General Networking

Last Updated on 20 Oct. 2016, Total: 299 Articles and Tutorials

This topic provides an overview of the elements and issues involved in Networking and the basics needed before setting up any type of network.

The different types of network connections, basic networking terminology, network hardware, and network setups are all discussed in this section.

  1. Patch Management: More Important than Ever (Part 1)

    In this, Part 1 of a two-part series, we'll discuss the ever-growing importance of security patching and some basic tenets of best management best practices... Read More

  2. Patch Management: More Important than Ever (Part 2)

    In this, Part 2, we’ll go a little more deeply into patch testing and the many patch deployment options that are currently available, including both on-premises and cloud-based solutions for automating the patch management process... Read More

  3. Perfect Technology Storm

    Chinese curses aside, we do live in interesting – and exciting – times. Over the last few decades, technology has advanced at an amazing pace. Those of us who have been along for the ride have enjoyed the benefits of that progress, but sometimes the potential that new technologies hold can be both thrilling and worrisome... Read More

  4. Performance of Direct-Cable Connection

  5. Performing Small Business Technology Assessments

    This article looks at things you need to consider when performing IT and general technology assessments... Read More

  6. Personal Firewall

  7. Planning for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (Part 1)

    One of the hottest trends in IT is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This article series discusses important considerations that must be taken into account prior to allowing users to access your network from personal devices... Read More

  8. Planning for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (Part 2)

    This article continues the discussion of BYOD policies by discussing some additional aspects of BYOD security planning... Read More

  9. Planning for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (Part 3)

    This article continues the discussion of Bring Your Own Device by examining the supportability of user owned devices... Read More

  10. Planning for High Availability: Attempt to Eliminate Downtime

    To ensure that systems are available for requests when called upon, you have to plan for the failure of those same resources that are being requested. Hard drives have MTBF (mean time between failure), viruses go undetected, name it… disaster can happen. The only way to keep systems ‘available’ to those who request them is to deploy those systems in... Read More

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