David Chernicoff

David
Chernicoff

David Chernicoff is a technology consultant with a focus on the mid-market space, a Windows IT Pro senior contributing editor, founding technical director for PC Week Labs (now eWeek), former lab director for Windows NT/Windows 2000 Magazine (now Windows IT Pro), and former chief technology officer for a network management tools ISV. David has been writing computer-related feature articles and product reviews for more than 20 years and is coauthor of several books about the Windows OS, including Windows NT Workstation: Professional Reference (New Riders Publishing) and Microsoft Windows XP Power Toolkit (Microsoft Press), as well as over a dozen eBooks on topics ranging from network switching topologies to production fax technology. These days he splits his time between writing, problem solving for his varied clientele, and consulting on keeping a few small data centers up and running.

Articles
Buyer's Guide: Antivirus Software 3
Perhaps the most important piece of client software is an antivirus program. Be sure to evaluate all the crucial criteria—not just price—in selecting the right software for your environment.
The Essential Guide to Client Backup for Windows 7
This essential guide, sponsored by Iron Mountain, will tell you some of the best practices for evaluating client backup technologies.
The Essential Guide to an NDS-to-Active Directory Migration
With the release of Windows Server 2008 and the latest iteration of Active Directory, many enterprise IT departments have decided that Active Directory is a sufficiently mature and proven technology and that the time has come to move from their current networking environment.
The Essential Guide: System Management Moves to the Cloud
The SMB market (500 to 3,000 desktops), can greatly benefit from a comprehensive systems management program. But finding a way to implement such a program without breaking the budget can be daunting. This guide will help you with this process.
Business Process Automation - Managing Cost in Your Enterprise
With “Business Process Automation: Managing Cost in Your Enterprise,” you will take away key information that can be effectively utilized to allow your IT staff to become a more effective and efficient part of the overall business process.
Windows 7 Offers Security Benefits for Small Businesses 2
Small business owners might be mourning Windows XP, but Windows 7 offers much to be hopeful about, such as simplified access control configuration.
Netbooks: Can They Bridge the Gap Between Mobile Phone and Notebook? 2
As an IT consultant, I needed a more capable platform than my phone and a less cumbersome platform than my notebook--so I tried a netbook.
SQL Server Storage Options
As a DBA, one of your many tasks is to manage your SQL Server databases’ ever-expanding storage requirements. In this book, we’ve pulled together four articles from SQL Server Magazine to give you an overview of SQL Server storage options.
Winsat Command-Line Utility 3
The Windows System Assessment Tool encompasses much more than the Windows Experience Index--its command-line capabilities can help with troubleshooting.
Keeping Your Technical Knowledge Up to Date 3
When I tell people that I still use real reference books, I often get a response along the lines of “You know, all the information you need is on the web somewhere. I’m surprised you just don’t search it out. Paper books are just so 20th century.”
IE 8.0 and Chrome Could Enable Next-Gen Web Apps—Unless Your ISP's Bandwidth Cap Gets in the Way 6
Both browsers are being positioned as the core system application that will enable the next generation of web apps--however, ISP usage caps could throw a major monkey wrench at web-based application delivery.
A Simple File Transfer Solution - 13 Aug 2008

Recently a few of my clients needed to deliver large files (over 20MB) to customers or off-site employees and wanted me to set up FTP sites to use for this purpose.  They had decided that FTP was the answer to their problems because someone that they knew (a friend or relative) had told them that was the ideal solution to their small business data delivery problem.

A Simple File Transfer Solution - 07 Aug 2008 2
My small business clients thought FTP was the answer to their file transfer problems, but I surprised them with an even better solution for their data delivery needs.
A Great Tool For Making Screencasts 4
I've started making product demos and have found a tool that has helped make the job easier--Camtasia.
An Adobe Reader Alternative 4
For a PDF reader, you can't lose with Adobe Reader. That is, unless its interaction with another software program crashes your system at random times.
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