Is your IT job indispensable? Then no vacation for you

May 31, 2011
In nearly every IT shop, the big problems always come down to the one person who can solve them, no matter the day or time
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Insult to injury: San Francisco wins $1.5M from Terry Childs

May 23, 2011
It's abundantly clear that San Francisco is making an example of Terry Childs. But for whom?
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Fire up a Microsoft network without Microsoft

May 16, 2011
Non-Microsoft servers running Microsoft networks may be the small-business network appliances of the future
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Why network administration is so bleeping hard

May 09, 2011
Every network is different -- so network configuration and troubleshooting remain highly specialized and valued skills
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Admin tip: Leave well enough alone, dummy

May 02, 2011
If you weren't a little OCD, you wouldn't be in IT. Here's how a nagging desire to put everything in its place can wreak havoc
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Will Apple's enterprise success spark a business cloud offering?

April 25, 2011
Apple has made huge inroads with client devices in the enterprise, so a business cloud may not be far behind
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Wanted: Brilliant technology slave

April 18, 2011
Do you have what it takes to do everything at once without missing a beat? Then Fergenschmeir Systems wants you
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Luddites, leave your tech nostalgia at home

April 11, 2011
Want to leave the data center and go back in time at 5 p.m.? Fine. Just fast-forward to 2011 when you get to work the next day
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Why GUIs suck, revisited

April 04, 2011
Still think that GUIs rule on IT gear? You're so wrong. As proof, a tale of woe that contrasts the GUI and command-line approaches
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Dealing with system consoles from hell

March 28, 2011
It's the little things that hurt -- like the inability to hit the Escape key when your life depends on it
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