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October 02, 2015
A new webinar series from the Microsoft Virtual Academy addresses the barriers to building profitable cloud businesses; more IT channel news from the week.
June 18, 2015
Some controversial topics leave data center managers with lingering questions, but DCIM and power and cooling queries were met with best practice tips at AFCOM.
May 01, 2015
Azure CTO Mark Russinovich offered a behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft's cloud security practices and customer case studies at RSA Conference 2015.
April 05, 2015
Experts say even enterprises that carefully secure TLS may still be at the mercy of the numerous security issues affecting the SSL ecosystem.
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A company planning to migrate from the cloud to an in-house data center or colocation facility faces a number of challenges, writes Datalink's Irwin Teodoro. Continue Reading
Retaining data because you can invites computing costs and legal liabilities, but dumping everything isn't the answer either. Here is a three-step approach to address the problem. Continue Reading
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Windows administrators have several options to identify a faulty disk in the array, but should heed best practices when replacing the drive. Continue Reading
Microsoft's guidelines for Office 365 disaster recovery and backup can be vague at times. Expert Brien Posey discusses the vendor's policies and what users need to be aware of. Continue Reading
Budgeting, planning and forecasting is a process that companies want to be sure to get right. For some, that means updating their software and possibly investing in a cloud option. In this three-part handbook, learn about the upgrades companies are making, what to consider before a change is made and the processes that should be in place no matter what.
First up, reporter Dan Ring profiles one company, Intel Security, that has made the move to cloud budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Ring also gets insight from analysts on why larger companies -- which have lagged behind smaller companies in this area -- are switching to the cloud and the challenges they face when doing so. Second, freelancer Linda Rosencrance talks to users and experts about knowing when to quit Excel and adopt financial planning software. Third, consultant Barry Wilderman gives advice on best practices when using any type of budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Continue Reading
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Despite an increased focus on data security protection, mobile application vulnerabilities are still often overlooked by both businesses and consumers. Continue Reading
The loss of data via mobile devices employees bring into their enterprise is becoming a bigger and bigger risk. Learn leak-stopping security strategies. Continue Reading
Do you have the guts and technology know-how to undertake a self-assessment of your organization's Exchange-related risks? If so, start here. Continue Reading
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According to expert Gary McGraw, you're not helping yourself by believing the things -- all seven of them -- you've heard about secure software development. Continue Reading
According to recent research, mobile certificate usage is riddled with security issues. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to best control and secure mobile certificates in the enterprise. Continue Reading
Among the myriad evolving threats to information security, CIOs can count on one constant: Human error. Niel Nickolaisen offers three best practices for dealing with ourselves. Continue Reading