Data migration is hard to do

April 15, 2013
Data munging and data migration come with big challenges -- and big rewards
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Linux fatware? These distros need to slim down

April 08, 2013
We need bare-bones Linux distros tailored for virtual machines or at least the option for installs
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Today's Linux schisms are a blessing in disguise

April 01, 2013
The Linux community is fracturing along a number of fault lines -- and that's a good thing
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The IT generalist's death is greatly exaggerated

March 25, 2013
Specialization has made the 'do everything' IT admin a rarer breed, but it is still a vital one
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Didn't test? Then don't deploy

March 18, 2013
Test, test, and test some more, or take the leap from build to production at your own peril
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An old IT ninja learns new Unix tricks

March 11, 2013
Even Unix veterans might be amazed to discover what commands have been lurking under their fingertips all this time
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Why you never let a vendor design your network

March 04, 2013
Cisco's ridiculous hardware spec for West Virginia's network underscores a troubling fact: You can never trust your vendor
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IT projects should start with IT people

February 25, 2013
Getting technical hands involved in any project at the ground level is absolutely key
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The true grit of IT troubleshooting

February 19, 2013
Tackling big problems as they emerge takes nerves, luck, and a gambler's instinct. Armchair quarterbacks need not apply
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'Packets of death' reveal road to enlightenment

February 11, 2013
Kristian Kielhofner takes tech troubleshooting to a whole new level in solving the 'packets of death' issue
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