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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
- Building an outdoor wireless LAN for a roving worksite
The crew of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition built a new Wi-Fi network with outdoor wireless access points. It travels with them across the country.
- The most misunderstood virtual desktop definitions
Think you know what "desktop virtualization" means? Think again. Brian Madden defines five common -- but often misunderstood -- virtual desktop terms.
- Data center virtualization and energy-efficiency guide
Managing an energy-efficient, green data center may seem like a lot to handle, but this guide provides the expertise necessary for saving money and reducing power consumption.
- Using Windows 7 performance monitor to view data
There is a great deal of performance data to sort through in Windows 7, but the performance monitor uses data collector sets to allow you to view and analyze collected data.
- Using the reliability and resource monitor in Windows 7
Solutions providers can ensure Windows 7 operating system stability by using the reliability monitor. The resource monitor will help keep track of system usage, including CPU.
- What constitutes Software as a Service?
As the Software as a Service market expands, more and more Web-based applications are offered to the public. But are these really SaaS or just marketing fluff?
- Free sample gap analysis templates: Software, security, architecture
Learn how other organizations tackle gap analysis, from software projects to IT portfolio assessments, in this list of sample gap analysis templates.
- McAfee: New computer virus threats reach all-time high
The antivirus giant's latest quarterly report shows more than 10 million new pieces of malware were discovered last quarter alone. Plus, Macs are becoming a target.
- Rackspace announces Cloud Servers for Windows
Rackspace will bring its Cloud Servers offering to Windows shops in an attempt to take on Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2.
- Microsoft critical support plan comes with sticker shock
For a hefty price, Microsoft now offers a dedicated support plan for computers in Windows shops where even a second of downtime is too much.
- Trials and tribulations of implementing a data management strategy
Even when there is a driving need, launching a new data management strategy can be an uphill battle. As one chief privacy officer learned, getting the right team in place is key.
- Microsoft pushes the Remote Desktop Protocol envelope
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol wasn't up to snuff until the company acquired Calista Technologies.
- Oracle will build Sun Microsystems data centre containers if needed
Oracle will continue to sell Sun Microsystems data centre containers, despite the solution not being part of Oracle's regular product line; plus more daily news.
- Software as a Service: Working with Web-based apps
The emergence of Software as a Service has enabled organizations to get new applications up and running quickly and cheaply, saving resources for mission-critical tasks. But several old questions about security and integration, along with new questions about cost and service levels, remain.
- Kaspersky researcher sees tough road ahead for antivirus detection
Kaspersky Lab researcher Vitaly Kamluk discusses the issues weakening signature-based detection and his research into the market for botnet operations.
- Windows task manager: Viewing Windows 7 processes and applications
If applications or processes in a customer's Windows 7 operating system aren't responding, you can use the task manager to view, end and restart them.
- Medical firm builds private cloud, saves money
ExamWorks, a medical services provider, chose private cloud computing over the public cloud when it sought to keep IT costs down and maintain its sensitive data secure.
- Tackling Software as a Service integration issues
More Web-friendly designs and tools are available for companies adopting Software as a Service, making it easier for them to handle the transition in areas like human resource databases and inventory tracking.
- Alleged credit card trafficker arrested
Russian who allegedly advertised and sold stolen credit card information online is arrested in France.
- Everyday challenges and the future of Software as a Service
Once an enterprise chooses Software as a Service, it must consider service-level agreements, battle uptime challenges and keep an eye on costs, which might be higher than expected.
- Hurd ouster doesn't faze most IT shops
IT pros won't ding HP on Hurd ouster; VMware releases Zimbra appliance; Oracle bends on Solaris support; other news
- Comparing open source cloud platforms: OpenStack versus Eucalyptus
OpenStack, Rackspace and NASA's new open source cloud offering, has already drawn significant praise. How does it compare to open source stalwart Eucalyptus?
- Agile 2010 Keynote: The world's most powerful tool is a card
Agile 2010 conference keynoter Dave Thomas highlights the most important aspects of the methodology and what the future holds for agile teams.
- Using system properties to configure Windows 7 options
The system properties dialogue box in Windows 7 is split up into five tabs that let you change your customer's computer name or dual-boot settings.
- VDI: Venturing toward a virtual world
A virtualised desktop infrastructure requires solid management capabilities, including understanding capacity planning, and choosing the correct platform, host hardware, and shared storage for your business needs.
- Oracle hardware strategy positions firm in workload optimization space
John Fowler laid out the Oracle hardware strategy in a webcast; talked about workload optimization, but had few specifics about data storage.
- Managing August's Windows desktop patches
With 14 security bulletins, Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday is the largest of the year so far. Install these seven fixes first, and avoid malicious websites.