Stories by Jennifer Mears

Telecommuting goes agile as employees unplug

John Halamka is busy. As CIO of CareGroup Health System in Boston, he's responsible for making sure four Boston-area hospitals' critical IT systems are up and running. In addition, he's helping lead the charge to set <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/030107-caregroup-halamka-healthcare-it-standards.html">national standards</a> to enable interoperable healthcare systems.

XenSource expands its lineup

Organisations preparing to move to virtual environments will find broader options in 2007 as competitors to market leader VMware emerge with enhanced, enterprise-ready offerings.

Accenture tops IBM

As ICT executives again increase their use of systems integrators to help align technology and business needs, the market has a new leader &#8212; Accenture.

XenSource embraces Windows

XenSource, the company that manages the development of the Xen hypervisor and sells subscription and support services for it, was preparing last week to announce that the open source virtualisation technology can now run virtual machines.

Virtualisation market booming, says IDC

As x86 server virtualisation software vendors roll out tools to better manage virtual environments, corporate users are increasingly looking to virtualisation technology for more than testing, development and simple server consolidation, according to a pair of reports from analyst firm IDC.

Harvard takes IBM supercomputer to heart

IBM on Thursday announced that Harvard University is using an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer, which holds the title as the fastest supercomputer in the world, to support research into the human heart and circulatory system.

HP in 7-year Pepsi deal

HP has signed a seven-year deal with PepsiCo to provide data centre management services for the soda and snack maker&#8217;s international division.

Sun execs shine in Second Life virtual world

Sun isn't shy about taking advantage of new Internet technologies -- it was one of the first firms to launch employee blogs -- so it wasn't too surprising to see the server maker become the first Fortune 500 company to hold a press conference in the virtual world of Second Life (http://www.secondlife.com).

IBM expands service-management tools

IBM (http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/ibm.html?brl) Tuesday rolled out products and updated existing software with an eye toward to helping customers get a better handle on how IT is responding to business demands.

Open source overcoming hurdles to adoption

As open source applications become increasingly stable, companies must learn to view the software as just another piece in a comprehensive application architecture that will include open source as well as closed source components.

Overcoming hurdles to open source adoption

As open source applications become increasingly stable, companies must learn to view the software as just another piece in a comprehensive application architecture that will include open source as well as closed source components.

Grid computing moves into the mainstream

Mention the word &#8220;grid&#8221; and most IT executives probably think of thousands of CPUs crunching numbers for data-intensive applications such as seismic modelling and drug discovery. Increasingly, however, grids are being considered as platforms for creating more flexible, efficient datacentre architectures.

PC blade manager released

ClearCube is stepping up its focus on tools to manage its PC blades, as well as those from other vendors, as users show growing interest in centralising their computing resources.

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