Rick Cook


Data center security tools to not overlook

As the staples of security come together in suites of products that allow for sophisticated management, there are other security tools either emerging or worth a rethink.

Opinion: How to protect your network from rogue IT employees

Several basic network security principles appear to have been ignored in the city of San Francisco's IT department, resulting in a rogue network admin creating a "superpassword" that blocked everyone else's administrative functions --...

The Tao of managing virtualized servers

There are some similarities to managing physical servers, of course. But for full cost savings and other benefits, the virtualization layer has to be managed independently of either the application or the physical server. Here's what...

Linux is in the forecast for weather.com

LinuxWorld.com – The problem with weather is that no one can do anything about it. That's an advantage for weather.com, the Weather Channel's Website because it means everyone from golfers to travelers is intensely...

Linux joins the wireless LAN-rush

LinuxWorld.com – Unless you happen to live in a cave without Internet access, you already know we're in the first stages of a wireless explosion. In everything from telephones to computers to cash registers, the...

Linux in government

LinuxWorld.com – Nearly every month, there are more reports of federal, state, and local governments in the United States running Linux on new applications. Based on the anecdotal evidence, Linux is everywhere. But...

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