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Oct 25, 2016
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Why ReFS Is the Recommended File System for Windows Server 2016

Learn why you should pay extra attention to a new Windows Server 2016 Resilient File System and why it is a game changer when it comes to the backup strategy....More
Sep 26, 2016
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Meet Pure Storage at Microsoft Ignite 2016!

Meet Pure Storage at Microsoft Ignite 2016 and learn how Smart Storage for Microsoft technologies can help you accelerate your cloud IT initiatives....More
Sep 19, 2016
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Microsoft Brings Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft finally brings a long-awaited feature in Windows Server 2016 that enables native change block tracking. Learn how it helps you dramatically save storage space and reduce the risks of VM failure....More
Aug 22, 2016
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Veeam Backup & Replication: Tips and tricks

Here is an explanation of the features largely ignored by, or maybe even unknown to, administrators using Veeam Backup & Replication....More
Jun 10, 2016
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Are Your Backups Application-Aware?

Have you heard of VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service), a Windows-native technology for making application snapshots? Is this feature good enough to back up your virtualized server? Let’s find out....More
Apr 28, 2016
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The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: Getting Better with Age

This just in: Last week we saw yet another quiet refresh to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle. Specifically, the Azure Remote App functionality was officially added to the suite along with Cloud App Security, and the Microsoft Identity Manager license became a first-class citizen. With Advanced Threat Analytics joining the bundle several months ago, the EMS suite is no longer just Azure AD Premium, Intune and Azure RMS....More
Apr 27, 2016
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Sponsor's blog: IT Megatrends You Need to Know and Share

Regardless of which subject matters experts you subscribe to, most agree that there are certain undeniable trends that are impacting the way client computing is going to exist in the future....More
Apr 21, 2016
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Securing Your Wi-Fi Is Crucial--Here’s Why

More and more organizations are implementing wireless networks in the workplace to take advantage of the benefits they offer. Such is their popularity that it is projected wireless connectivity will supersede wired connectivity within the next five years....More
Apr 6, 2016
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The Future of Human-to-Technology Interaction Is Here

I had the pleasure of being one of the lucky individuals who attended Microsoft Build 2016. I use the term "lucky" because the conference sold out in less than 2 minutes. Build routinely sells out, but selling out in less than 2 minutes makes the event seem more like a rock concert than a Microsoft developer conference. Don’t get me wrong, we “Microsoft guys” are pretty cool, but selling out at the speed of a rock concert is certainly rare....More
Apr 4, 2016
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ESG Analyzes the Value of the Converged Architecture 700 for Virtualization (Video)

An ESG senior analyst explains the results of their economic value validation analysis and the net value and benefits of HPE's offering....More
Mar 29, 2016
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Sponsor's Blog: The Rise of Teleworkers – and the Tools That Enable Them

Organizations need to plan for the visible shift in the office-going culture that technological disruptions and new generations in the workforce are contributing to....More
Mar 23, 2016
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Sponsor's Blog: The Case to Examine Your Display Technology Strategy

When mapping or implementing your device acquisition and maintenance plans, don't forget about the importance of display as a factor in the end user experience....More
Mar 21, 2016
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Ransomware, Backups and Offline Storage--Oh My!

I’ve always taken a very serious approach to keeping the data center available, and there are always options for getting the availability levels where you want them--including a very old practice that seems like an excellent idea in the face of ransomware....More
Mar 10, 2016
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From the Sponsor: Get a Sneak Peek into HPE’s New Hyper-Converged Solution

Get a sneak peek and register to learn about HPE’s new hyper-converged system March 15, 2016....More
Mar 8, 2016
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The Ultimate Network Security Checklist

One of the most popular posts on the GFI Software blog has always been The Ultimate Network Security Checklist from back in February 2012. Many readers asked us to give this a bit of an update to reflect better the current security world, so this month we launched a new version of the checklist....More
Mar 8, 2016
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Delve Analytics: Big Brother or Fitbit for the Enterprise?

Let's face it--we all are presented with challenges within the workplace to maintain effectiveness and efficiency. Within a typical work week, it can become extremely difficult to carve out enough time free of meetings or distractions to focus on key deliverables. It seems like an important text message, phone call or email always arrives to distract us, and then we are left trying to remember what it was we were working on in the first place!...More
Feb 22, 2016
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The Security Imperative: Protecting Your PCs, Your Data, and Your Business

If you have a mobile workforce, you probably also have genuine concerns over how best to secure your data and devices. This white paper can help you navigate the security minefield and provide the answers you're looking for....More
Feb 11, 2016
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On-Premises Data Center: Your Apps and Devs Are Cheating on You

Gabriel is a lead developer for Halo Corp. Halo follows an agile development cycle, and thus he was notified that the business had given the OK and that he should now begin preparing development for v6 of the company's upcoming software release. Traditionally, Gabriel would make a service request for a new round of development virtual machines. Unfortunately, the service level agreement (SLA) for IT to respond to this request is 14 days. Gabriel made a quick decision: He created a Microsoft Azure subscription and was able to spin up the entire development environment in an afternoon!...More
Nov 30, 2015
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Are Office 365 Groups Finally Ready for Prime Time?

A few months ago I wrote about a great new feature called Office 365 Groups that has been introduced into the Microsoft cloud platform; I even had the opportunity to talk about Groups at the Connections conference this fall and with Paul Cunningham on the ExchangeServerPro podcast. There has been a lot of interest generated in Groups within the IT Pro community during the last several months as administrators start to educate end users on how they can be leveraged to solve business problems....More
Nov 4, 2015
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The Endpoint Is Back on the Agenda (and It’s a Huge Security Threat)

There was a time when IT security conversations were all about the network, with a focus on monitoring and controlling incoming and outgoing network traffic based on pre-defined security rules. By adding more walls and watching everything that entered and left the network, IT could safeguard corporate infrastructure and data. The endpoint was an afterthought.Throw in some anti-virus and maybe some encryption, and call it a day....More
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