Your IT Sprawl shouldn’t cost you millions

Harry, the TechNet editor, mentioned to me an interesting article by Rick Delgado on IT sprawl and the unseen costs associated with the problem. He asked me to come up with some practical magic to avoid or at least ease this problem, so here it is. Like every complex problem, I’ll break this down to…


Is IT Sprawl Costing You Millions?

Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He’s started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers. He enjoys writing about new technologies and how it can help us and our planet….

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IPAM – Part 2

So, what IS new in IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2? There is quite a long list here. One of the big additions is that IPAM now supports RBAC – Role Based Access Control, this now enables you to customise access and operations permissions for users and groups of users with granular control of IPAM…


Become an MVA Hero

Sign up to MVA Hero today and get your free hero costume (t-shirt) and earn some great prizes! I am still surprised at how many IT Professionals and developers haven’t made use of the Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn about Microsoft technologies and stay up do date as new versions are released. Each module has…

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IT Pros Unplugged: Head of IT at a Premiership Football Club

When we think of our 'dream job', then it’s all about finding something we're good at, we get paid to do and of course we love doing. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Matthew Reynolds, Head of IT at Southampton Football Club, we asked him a few questions on what he does, as well as how he got there. As you’ll see…


Server Market in Decline – 6 potential reasons why.

I saw an article a few weeks ago in Information Week discussing the slow down in server purchasing.  It was then going on to decry the lack of innovation, but actually this trend could be down to any of these factors: Consolidation is up – the number of VMs running on a given server is…


Avoid the tech-nightmare before Christmas: the yearly upgrade cycle.

    By Mike Resseler, Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam and MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management   Here comes December, which for most means happy family moments, gifts, and a nice bearded guy traveling around the world in his deer driven sled. For some of us, this announces the quietest time of…

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Cutting the cost of IT: What’s your virtualisation strategy?

    By Asavin Wattanajantra, Digital Copywriter at Metia     Have you virtualised your datacentre? Virtualisation makes it possible for IT teams in small and large businesses to be more responsive internally and externally, provide better service, and react more quickly to events. It allows companies to run multiple operating systems on the same…


Tech Ed Challenge – The results

WOW and when I say WOW I mean WOW! The TechNet team have been overwhelmed by the response to the TechEdChallenge!  We received nearly 500 entries to the competition and had to judge more than 40 Blog article submissions.  On behalf of the team I wanted to thank each and ever person that took the time to download,…