Systems Management

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Hardcore computing: The nitty-gritty of embedded systems

Want an in-depth, hands-on view of computing? Take a trip to the wild side with embedded systems

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For IT admins, remote doesn’t have to mean less control

You can end up working with one hand tied behind your back when you rely solely on the tools that come with your tech ecosystem

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Review: 7 data recovery tools for every data disaster

From resurrecting lost photos to recovering RAID arrays, these utilities can bring your data back from the dead

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Windows 10 vs. OS X: Which gives sys admins more control?

Microsoft is adopting Apple's approach to PC management, while also keeping the familiar Configuration Manager

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Get started with Windows PowerShell DSC

It’s easy to automate Windows Server configuration management with PowerShell; here’s how

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Nmap 7 brings faster scanning and improved IPv6 support

There are a lot of network management and monitoring goodies inside the latest version of Nmap

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Config Manager goes hybrid, rethinks Windows 10 admin

The new SCCM is a bridge to broader identity-based management for Windows, iOS, Android, and sometimes OS X

Why aren't you managing your Macs?

Macs are showing up at work in larger numbers, but all too often, they're left unmanaged

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18 cardinal rules of systems administration

Holding yourself to this set of rules will help to keep your systems running smoothly and your users happy

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Remember sed and awk? All Linux admins should

We aren’t doing the next generation of Linux and Unix admins any favors by forgetting init scripts and fundamental tools

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Ride 'em cowboy? Easy does it in IT

There are old admins and bold admins, but very few old, bold admins

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Flocker rounds up storage hardware support to bolster Docker

Can Docker handle third-party storage devices as flexibly as it handles software, too? Flocker is out to prove it can

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The thin line between good and bad automation

Scripts that call scripts that call scripts can lead to very dark places

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Old software: The savior and scourge of IT

Software will inevitably grow old, but it should never be allowed to fade away

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Hey, stop messing with my command line

Maintaining consistency in interfaces across versions isn't easy, but it's crucial to an admin's sanity

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Hey, United! Try moving your IT to the cloud

A data center outage grounded United flights -- again. Perhaps the airline should look for a more reliable venue for its systems

Small IT, big problems: Log data reveals the unknown

Even the smallest IT team can leverage log management for smoother operations and stronger security

Oracle offers software to ease move to a hybrid Oracle cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5 can manage the company's databases and application servers in the cloud

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