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I have been to a couple of white hat security seminars over the past two weeks, one put on by Fishnet at the local SecureWorld Expo and another by Network Technology Partners. By white hat I mean people who are … Continue reading →
It isn’t often that you can get access to a thousand-node network to test your latest app, but thanks to the efforts of EMC’s Greenplum unit and some additional computing vendors, you can, and more amazingly, it is free of … Continue reading →
For the past several days I have been in Sydney as one of the judges in Microsoft’s annual student software contest called the Imagine Cup. This is the tenth year of the event that brings together several hundred mostly college … Continue reading →
I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person … Continue reading →
While there are numerous services that can help consolidate your social media and contacts, they don’t really focus on how you can manage the entire collection as one coherent entity and use it to help get and retain your customers … Continue reading →
I was a guest this week on the ComputerAmerica nationally syndicated radio show, where I spoke for an hour about Windows 7 Migration options. There are six products that I have spent some time with for a series of reviews on ITExpertVoice.com. You can download and listen to the broadc...
What has changed for the better and worse with Windows 7 when it comes to endpoint security? There are some improvements to the built-in firewall and encryption features, remote management as well as better integration with Microsoft’s Network Access Protection services in Window...
Ever wanted to send someone a text from an email message? Those of us of a certain age that don’t want to do a lot of typing on our phones and are at our computers can use these simple gateways. Just enter the phone number and the rest of the email address here, and it [...]
In the ten years since Real Simple Syndication (RSS) has been invented, it has been one of the most significant technologies that Rodney Dangerfield would say “got no respect.” Providing the connective glue behind most social media, linking various Web sites for automatical...
A lot has happened in the last nine months of 2009 since we wrote our update on virtual servers. Citrix has made Xen Server free and released a new version 5.5 in mid 2009. Microsoft has released R2 of Windows Server 2008 that extends Hyper V in new and useful ways, and adds support fo...
While it’s the frivolous iPhone apps that get the attention (yes, there really are more than 175 apps that can produce rude bodily noises, I checked), there are lots of apps that can also help you do your job as an IT worker. While less notorious, they are worth your time to down...
I have been a long time donor to Kiva.org, a peer microfinance lending site that has been around for several years. When I first heard about it I thought it was an interesting idea and donated some money to fund a few different third-world start up businesses. Kiva works by hooking ...
If you have spent any time online using social networks like LinkedIn or Facebook, you know they can be difficult to grow your network and add contacts. But even harder is the ability to extract your contacts once you have built up a reasonably sized network. None of the social network...
If you have spent any time online using social networks like LinkedIn or Facebook, you know they can be difficult to grow your network and add contacts. But even harder is the ability to extract your contacts once you have built up a reasonably sized network. None of the social network...