Blade Servers: Blade Servers – Easier Management, Better Power Usage and Quicker ROI

 

Blade Servers: Easier Management, Better Power Usage and Quicker ROI

HP and AMD

Learn how CIOs are embracing virtualization as a way to reduce overall costs, decrease power consumption and footprint requirements, and improve resource utilization. Companies of all sizes are rapidly moving to server virtualization — running multiple server OS instances on a single physical machine — because it is an ideal solution to the perennial problem of limited resources and server sprawl in the data center.

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IT’s most wanted: Mainframe programmers

 

Original article by Paul Kril

Before tablets, smartphones, and PCs became prominent, “big iron” mainframes led down the path to computing, becoming a staple of enterprise business worldwide several decades ago. Rather than going the way of the dinosaur as PCs and the client/server model emerged, mainframes remain stalwarts in heavy-duty transactional applications. “The mainframe is alive and well and still powers the global economy,” says Dayton Semerjian, general manager for mainframes at CA Technologies, which focuses on mainframe technologies. He notes that 80 percent of the Fortune 500 still use them.

Enterprise Architecture – TOGAF® 9.1

A revised version of the TOGAF specification, version 9.1, was released on 1st December 2011. There are no new features in this version; it is intended to introduce a number of relatively minor corrections and improvements to TOGAF version, launched at the start of 2009.

Mike Lambert, Chief Technical Officer and Principal Instructor with Architecting the Enterprise, and a core member of the TOGAF 9.1 Specification team throughout the period answers your questions about TOGAF® version 9.1. Click on the following link to read more. TOGAF® 9.1.

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Soft Skills for Enterprise Architects (SSFEA)

I recurring theme over the past few years is the need for Enterprise Architects (EAs) to use soft skills to help influence the business stakeholders in an organisation.

Much focus has been spent on gaining TOGAF (and other EA framework e.g. Zachman, FEAF, PEAF, etc.) certification and other training qualifications but little effort / time is typically spent on learning the art of communication and influencing skills necessary to convince business stakeholders (C-level execs, Senior Management, etc).

Architecting the Enterprise (ATE) have developed a training course specifically to address soft skills required by EAs. Read on by clicking on the link: Training – Soft Skills for Enterprise Architects (SSFEA).