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Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 149 Blog Posts

  1. Crafty Malware

    Although, it's a recommended best practice to test and debug malware in an isolated and contained environment, this post by Marco Ramilli explains how crafty malware can eventually detect this environment and behave in a different way. Malware can detect virtualized environments, active debuggers and sandbox environments. Briefly, malware authors can easily insert code into their software that detects such... Read More

  2. Websense seven security predictions for 2013

    Websense Security Labs, a global leader in unified web, data, and email content security has made its predictions for 2013. Websense report predicts the key threats that the IT technology will face in the coming year which can give you a head start in reviewing your current defenses, identifying security gaps and putting new safeguards in place. The report also... Read More

  3. Complex systems break in complex ways

    According to Peter G. Neumann, an 80-year-old computer scientist at SRI International, the increasing complexity of modern hardware and software has made it virtually impossible to identify the flaws and vulnerabilities in computer systems and ensure that they are secure. Peter's intuition is that complexity has become something that people don't want to hear about and the inclination is now... Read More

  4. MS Exchange Webinar: Myths and Best Practices of Email Archiving

    What archiving features are coming in MS Exchange 2013? What are the top myths and misconceptions when it comes to MS Exchange and email archiving? Why is email archiving considered the "Swiss Army Knife" of the IT world because it solves so many groups' problems in one solution? Read more and Register here!... Read More

  5. VirtualizationAdmin.com monthly newsletter

    The below extract is taken from September's VirtualizationAdmin.com monthly newsletter authored by Scott Lowe. 'I'll start by saying that I'm a fan of both vSphere and Hyper-V. Both have a place in the world. With the release of Windows Server 2012 has come Hyper-V Server 2012 along with a whole lot of incorrect information making its way around the Internet... Read More

  6. Windows Azure AD Rights Management tools

    Windows Azure AD Rights Management provides the ability to enable the use of digital rights management technology in organizations that subscribe to the Office 365 preview services. Office 365 Preview customers can enable rights management capabilities within the Preview versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint and Office. These downloads enable an administrator to manage Windows Azure AD rights management features and... Read More

  7. Creating an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment without a Lab Server

    Extract taken from September's MSExchange.org newsletter authored by Henrik Walther, MCM: Exchange Okay so there's quite a few of you that would like to test a migration from an on-premise Exchange environment to Office 365 in order to get some hands on experience prior to doing this as an administrator within your enterprise organization or maybe as a partner consultant... Read More

  8. Set the desired level of IOPS with Amazon RDS

    Amazon's Cloud computing now includes new high performance provisioned IOPS storage for its Relational Database Service. Now, you can provision new RDS database instances with 1,000 to 10,000 IOPS, and with 100GB to 1 TB of storage for MySQL and Oracle databases. If you are using SQL Server, the maximum IOPS you can provision is 7,000 IOPS. The creation of... Read More

  9. The European Cloud Computing Strategy

    The European Commission aims at enabling and facilitating faster adoption of cloud computing throughout all sectors of the economy in order to boost the productivity, growth and jobs in Europe. The strategy includes three key actions which are Standards & Certification, Contract terms & Conditions, and European Cloud Partnership Read more here - http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/cloudcomputing/cloud_strategy/index_en.htm... Read More

  10. There is Too Much Cooling in Data Centers

    According to an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, server environments can easily operate at warmer temperatures thus saving costs on air conditioning without endangering the health and performance of the hardware. Read more here – http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/datacente-cooling-science_research-UTSC,1-549.html... Read More

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