While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.
Yes, Redmond magazine columnist and Windows author and expert Don Jones uses a Mac -- and not just occasionally. Read on to find out why.
A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Your clients aren't customers; part of doing your job right will be saying "no."
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.
Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.
From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.
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