Data Deduplication: Two Methods
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 21, 2010
There are two types of data deduplication, both of which can help your enterprise lower its data storage needs. Which method is right for your company?
Tags: data, data center, deduplication, storage management, Storage
Oracle Snaps up Silver Creek Systems
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 04, 2010
Oracle adds to ever-expanding empire with the acquisition of the Colorado-based developer of data quality and automated data mastering software.
Tags: database, Oracle, data, database management, data archiving
IBM: Manage Data Like Cash
By Alex Goldman | Article Published December 10, 2009
IBM challenged business leaders, students, and professors to start thinking about data as an asset to be tracked and managed systematically.
Tags: data, services, IBM, analytics, medical
Saving Money with Solid State Drives
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 24, 2009
SSDs may cost a fortune, but used properly, they can actually save money in enterprise storage arrays.
Tags: data, IT, Enterprise, Storage
The Agony and Ecstasy of RAID
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 05, 2009
Datacenters that include RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) face considerable risks but those risks can be managed.
Tags: data, backup, RAID, disk failure, Storage
Netbooks Zooming Ahead of Laptops
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 01, 2009
Who buys a full-size notebook anymore? Netbook sales are healthy despite -- or perhaps because of -- the recession.
Tags: data, Microsoft, IT, netbooks, laptops
Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series
By Nir Livni | Article Published August 26, 2009
Just as on TV, crisis arrives in the datacenter and in the heat of action you need the right tools.
Tags: database, data, server, IT, datacenter
Software Development and The War on Muda
By Bill Curtis | Article Published July 17, 2009
A huge problem in development is the need to rework, a concern that grows worse as the workload increases.
Tags: data, software, development, programmers, IT
Behind Today's Falling IT Salary Levels
By James Maguire | Article Published July 10, 2009
Overall, IT salaries are down, but some tech skills continue to be in demand.
Tags: data, IT Jobs/Salary, IT salary, outsourcing, IT career
SQL Server Re-indexing Tips
By Denny Cherry | Article Published February 02, 2009
Defragment or rebuild? This guide will help you decide and assist you in developing a database maintenance plan that balances performance, uptime and ease of management.
Tags: data, Microsoft, server, IT, Enterprise
Exploring Office 2007: Outlining a Worksheet in Excel 2007
By Helen Bradley | Article Published January 30, 2009
Our latest Exploring Office 2007 article illustrates how you can summarize important data in your Excel 2007 worksheets and reduce the data to more manageable levels with the ultra-efficient outline tool.
Tags: data, IT, SAN, Cell, display
Tip: BlackBerry - How to Wipe It Clean
By Amy Mayer | Article Published January 12, 2009
Wiping a BlackBerry will reset it to the default settings it shipped withclearing all user files and additional applications. It is a smart thing to do whenever youre about to part ways with a smartphone.
Tags: security, data, Blackberry, IT, RIM
Wiping Disks With DBAN
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published December 24, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Deleting old data isn't enough, you need to make it irretrievable. DBAN is a downloadable and self-contained boot disk that wipes disks -- fully and securely.
Tags: security, data, IT, data security
Excel 101: Create Worksheets and Charts
By Helen Bradley | Article Published December 22, 2008
Helen Bradley introduces the basics of creating a worksheet and chart in Microsoft Excel.
Tags: data, Microsoft, vertical, IT, cable
Magic Tricks With the Sysreq Key
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published December 10, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Remember the Sysreq key? It's in the same spot it's always been. Get reacquainted with it, and rediscover all the useful things it can do.
Tags: Linux, data, IT, data loss
My Three Worst Experiences in Software Development
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published December 10, 2008
Over the course of twenty years as a developer, the low points were pretty low indeed. Whats your worst experience as a developer?
Tags: data, software, management, IT, software developer
Link or Embed: How To Add an Excel Chart to a Word Doc
By Helen Bradley | Article Published December 03, 2008
Microsoft maven Helen Bradley explains how to place an object from one Office application inside of another.
Tags: data, Microsoft, IT, Office, international
A Recovery Plan for a Superbad Superblock
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published November 26, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Learn how to recover your filesystem after a "bad superblock" error.
Tags: Linux, data, IT, backup, fixes
Microsoft Access: Customize Forms and Reports
By Helen Bradley | Article Published November 12, 2008
Our Microsoft application guru Helen Bradley explains how to make Access database forms and reports more functional and attractive.
Tags: data, Microsoft, IT, international, control
Synch Up With Rsynch for Quick-Restore Backup
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published November 05, 2008
Offsite backup and historical backup have their place, and their limitations. When it comes to rapid access to backed-up data in the event of a major disk crash, an instant slot-in replacement is needed, and rsync is well set for the task.
