Stories by Dirk A.D. Smith

Exclusive: Inside the NSA's private cloud

The National Security Agency (NSA) had a problem familiar to any enterprise IT manager executive: it was running out of space for hundreds of disparate relational databases that contain everything from back-office information to intelligence on foreign interests. And it needed to consolidate those databases to make it easier for NSA analysts to do their job.

Written by Dirk A.D. Smith29 Sept. 14 23:29

Where to go for help with Windows crashes

Before getting into the installation and use of WinDbg for W8, I looked for additional sources to help with crash resolution. Just Googling "Windows 8 crash" returned forums, guides, tools and books, all offering varying levels of help.

Written by Dirk A.D. Smith15 April 13 09:45