Karen Bemowski


Karen Bemowski is a former senior editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

IT Can Turn to the Cloud to Make Companies Greener 1
An increasing number of companies are providing their offerings via the cloud. One such company is New Boundary Technologies' PwrSmart Service, a centralized PC power management solution that's designed as a web-based service.
Buyer's Guide: Power Management Software for Windows Workstations 3
One way to cut costs is to reduce workstations' energy consumption. With power management software, you can centrally configure and manage the power management settings for numerous workstations—including those running older client OSs—without writing any scripts.
Power Management in Servers
Eliminating unused physical and virtual servers and running the remaining servers at slower speeds when they're not doing pertinent work can reduce operational and energy costs.
Buyer's Guide: Event Log Managers 1
Reviewing event logs is an important but tedious task, so it's often put off until tomorrow. If tomorrow never comes, you might consider getting an event log manager.
New to Scripting? Check Out These Series
If you want to learn about PowerShell, Windows shell scripting (.bat and .cmd), or T-SQL, here are some novice-level articles that can help.
Tool Time: 175 Free Tools for the Taking 1
Find out about 175 freebies you can take advantage of when working with Windows OSs, virtual machines, Exchange servers, SharePoint sites, and even SQL Server setups.
The Reader to Reader 'Tool Time' Reference
In the Reader to Reader "Tool Time" column, readers recommend free tools that they've used. Here's what they're recommending.
Join the Effort to Power IT Down
You've probably heard of Earth Day, but are you aware that today is Power IT Down Day?
Remote Administration Software Puts a GUI Face on WMI's Functionality
With WMIX 2.0, you don't need to write a script or install software agents to query and manage remote Windows machines.
Computer Glitch Almost Stopped the Eagle from Landing
You might have heard that the Apollo 11 computers had less processing power than a cell phone but did you know that a computer glitch nearly stopped the Eagle lunar module from landing?
Good Bye (For Now)
Although this is the last issue of Scripting Central, you'll still be able to find out about our scripts and scripting tools.
New Version of PowerShell Tool Provides Prepackaged Scripts and Commands
The QuickClick Library in Idera's PowerShellPlus 3.0 features around 100 prepackaged scripts and commands for performing tasks in Windows, Active Directory, SharePoint, VMware, and other areas.
Script Trek: The Article
A script designed to re-adjust the Enterprise's engine parameters so that the Enterprise can get free from a space-time vortex fails to work. In the nick of time, the Star Trek crew discovers that their bad assumptions about data types is the culprit.
IT Departments Doing More with Less Is Topic of White Paper
Although many IT departments face the prospect of cutback, its core responsibilities are not going away. Understanding business processes and using automation where appropriate can help IT pros do more with less.
Eliminate the Paper Trail and Save Some Money
Reducing the amount of paper used in core business processes can lead to many benefits, including reduce costs and more effective processes.
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