Saturday, May 15, 2021

Scott Alan Miller

7 Reasons to Migrate to Windows 7

If you’re straddling the fence, what’s your reason for not upgrading to Windows 7? Many IT managers wait for the first service...

Hiring Top IT Talent: the Reverse Interview

Corporate interviewers often forget that interviews are a two way street. Yes, the company is interviewing the hopeful job candidate -- but that candidate is...

IT System Patching: Don’t Delay

In enterprise IT shops, system patching is a complicated process involving large numbers of test systems that mirror production systems. Each new patch arriving from OS and...

Should Servers Be Rebooted?

A question that comes up on a pretty regular basis is whether or not servers should be routinely rebooted. Should they be rebooted once per...

IT Managers: Managing Engineers vs. Managing Support Staff

As IT managers we face the need to deal with two very different types of technical professionals, roughly categorized as “engineers” and “support professionals.” Understanding...

Trends in Thin Client Computing

Thin Clients in The Dark and Distant Past The IT world loves to swing back and forth between moving processing out to the user via fat...

Cloud vs. In-House: Choosing an Email Solution

If you talk to email specialists what you seem to find, in my small, anecdotal survey of the market, is this: half will tell you...

The Agony and Ecstasy of RAID

Back when I was a novice service tech and barely knew anything about system administration, one of the few topics that we were always expected...

Considering Virtualization for Small Business

In the last year or two we have seen virtualization go from a poorly understood concept to a much-hyped industry buzzword being bantered about constantly...

The SMB IT Vendor Relationship Dilemma

When most people compare enterprise IT and the small business IT markets they generally think about size and scale. Enterprise environments are huge and...

Debunking the Blade Server Myth

Blade Servers are the hottest trend in datacenters today. I’m sure you’ve heard the hype: lower cost and better efficiency. To be sure, blades have...

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How IBM has Changed to...

Think is IBM’s big annual conference, and again this year, it was digital. I’m noticing a sharp quality difference in shows like this where...

Database-Tuning Platform Launches and Secures...

PITTSBURGH — A team out of Carnegie Mellon University is launching its automatic database-tuning product today with the help of $2.5 million in funding.   OtterTune,...

Top 10 Professional Services Automation...

Professional services automation (PSA) software aims to offer service-based companies most of the software they will need to run their businesses in one package....

What is Data Aggregation?

Data aggregation is the process where raw data is gathered and presented in a summarized format for statistical analysis. The data may be gathered...