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Review: Graylog delivers open-source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards...

When automation meets users, guess who loses?

This organization has set up automated monitoring for almost every piece of equipment on its network -- but when users are in the loop, that's not enough.

Another bright idea with just one little problem

This company's owner has a bright idea for the new computer room that's being built: have the floor level with the rest of the office, so it won't require any ramps.

And THAT'S why we have that lever

Manager at this electrical supply warehouse complains to his storage array vendor that two of the vendor's power supplies have failed in a row -- but when they're returned, they test out fine. What's going on?

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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Among the initial goals for the new IT transformation: to get 75% of News Corp's computing power onto the cloud within three years, to consolidate its 50 data centers down to six, and to achieve $100 million in savings over three...

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Bring your company's 'dark data' to light with this free new tool from Tamr

Tamr's enterprise metadata catalog can help companies create an inventory of their data sources, including metadata about who owns the source.

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Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory now allows businesses to authenticate customers and partners, not just employees, using popular consumer apps like Facebook and Google login credentials.

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How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

Enterprise IT stands to learn a lot from higher-ed CIOs, who are on the front lines in tackling demands for connectivity, service, security and innovation.

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too.

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud -- and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

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Understanding and using objects in PowerShell

How to use PowerShell objects, how to tease more info and functionality out of them and how objects can be useful in scripting scenarios.

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Qualys offers free IT asset management service for enterprises

Qualys AssetView provides an inventory of an organization's computers, and the software they run.

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Slideshow: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

Wi-Fi test toolsMany Wi-Fi test tools are software-based, such as Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzer programs that use a laptop’s internal Wi-Fi or maybe a USB wireless adapter. The four products we reviewed are: AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester,...

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Review: Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

AirCheck, Yellowjacket-BANG, Wi-Spy and Pineapple Mark V offer Wi-Fi test tools for network professionals on the go.

If one cable run is good...

New system is being installed in a room with a raised floor, so this networking pilot fish opens the access panel to see where the cable can run -- and gets a shock.

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Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Adding a 61st second has caused problems in the past, and some want to do away with it.


Blazent brings big data to IT operations management

Blazent enterprise customers can now get immediate glimpses into the health and performance of their IT systems.

Really, he's just trying to spread the fun around

IT consultant pilot fish is at a client site where the business has just finished a move -- with the usual slightly chaotic aftermath -- when another building tenant stops in to announce he's getting the client's old digs.

First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz

Newcomer NetBeez is strong on network troubleshooting; needs work on long-term performance analysis, reporting.


Diving into DevOps' details

Search for a definition of DevOps and you're likely to find something involving a collection of other buzzwords, like "agile," "system administration" and "lean," that doesn't actually tell you anything. We think we can do better.

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