Martin Courtney

Recent articles by Martin Courtney

Q&A: What happens when your cloud bursts?

Q&A: What happens when your cloud bursts?

No supplier is too big to fail, says Gartner's Steve Prentice.
Mar 29 2010 6:59AM
Shell and HP tap into oil

Shell and HP tap into oil

Wireless sensing of world's reservoir levels.
Feb 24 2010 6:52AM
Q&A: Large Hadron Collider's IT environment revealed

Q&A: Large Hadron Collider's IT environment revealed

How CERN is processing data in a virtual environment.
Jan 18 2010 6:31AM
Systems suffer new year hangover

Systems suffer new year hangover

Poor coding blamed for wave of system failures.
Jan 14 2010 6:44AM
HP revamps infrastructure strategy

HP revamps infrastructure strategy

Attempts to combat uncertain demand.
Nov 7 2009 12:13AM
Lack of enterprise appeal takes shine off Chrome OS

Lack of enterprise appeal takes shine off Chrome OS

Enterprise buyers unlikely to ditch Windows.
Jul 10 2009 3:02PM
Tools of the architect's trade

Tools of the architect's trade

IT foundations for a successful business.
Jun 24 2009 6:56AM
Cobol skills still prized by CIOs

Cobol skills still prized by CIOs

Cobol has long been written off as old hat, but many CIOs at large UK organisations have little choice but to carry on employing Cobol developers to maintain and enhance legacy applications that support their core business processes
May 22 2009 6:32AM
Why do Brits love open source?

Why do Brits love open source?

UK is the sixth most open-source software-friendly country in the world - behind Australia, according to research.
Apr 27 2009 6:52AM
Worldwide web turns 20

Worldwide web turns 20

In March 1989, CERN researcher Tim Berners-Lee proposed a revolutionary new system for sharing information, and unwittingly changed the world forever.
Mar 13 2009 6:15AM
Opinion: Tapping a rich source of IT innovation

Opinion: Tapping a rich source of IT innovation

IT departments are brimming with smart ideas ­ if only those in management were more inclined to take the time to listen to them.
Feb 20 2009 6:53AM
Software sector under pressure as downturn hits sales

Software sector under pressure as downturn hits sales

Poorer-than-expected business software sales have forced analysts to significantly revise their spending forecasts for 2009, while Microsoft has urged the UK government to support smaller software companies or see them go out of business.
Dec 15 2008 2:53PM
Should CRM be more sociable?

Should CRM be more sociable?

As vendors rush to add more social networking bells and whistles to their CRM products, some experts warn that users must tread carefully when venturing into online communities.
Dec 4 2008 4:58PM
Virtual machines and the emergence of virtual threats

Virtual machines and the emergence of virtual threats

Server virtualisation continues to attract significant investment from organisations keen to save cost, power and space in the data centre through server consolidation.
Oct 20 2008 3:28PM
Feature: hot tips for virtualisation

Feature: hot tips for virtualisation

Migrating systems to a virtualised environment can deliver significant efficiency gains and cost savings, but it has to be planned carefully. Martin Courtney explains how IT leaders can improve the odds of success.
Oct 13 2008 3:12PM
Flash gears up for SAN role

Flash gears up for SAN role

Texas Memory Systems to introduce a SAN appliance featuring 2TB of Flashcapacity.
Sep 24 2007 6:44AM
Rivalry fuels storage advances

Rivalry fuels storage advances

Vendors in scramble to sell fast, high capacity disk arrays to SMEs
Sep 19 2007 7:06AM
Switches take role of security kit

Switches take role of security kit

Network security appliances could be on their way out, as vendors switch to
security on switches.
Jul 11 2006 2:10PM
Corporate IT set to go greener

Corporate IT set to go greener

UK firms facing with green legislation look to decrease emissions and build
green equipment.
Jul 4 2006 9:45AM
Cisco pushes InfiniBand into datacentres

Cisco pushes InfiniBand into datacentres

Networking giant Cisco is providing products and tools to mix InfiniBand and
Ethernet gear in the datacentre.
Jun 30 2006 9:58AM

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