Charles Garry

With Compliance, Knowing Is Better Than Guessing

I was walking around the vendor showcase floor at a recent conference and was amazed at the number of vendors pushing compliance-related themes. Thats not all that surprising I...

Beware of Analysts Bearing Surveys

We all love a good survey. I especially like those little survey factoids they have in USA Today that provide useful information like how many gallons of water got...

ILM Initiatives Shouldnt Repeat Sins of the Past

I have never been a big fan of ILM (information lifecycle management)—the term, not the concept. This is mostly because the concept is so broad but the term itself...

Oracle Cant Stifle Open-Source Databases

Oracle is out to stop the open-source movement. Specifically Oracle, is out to kill MySQL. This seems to be the mindset of the unseen, Slashdot-posting, no doubt Birkenstock-wearing group...

IBM Needs to Act Boldly in Database Field

So IBM finally showed some signs of life in the distributed space when it offered DB2 Express-C as a free download. As I noted in a previous column, IBM desperately...

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Top Cloud Service Providers & Companies

Cloud computing providers play a foundational role for businesses. Virtually every enterprise uses cloud computing in some manner, whether it’s to deliver key infrastructure...

The Role of Data Governance in Effective Data Management

I spoke with four industry experts about the growing challenges in data governance, spotlighting which issues need to be resolved for better data management. The...

Edge Data Fabric: What It Is, Why It Matters

To generate richer and more timely insights, enterprises are using increasing amounts of data. Expect that trend to continue. An IDC model projects that...

How to Encourage a New Generation of Leaders in the Remote Workplace

Companies are starting to finalize their long-term work plans, with many choosing to stay remote for the foreseeable future. The flexible, remote work option will...

F5 Acquires Threat Stack, Continuing Its Transition to a Security Company

F5 has announced an agreement to acquire Boston-based Threat Stack for $68M. The purchase of Threat Stack is F5’s fourth acquisition in the past...