BP - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • The rise of SSDs over hard drives, debunked

    In spite of a recent reportĀ to the contrary, solid-state drives (SSDs) will not surpass hard disk drives (HDDs) in either price or capacity any time soon, according to industry analysts.

    Written by Lucas Mearian24 June 15 04:21
  • Confidential Business Data at Risk at the Border

    Several recent court decisions have reĀ­inforced the principle that government agents may examine laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices in the possession of people crossing the border into the U.S.--even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing.

    Written by Lee Dunst and Rachel Brook31 Oct. 14 00:13
  • How packet micro-shaping maximizes bandwidth utilization

    Enterprises are increasingly virtualizing IT infrastructure by migrating storage, application, and database servers into cloud/hosted datacenters. As they do so, they need to partner with ISPs and service providers to establish reliable, performance assured, bandwidth optimized connections between each enterprise and data center location.

    Written by Scott Sumner06 Aug. 14 04:00
  • The benefits of cloud-based BPM

    In 2011 Gartner's Jim Sinur predicted that business process management and the cloud would be the "real thunder." He stated that moving operations to the cloud would free up money and efforts for businesses, and those organizations would be remiss to ignore BPM.

    Written by Art Landro, CEO, Cordys20 May 13 20:33
  • How to Use BPM to Improve Customer Experience

    A Gartner analyst speaking at the firm's business process management summit explains how BPM technologies can be used to bring more success to your enterprise by improving customer experience.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin04 April 13 13:23
  • Is it now crazy to offshore IT to China?

    China has been developing an IT outsourcing industry aimed at bringing in business from the U.S. and Europe. It has succeeded, but then again it hasn't thrived and now may face more barriers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 Feb. 13 11:08
  • IT outsourcing providers could profit from double dip recession

    The IT outsourcing market saw its first substantial decline in twelve months during the third quarter of this year. Transaction volumes fell for both the IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) markets, by seven percent and 12 per cent respectively, according to the outsourcing consultancy Everest Group's quarterly report on the global services industry.

    Written by Stephanie Overby09 Nov. 11 02:42
  • Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

    The battle between <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> and Google for office cloud dominance reminds me of the clash of the Titans. Microsoft and its classic on-premises business model is like Gaia, the earth goddess, and Google with its disruptive lightening bolt, is like Zeus, a sky god and a next generation kind of god.

    Written by Julie Bort02 Nov. 11 21:34
  • Indian IT firms hire few U.S. workers

    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) surveyed Indian companies across a variety of industries and found that in the majority of industry sectors, about 80 per cent of their U.S. workforces were local hires. The exceptions were in the IT and business-process outsourcing (BPO) industries, where Indian firms relied mostly on visa-holding workers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 April 11 07:04