Denise Dubie

Responsibilities: To follow, report and write on management software and appliance vendors, products and services, as well as to cover IT spending and staffing news and issues. Past experience: Worked at Application Development Trends, a monthly trade magazine, and The North Adams Transcript, a daily newspaper based in western Massachusetts.How to reach: E-mail works best and early in the week for more timely news items. E-mail any time for trend or customer stories.

Network management vendor tracks infrastructure performance

Network Instruments works to provide customers with the much-sought-after ‘single pane of glass’ by combining network performance data with infrastructure health and availability metrics.

Staging an IT management evolution

Forrester Research analysts lay out what IT managers must consider when evaluating virtual systems management technologies for their environments.

HP speeds, simplifies cloud deployments

HP introduces its Cloud Service Automation solution that the company says will help IT managers optimize application deployments and improve operational efficiencies.

How to get "bigger, faster" desktops

Microsoft customer uses virtualization and management tools from the software giant to enable optimum services without taxing IT staff.

Patch Tuesday's update small, but critical, Microsoft says

A light Patch Tuesday from Microsoft shares details on two vulnerabilities that security industry watchers say should be considered critical.

BMC earnings show growth despite downturn

BMC fiscal 2010 earnings show the company navigated the rough waters of an economic downturn well, emerging unscathed and on target for future financial success.

Microsoft woos developers with latest IE9 preview

Microsoft keeps promise to make available iterative releases of IE9, with the second release in two months featuring improved performance.

Sixth grader usurps software company

Sixth grader usurps software company

Thanks to education nonprofit PENCIL and Global Technology Preparatory, Jakai Wade took over IT management software maker CA, serving as company president for a day.

Airline monitors networks to improve customer service

Virgin America invests in Nimsoft’s technology to improve system availability, service delivery and ultimately customer satisfaction for the airline.

Infoblox buys out Netcordia in network management union

Infoblox acquires Netcordia in a move the companies say will enable closed-loop management and automation of change and configuration across network devices.

How far has virtual systems management come?

Network Instruments survey of Interop 2010 attendees over three years shows how IT managers continue to embrace virtualization, yet management challenges persist.

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