12/1/2011

The Great Cloud Bottleneck

The cloud promises everything from lower costs to guaranteed uptime. But if a company's network isn't up to speed, apps can slow to a crawl. Readers share why WAN performance clogs are holding them back.


In-Depth

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.


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.


Cross-Platform Wish List: 5 Windows Applications Microsoft Should Port (or Port Better) for Macs

Microsoft has made great strides over the years in bringing its software to the Apple platform, but there are a few applications that still need to make the move -- or need some work before they can really hum on a Mac.


Portable Devices: Security Best Practices for Preventing Data Leakage

Every company has precious data it needs to protect. While every organization's needs are unique, some best practices can go a long way toward preventing data leakage.


Q&A

Q&A: Mark Russinovich on 'Zero Day' and Beyond

The Microsoft technical fellow discusses his new novel about dangerous malware a security expert must eliminate.


Decision Maker

Exaggerated: Reports of the Windows GUI Death

Don Jones clarifies his earlier statements regarding the pending doom of the GUI in Windows Server OSes -- and yes, death is still in the picture.


Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft and the 'Internet of Things'

Mary Jo Foley on how understanding this concept puts Microsoft's future Windows Phone strategy into perspective.


Letters to Redmond

December 2011 Reader Letters: Certification Value?

Readers discuss Microsoft certification, the future of Windows PowerShell and more.


Practical App

PowerShell: An In-Depth Scripting Crash Course

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.


Windows Insider

Windows 8: Could Windows To Go Change Everything?

Windows To Go, even in its pre-release state, just seems to perfectly fit with that everywhere-for-everyone mentality that's changing everything about how we do IT.


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