Infrastructure Management

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Let's take this one step at a time...

Manager asks for help dealing with the extension of one of his workers who's, well, no longer one of his workers. Fortunately, there are instructions for that -- but they don't seem to be enough.

And you thought IT governance slows things down...

This big manufacturing plant uses electric motors the size of small houses -- along with a mountain of work rules that this IT pilot fish gets to see in action when one of them needs a controller board replaced.

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Are the container wars back again? CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings

Last year we saw a battle-royal arise between competing container formats. A ceasefire was negotiated, but does this week see a resumption of hostilities?

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Windows Update for Business lets IT admins defer damaging patches

New options for controlling the timing of Windows 10 upgrades and updates arrived as part of Windows 10 version 1511, the upgrade that began rolling out Thursday.

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MacBook ‘vending machine’ dispenses loaners at London School of Economics

LSE’s iRoam laptop service lets students borrow Apple laptops from the library.

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Review: Graylog delivers open-source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards...

When automation meets users, guess who loses?

This organization has set up automated monitoring for almost every piece of equipment on its network -- but when users are in the loop, that's not enough.

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700,000 reasons to implement object storage in a research environment

An interview with IT researcher and influencer Dirk Peterson, who implemented an object storage system in a research-based environment, and saved an estimated $700,000 in the process.

Another bright idea with just one little problem

This company's owner has a bright idea for the new computer room that's being built: have the floor level with the rest of the office, so it won't require any ramps.

And THAT'S why we have that lever

Manager at this electrical supply warehouse complains to his storage array vendor that two of the vendor's power supplies have failed in a row -- but when they're returned, they test out fine. What's going on?

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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Among the initial goals for the new IT transformation: to get 75% of News Corp's computing power onto the cloud within three years, to consolidate its 50 data centers down to six, and to achieve $100 million in savings over three...

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Bring your company's 'dark data' to light with this free new tool from Tamr

Tamr's enterprise metadata catalog can help companies create an inventory of their data sources, including metadata about who owns the source.

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Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory now allows businesses to authenticate customers and partners, not just employees, using popular consumer apps like Facebook and Google login credentials.

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How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

Enterprise IT stands to learn a lot from higher-ed CIOs, who are on the front lines in tackling demands for connectivity, service, security and innovation.

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too.

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud -- and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

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Understanding and using objects in PowerShell

How to use PowerShell objects, how to tease more info and functionality out of them and how objects can be useful in scripting scenarios.

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Qualys offers free IT asset management service for enterprises

Qualys AssetView provides an inventory of an organization's computers, and the software they run.

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Slideshow: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Wi-Fi test toolsMany Wi-Fi test tools are software-based, such as Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzer programs that use a laptop’s internal Wi-Fi or maybe a USB wireless adapter. The four products we reviewed are: AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester,...

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