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10 ways to celebrate Sysadmin Day

Yes, Sysadmin day is just around the corner again, as we prepare to recognize business IT’s foot soldiers in the war against downtime and general stuff-not-working-right-ness. Here are 10 ways to celebrate these great and deserving...

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Southwest Airlines delays flights after computer issues

Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas, said Wednesday that performance issues with its technology systems had led to flight delays.

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.

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The threat hunter's guide to securing the enterprise

You're already breached. Here's how to track down attackers on your network before they wreak havoc

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‘How to get an A/C budget approved’

According to one IT professional posting on Reddit’s section for systems administrators, the best way to get an air-conditioning budget approved is to turn up the heat – literally -- on the right company executives.

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Vetting vendors via VoIP

Who among us hasn’t set up a new and unique email account for a particular commercial transaction just so we’ll know who to blame when the account gets flooded with spam? Well, a member of Reddit’s community devoted to systems...

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Flash Player update fixes zero-day vulnerability and 24 other critical flaws

Adobe Systems has released a security update for Flash Player in order to fix a publicly known vulnerability, as well as 24 privately reported security flaws.

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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Pro tip: Never use her sewing shears as a screwdriver

This bit of advice comes from Reddit's section devoted to systems administrators, though it's safe to assume it applies to all professions.

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What to expect from Windows 10 migrations

Process changes spurred by Windows 10 servicing model will test IT more than tech-related migration issues.

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Career makeover: From ops to devops

Get in on the devops revolution by freeing yourself from mundane server tasks and tapping your inner coder

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8 more cool tools for devops success

Software and services aimed at automation and analytics are helping fuel the devops revolution

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IT automation in the wild

Since it can encompass a wide variety of services and functions, ‘IT automation’ seems to be one of those terms that means different things to different people. Here’s a look at how it’s actually being used in the real world.

Traits and Talents of Devops Ninjas

9 hidden talents of devops ninjas

The secret to devops success begins with an open, flexible, and lazy approach to systems and code

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Cutting traffic delays by making cars "talk" to each other

Navigation apps that promise to re-route drivers offer some help to combat increasing traffic on the world's roads, but these often just move congestion from one spot to another. A team tries to develop a system to have cars share...

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Review: 7 data recovery tools for every data disaster

From resurrecting lost photos to recovering RAID arrays, these utilities can bring your data back from the dead

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Microsoft releases major System Center update to the world

Microsoft released the latest version of its System Center Configuration Manager to the world on Tuesday, giving system administrators new tools to manage a fleet of devices across their organization.

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Windows 10 vs. OS X: Which gives sys admins more control?

Microsoft is adopting Apple's approach to PC management, while also keeping the familiar Configuration Manager

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