Date Added: Jan 2010
Technology refresh cycles are a necessity, and can help companies take advantage of new innovations and operate at peak performance. While most companies associate such efforts with upgrading servers and systems, the operating system also plays a key role and can help organizations create more efficient deployments if kept up to date. For example, technologies that are built into the operating system can help organizations shape the operational structure of the IT environment to meet business priorities. Virtualization tools can help improve efficiency. Clustering technology can facilitate the creation of highly available deployments. Role-based access controls can foster greater system security, and data management can be improved through the use of a different file system.