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HP’s new Elitebook Folio 1020 is an attractive, powerful system for mobile enterprise

For many people, their daily office isn’t in a traditional office building.  For them, a lightweight powerful mobile computer is the best way to get the job done.  I had the chance to evaluate an HP ultrabook, the Elitebook Folio 1020, during May and June and run it through the paces on a number of […]

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Field testing an HP Elitebook Folio 1020 in the office, in training and on vacation

In Part 1 of my HP Elitebook Folio 1020 review, I focused on the technical aspects of the laptop.  For Part 2, I wanted to focus on usability and how the laptop did while I took it on a tour of duty – from a week on-call, to a week at a conference, to a […]

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Introducing ‘PowerCLI Cookbook’, the step-by-step guide to adopting PowerCLI

If you’ve noticed that my blog posts have been a bit light over the last year, I am happy to finally tell why.  Last week, my first book published.  It was many months in the making, a lot of effort and it is now in the wild.  PowerCLI Cookbook is written to be a guide for beginners […]

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Techazine.com welcomes a new writer, Jason Foxworth

Several years ago, the branding for this site changed to Techazine.com after the domain became available.  The idea then was to open up the site to additional voices and I’m really glad to say that today a new voice is joining the site. Jason Foxworth, who is also a systems administrator, will begin writing at […]

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Officejet Pro X redefines the Inkjet Printer

The Officejet Pro X is to inkjet printers what the Prius is to traditional cars.  While it looks a lot like all of the cars before it, the Prius completely redefined the core drivetrain and its power source, inventing a new category of car – the hybrid.  In the same way, the Officejet Pro X completely redefines the […]

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Is there such a thing as an Enterprise InkJet? HP’s OfficeJet Pro X thinks so…

Laser printers and enterprise seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But a little over a year ago, I was introduced to an enterprise inkjet printer line – the HP OfficeJet Pro X.   In many ways, it resembles an HP LaserJet printer in size and design.  It looks like an office printer – something substantial […]

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STOP shipping adware to customers through Installers

Attention Software Vendors!!  I kindly request that you STOP shipping adware to customers through your Installers.  Twice this week, I have had installers attempt to add software onto my system that I never agreed to.  CNET’s installer offered me a dose of extra adware for a program I needed on my Mac and today a vendor, whose product I […]

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Customers lose with Microsoft’s takeover of NoIP domains

You may have missed the news yesterday, but Microsoft coordinated a takeover a over 20 domain names held by dynamic DNS company NoIP.  Microsoft took control of the 20 domains NoIP offers to customers as free dynamic DNS subdomains.  In doing so, Microsoft was seeking to disable domains used by a couple of malware attacks that were […]

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HP Pro 612 tablet aims to replace your work laptop

It wasn’t much of a surprise that when the HP Printers and Personal Systems group arrive to the blogger’s briefing, they were showing off a tablet.  To be exact, HP’s PPS group brought the Pro 612 tablet to show off. The HP Pro 612 is targeted at business users and includes the full range of […]

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Struggling with margin and technical debt

If left unchecked, its only a matter of time before every administrator becomes overwhelmed by technical debt.  It may be just months on a new job for a lazy admin or it may be several years for someone whose actively trying to manage their task list, but at a certain point, its bound to happen.   My […]

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