Archive for the ‘General’ Category

As you may or may not know, today is SysAdmin Day! In order to celebrate Sys Admins from all over the world we asked some of you on Spiceworks and LinkedIn what qualities you need if you want to survive in the world of system administration. Here 5 things you thought were important: 1. Patience Being a System Administrator often means completing tasks that require time and concentration. Sometimes you … Read more

There’s certain phrases that are guaranteed to strike fear in hearts of IT admins everywhere. They are all too familiar and they invariably mean wasted time, more stress or late evenings at work. Here’s our top 10 spinetingling things for IT admins to hear: “I’d just got a coffee, put it next to my keyboard and somehow…..” “I know you’re busy but could I just get you to have a … Read more

Even though there are a lot of books and papers that discuss Active Directory security, incidents of AD security breach just don’t seem to stop. What can be the reason for this? Are IT admins just not being able to grasp the tinges of AD security? Or Are they unable to adapt to the new, advanced threats that are being invented every day? Both of these could be the reasons. … Read more

What was born on the cloud is now descending to your premises! With the release of Exchange 2016, Microsoft is making a bunch of new features whose radiance we have glimpsed in Exchange Online as a part of Office 365 available for on-premises deployment. These features, having powered millions of mailboxes and public folders in the Cloud environment and having gone through trials and testing in the hands of users … Read more

Think about the last week’s worth of work you’ve accomplished. You put out a bunch of fires; performed some upgrades and new implementations of applications, systems, or servers; and even had a little time for planning some strategic initiatives for next quarter. But as you look over this work and focus specifically in on the manual tasks you performed, would you consider that work particularly efficient? An IT pro’s time … Read more

There is nothing unusual in the growth of an Exchange database with the addition of data. As mailboxes are added, the database increases in size to accommodate them. And it is expected naturally that database size decreases as data is deleted. But one may be amazed to see some abnormalities here—no decrease in database size is observed as mailboxes are deleted from Exchange database. And one more surprise! After deleting … Read more

They hound you day after day, they try every trick in the book to get you on the phone and if one of these poor souls are lucky enough to get through they talk AT you like you care what they say. IT sales people more often than not are not a welcome interruption for the IT Manager. On average an IT Manager will get 12-14 calls a day from … Read more

  With a refreshing article presented few weeks back about IoT’ present scenario and how it is evolving with the proliferation of technology, better deal of interaction amongst people, entities, things, and the associated personal data; the entire IT ecosystem has accelerated from Big Data to Analytics. However, in order to let IoT evolve, it becomes important to focus on the key challenges, threats, and the opportunities that lie ahead. … Read more

More than 10 million servers all around the globe are running on Windows Server 2003. Support for the most used server OS is going to end on 14 July 2015. Afterwards, Microsoft will not release any service pack or update for this Operating System and will not provide any support to fix the technical issues you may face. It means the Windows Server currently being employed in an organization will … Read more