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Inovato Quadra Review, Part 5: Remote Access (or Not!)

Tom pushes the low-cost Raspberry Pi competitor beyond its intended limits to see what happens.

Inovato Quadra Review, Part 4: Hardware, Storage & Networking Tests

Tom looks at the hardware, extends storage and performs basic storage/network tests on the $29 Raspberry Pi alternative.

Real-World Ransomware Defense Best Practices: Remember 'Bullies Target the Weakest First'

You don't need to have the strongest security posture out there, you just need to NOT have the weakest.

Cloud Reports Offer Skills Gap Solutions

The inability to find IT pros with requisite cloud skills is persistently identified as a major challenge to organizations moving to cloud computing.

Inovato Quadra Review, Part 3: A Deeper Dive & Performance Testing

Tom finds it won't do 720p video streaming but is still impressed with the value of the $29 Raspberry Pi alternative.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure DevOps Security in Limited Private Preview

At this week's big Ignite 2022 tech conference, Microsoft announced multiple efforts to bolster security for Azure DevOps, including a limited private preview of GitHub tech.

Inovato Quadra Review, Part 2: Browsing, Office Apps and Photo Editing

The $29 Raspberry Pi competitor continues to impress Tom, though he suffers a couple hangs while testing various applications.

IBM Cloud Study: 'Initial Excitement' Bends to Skills, Security, Compliance Challenges

A new cloud study from IBM tells a familiar story: Organizations are choosing the hybrid model to drive digital transformations but are hindered by factors including a lack of skilled technologists, security concerns and overwhelming compliance/regulatory burdens.

Inovato Quadra Review, Part 1: A Raspberry Pi Competitor?

Tom has thought about investigating Pi alternatives but was put off by sketchy companies and long delivery times -- and then he found the Inovato Quadra.

IoT/Edge Dev Survey Shows AI, Container and Linux Popularity

When it comes to workloads, artifacts and OS choices, AI, containers and Linux all rank highly.

Tom Lists Five Reasons You Need to Attend VMware Explore Europe 2022

From big announcements to small-vendor scoops to after-hours fun, Tom makes the case for attending the Barcelona event.

For Cloud Cybersecurity, You Can Pick 2 of 3: Easy, Cheap or Secure

In cloud hardening beyond Next, Next, Finish configurations, orgs have to choose two of three security posture characteristics: easy, cheap or secure.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Reasons to Attend KubeCon North America 2022

At KubeCon you can learn and get a vibe for the direction that K8s is headed and discover how you need to position yourself and your company for these changes.

How to Update the AWS Tools for PowerShell

Unlike Amazon's web interface, AWS does not automatically update command-line tools such as the AWS Tools for PowerShell.

What Top-Paying IT Certifications Result in $160K-Plus Salaries?

AWS Certified Solutions Architect tops a list of 15 top-paying IT certifications of 2022, which shows three certs correspond to average salaries of more than $160,000 for their holders.

Why Integrated Security Tools Are Crucial for Cybersecurity Defense

Paul Schnackenburg, the one-man Security Operations Center, talks about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, the cybersecurity kill chain, modern security threats and why an integrated suite of security tools is crucial for defense today.

'Stop Doing That!' Multi/Hybrid Cloud Cybersecurity Advice for RDP, Credentials and More

Veteran cybersecurity experts working on the front lines are left shaking their heads when they have to deal with organizations whose security postures are still wide open to well-known, longtime vulnerabilities.

In Depth: The Defender Family Is Growing

Paul Schnackenburg goes deep on what two new services offer, how they fit into the overall family of Defender products and why you should consider if they might be a good fit for your organization.

Tom Details What's New in vSphere 8 (and 'Why People Are Excited About It')

As the industry continues to embrace technologies like the cloud, edge computing and SaaS applications, VMware has realized that they need to extend their marquee product (vSphere) to better align with these trends.

VMware Named SD-WAN 'Leader' for Fifth Straight Year

Virtualization kingpin VMware continues to dominate the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, according to the latest Magic Quadrant report from research firm Gartner.