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How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access. Here’s how a handy tool will give you more control over when the lock kicks in.

Written by Ed Tittel10 April 17 23:44

How to prepare for a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update

With the public release of the Creators Update for Windows 10 arriving Tuesday, April 11, it's time to start prepping for that "feature update" (aka version 1703). There are several steps that you can and should take to get your machines ready.

Written by Ed Tittel07 April 17 03:48

How to reduce unnecessary drivers in Windows 10

Like its predecessors, once you've run Windows 10 for a while, it can suffer from driver bloat. But using DriverStore Explorer and some simple techniques, you whittle down the number of obsolete or unused drivers that might be slowing you down.

Written by Ed Tittel05 Nov. 15 16:24

How to work with Windows 10’s Reliability Monitor

Whether you're troubleshooting operational issues or trying to push a Windows 10 machine to its highest level of performance, Reliability Monitor, which is built-in to the operating system, can help in a big way.

Written by Ed Tittel29 Oct. 15 15:26

6 Ways to Maximize Your IT Training Budget

Although the economy is picking up ever so slightly, IT departments remain on the lookout for ways to do more with less -- fewer people, fewer resources, less money. That's why learning how to stretch the training budget as far as possible can pay significant dividends. This is true both for those organizations seeking to develop employee skills and knowledge for the least expenditure, and for employees looking to improve and enhance their career potential and longevity.

Written by Ed Tittel30 Oct. 14 00:20

The Dangers of Dark Data and How to Minimize Your Exposure

As "dark fiber" is to the telecommunications industry so, also, is "dark data" to many businesses and organizations. These vast pools of untapped, largely unprotected data simply sit there, doing not much of anything for the bottom line.

Written by Ed Tittel25 Sept. 14 00:45

7 Enterprise Mobile Security Best Practices

There's no denying the potential for mobile devices to improve efficiencies and lower costs for workers in industries of all types. You also can't deny the potential security vulnerabilities that mobile devices present. These seven tips will help you secure your mobile environment without placing a burden on your workforce.

Written by Ed Tittel13 Feb. 14 13:39

Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and more open software.

Written by Ed Tittel28 Jan. 14 15:54

An OpenStack Primer for IT Executives

OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, has garnered the support of more than 200 IT vendors. Enterprises embrace the platform for its flexible, hardware-agnostic architecture -- but they should realize that this modularity can come at a cost.

Written by Ed Tittel16 Jan. 14 13:38

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