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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.

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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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Get started with Windows PowerShell DSC

It’s easy to automate Windows Server configuration management with PowerShell; here’s how

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Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

A full system replacement can be costly and difficult. But for one Vermont insurance company, ditching stodgy technology opened new business opportunities.

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Review: Graylog delivers open source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards,...

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Review: Stop insider attacks with these 6 powerful tools

For this review, we looked at BeyondTrust, Lieberman Software, NetIQ, CyberArk, Centrify and Viewfinity. This is still an evolving area, and companies are approach it from different perspectives. For that reason, this is not a...

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6 tips to identify project management red flags

Here's how to tell if you're headed for project management success or failure.

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18 cardinal rules of systems administration

Holding yourself to this set of rules will help to keep your systems running smoothly and your users happy.

Are comatose servers your next big IT headache?

Virtual machine sprawl might be costing your business tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how you can find out – and what to do about it.

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REVIEW: Best open source reporting tools

Pentaho edges JasperReports and Eclipse BIRT is test of open source options for creating reports.

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See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in contraption made of iMac boxes

George Fox University IT guys create a giant iWheel from iMac boxes and take it for a spin across campus. Check out the video!

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