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5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If Automatic Repair doesn’t do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough.

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Arago teaches an A.I. to play games, the better to manage IT systems

If an A.I. could rule a world, would you trust it to manage your IT systems? German software company Arago is hoping you will.

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Face-off: New Relic vs. AppDynamics for APM

Considering an application performance monitoring (APM) suite to make sure your systems produce a great user experience? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival APM products from Net Relic and AppDynamics,...

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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Windows 10 annoyances and solutions

Problems are less frequent with Windows 10 compared to earlier operating systems, but seem to be more annoying when they do occur. Here are some suggestions.

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Network managers should make a list and check it twice

With Black Friday just around the corner, here are some tips to make sure your site remains up and running.

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The top reasons for network downtime

New research paints a fairly bleak picture of network performance. Outages are frequent. Hours typically pass before an issue is reported and resolved. Protective measures are manual and error prone.

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What IT admins love/hate about 8 top network monitoring tools

IT administrators discuss the most valuable features of eight network monitoring products – from vendors such as CA, Microsoft, NetScout, Opsview and Nagios -- and the features that need improvement.

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How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space. Two utilities can help with that.

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IBM is folding object storage into its Bluemix cloud services

IBM is ditching the SoftLayer brand for its public cloud infrastructure, replacing it with Bluemix, the name it uses for the rest of its cloud services portfolio.

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Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...

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New Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Most substations are eyesores. This one won't be.

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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new...

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New Relic aims to be your dashboard of the future

CEO Lew Cirne talks about application management's new role in business, and a new pricing strategy for his company's cloud-based tool.

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Datadog takes it to New Relic and the other APM vendors

Formerly an infrastructure monitoring company, Datadog wants to extend its breadth.

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

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Oracle is gunning for AWS with new infrastructure offering

Larry Ellison has a message for Amazon Web Services: Oracle will give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud market.

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Bank of England wants next payment system to be blockchain-ready

The Bank of England wants to open its interbank settlement service to blockchain technologies as part of a major revamp of the system.

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