Short takes on this week's technology news
IT bosses feel the strain of change management
Keeping track of both the frequency and volume of changes that are made to their IT infrastructures is regarded as a major challenge for IT directors. Seventy out of 100 IT directors questioned in a recent survey by IT business management software firm Touchpaper faced challenges in change management. These included users making unauthorised changes to their PCs, desktop software upgrades and full server replacements.
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Clearquest 7 now offers improved asset control
IBM has developed a team version of its Rational product geared towards helping to raise the efficiency of software development teams. IBM Rational Clearquest 7 now offers workflow and activity management, which the company said can help organisations trace an asset through the software development lifecycle, and provide auditing information for compliance.
VMware suite designed to consolidate systems
VMware has introduced a suite of infrastructure products designed to help businesses consolidate IT systems and tackle rising IT costs. The Infrastructure 3 suite includes VMware’s ESX Server platform for virtualising servers, storage and networking, its VirtualCenter management tool and its Virtual Machine File System for storage virtualisation.