Thursday, August 18, 2022

Kenneth Hess

Improving Data Center Efficiency: Five Steps

In the first week of September last year, I explained, Why You Need a Fuller Data Center and challenged you to partake in some data center minimizing...

Ten IT Trends for the Years Ahead

Mobility and agility are the two key concepts for the new decade of computing innovation. At the epicenter of this new enabled computing trend is cloud computing....

Data Deduplication: Two Methods

Data Deduplicationsounds like an excellent candidate for an HGTV reality show — companies drowning in a sea of redundant data receive a visit from two perky IT...

Is Your Data Center Just Plain Ugly?

You've thought it but you didn't say anything. You know it's an ugly baby but your sense of decency prevents you from saying what you're really thinking....

A Virtual Infrastructure Saves Money (But It Ain’t Free)

Can you save money by converting from a physical to a virtual infrastructure? Yes. Can you do it without spending any money? No. Can you do it...

Decreasing In-House Windows Support Costs

It might seem odd for a Linux and open source pundit to try to convince you it's possible to operate your Windows environment frugally, but...

Roll Your Own Linux with New Solutions

When it comes to operating systems, are you tired of taking what's thrown at you? It's funny how operating system vendors believe that "one size fits all."...

Geek Secrets for Cheap Tech Gear

Did you ever notice how computer geeks always have the coolest gadgets, leading-edge electronics and mini data centers in their basements? Do you wonder where all that...

Is Linux Bad for the Economy?

When perusing my local dead tree Sunday newspaper's Business section, I came across the headline, Frugality pays off: Avoiding debt looks smart for area firms and thought,...

IT Staff vs. Service Contracts: Cost Savings?

Do you have several employees with salaries approaching or breaching the six-figure mark and carry service contracts on your hardware assets? Consider stepping-up those service contracts to...

How to Learn Linux for Free

Ah yes, there's that all too familiar sound of tightening budgets and the tossing aside of those things perceived as non-essential. Training's death knell reverberates in my...

Xen Wants to Give You a Free Hypervisor

You're probably in that middle ground somewhere between needing to save money on your in-house IT services and outsourcing the whole thing to an external vendor. However,...

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