Decision Maker


Microsoft's Faster Software Release Cycle: A Blessing or a Curse for IT?

Don Jones breaks down how the quicker timetable between software releases means that user feedback will be more important than ever when crafting the next versions of Microsoft software.

Should Windows Server 2012 R2 Be a Service Pack Instead?

Don Jones discusses that Microsoft might bring more to its latest version if it went with a service pack instead of a full update.

Wish List: Document Your Hacks

Keep a handy list of your jury rigged fixes to use as leverage when arguing for items that might not be in your IT budget.

IT Evolves As a Utility

And you are a part of that utility. Learn what this may mean for the future of your career.

Caution: Read Beyond the Fine Print If You're Considering Office 365

Office 365 is working great in Don Jones' shop, but there are issues you need to be aware of. He shares what he's found out (so far).

Understanding System Center & the Private Cloud

System Center has morphed into a true private cloud platform. Here's a quick overview of what this means and how your IT infrastructure can take advantage of it.

Stop Your IT Teams from Wasting Time and Money

You, as the IT manager, are responsible for finding places to automate and making sure it happens.

Why Enterprises Shouldn't Shy Away from Windows 8

While Microsoft has been vocal on why consumers should upgrade to Windows 8, what about enterprises? Don Jones is here to make that argument.

Why Enterprises Shouldn't Shy Away from Deploying Multiple Windows OSes

Just because Windows 8 may not be right for all users, mixing in where needed among older Windows OSes should be a perfectly viable option for IT.

IT Pros: Why 2013 Must Be the Year of End User Satisfaction

We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.

To SharePoint or Not to SharePoint?

Don Jones walks you through what considerations to take for a possible SharePoint transition in your organization.

Beyond the Hype: Why You Should Consider Windows 8

With features like Windows To Go and DirectAccess, Windows 8 can rise above the controversy to be a solid OS for the enterprise.

6 Reasons Office 365 Might Not Suit Your Shop

Every company has different needs. While Office 365 may be a perfect fit for the shop across the street, it may not be right for your business.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

Are You Ready for the Always-On VPN?

Many organizations are slowly phasing out the traditional and clunky IPSec VPN for newer SSL VPNs. Here's the pros and cons.

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