Each month our team of expert editors addresses the changing role of IT by helping savvy
technology professionals navigate both the technical and cultural challenges wrought by
vendor-hype, user-demands, and technology requirements.
Open source databases, Open source Web and application servers, Enterprise applications for Linux
Linux administration tools, Linux management and configuration, Linux interoperability, Linux licensing and support, Linux monitoring and troubleshooting, Introduction to Linux system administration
Cloud computing on Linux, Linux high-performance computing and supercomputing, Linux server hardware, Linux virtualization, Linux backup and storage, Linux network administration, Open source projects in the cloud
Unix-to-Linux migration, Windows-to-Linux migration, Linux to Linux migration
Linux security risks and threats, Linux system security best practices, Linux security tools
Linux news and updates, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Server, Noncommercial Linux distributions, Oracle Enterprise Linux
Performance monitoring tools preemptively thwart run-the-business application problems, but only when you have the right APM tool for the job.
Disaster recovery planning and infrastructure builds vex IT managers. Cloud services offer lower costs and more flexibility, but not without risk.
Most of the IT budget goes to maintaining the data center hardware and software. Consider outsourcing for better support.
Virtualization documentation can swallow up huge chunks of time if you have to retrace your steps. Recording what you do as you do it could save lots of time down the road.
It's important to not only take the big issues into consideration but also remember about small problems to keep a secure virtualization environment.
Recent reports have shown that the vast majority of businesses are struggling to overcome private cloud challenges. Why is it so difficult and is it worth the trouble?
Cloud brokers connect a growing landscape of service providers with busy business users. But what impact would they have on my IT team?
While AWS Config looks like another home run for the cloud giant, that doesn't mean everything is perfect. So where does AWS need to improve?
Cloud orchestration is gaining traction -- but how does it differ from provisioning? Expert Tom Nolle suggests thinking of one process as walking and the other as dancing.
If you open a Windows document in Windows Explorer rather than in the Microsoft Word interface, closing it launches File Explorer. The file hasn't moved.
Windows Defender is useful for Windows 8 security, but it can't keep up with malicious software alone. Several third-party products can help.
The need for a mobility program may be apparent, and BYOD is a necessary step in the progress from centralized control to focusing on apps and data.