Stories by Doug Dineley

Bringing open source to enterprise management

If you curse your “tier-one” IT management solution as too cumbersome, complex and expensive, you’re not alone. A recent Gartner study declares the big four management software vendors — BMC, CA, HP and IBM — are increasingly vulnerable to SaaS (software as a service) and open-source alternatives.

Music provider bets big on virtualisation

These days, lots of companies are stretching their hardware and energy dollars by consolidating print, file, DNS, and web servers on virtualisation platforms such as VMware. But not many companies boast of running their entire production infrastructure on virtual machines. An exception is Arvato Mobile, a division of Bertelsmann that builds mobile solutions for network operators, media companies, and internet portals and delivers digital entertainment content to consumers around the globe.