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On-demand computing gains fans, doubters

May 05, 20032 mins
Data Center

Latest management news.

On-demand computing gains fans, doubters, 05/05/03

Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Microsoft and others are making big promises with new systems aimed at helping datacenter customers more effectively cut costs, reduce complexity and control resources – all with less human intervention. While the potential for such self-managing systems – typically referred to as utility computing – is appealing, reality and history suggest the technology has a long way to go before users reap any significant benefits.

Ecora boosts patch-management pack, 05/05/03

Last week, Ecora released its Total Configuration Management (TCM) platform, a combination of Enterprise Auditor 3.0 and Patch Manager 2.0. The platform includes new features such as cross-platform configuration reporting in Enterprise Auditor and support in Patch Manager for Microsoft Terminal Services and the ability to push patches to Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange.

ID management software gathers steam, 05/05/03

Identity management software promises to automate the process of time-intensive tasks such as setting up user groups…

Microsoft server to tackle ID mgmt., 05/05/03

Microsoft has found a new home for its metadirectory, which it will adapt to become the foundation for provisioning…

IBM expands ‘on-demand’ product portfolio, 05/01/03

IBM Thursday is set to expand its “on-demand” menu of offerings, announcing new products that are designed to help…

EMC rolls out volume management software, 04/30/03

Storage powerhouse EMC Wednesday announced software that lets IT managers optimize and manage the path between servers…

CA airs on-demand computing plan, 04/30/03

Now that HP, IBM, Microsoft and other system infrastructure companies have laid out their visions for utility computing…

IDC: U.S. IT spending to grow slowly, 04/29/03

IT spending in the U.S. will grow only slightly in 2003, with the continued economic slowdown and the lack of a new…