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Big Data and Social Listening

The Greek Stoic, Epictetus, said, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as...

Seven Enterprise Virtualization Contenders

According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 2015, about 75 percent of x86 server...

The 6 Essential Automation Tools For the Enterprise

System Administrators (SAs) are a lazy lot. Now, that might seem an unusual way to begin an article about automation, but if SAs weren’t...

Virtual Machine Backup: Five Solutions

Virtual machines have solved a lot of problems and enabled companies to cuts costs. But what happens when an...

Tips for Data Center Cost Savings

For a company to have its own data center is surely a sign of success -- and also a...

10 Virtual Machine Techniques to Boost Efficiency

Virtualization offers major productivity gains, but truly optimizing your virtual machines is easier said than done. Kenneth Hess overviews...

Why SSDs Are (Far) Better Than Mechanical Disks

The debate about the relative merits of solid state drives vs. spinning disks has been heating up as SSDs...

Cloud Computing: 10 Data Items To Hold Back

The hype about cloud computing is deafening, yet plenty of data storage should stay very much in-house. Kenneth Hess...

iPad Apps to Manage a Data Center

iPad apps, once thought to be essentially diversions, are emerging as real tools for IT management. Ken Hess discusses...

Cloud Computing: Ten Essential Services

Critics of cloud computing say that it's largely hype. Yet as Ken Hess points out, the following solutions and...