IT Management


5 Steps To Getting IT Projects Approved

The project approval process can be fraught with peril, but if you follow this outline, you'll likely have better luck.

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.

Microsoft Still Needs To Make a Case for Windows 8

Brien suggests some areas of action Microsoft should take to make Windows 8 a success.

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.

Report Outlines the High IT Costs of Using Multiple Browsers

A Microsoft-funded study described "hidden costs" for organizations that use multiple browsers.

Microsoft Found To Conduct the Most Software Licensing Audits

Microsoft is the one software vendor that's most likely to audit companies on their software licensing compliance, according to an industry-sponsored survey.

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.

Survey: Two-Thirds of IT Pros Say BYOD Connectivity Increases Company Costs

According to a study, 67 percent of IT pros say that bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise increases the cost to companies.

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

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

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

Can Microsoft Speed the Pace of Windows?

Mary Jo Foley on whether Microsoft can/will turn up the speed in which it delivers new updates.

Windows Server Auditing: Third-Party Solutions Are a Good Thing!

Why the one size-fits-all approach wouldn't work for you or Microsoft.

Survey: Windows IT Pros Give Thumbs Up to Windows 8

According to a survey of approximately 1,400 IT pros, 20.7 percent said they were "very interested" and 40.2 percent were "somewhat interested" in Windows 8 for their companies.

A United Microsoft: How Real Is It?

Mary Jo Foley on how Microsoft is trying to unite itself, and whether it's actually working.

10 Years of Trustworthy Computing: The Current State of Windows Security

A decade after launching its Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft has come a long way but faces new challenges.

Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

Proper Employee Monitoring: Best Practices for Doing It Right

Some companies demand that IT track Web use or go even deeper into user behavior. Here are some tips on how to do it right and what tools to use.

Don Jones: Why I Use a Mac

Yes, Redmond magazine columnist and Windows author and expert Don Jones uses a Mac -- and not just occasionally. Read on to find out why.

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