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Change is good and there’s lots of change in my life

Back in August, my family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.  For some reason, I’ve waited to share that news.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Not only do I have that news, but much more has happened since we moved. Funny enough, when I wrote PowerCLI Cookbook a year ago, the publisher offered […]

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Solarwinds releases Network Performance Manager 12

Monitoring and management software company Solarwinds has announced the release of Network Performance Monitor 12 – a release that includes their most significant updates in the history of the product.  Originally known as Orion, NPM is a comprehensive network monitoring and management tool.  The new release features to major new features known as NetPath and Network […]

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Four months with Circle guarding my Internet connection

Several months ago, I posted the unboxing photos and an overview of Circle, an Internet safety device that I ordered to protect my family at home.   I fully expected to be able to post a full review in just a few weeks, but I found that it took a bit longer to really test Circle with […]

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What is Composable Infrastructure and where is it targeted?

Last month, just before the flooding, I was onsite at HPE in Houston, TX, for a Tech Day focused on the HPE Hyper Converged and Composable Infrastructure portfolio.  I have since had a chance to reflect on everything I had learned about HPE’s Composable strategy – and the larger industry direction of containers and orchestration are it is all […]

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Taking the new HP PageWide Pro 577dw for a test drive

For the first time in forever, HP has birthed a new line and brand of printers – well, sort of.  A couple of years go, HP introduced the OfficeJet Pro X line of printers.  These printers looked a lot like a LaserJet printer, they were built for business, but the actual print tech was more […]

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HP Inc. revamps printing lineup and introduces PageWide brand

The slimmed down HP Inc. today unveiled a new lineup of revamped business-focused printers including the introduction of a brand new brand of office printers to be known with the PageWide brand.  The announcement is expansive, with the introduction of 15 new printer models and a set of Secure Managed Print services from the company. […]

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Unboxing Circle, an Internet safety device for your home

Meet Circle.  Circle is a new take on the age old parental controls for your home’s internet connection.  Circle is a small box that joins your home wireless network or that plus into your home’s wired network and becomes the enforcer for all of your traffic. Unboxing Photos   Technical Details Circle does not replace […]

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Data proximity is driving analytics to the cloud

Unique, new types of datasets are forcing companies to investigate cloud-powered analytics to tap into data that can steer a company’s direction and its decision making.   These datasets have challenging characteristics that require moving the analytics platform and not the data that should be mined. A few months ago, I was part of a […]

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Apple shows off preview of new Education features, Enterprise can hope…

Apple posted a new preview page for Education on its website yesterday showing off several features to help IT administrators configure and deploy iPads for education more easily.  The features included a special Classroom app, a special School Manager portal, managed Apple ID accounts and shared iPad features.  The School Manager portal and the shared […]

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Simple iLO Firmware updates with PowerShell

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise iLO PowerShell cmdlets make it extremely easy to update iLO Firmware in mass.    The Update-HPiLOFirmware cmdlet is an extremely handy for updating firmware across many systems.  I particularly like this method because it fast, which isn’t always the case when trying to script upgrades.  The syntax of the cmdlet is easy […]

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