August 18, 2009
One of the problems with distributed systems (which was not much of an issue when a company had one mainframe or midrange box a few decades ago) is keeping track of who uses what IT resources so the cost of that processing can be pinned on the users and not the company in general. With the advent of virtualization on servers, and virtual machines flitting around like swallows on the networks thanks to live migration, matching up IT usage and cost has gotten that much more complex.
August 01, 2009
Washington Mutual's failure last September marked a precipitous moment of this recession. But for JPMorgan Chase, it was an opportunity. And for Guy Chiarello, JPMorgan Chase's CIO, it was the right time to invest in the company's IT infrastructure, including millions of dollars in new mainframe computers.
July 05, 2009
Marc Andreessen, the prominent founder of Netscape Communications, and his longtime business partner, Ben Horowitz, are teaming up again — this time to spearhead a new $300 million venture fund, called Andreessen-Horowitz, that will invest in companies of all shapes and sizes.
June 11, 2009
Many employees don't understand all the business events that drive internal IT consumption and determine the cost of providing technology. But if you don't know what moves the needle on IT, you can't make defensible decisions about how to improve those numbers.