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January 24, 2011
by sjvn01
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Upgrade Your Business Network With Windows 7 Pro’s Advanced Features

Though Microsoft doesn’t make a big deal of Windows 7’s many networking improvements and new features, they offer a fine reason to upgrade from XP. There used to be many reasons to skip migrating to Windows 7; but as the … Continue reading

January 20, 2011
by sjvn01
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Easy Network Quality of Service Management for Windows Users

When I’m called in to consult on network traffic management, I usually end up recommending heavy-duty, network traffic solutions such as Cisco’s IOS NetFlow, F5 Network’s BIG-IP, or Juniper’s Network and Security Manager (NSM). These are serious tools for serious … Continue reading

January 10, 2011
by sjvn01
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Real Help for your Network’s IPv6 Transition

The Internet’s IPv4 clock keeps ticking down. As Robert Cannon, the FCC’s senior counsel for Internet law, observed recently, “The original [Internet] address space, IPv4, is nearly exhausted.” He’s so right. Still, I’ll bet most of you are still scared … Continue reading

January 3, 2011
by sjvn01
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Five 2011 New Year Resolutions for Network Administrators

For the last few years, network administrators have, generally speaking, had it easy. All you had to do was maintain your network, albeit with less funding and fewer resources than ever. In 2011, though, you’re going to be asked to … Continue reading