How IT pros can set boundaries and protocols
on October 22, 2021 at 10:02 am
From managing backups and Linux distributions to troubleshooting hard drive failure and protecting company data, it's easy to see why IT pros are overwhelmed and overworked.
Microsoft bought CloudKnox because hybrid multicloud identity is complicated
on October 21, 2021 at 12:50 pm
Managing passwords and privileged access is bad enough for people—but that's going to be dwarfed by the problem of dealing with non-human identities.
How the semiconductor industry is transforming in the face of disruption and shortages
on October 21, 2021 at 4:02 am
Change is afoot in the chip manufacturing industry, and COVID-19-induced supply chain shortages aren't the only thing to blame. Deloitte says this is how semiconductor companies can respond.
Canon USA hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming it's conning consumers
on October 20, 2021 at 6:43 pm
A federal lawsuit filed in New York against the company argues it is misleading buyers of its "all-in-one" printers by forcing them to purchase new ink cartridges for the devices to work properly.
Best Linux laptop for 2021: Which one should you buy?
on October 20, 2021 at 4:01 pm
If you're looking for a new laptop that ships with Linux pre-installed, read Jack Wallen's top five picks.
Google Pixel 6 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
on October 19, 2021 at 7:03 pm
From sophisticated camera enhancements to major battery improvements to the game-changing Tensor chip, the Pixel 6 takes Google's flagship phone to the next level.
Why I'm not buying the new MacBook Pro (and maybe you shouldn't either)
on October 19, 2021 at 5:07 pm
The newly announced MacBook Pro notebooks are tempting, but consider this before whipping out your credit card.
Aruba introduces the industry's first distributed services switch
on October 19, 2021 at 3:02 pm
The new CX 10000 integrates security services, like a firewall, directly into a one-unit network switch deployable anywhere security and other services need to reside.
M1 MacBook Pro 2021: Which laptop model is right for you?
on October 19, 2021 at 2:10 pm
The M1 MacBook Pro models that creatives have been craving are finally here. We'll break down these new Apple laptops' specs, and answer the tough questions, like whether you should upgrade.
Why I am buying Apple's new MacBook Pro
on October 19, 2021 at 1:20 am
Apple announced all-new powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros in October 2021. Here's why one seasoned consultant will be purchasing the new model.
Top 5 tips for dealing with supply-chain disruptions
on October 18, 2021 at 9:01 pm
Weather events and port issues have caused major disruptions in the global supply chain. Tom Merritt gives us five ways to deal with it.
2021 MacBook Pro cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
on October 18, 2021 at 8:27 pm
Apple's latest MacBook Pro redesign promises massive improvements in performance and battery life, but is it a good investment for professionals?
Why Microsoft thinks you don't need another free Hyper-V Server SKU
on October 15, 2021 at 12:07 am
Running Windows Server on your own infrastructure and using cloud services to do it offers lots of benefits. But that cloud harmony means subscriptions rather than unsupported free operating systems.
How to install the latest version of the Docker engine
on October 12, 2021 at 6:38 pm
Jack Wallen shows you how to get that most up-to-date version of Docker installed to avoid vulnerabilities.
iCloud vs. OneDrive: Which is best for Mac, iPad and iPhone users?
on October 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm
Cloud file storage has become a necessity for almost every business user. Two heavyweights lead the fight, but one boasts an edge in convenience when using Apple hardware.
How to gather your vCenter inventory data with this VMware PowerShell script
on October 7, 2021 at 7:46 pm
Inventory reports are a common request when administering a VMware vCenter environment. Learn how this VMware PowerShell script can make such requests quick and easy.
AI is finally booming now that big data has become easy
on October 6, 2021 at 2:42 pm
Commentary: At last, storage is fueling the big data hype, which is also fueling artificial intelligence.
It's time to get off Windows and SQL Server 2012 (or run them on Azure)
on October 1, 2021 at 8:23 pm
The only way to get extended support for 2008 versions of Windows and SQL Server is in the cloud. Here's why you should be thinking about 2012 migrations now as well.
Keep your Windows sessions alive and ready with this PowerShell script
on October 1, 2021 at 5:26 pm
Make sure your Windows systems are fully available and ready to roll with help from a simple PowerShell script.
Western Digital's new NVMe SSD is a potential solution to unstructured data nightmares
on October 1, 2021 at 4:19 pm
SMBs that rely on NAS hardware to store data will get a performance boost in the now available, and surprisingly affordable, WD Red SN700.
How to run network diagnostic tests on Chrome OS
on September 30, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Is your Chromebook having networking issues? Jack Wallen introduces you to a tool that could help you solve those problems.
How to install the Nessus vulnerability scanner on Rocky Linux
on September 30, 2021 at 7:05 pm
If you're looking for one of the best vulnerability scanners on the market, Nessus might be the ticket. Jack Wallen shows you how to install this platform on Rocky Linux.
Storage for unstructured big data should be part of a company's strategy
on September 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm
For many IT organizations, data storage is an afterthought and not a strategic concern. However, when it comes to big data management, storage should occupy center stage.
How to deploy FileRun, an on-premise alternative to Google Drive
on September 9, 2021 at 1:58 pm
You or your small business might want to house certain files on a private platform similar to Google Drive. You can do that with FileRun. Jack Wallen shows you how.
An easy fix to the new Google Drive storage problem for Google Photos
on August 9, 2021 at 12:37 pm
Jack Wallen shows you how he's avoided filling up Google Drive with photos from his Android devices with the help of Nextcloud.
Top 5 self-hosted photo storage options
on August 4, 2021 at 2:55 pm
Tom Merritt talks about self-hosting your own photo storage so you don't have to keep paying for storage space.
Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals on external storage
on June 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm
Prime Day is back, and it's the perfect occasion to get a new external storage device in any number of form factors, capacities and intended purposes.
Western Digital adds new embedded flash drive storage option for 5G phones
on June 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The company says the storage will make it easier for users to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 connections by speeding up sequential writes and downloads.
This open-source Microsoft benchmark is a powerful server testing tool
on June 10, 2021 at 10:22 am
Storage is a vital component of a modern server. DISKSPD can provide valuable insights into how it performs under different workloads.
Apple iCloud: A cheat sheet
on June 7, 2021 at 7:33 pm
Apple's iCloud is a cloud file storage and services platform that provides users with secure ways to store and share files, find lost equipment and synchronize information across multiple devices.