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Posted on 03.07.18 by Adam Bertram

What is Kubernetes and the Hype All About?

Containers are all the rage these days ever since Docker came on the scene and made containers available to us mere mortals. But how do you deploy, manage, and monitor all these containers? Meet Kubernetes, an open-source, container management service!

Posted on 03.05.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag The Month: The Biggest IT Stories from February 2018

New month, new IT stories, and some (not so) new security problems. And what a month it’s been! From the Olympic hacks to cryptominers on government websites to the continued fallout of the Meltdown/Spectre flaws, February kept us busy. In this edition of Defrag This,...

Posted on 03.05.18 by Adam Bertram

Creating A Timeout Feature In Your PowerShell Scripts

Don't let your entire workflow be hung up because one of the scripts is stuck on some task. There's a way around that!

Posted on 03.02.18 by John McArdle

Building a Business Case for an IT Monitoring Solution

In my previous article, I talked about the true costs of building an in-house IT Monitoring tool. Many organizations, of course, will consider several solutions before making an investment decision. The usual options are:

Posted on 02.28.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Smart Speakers 101: Google vs. Amazon and The Rest

AI (artificial intelligence) is all the rage these days. Hardly surprising, when you consider that natural intelligence seems to get even rarer as the years march swiftly onwards.

Posted on 02.28.18 by Greg Mooney

What Is Fog Computing?

The relatively new approach to IT infrastructure design and data processing complements cloud computing to deliver key information to end users faster.

Posted on 02.27.18 by Alex Jablokow

We Need to Increase Focus on Endpoint Security

Increasingly, corporate work is being carried out on mobile laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and corporate data is being held outside of the company’s own systems. 

Posted on 02.23.18 by Adam Bertram

Date Formatting in Python

There are many different types of objects that we can work with in Python. Dates are one of those objects that are infamous in nearly every language. Date types are notoriously hard to wrangle but Python has quite a few ways to manipulate dates and time.

Posted on 02.21.18 by Dan Franciscus

Setting up an Internal Chocolatey Package Repository

If your organization is serious about using Chocolatey as a means for Windows package management, then setting up your own internal package repository is a must.

Posted on 02.20.18 by John McArdle

Counting The Real Cost of a DIY Network Monitoring Solution

It can be tempting to build your own DIY Network Monitoring solution, but what's the real cost of building and maintaining such a tool at scale?

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