An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.
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.
- By Kevin McCaney
SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.
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.
Almost 60 percent of company breaches go unnoticed for months to years, according to a security report by Verizon.
Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.
To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.
- By Greg Shields
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 stunned analysts late Tuesday with news that its latest earnings report fell far short of projections.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.
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.
From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.
Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.
From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.
Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.
Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.
- By Kurt Mackie, Jeffrey Schwartz, Keith Ward, Doug Barney
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).
- By Greg Shields
According to long-time Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley, now is the time for Microsoft executives to come to grips with the fact that Redmond is not Apple -- and that's OK.
- By Mary Jo Foley
When someone inside an organization steps across legal or ethical boundaries, an IT professional is often the first -- and sometimes last -- line of defense. These are the stories of IT people who have thwarted malfeasance in their organizations -- and there's advice for aspiring IT heroes, too.
According to an IDC white page, data cent managers should deploy infrastructure management software that ties together the IT and facilities factors for a smoother operation.
- By Rutrell Yasin