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Windows Home Server kicks another own goal

Windows Home Server kicks another own goal

Synchronising data between multiple computers is difficult and dangerous, which is why we get software to do it these days rather than attempting to manage all the file movements ourselves. But making the assumption that the software knows what it's doing can in itself be dangerous.

March 11, 2008 by in Windows

Forget the raised floor, where are the generators?

Forget the raised floor, where are the generators?

The components that make up a modern datacentre often look disturbingly like commodity items: a server here, a rack there, spaghetti tangles of cable everywhere. But there's one item that is still something of a rarity -- and no, I'm not talking about the expertise needed to run it.

February 20, 2008 by in Storage

Serving up lessons for the home

Serving up lessons for the home

There are some common elements in how IT professionals and home users deal with backup: the need for backups to happen automatically and quietly, and to be easily and quickly restored when the proverbial hits the fan.

February 12, 2008 by in Apple

Open source and the need for speed

Open source and the need for speed

Enterprise technology development and improvement rarely takes place as quickly as most IT managers would like, but blaming that lack of speed on the inherent complexity of the problems involved can sometimes be a lazy knee-jerk reaction.

February 5, 2008 by in Open Source

Store it like a MAN

Store it like a MAN

There's rarely such a thing as a genuinely new idea in IT -- as any enthusiast for thin client computing who has ever worked with a mainframe can tell you.

November 14, 2007 by in Storage

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