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8 New Year’s resolutions for system administrators

The new year is here and 2016 is a distant memory. You may have a number of personal resolutions this year, but as a system administrator, here are a few professional resolutions for 2017.

 

1. Be more vigilant with your

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Resolve to be a SysAdmin superhero in 2017

The holidays are over, second and third helpings of home-cooked meals long forgotten, and you are slowly getting reacquainted with work. Instead of ushering in the new year with 2016 flashbacks, let’s usher in 2017 by observing your IT colleagues.

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Microsoft password policies: GPO-based vs. fine-grained policies

Microsoft has two solutions for deploying the requirements for Active Directory domain users passwords. The requirements, referred to as the password policy, can be deployed through Group Policy Objects (GPOs) or through Active Directory objects called fine grained password policies …

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The cloud and the silver lining: The relevance of IT admins

Just as writing has come to mean texting, blogging or any form of digital writing, the cloud today means one or all of the three Cs: computing, connectivity and communication. And just as nearly all thought to putting pen to

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One-third of businesses depend on end users to report application performance issues

Nearly one out of every three businesses (32%) become aware of most application performance issues from their end users, according to a recent ManageEngine Application Performance Monitoring Survey.

Given the relative maturity of the application performance management (APM) market, …

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UserConf vignettes.

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We just wrapped up our user conference  on IT service management (ITSM), and boy, it was one phenomenal experience. It was  amazing and reassuring to see the faith our customers have in us, and that was in

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Join Us for a Free Seminar & Workshop on Real, Continuous AD Auditing

Active Directory change monitoring has become a tricky business. No matter how hard you try, eventually something vital slip through the cracks. But the truth is, it need not be that way.

ManageEngine ADSolutions has cracked the code to implementing

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Salute the “Lord of the Links” on World SysAdmin Appreciation Day

While you get a pat on your back, they disappear in the shadows of the server rack.
While the office celebrates your success, they never claim their part in it.
While you are hailed a hero, no one recognizes the …

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IT Security: The New Target for CEO Performance

As Gregg Steinhafel steps down as chairman and CEO of Target, we’re witnessing more than just an act of contrition for one of the largest and most costly data breaches — ever. We’re witnessing the evolution of data breaches, …

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The lighter side of IT history

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