Four Project Management Tools for IT

IT professionals often find themselves tasked with a project without the appropriate tool for the job. I worked on the Microsoft Project team for a couple of years managing their partner program. I spent much of my time in the field speaking to customers and partners. One piece of feedback I heard repeatedly was how unfriendly… Read more »

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Windows Server 2016: 5 Features Sysadmins Will Love

Windows Server 2016 was released in September and brings fabulous functionality improvements. Some of the new features are built to bypass burning issues for sysadmins, in dealing with infrastructure, security and even disaster recovery. This is why we’ve made a list of the most fun features that will impact the work of system administrators. Windows Server… Read more »

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DCIG 2016-17 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide Now Available

DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016-17 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide developed from DCIG’s backup appliance body of research. The DCIG 2016-17 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide ranks more than 100 features of thirty-three (33) products from ten (10) different providers. Using ranking categories of Recommended, Excellent and Good, this Buyer’s Guide offers much of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to which integrated backup appliance will suit their needs.

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What do DDOS Attacks Mean for Cloud Users?

Last Friday, a DDOS attack disrupted major parts of the internet in both North America and Europe. The attacks seems largely targeted on DNS provider Dyn disrupting access to major service providers such as Level 3, Zendesk, Okta, Github, Paypal, and more, according to sources like Gizmodo. This kind of botnet-driven DDOS attack is a […]

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When IoT Took Down The Internet In Epic CyberAttack

It sounded like something from a Sci-Fi thriller, but it was all too real. Several popular Internet websites were taken offline during a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The attackers used unprotected IoT devices like surveillance cameras, DVR’s and printers with weak security settings.  Among the websites and services affected on Friday were The New… Read more »

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Microsoft Changes Windows Updates: What It Means For MSP’s

One morning last August, I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed into my home office to join a conference call. I fired up Skype, and joined the call using my Logitech C920 webcam. Within seconds Skype froze.  I tried again with the same results. I checked my Windows notification area to see FileHippo App… Read more »

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Hurricane Preparation Checklist To Protect Your Technology

Hurricane activity peaks every year in late summer, when tropical cyclones form across the northern Atlantic Ocean. Some storms hit north American coasts with a vengeance, causing million dollars’ worth of damages to goods, and sometimes even lost lives. Along with the tragedies come stories of lost data due to damage to tech appliances, and… Read more »

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DCIG 2016-17 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

The DCIG 2016-17 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features of twenty-three (23) products from eight (8) different storage vendors. Using ranking categories of Best-in-Class, Recommended and Excellent, this Buyer’s Guide offers much of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to which high end storage array will suit their needs.

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DCIG 2016-17 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

The DCIG 2016-17 Midrange Unified Storage Array Buyer’s Guide weights, scores and ranks more than 100 features of twenty-three (23) products from eight (8) different storage vendors. Using ranking categories of Best-in-Class, Recommended and Excellent, this Buyer’s Guide offers much of the information an organization should need to make a highly informed decision as to which high end storage array will suit their needs.

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IT Infrastructure: Deploy. Integrate. Repeat.

Have you ever wondered if you are stuck in an IT infrastructure loop, continuously deploying the same types of components and integrating them into an overall infrastructure architecture? Servers for CPU and RAM, storage appliances, hypervisor software, and disaster recovery software/appliances are just some of the different components that you’ve put together from different vendors to create […]

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