IT

Yahoo thinks its plan for a new data center could eventually help the company achieve carbon-neutral status without having to resort to the purchase of carbon offsets. Yahoo designed its forthcoming data center to let outside air cool the servers at all times, borrowing the idea...

Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, on Tuesday announced a new Web site designed to track more than $70 billion in government information technology spending, showing all contracts held by major firms within every agency. The revamped site, USAspending.gov, was launched early this morning, and...

The salaries of IT managers are retreating, and those who are most affected by the trend are managers running technology operations at midsize companies with less than $500 million in annual revenue, according to a semi-annual study from Janco Associates Inc. From January 2007 to this...

The findings of a survey by document management software company, Version One, has revealed that 41% of senior IT professionals admit that they "don’t know" what cloud computing is. Version One carried out the research with 60 senior IT professionals (IT directors and managers) across...

At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, I asked all of the vendors, "SaaS or on-premise?" The assumption, because this conference was all about modern 2.0 stuff, was that everyone would say, "SaaS, of course." Wrong. At least 50% of the vendors were deploying primarily on premise. Even...

Twenty months after partnering with Google to deliver cloud computing to universities, IBM is pushing into the business market in a bigger way with new products and services for on-demand, self-service IT capabilities. IBM is introducing “purpose built” cloud appliances, new public cloud services, and...

President Obama wants your advice on how the government should keep its secrets. A month ago, he issued a memorandum directing national security advisers to recommend ways to improve the rules by which records are classified and later opened to the public. Starting Monday, tech-savvy citizens...

A bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow President Barack Obama to shut down parts of the Internet during a cybersecurity crisis will likely be rewritten and needs input from private businesses, said a congressional staff member associated with the legislation. The Cybersecurity Act...

Some signs of economic recovery are emerging and a variety of organizations in some of the biggest U.S. cities are seeing demand for IT professionals, according to high-tech career industry watchers. Here we list cities currently in need of IT professionals; salary information for the...