This global survey by IDG Research Services of more than 350 IT and BU directors at enterprises of 1,000 employees or more reveals significant differences in the perception and priorities of business and IT
A recent IDG Market Pulse survey found that IT organizations are questioning their long-term viability as a professional computing tool, citing limitations around functionality, durability and reliability.
The two big kids on the block, Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server, both had significant releases this year. Oracle Database 11g is richer in features and more configurable than SQL Server, giving skilled DBAs more powerful capabilities -- though we love SQL Server's lower cost and manageability. Among the top new features in the gigantic 11g release, the killer combination of Active Data Guard and Real Application Testing make Oracle Database our hands-down winner.