Do You Really Need a SAN?
By Scott Alan Miller | Data Storage Article Published February 27, 2013
SANs make sense in certain use cases, but many people have misconceptions about their benefits.
Is Cloud Computing Really Right for Your Business?
By Scott Alan Miller | Cloud Article Published February 6, 2013
In many cases, virtualization is a better fit for a company's needs than a private cloud is.
The Case for Early Windows 8 Adoption
By Scott Alan Miller | Data Center Article Published December 6, 2012
Transitioning to the new OS sooner gives companies more time to take advantage of the benefits it offers.
The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
By Scott Alan Miller | Applications Article Published October 30, 2012
When our firm's employees found Windows 8 too unwieldy, we transitioned to Linux Mint instead and soon found that we didn't need any Microsoft products at all.
SMB Virtualization: All Your Eggs in One Basket?
By Scott Alan Miller | Data Center Article Published July 2, 2012
Some SMB tech professionals worry that virtualization puts the entire infrastructure at risk.
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love BYOD
By Scott Alan Miller | Mobile/Wireless Article Published April 25, 2012
Far from the chaos it appears, BYOD enables IT to exert greater control – while giving the impression of being approachable and flexible.
Data Storage: The Myth of Redundancy
By Scott Alan Miller | Data Storage Article Published January 23, 2012
Redundancy in a data storage system does not by itself guarantee reliability. Are two straw houses safer than one brick house?
Virtualization: Just Because You Can....
By Scott Alan Miller | Networks Article Published June 14, 2011
Sure, virtualization in your data center sounds like a good idea. But what level of virtualization really makes business sense?
How Apple's iOS Will Dominate Computing
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 17, 2011
IOSs app delivery system, ease of use, low power consumption and other factors will enable Apple to dominate computing including business computing.
7 Reasons to Migrate to Windows 7
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 7, 2011
Factors like drive support, Branch Cache and security support the case for migrating to the newest Windows OS.
Hiring Top IT Talent: the Reverse Interview
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published January 28, 2011
When a firm tries to hire top IT pros, it is often the company itself that is being interviewed -- yet most firms fumble the interview process.
IT System Patching: Don't Delay
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published November 11, 2010
Patches from OS and software vendors need to be applied promptly and regularly to prevent downtime and security risks.
Should Servers Be Rebooted?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 20, 2010
Should servers should be routinely rebooted, or allowed to run for as long as possible to achieve maximum uptime?
IT Managers: Managing Engineers vs. Managing Support Staff
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published September 1, 2010
IT managers need to manage these two groups knowing that the engineers' goal of productivity contrasts with support staff's focus on availability.
Trends in Thin Client Computing
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 18, 2010
Thin client computing has gone in and out of fashion, and even with the current focus, thin clients tend to be used in hybrid scenarios. Plus: is the browser the ultimate thin client?
Cloud vs. In-House: Choosing an Email Solution
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published January 20, 2010
In making this crucial decision, IT managers must weigh issues like reliability, cost, flexibility and security. Plus: key issues in enterprise email infrastructures.
The Agony and Ecstasy of RAID
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 5, 2009
Datacenters that include RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) face considerable risks but those risks can be managed.
Considering Virtualization for Small Business
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published August 27, 2009
An in-depth overview of virtualization for SMBs, including cost factors, vendors, virtualization of the desktop vs. the server, and more.
The SMB IT Vendor Relationship Dilemma
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published August 17, 2009
IT vendors have far less rapport with SMBs than with enterprise clients putting small business at a distinct disadvantage. Its up to the vendors to change this and reap the gain.
Debunking the Blade Server Myth
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published July 7, 2009
Blade servers will become the de facto standard in even the smallest datacenters, but in the meantime theyre not the best option for every business.
Being an IT Manager: Joys and Headaches
By Scott Alan Miller | Breaking News Article Published May 18, 2009
The IT field rewards those who keep pace with change but punishes those who fall behind. Still, being in IT has its pleasures.