Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.
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
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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
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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
By George Lawton
Enterprise Architects should pay attention to the growing Lesbians in technology movement which promises to bring diversity and much needed people skills to their IT teams. Over 1,200 lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers (LGBTQ) and their allies have converged on the C…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
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
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
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
Believe it or not, some organizations are still using Zip drives.
In case you don’t remember, or are too young to remember, Zip drives were developed by Iomega in 1994. They were a similar size to floppy disks – thicker – but held considerably more data; they started at 100 MB and eventuall…READ MORE
To break the deadlocks arising in a project, a product manager needs to learn and master an art of breaking those deadlocks. One of the manners to do that is a compromise. A compromise in a deadlock situation can break the deadlock and things can start moving further.
When it is a clash of egos,…READ MORE
I’m regularly baffled by the incongruous nature of security in this country. We seemingly don’t have a set of standards – or even common sense – when it comes to locking down our valuable data assets and letting others remain accessible.
The event that brought this fully to mind was when I was …READ MORE
There is always an end to every journey, so this will be the last series I am going to write on my journey of CCIE, I will come back with articles in future that may hit the topics of CCIE Routing and Switching exam. But as a series this will be the last one.
Lets summarize all the ten series…READ MORE
The most important thing to read today is the New York times notice of Mr. Leonard Nimoy passing. Today (just an hour or so ago) it was announced that we lost a fantastic actor, musician, poet, director, writer, and all around great guy. Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy. My condolences go out t…READ MORE