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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!

It’s SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

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Managing Apple Macs and Windows Systems with the Same SCCM Tool

Parallels releases latest in add-ons to Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager to better manage Apple Macs in an integrated Windows environment.


Zinstall: Making Windows migrations and upgrades painless (even for Windows 10!)

Zinstall has found a way to offer a Windows10 upgrade and migration service for those unlucky users priced at the same $199 that Windows 10 itself costs. Yep, Zinstall WinWin 10 includes a Windows 10 Pro license as well as performing...

VMware's Identity Manager offers authentication for Web, native apps

The growing popularity of cloud apps means enterprises have to rethink indentity management.

Oracle offers software for a seamless hybrid cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5 can manage the company's databases and application servers in the cloud

HP's Project Synergy promises Amazon-type provisioning for bare metal servers

The change to OneView management software should make it faster for businesses to deploy applications

Microsoft shows Linux love, adding support for SSH to PowerShell

The new functionality will let Linux users remotely command Windows computers and vice versa

AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management

Better tools open the door for more advanced roll outs, as long as the changes needed within an organization aren't forgotten

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Synergy: Outstanding "soft" keyboard and mouse sharing for OS X, Linux, and Windows

When you’ve got two or three machines on your desk you usually don’t want to have a keyboard and mouse for each one; that would be just way too much hardware to deal with and if your desk is like mine, there’s way too much other stuff...

Amazon helps automate software upgrades in Europe and Australia

IT staff can use CodeDeploy to upgrade apps running in their own data center and Amazon's cloud

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Lessons from Tax Day 2015: How the tax sites fared

Dynatrace monitored recognized tax prep vendors and related sites leading up to the April 15th deadline to see who held up best under the strain of increased traffic and transactions to provide the best digital experience for...

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