IT Management


Why Microsoft Shouldn't Try to Be Apple

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.

IT to the Rescue: IT Pros Save the Day

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.

Report: Closer Bond Between IT and Facilities Needed in Data Center Management

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.

Best Practices for Migrating to IE 9 & Keeping Your Legacy Apps Alive

Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.

Q&A: A Patent Attorney Explains How the 'America Invents Act' Will Affect Tech

Microsoft is among several larger tech companies who pushed for the change to "first to file" -- but what will the Act's passage really mean for the tech industry (and patents in general)? Patent attorney Carlos A. Fisher walks through the potential impact.

Windows 8 Details Unveiled at Build Event

Microsoft kicked off the preliminaries of its Build conference by previewing just how its new code-named "Windows 8" operating system will make the case for IT professionals, developers and users.

Microsoft Server and Tools Chief Puts Focus on Hybrid IT Cloud

Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella said his department's focus is for enterprises to adopt multiple Microsoft technologies that will provide a hybrid public/private cloud solution.

Microsoft's Sleepy E-Commerce Strategy

While competitors ramp up in a re-emerging space, Microsoft seems content to cede power in the market for e-commerce applications.

Virtualization Licensing: Time To Take a Fresh Look at Your Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualization licensing is changing -- take time now to review your infrastructure (and all the vendor options) now to make sure you're getting the best deal going forward.

Best Practices for Setting Up Resilient Databases for Scalability, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.

Microsoft vs. VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

Microsoft revved up its cloud marketing message on Monday after VMware made some licensing changes in July.

Microsoft: Most Critical IT Service Calls Not Due to Software

People and processes are the root cause of most big IT problems, rather than software or hardware, according to a poll.

Hefty Microsoft August Patch Delivers 13 Security Fixes

The August patch is a bulky one as Microsoft released 13 fixes today.

The Future of IT Skills: What You Need To Keep Your IT Career Alive

IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.

Microsoft Readies 13 Security Bulletins for Tuesday

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

Can You Trust Vendors in the Cloud Age?

From security concerns to whether a product (or vendor) will be around in three years, there's a lot to consider when picking your next tech vendor, esp. in the age of the cloud (and yes, you'll still need on-premise staffing).

11 Great iPhone/iPad Apps for Windows IT Pros

From monitoring SQL Server to remote-access tools to cloud synching to Cisco security, here's 11 apps that any Windows techie with an iPhone or iPad will want to check out.

Reports: IT Should Accommodate Homemade Apps and BI Tools

Gartner published a couple of studies last month advising IT shops to facilitate the creation and use of applications by employees, as well as their use of simple business intelligence tools.

The Road To Becoming a Microsoft MVP

While the official requirements are shrouded in secret, here are some tips to improve your odds.

Cisco Cuts Nearly 10 Percent of Employees

Cisco announced on Monday that it will be reducing its workforce by 6,500 employees in August.

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