IT Management


10 Common IT Security Blunders (and How To Avoid Them)

While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.

What To Expect in SharePoint 2013

A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.

Think of Yourself as an Outsourced Services Provider

Your clients aren't customers; part of doing your job right will be saying "no."

Report: Office 365 Not Always the Lowest Cost Option

An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.

Report: User Passwords Not Sophisticated Enough

Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report includes a section on passwords that delves into weaknesses in user behavior, administrative policy and the technologies used to manage passwords.

First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Calculating Cost: What's Your Time Worth?

When considering a new tool for your IT team, taking only the product cost into considering is about the most short-sighted thing you can do.

Report: Most Security Breaches Not Discovered Until Months After

Almost 60 percent of company breaches go unnoticed for months to years, according to a security report by Verizon.

Survey: PowerShell Skills Matter

Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

Keeping Dead Products Alive: Tips for Supporting Legacy Software

Software companies rely on regular customer upgrades and decommissioning old titles. But what is good for vendors isn't so great for IT, which often has to support unsupported software.

Oracle Earnings Spark Fears of IT Downturn; Analyst Says Concerns Are Premature

Oracle stunned analysts late Tuesday with news that its latest earnings report fell far short of projections.

The Great Cloud Bottleneck: How Capacity Issues Can Kill Your Cloud Project

Cloud computing vendors promise the world, but if your network isn't up to the task, the resulting speed, bandwidth and latency issues may doom your project from the start.

Report: Close to 4,000 IT Jobs Lost in November

November ended with a net loss of 3,900 U.S. employees in the IT sector, according to analysis of U.S. government-compiled employment stats by Janco Associates.

11 Quick Tips for a Successful Cloud Deployment

From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.

Cloud vs. WAN Costs: A Breakdown

Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.

Transitioning to the Cloud: A Preparation Guide

From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.

Moving to Server Core: How One Company Did It (And You Can, Too)

Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.

Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.

Is PowerShell Really the Only Future for Windows Admins?

Whether or not the future of Windows administration will be the command line, you're doing yourself a disservice by not at least strongly considering this possibility (and preparing accordingly).

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