Evan Schuman in a column. "Viewed properly, Heartbleed is a gift to IT: an urgent wake-up call to fundamental

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Red Hat integrates Docker virtual containers for Linux

Red Hat is hoping that its newly announced integration of Docker virtual container technologies will position containers as an alternative to virtualization for application development and deployment. The company announced a series of initiatives

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Heartbleed “a billion times worse” than we thought?

We already knew that the OpenSSL Heartbleed security vulnerability that blew up in the headlines last week was bad news. So we’re probably not ready to hear that it could be way worse

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Can you split IT spending evenly between maintenace and new gear?

Ten years ago, there was a strong longitudinal study performed of IT spending. This wasn't the typical "how much is this industry spending" type: it looked under the covers of IT spending, large

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Bruce Stewart

CIO agenda 2014: Overcoming your debt problem

Is your enterprise carrying a whopping pile of debt thanks to your previous IT decisions? Most executives I meet can't answer that question. They might look to see how much depreciation they're carrying

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

CIO to CIO Collaborative Business Apps

We live in a world dominated by “apps” - a multitude of point solutions with a vast range of choices. Can we move from a confusing array of point solutions to selected, integrated,

Published on: January 14th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

Time to ask what IT’s purpose is in your organization

It's too easy for all of us to get lost in the latest announcements of new services, new products, and new "starts" on architecture (from single machines through client/server to clouds and an

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

Building much better systems (to gain enterprise agility)

IT people have been talking about agility for two decades now. How to create what the enterprise needs faster is fine. (How that fits with "the answer is someone else's software, learn to

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Bruce Stewart

BBM finally launches for Android. (But does anyone still care?)

Okay, so remember about a month ago when our friends at BlackBerry were supposed to launch the BBM app for Android and iPhone, so that people on other smartphone platforms could connect with

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Sean Carruthers