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If your idea of obtaining good MPLS costs is to throw a spreadsheet of sites together and hope for the best, you might be disappointed. In this article I share some of my experience where projects have achieved some excellent results.
Part of creating a WAN proposal is building a specific capabil…READ MORE
Just a two weeks ago, I was in Portland, Oregon, with my family of five, about to pick up a rental car from Hertz. It was 9:00PM Pacific, about midnight back home; the rental area was nice and empty …
It was still nice and empty forty-five minutes later when we received our vehicle.
Hewlett-Packard isn’t tied to one object storage product, not even its own. Days after revealing a reseller deal with Scality for its Ring software, HP and Cleversafe today said HP would also resell Cleversafe’s dsNet. HP resells software from both private companies on its ProLiant servers.
My wife and I have a daughter, Tina, who (with aid from her husband, Chucky) helped us out during some dark months after I had two heart attacks in one week and couldn’t work. Now it was our turn. My wife and I are doing okay financially (in large part because we’re extremely frugal) so when Tina …READ MORE
If you have dreams of developing executive dashboards in Excel, you need this add-in.
Add double click drilldown to PivotCharts
Drilldown Results Management
Use just one worksheet for all drilldown requests to end drilldown clutter
Embedded Chart Expand/Res…READ MORE
Not so long ago, SearchCIO cautioned CIOs to hold off on replacing PCs with tablets. Despite all the user-friendliness of tablets, there was not a whole lot of heavy duty work that we business workhorses could do on them. Then Apple and IBM announced a partnership to provide enterprise software se…READ MORE
The Scripting Guy has started a series on upgrading the version of PowerShell you run.
My article in the series is out today – http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/10/20/should-i-upgrade-to-latest-windows-powershell-version.aspx…READ MORE
It’s clear that cloud computing is no longer a do-it-yourself venture, especially in the enterprise. A lot of companies can roll their own applications on Amazon Web Services for one-off projects, or for prototyping and testing, but for many enterprise application rollouts, a cloud computing consult…READ MORE
It’s not uncommon for IT and business leaders to want to reap the benefits of having employees collaborate amongst each other, but the same perspective isn’t always seen when it comes to sharing technology resources. Those decision-makers need an attitude adjustment when it comes to shared workloads…READ MORE
In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others’ reviews of that environment, I’ve been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command line prompt environment, accessed in Windows versions through cmd.exe since time immemorial. The key to ex…READ MORE
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Are Docker and Microsoft a match made in heaven? Find out in this week’s roundup?
1. Microsoft tries Docker containers on for size – Ed Scannell (SearchWindowsServer)
Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will…READ MORE
The new email is a retrograde step and not an upgrade; life was so good with the older system. What is happening with our IT? The world is moving ahead and we are going backwards. How do you expect us to be effective when we cannot even communicate with our customers? I don’t know what to do, prob…READ MORE
CIOs, CISOs and directors of business apps brought home big paychecks in 2014. If you’re curious about how other tech positions’ salaries compared, which IT professionals plan to jump ship and where 2015 information technology salary expectations stand, take a look at our overview of TechTarget’s 20…READ MORE
Online consumer security and privacy remains in the headlines as big-name companies continue to report cybersecurity breaches. Further investigations into the JPMorgan Chase cyberhack revealed that 13 other financial institutions’ computers were also breached, while Dairy Queen and Kmart’s in-store …READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
The Five Alarm Meeting
How to use Git on Windows Server 2012
CodeSOD: State of the UNION
You Need a DBA
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accompli…READ MORE
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It’s back! That’s right…our security experts are coming back for our second #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on October 29th at 1 PM (EST). Just to remind you, our security experts include:
Jeff Cutler (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)
Ken Harthun (ITKE blogger…READ MORE
At least a couple times a week, colleagues or people within the industry will ask for career advice. What should I do next? Should I work for this company? Where do you think the industry is going next? What’s the next cool technology to learn? I’ve written about this a couple times before. It’s nev…READ MORE
Mark your calendars, Windows Server admins — Ignite is coming.
In a blog post that went live today, Microsoft said the official name of its new conference is Microsoft Ignite. The conference is scheduled to take place May 4-8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, and CEO Satya Nadella will be the event’s …READ MORE
The history of the password takes a few paths…none of which really makes sense if you’re focused on usability. But let’s jump in…
Once upon a time it was enough to be able to remember your first pet’s name and use that as your password for everything. Who would be able to crack the crypti…READ MORE
Just weeks ahead of Dell World 2014 being held Nov. 4-6 in Austin, Texas, the vendor at its Dell Security Peak Performance Conference for partners taking place this week in Orlando, Fla., reported that in a recent survey partners ranked network security, mobile security and cloud security as the top…READ MORE