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11 Best Practices to Save on Data Centre Power

Data centre managers could save millions of kilowatt hours annually by implementing 11 best practices, says analyst company Gartner. Most of these projects can be completed with little or no budget or effort. Here’s the list of 11 power-saving practices.

Six Tips to Build Your Brand

Social networking tools such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others offer SMBs new ways to build communities and your brand. Here are the best ways to build both at the same time.

Will SMBs Spend on Virtualization in 2009?

While some reports suggest small businesses won’t be slashing through IT budgets in 2009, is the average midmarket company willing to invest in virtualization technology? DataCore, among other vendors, says yes.

VKernel Capacity Analyzer a Strong Tool in VMware Environments

VKernel’s Capacity Analyzer 2.0 can use VMware VirtualCentre statistics to offer clarity in virtualization deployments. However, the virtualization tool is not a cross-platform product; it doesn’t address Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology. But in VMware environments, the virtualization tool will help IT administrators get the most out of their ESX installations.

Five Tech Trends to Watch in 2009

Small businesses face tightening IT budgets this year, but here are five technology trends all midmarket companies should be keeping an eye on.

Google Versus Microsoft: The Fight for the Future of Cloud Computing

While Google and Microsoft have each developed very different business models and attitudes toward consumers and the enterprise, both companies are preparing to clash when it comes to how the world’s cloud computing infrastructure develops in the next 10 years. While Google and Microsoft might fight for dominance in the cloud, it’s not clear which company will win or if a third company might succeed.

Salesforce.com Rationalises InStranet Assets to Create Service Cloud

Salesforce.com’s latest foray into cloud computing comes in the form of the Service Cloud. This is an effort to combine Google search, Facebook connections, online communities and discussion forums in a SAAS environment to improve customer services for enterprise applications users.

SanDisk Sees 2009 as the Year of SSD Notebooks

The company believes SSDs are poised to enter mainstream corporate notebooks in 2009. Fast new SanDisk G3 drives will become available in midyear in capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB.

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