Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.
According to the WeLiveSecurity blog, Hillary Clinton, who–heaven forbid–is widely believed to be the next Democratic presidential candidate, used a personal email address while working at the State Department:
The New York Times has published claims that Hillary Clinton did not have a government…READ MORE
A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider.
Brian Stevens, former Red Hat CTO, has reportedly been hired by Google as the vice president of cloud platforms. Ste…READ MORE
There’s a framework that’s often taught in undergrad and graduate-level business schools called “Porter’s Five Forces”, which was created by Harvard Professor Michael Porter. It looks at the elements within a competitive model and attempts to help students think about the cause/effect relationshi…READ MORE
The IT team never really gets a break — it’s the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you’re on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested servers. While the storage array quietly dedupes its backups, take a little downtime with data center com…READ MORE
This is an interesting topic to discuss. There’s still a lot of companies that enforce anti-virus procedures (and after working help desk I can see why). However, is there an actually real need for it? I proclaim not really.Anti-virus software in itself is a scare, in that they provide “facts”…READ MORE
Reporting by The New York Times notwithstanding, it appears to this non-lawyer that Hillary Clinton probably didn’t break any laws by using a personal email account to conduct state business. But legal or not, what should probably bother us all is that we can’t help but assume that there’s no way th…READ MORE
Any organization NOT doing an application modernization project this year is in the minority. Over 70% of businesses worldwide are modernizing their application environments to handle mobile, cloud and other emerging digital platforms in 2015, according to a recent survey.
Not only are most busin…READ MORE
Think that because your business is not the size of a Target, JPMorgan Chase or Sony means that you’re immune from today’s breed of cyberthreats? Think again. Just because small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have the financial resources or the brand reputation many enterprises do doesn’t …READ MORE
Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata.
Amplidata will become part of Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary. The deal is expected to close this month. Western Dig…READ MORE
Myer, Australia’s largest department store chain, said Monday that it has replaced its CEO of nine years, Bernie Brookes, with Richard Umbers, 48, who joined Myer as CIO and supply chain officer last September. The changing of the guard was characterized in the company’s announcement as a fresh sta…READ MORE
Winner image via Shutterstock
Well there you have it…we have our winner in our ITKE giveaway contest! Congratulations to ToddN2000 who amassed a whopping 1,495 points. Here were the final standings:
ToddN2000: 1,495 points
Clark445kent: 750 points
Michael Larsen: 600 points
Jeff Cutle…READ MORE
In our monthly feature, we look at the Exchange content most popular with our readers in February.
Readers wanted to learn more about Office 365 Clutter and Office 365 Video, as well as the benefits of deploying a hybrid setup in Exchange.
Organize your mailbox with Office 365 Clutter
One of th…READ MORE
One of the main tenets of Agile development is to empower the development team to make its own choices. This is really important because it helps the developers identify with their projects in a very personal way. It gives them a motivator stronger than any benefits package. It gives them pride in t…READ MORE
For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com in February.
With Windows Server 2003 reaching its end of life in five months, our readers wanted to know what options they have for moving to a new server and what they should expect to pay if they delay a m…READ MORE
Big data image via Shutterstock
By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Fending off industry hype requires that we stay focused on the maturity, or lack thereof, of any new technology. Just because pundits, developers, and venture capitalists are currently jazzed by this or that new tech doesn’t …READ MORE
Back in 2011, I blogged here about a program named DriverStore Explorer. Aka RAPR, this is a CodePlex project that when run in administrative mode enables users to see all drivers in the Windows DriverStore and to selectively delete those that aren’t in active use at the moment (find that blog at “C…READ MORE
I’m writing this post from a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro. I spent about half of Saturday researching, and downloading files, installing things, and waiting. There was a lot of waiting.
Systems administration isn’t my idea of a good time, so this was a little tedious for me….READ MORE
Remember lastminute.com? How is this for their last word on personal data?
What’s wrong with the following e-mail I received from @lastminute_com today?
Important information about your personal data
With effect from today, the lastminute.com business has been acquired b…READ MORE
The recent publicity about Samsung’s Smart TV listening in on private conversations has received a lot of public attention, but this latest privacy issue is nothing new to the technology community.
The Internet of Things (IoT)–and the implications resulting from millions of Internet-enabled devi…READ MORE
I have been a loyal TurboTax user for more than 10 years. Specifically, I’ve used TurboTax online so I could use any of the computers in my house to work on my taxes. But this year? I decided it was time to shop around instead of blindly shoveling $79.99 toward Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax…READ MORE