Annals of bad luck: when primary, backup, and second backup power fail

Amazon’s cloud outage shows even the strictest precautions aren’t always enough.  by Jon Brodkin Data centers and servers can fail for all sorts of reasons. That’s true for businesses running data centers for their own employees’ needs. It’s true even when you’re Amazon, one of the largest data center operators in the world and the most…

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Windows Intune Considerations

Windows InTune continues to evolve as Microsoft’s leading cloud-based solution for managing and securing your PC infrastructure. In today’s small and medium sized business environment, InTune offers compelling features in its latest release, such as integration with Iron Cove Solutions supports our clients with InTune, to help our clients keep their PCs up to date,…

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Copyright Scofflaws Beware: ISPs to Begin Monitoring Illicit File Sharing

BY DAVID KRAVETS EMAIL Photo: Matt Licht, NotionsCapital.com/Flickr The nation’s major internet service providers by year’s end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the “Copyright Alert System” initiative backed by the Obama administration and pushed by Hollywood and the major record labels to disrupt and possibly terminate internet access for online copyright scofflaws. The plan, now four…

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Google Drops Support for Microsoft Office File Formats – Disregards Customers’ Needs…Again!

Tony Tai – MSFT  1 Oct 2012 9:00 AM  5 In a move that may affect millions of organizations, Google announced that Google Apps no longer allows users to export files to common Office 1997-2003 formats, as of today. And it gave users just three business days’ notice. Ouch. So what does this mean? If you’ve created…

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