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D'oh!

This business unit's production servers are all named after characters from "The Simpsons." But it turns out leaving Bart off the list isn't enough to avoid trouble.

This is why we can't have nice server names

IT pilot fish with responsibility for naming this new server has an idea: Let the programmers take a vote to choose the new name. That couldn't possibly go wrong, right?

Well, what else would you call it?

Like most IT shops, this one tries to give names to servers and printers that make sense. Case in point: an aging printer in the Finance Department called FNCHECKS.

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8 free SharePoint tools to make IT admins smile

These highly useful products help administer and configure SharePoint farms of various sizes.

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5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac

With options ranging from Boot Camp to Parallels to VirtualBox and others, the big question is which one makes it easy to manage Windows-running Macs within your enterprise IT infrastructure.

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Apple in the enterprise? It’s already there

Apple for years pushed, without much success, to get its hardware and software into the office. But the organic adoption of its iOS devices – especially the iPhone – finally forced enterprises to take it seriously.

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Challenges in realizing the promises of the holistic edge

One thing that appears certain is that the holistic edge will manifest as a somewhat diverse beast that will present far-reaching challenges for innovators well beyond the relatively simple solutions of today.

Now THAT'S what we call a proper test!

This company decides its disaster recovery plan needs a backup generator to keep the data center going if power is lost -- and a key part of the solution is a flywheel.

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Enabling the multiverse of mini-internets

In order for the Device Virtualization vision to be realized, Alan Carlton explains how the edge will need to transform into a different type of mini-internet that behaves just a little differently than the wider internet

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What's the difference between MDM, MAM, EMM and UEM?

While BYOD made it easier for employees to get their jobs done anywhere, anytime, keeping company data safe requires serious management. Here's how to pick between Mobile Application Management and Mobile Device Management.

Back to the bleeding-edge future

It's the 1980s. How many IBM engineers does it take to admit that the hot new hardware is broken?

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HTTP and DNS in a 5G World

HTTP and DNS are almost established as household name protocols having been around since the earliest days of the World Wide Web but, like everything else in 5G, some changes are coming.

Lucky he was sort of dropping by, huh?

Flashback to the late 1970s, when this insurance company's mainframe is getting errors with a tape drive, and the IBM techs can't find a reason for it. But guess who's coming to lunch?

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The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

5G is in the works and one of its primary goals is actually to deliver a ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, low latency and high data rate system. 5G will very likely be a key enabler for device virtualization.

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WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD's highest performance data center-class SAS SSD so far has up to 7.6TB of capacity, read/write speeds of more than 2GBps and can sustain up to 10 full drive writes a day.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memristors

It's been an arduous journey, but HPE on Tuesday finally showed a prototype of The Machine at a lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS -- with containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Nvidia's Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

You won't need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU, which can sit on a desktop.

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