11 ways to protect your backups

A disaster in your datacentre is more likely than you think, and whether it comes from a site disaster, or a user falling victim to ransomware, you can always rely on your backups.

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Test drive – GFI OneGuard

GFI OneGuard is the latest tool from GFI, offering antivirus, patch management, resource management, and reporting in a single, easy to use application.

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Should I deploy monitoring software on your servers?

How do you monitor what goes on within your infrastructure? Do you gather logs, use SNMP, query WMI, or do you deploy agents that report in?

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To reboot or not reboot, that is the question

We either reboot our servers because that’s what we’ve always done and it’s worked out okay so far, or we don’t because the very idea is an affront to our technical sensibilities.

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The 10 worst ransomware attacks that ever happened

If there’s one word that can strike fear equally in the hearts of end users, security pros, and CIOs, it’s ransomware. From the first to the most recent, these are the ten attacks to remember.

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Best practices for changing your SMTP banner

When systems connect to your email system’s external connector, the only thing they must see is a 220 response, which is the SMTP response code that indicates the server can accept email.

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Explaining IT investments to your CXOs

Need to convince the big bosses that your IT budget makes sense? If you have to go in front of a CxO and try to explain why the company needs to invest in IT, here are some tips to help you close the deal.

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Sysadmins, finish the phrase – Jack of all trades, master of?

We in IT all know that the Jack of All Trades is the master journeyman of technology, capable of administering servers, debugging programs, assembling hardware, and optimizing SQL queries-all before lunch.

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Q2 Exchange updates are a little thinner than last time, though no less important

While most of us have been spending time at the beach, or perhaps at the lake, this summer, the Exchange Team has been hard at work on the latest round of Cumulative Updates for Exchange.

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When your inbox has a surprise and it’s called ransomware

When your inbox has a surprise and it’s called malware, there are several steps you can take to help protect yourself, and minimize the potential damage. Here’s what you need to know.

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