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Cloudyn helps companies keep track of Microsoft Azure deployments

The offering is available immediately and helps keep costs under control

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

For a couple of dollars per month, Amazon adds better tracking of configuration changes


Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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7 ways project managers can anticipate, avoid and mitigate problems

Experts identify the most common (and frustrating) issues project managers must constantly tackle and what steps they can take to avoid or minimize these problems.

Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

The company's new Mangement Suite also includes a secure browser and an enterprise app store

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

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Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

Server and systems management tools have long been too expensive and too complex to actually use without spending thousands of dollars on consultants. Uptime Software has been trying to change that with a product that can be installed...

Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

The company hopes to streamline management with resource groups and Tag Editor tool

AT&T plans to transform customer engagement

Thaddeus Arroyo, president of technology development at AT&T, has a big job: He oversees about 15,000 IT employees and 10,000 contractors, manages systems supporting all of AT&T's business segments and is responsible for AT&T's...

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5 ways to escape password hell

Password management software, smartphone apps and long passphrases can help ease the pain.

How Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

Samsung partners with BlackBerry to improve security and Apple expands program to ease roll out of its devices

Sencha melds desktop and smartphone management with Space

The upgraded platform gets desktop client to go along with smartphone and tablet versions

Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

The upgrade will be available during the first quarter next year

Harvard researchers take aim at Shellshock-like woes with new scripting language

The Shill scripting language limits the rights of shell programs to what is necessary to get the job done

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Why chip-enabled bank cards won't stop theft

The skimming of our new chip-and-signature bank cards will be the next security issue to plague card issuers.

Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

Red Hat Satellite 6 now uses Puppet as a configuration manager

Chef muscles up with Microsoft, Amazon

Chef 12 now interfaces with Amazon's block storage and Microsoft's configuration management software

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Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Repetitive systems tasks can suck away your time if done by hand and your patience if you try to perform task automation with scripting or (yech) batch files. On Windows, Febooti's Automation Workshop is a great answer.

Splunk digs deeper with Stream app for network monitoring

App for Stream expands on data collection and analytics

Celebrating SysAdmin Day on Instagram

The world celebrates the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on a social network that wasn't around at the start of this last Friday of July event.

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