Tags: PHP, data, server, IT, backup
Working with Even More Functions in Excel
By Helen Bradley | Article Published October 29, 2008
Helen Bradley shows how to unleash the power of functions in Excel spreadsheets to increase your efficiency.
Tags: PHP, data, image, IT, Cell
SQL Server How To: Transaction Log Maintenance for Painless Data Recovery
By Susan Sales Harkins | Article Published October 13, 2008
Learn how executing frequent backups and maintaining healthy transaction logs in SQL Server leads to quick recovery. Failing to do so can mean having to re-enter a lot of data.
Tags: database, data, server, IT, update
GOP Laptop Stolen After Missouri Break-in
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published October 08, 2008
Political dirty tricks afoot in Missouri?
Tags: security, data, IT, Dell, InternetNews.com
LDAP Master Server Problems
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published October 08, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Finding and fixing master server issues isn't always easy, especially when the slave servers seem to be working fine. With careful searching, ldapsearch handily resolves issues.
Tags: data, server, software, IT, servers
Monitoring Network Traffic With IPTraf
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published September 25, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Check out the traffic passing through your machine with this useful and easy-to-use ncurses-based app.
Tags: data, DNS, control, traffic, protocols
Build a Solid Virtual Foundation
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 19, 2008
Virtually Speaking: LIVE From VMworld--Good hardware is a fundamental component of an effective virtualization deployment. Quantifying ROI and other benefits is often critical to getting the hardware.
Tags: Windows, data, virtualization, IT, servers
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks: Customization, PDFs, and Smart Image Management
By Eric Geier | Article Published September 17, 2008
This tutorial offers more tips and tricks on transitioning to OpenOffice.org (OOo). Discover OOo options you may want to change, learn about the PDF exporting feature and how to overcome two vexing issues you may encounter when working with images.
Tags: data, IT, Office, display, documents
How the Blogosphere Killed the Press Conference
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 09, 2008
The Internet including the Twitosphere has made announcing information to groups of reporters gathered in a room an obsolete process.
Tags: data, IT, government, technology, media
rsnapshot: rsync-Based Filesystem Snapshot
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published August 27, 2008
Tip of the Trade: Snapshot filesystems may be great, but migrating to a new filesystem is a major deal. If you're not up for it, rsnapshot makes achieving snapshot-like functionality a snap.
Tags: data, IT, Unix, backup
Tip of the Trade: Nagios Plugins
By Juliet Kemp | Article Published August 20, 2008
Nagios is set up to use plugins to do the actual work of checking services. From cron-apt to check_jabber and more, here are some to get you started.
Tags: database, data, services, server, software
Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning for the Database Administrator - Part 1
By Kevin Medlin | Article Published August 18, 2008
The fundamentals of making databases an integral and manageable part of your disaster recovery planning.
Tags: data, IT, servers, Enterprise, Storage
Go Green (Really Green) With Your Hard Drive
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published July 31, 2008
Bamboo: The choice of Panda bears and hard drives? Fabrik may be the first company to use actual greens in its SimpleTech [re]Drive.
Tags: data, support, IT, media, Storage
Top SSD Performance Comes at a Price
By Judy Mottl | Article Published July 25, 2008
Texas Memory Systems debuts a RAM-based product that's big and powerful, but definitely not cheap.
Tags: data, IT, technology, InternetNews.com, Storage
Notes to a Young Software Developer
By Sara Chipps | Article Published July 21, 2008
A professional five years in gives some career advice to those who are just getting started.
Tags: developer, data, programming, IT, corporate
Let's Solve Our National Identity Crisis
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 02, 2008
Because we don't move forward with a comprehensive, protected ID system, we've instead ended up with a third-rate, insecure system based on social security cards and government agencies collecting data without our knowledge or permission.
Tags: authentication, security, Google, data, IT
Sir Tim Offers A Glimpse Of The Web's Future
By Chris Nerney | Article Published June 17, 2008
Sir Tim Offers A Glimpse Of The Web's Future
Tags: data, Web, semantic Web, Linked Data, Berners-Lee
The Knowledge Drain
By Chris Nerney | Article Published June 05, 2008
The Knowledge Drain
Tags: data, knowledge management, CIO Update
Let the Machine Do the Learning
By Jennifer Zaino | Article Published May 30, 2008
Discovering, understanding, and exploiting structured and unstructured data needs to be automated, argues an upcoming speaker at the LinkedData Planet Conference.
Tags: W3C, data, IT, acquisitions, semantic
Tip: Troubleshooting a Frozen iPhone
By Philip Graitcer | Article Published April 28, 2008
What to do when your iPhone won't respond to finger taps, responds slowly, or just doesn't work like it did a few days ago.
