Systems Management

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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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The threat hunter's guide to securing the enterprise

You're already breached. Here's how to track down attackers on your network before they wreak havoc

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Chef combines 3 devops tools in one package

The new Automate enterprise commercial bundle is an integrated option for existing Chef users, but not a requirement

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CoreOS ramps up container scaling with ETCD 3.0

The technology for maintaining consensus and distributing data across a cluster now powers more than just container-based projects

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Not so fast: Some security defaults shouldn't change

Contrary to popular belief, changing default settings doesn't always improve security -- and often backfires

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Chef's Habitat puts the automation in the app

The creators of the popular system-automation framework introduce Habitat, which allows apps to do their own automation on any target platform

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Ansible 2.1 gets a grip on Microsoft Azure and Docker

Automation framework Ansible's second point revision adds management for Microsoft Azure and Docker containers, and so far avoids being just a Red Hat support tool

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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