The Washington Post's security team has developed a series of customized policies for monitoring its databases via the Symantec Database Security and Audit (SDSA) appliances.
Stories by Joanne Cummings
When The Washington Post went looking for a way to add additional security to its Oracle and SQL Server databases, it found that good monitoring tools were few and far between.
Seattle's Swedish Medical Center, a three-hospital campus with more than 7,000 employees and annual revenues of US$1 billion, was mired in paper.
When the lease was up on its old storage equipment and it came time to consider a new platform, Aviall Services knew exactly what it needed.
Aviall Services, a Dallas-based Boeing subsidiary and provider of after-market supply-chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries, successfully implemented a new storage scheme that doubles its storage capacity, increases performance and prepares it for future services.
For years, Robert Wakefield and Dameon Rustin lived with the problems of keeping Snelling Staffing Services' old, poorly designed data center up and running. Not only were the intricate cable runs and varied server makes and models difficult to keep straight, but the building itself tended to compound their management headaches.
At SunTrust, a major bank with US$182 billion in assets, network executives had the blues. Although mergers and acquisitions had boosted the bank's branch and ATM presence across the Southeast, they had created a network-management morass.
When you've lived with VOIP for more than seven years, as Mike Shisko has, you learn a thing or two about what works and what doesn't. Inadequate prioritization techniques can derail a deployment, for example. So can choosing the wrong security gear. Despite some setbacks, the director of IT for Hitachi Consulting wouldn't do voice any other way.
What if IT could be used to eliminate the US West Coast's notorious rolling blackouts or huge regional power outages like those experienced by the Northeast and Midwest in 2003?
Like other public companies that handle credit cards, TiVo faces a double whammy: meeting the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act and the Payment Card Industry data security standard. Through a savvy combination of proactive auditor relations, automation and simplification, however, the company has cut significantly the time and effort it spends dealing with compliance issues.
Everybody knows virtualization isn't just about VMware anymore. Many users are past the rush to server virtualization and now need to increase the benefits of the move. They need not only to improve efficiency, performance and management, but also to find ways to extend the technology to their desktop, storage and mobile environments. That's a heavy burden. Product choices can be overwhelming, and a starting point difficult to find. Get on your way with promising products from these 10 companies:
Tell Samuel Turner that on average, storage admins manage between 30TB and 60TB each and he smiles.
Lawsuits are a fact of life for organizations today. Recent surveys show that the average U.S. company faces 305 suits at any one time; that number jumps to 556 for companies with US$1 billion or more in revenue.
With all the hype surrounding Web 2.0 technologies, serious IT organizations may be tempted to dismiss them as just more consumer-oriented fads. After all, do we really need something like MySpace or YouTube on the corporate network?
Imagine this: With the wave of a magic wand, you're suddenly all-powerful. You can change today's network industry in any way you want. What would you do, and how?