As Microsoft gets better than anyone else at managing Windows, there's a chance it will make a play for the multiplatform space as well. Will long-standing partnerships withstand the strain?
Articles by Jacqueline Emigh
While one person's 'extensibility' is another's 'bloat,' Microsoft and partners are taking steps to pare down the complexity behind MOM as they search for advantage in a tough market.
Though already out for a year, and despite Microsoft's control of the underlying architecture, MOM faces a fight for the hearts and minds of network managers.
With the release of its iChain security appliance, Novell begins the march toward complying with the Liberty Alliance's identity management specifications. How will it fare against smaller security specialists like Netegrity and RSA?
Hewlett-Packard has been delving deeper and deeper into crossplatform enterprise systems management through a series of technology investments in OpenView. Users and analysts are definitely feeling the impact.
As the usual sniping with Microsoft continues, a reinvigorated Novell is moving its GroupWise and NetMail offerings forward with a multiplatform world firmly in mind.
Integrated messaging environments like Exchange, Notes, and Groupwise are often dinged for cost and complexity. When are they a good fit, and when is it best to marginalize their role in your organization? Jacqueline Emigh reports.