Systems Management

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NIST shifts focus of security guidance to ‘engineering'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology adapts existing engineering framework to show how to build security into software and hardware

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Apache Mesos users focus on big data, containers

A survey of users of the orchestration framework shows that they primarily deploy containers and big data apps, especially Spark

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First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure

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There's no easy way to do IoT management

The complexity of mobile's early days are a small taste of what IT will face in managing the internet of things

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Group policies, meet EMM: New and old Windows 10 management unite

MobileIron Bridge lets IT apply familiar group policy objects to Windows 10 PCs via enterprise mobile management, filling a big gap in Win10's new APIs

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The hidden power of the Office 365 admin center

Don't let the initially simple interface fool you: Office 365's admin capabilities equal those of on-premises Exchange, SharePoint, and more

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Your PC is simply another mobile device

IT needs to start planning now for the day when PCs are managed and secured like mobile devices, and desktop apps are developed and deployed like mobile apps

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

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Review: Ansible shows the beef

Ansible 2 eases configuration management, while boosting playbooks, modules, and Windows support

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The IT lowdown on iOS 10, Android Nougat, and MacOS Sierra

Management controls gain a subtle set of enhancements, and users get conveniences that honor IT security requirements

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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

Sophos antivirus products detected winlogon.exe as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers

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Review: Chef 12 fires up devops

A rich dev and test toolchain, collaborative end-to-end workflow, and improved Windows support put Chef in a league of its own

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Widespread computer outage delays Delta Air Lines flights

A power outage in Atlanta affected Delta's computer systems and operations worldwide, leading to the flight delays

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite: Cloud control from the ground up

Microsoft's Operations Management Suite watches over both cloud-based and on-prem systems, and it helps enterprises considering hybrid deployments to bridge the two

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Mesosphere thinks outside the Kubernetes box

With new support for data services like Confluent and DataStax, DCOS and Mesos show how Kubernetes could be better without morphing into its competition

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Apache Mesos turns 1.0, but it’s no Kubernetes clone

The Apache project for container orchestration aims higher than merely managing Docker or being a Kubernetes competitor

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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Performance Manager software could let an authenticated, remote attacker execute commands

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

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Leap seconds will be an occasional fact of sysadmin life until at least 2023

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