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).
Server Core isn't there yet, but now is the time to learn this tool that will be the key managing enterprise Windows in the future
Most likely, it's time to at least consider restructuring your current domain and forest design. With the right planning and tools, migrating to a new structure won't be as painful as you might think.
Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.
Using hypervisors and other virtualization technology to help you reach your HA goals.
Skills to invest in for 2011 and beyond.
Role-based access management is the all the rage, but you'll need third-party software support to make it work in Windows.
Token-based login technology has improved significantly, so what are you waiting for?
Old habits can die hard, but is the current way you're doing backup really the way it should be done?
If you want to implement VDI correctly, you need to be able to separate the myths from the facts.
A look at what FIM, Microsoft's latest evolution of meta-directory services for active directory, might be able to do for your shop.
Software as a Service (SaaS). Hosted services. "The Cloud." These are terms that have been flying around the IT industry more and more frequently of late, and if you haven't been paying attention, it's time to start.
B.I. projects can be complex and expensive, but there are increasing options for smaller shops -- with big payoffs.
Change control can sound good on paper, but it can also be used to shut down change entirely. Here's the process controls you'll want to implement to make sure innovation stays alive and keeps you (and your employer) happy.
There's probably a dozen or more ways this is getting done in your shop. Here's what you need to know to create a supported, secure solution for everyone.