George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 15 April 2014, Total: 479 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
148 General 3 April 2014
36 Implementation 15 Jan. 2014
19 Monitoring 10 March 2014
141 News 4 April 2014
86 Products 7 April 2014
21 Security 15 April 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
14 Virtualization 6 March 2014
  1. HP to discontinue its TouchPad and webOS Phones

    HP has announced that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices (TouchPad and webOS phones) at the end of fiscal year 2011. Although, the platform may have been technically solid, it did not reach the expected financial targets. However, HP will continue to explore alternate options for the webOS software as a separate product. The other hot news from HP... Read More

  2. NAP Logging

    During any NAP (Network Access Protection) deployment, it is important to have a record of events in particular during the initial stages. During initial stages you will be gathering information about computers and their compliancy levels. Through the NAP logs you identify which computers are non-compliant and can take the necessary actions before going for NAP enforcement. Additionally, you would... Read More

  3. The Windows Server 2008 scwcmd command

    The scwcmd command-line tool provides greater functionality than the GUI-based Security Configuration wizard. The tool allows you to remotely apply role-based security policy to groups of computers, analyze the configuration of groups of computers against the role-based security policy and build GPOs that apply the settings in the role-based security policy. Security policy allows you to enforce a baseline security... Read More

  4. SmartStyle Private Cloud

    SmartStyle Computing by Zenith Infotech Ltd is a private cloud solution targeting ITaaS (IT as a Service) VARs and IT service providers. The solution is based around cloud servers, advanced storage and virtualized technology. VARs can combine an array of resources to form a resilient setup which can be marketed as business continuity solution. Zenith Infotech provides additional add-ons on... Read More

  5. Knowledge, Networks and Nations

    In March of 2011 a high level conference at the Royal Society (a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence) discussed the current and future landscape of science. Many aspects were tackled and many questions came up such as, how should authorities, businesses and scientists respond to today's reality? and what is... Read More

  6. More organizations move to Private Clouds

    The University of Western Australia is shifting its 400 TB of data resources to private cloud. All of the University IT resources will now be hosted on the cloud while the connections between the cloud data centers and the University have been upgraded to 10Gbps. So what's the big fuzz? The move is quite big and the interesting part is... Read More

  7. Cloud Computing Assurance Program

    Auditing or assessing risks related to cloud setups may seem daunting at first, especially if an IT audit and assurance professional may lack cloud computing experience. A fine book published by ISACA & ITGI can give you the necessary heads up to initiate an assurance process. It is an excellent starting point but remember that it has to be modified... Read More

  8. Research IT as a Service

    I would like to share with you a couple of points taken from Ian Foster's presentation about the future of research computing and the current trend of moving the administrative load to the cloud. While, the big science projects are the ones that most often get the required funds and resources, the small to medium projects on the other hand... Read More

  9. Faster Storage Systems from IBM

    The XIV is a proven series of high-end storage systems by IBM. The IBM XIV Gen3 is the latest addition to this series that integrates seamlessly with virtualization, databases, email, analytics and data protection solutions from Microsoft, SAP, VMware, Oracle and others. The XIV series are well known for their solid architecture that can allocate resources effectively and maintain availability... Read More

  10. Zoho’s mobile apps

    Zoho's Customer Relationship Management solution now supports mobile devices. iPhone users can now follow sales leads, follow up ongoing deals and access accounts and other info while they are travelling even in offline mode! To read more about Zoho's CRM Mobile Edition for iPhone go here. For the Android users Zoho has released a mobile application that can create invoices... Read More

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