Tags: data, iPhone, IT, media, cable
iPass Offers Worldwide Hotspot Access to SMBs and Consumers
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published April 03, 2008
Until this week, iPass only provided access to its high-speed Wi-Fi service to enterprise customers. Now, there is a pay-as-you-go model that is perfect for small business and consumer users.
Tags: browsers, video, data, services, consumer, software, support, IT, browser, marketing, HP, international, VoIP, technical support
HP Aims at the Middle With New Servers
By Dan Muse | Article Published April 02, 2008
Business is booming for companies with between 100 and 999 employees, according to HP, and today's server and Linux announcements are designed just for those mid-sized businesses.
Tags: Linux, Oracle, Windows, security, data, search, services, Microsoft, server, software, management, support, SMB, IT, Intel, browser, Red Hat, research, smartphone, Mac, HP, servers, Office, Novell, technology, desktop, handhelds, Storage
HP Expands Midrange Hardware, Software Offerings
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 01, 2008
New servers and prepackaged configurations of CRM and Linux software aim to help make IT a profit driver for smaller shops.
Tags: Linux, Oracle, data, server, software, support, networking, IT, HP, InternetNews.com, Storage
Tip of the Trade: psad
By Carla Schroder | Article Published April 01, 2008
Turbo-charge your intrusion detection with psad, the port scan attack detector.
Tags: open source, Linux, data, server, IT
3Leaf Lands Intel License For CPU Virtualization
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 31, 2008
With both Intel and AMD on board, 3Leaf is ready to pursue mainframe-style provisioning for the x86 server world.
Tags: data, search, server, support, networking, virtualization, IT, Intel, datacenter, HP, servers, AMD, InternetNews.com, motherboard
More Enterprises Buy Into Storage Virtualization
By Judy Mottl | Article Published March 29, 2008
Consolidation, disaster recovery factors in technology adoption growth, according to a new study.
Tags: data, search, server, IBM, virtualization, SMB, IT, research, HP, servers, InternetNews.com, Storage
Enterprise Unix Roundup: Oracle Breaks Out ClusterWare
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published March 28, 2008
Unbreakable Linux has seemed rather unexciting on the enterprise scene. A new offering from Oracle may change that.
Tags: open source, Linux, Oracle, data, software, support, IT, Red Hat, Larry Ellison
Review: Propel Personal Bandwidth Manager
By Joseph Moran | Article Published March 28, 2008
Are you making the most of your Internet connection? Propel Personal Bandwidth Manager can show how you're using it and whether bandwidth is in short supply, but it does have its issues.
Tags: .NET, video, Windows, Google, data, search, Microsoft, software, management, wireless, IT, Vista, Intel, Dell, Cisco, media, voice, VoIP, e-Mail, desktop
A Small Business Guide to Network Attached Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 28, 2008
Strapped for storage? It might be time to consider a dedicated spare room for all your business bits and bytes. Our guide covers the gamut from affordable to high-powered network-attached storage options.
Tags: Windows, security, data, server, software, management, support, networking, IT, marketing, Mac, Office, international, desktop, Storage
Oracle Expands Its Linux Base
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 27, 2008
Oracle claims that it continues to pick up users for its Linux offering and now is set to add new clustering capabilities to the mix.
Tags: open source, Linux, Oracle, data, software, support, IT, marketing, HP, InternetNews.com
AT&T Introduces Business in a Box
By Jeff Goldman | Article Published March 27, 2008
AT&T's new IP communications solution is targeted at small and medium businesses with 15 to 50 users.
Tags: data, services, support, IT, Mac, voice, VoIP, telecommunications, PBX
Data Backup Review: Backup My Info
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published March 26, 2008
Lots of companies sell online data backup services, sos what makes one better than the others? Backup My Info might cost more, but we found the extra money is well worth the investment.
Tags: video, Windows, data, services, Microsoft, software, support, IT, Office, e-Mail, technical support, Storage
Has Storage Hit Its Inflection Point?
By Judy Mottl | Article Published March 26, 2008
Atrato's spinning disk array offers performance at quite a price.
Tags: data, software, virtualization, IT, HP, media, InternetNews.com, standards, Storage
Can You Spy BI?
By Tim Scannell | Article Published March 25, 2008
Business Intelligence is all the rage. Too bad it's all over the dashboard on use and usability.
Tags: Oracle, data, search, software, IBM, IT, Intel, HP, InternetNews.com
Creating a Contacts Database in OpenOffice
By Carla Schroder | Article Published March 24, 2008
The steps for setting up any mail-merge document in OpenOffice are easy; the one potential challenge is creating your contacts database in the first place. But the good news is Base can import data from most other databases, spreadsheets, text-delimited files, and email address books.
Tags: MySQL, Linux, Oracle, data, IT