Tutorials

  • 5 more Windows admin tasks made easy with PowerShell

    From checking systems to see if security patches are installed to monitoring Windows Server Backup attempts, PowerShell scripts can make tedious IT administrative tasks quick and easy.

    13 Dec. 17 22:00 Written by Jonathan Hassell
  • Your Windows 10 download guide for 1709

    Customers – particularly corporate customers – face a jumble of option-rich upgrade methods to get the latest version of Microsoft's OS. Here's how to decide which is best.

    20 Oct. 17 21:35 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • What you need to know to manage Linux disks

    Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art – from setup to partitioning to monitoring performance.

    12 Sept. 17 20:00 Written by Sandra Henry-Stocker
  • How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn’t)

    Apple’s cloud-based storage, backup and syncing service is the glue that connects iOS and macOS and makes everything work seamlessly. For those times when problems arise, we have the answers on how to fix things.

    11 Aug. 17 20:11 Written by Michael deAgonia
  • How to use Excel’s new live collaboration features

    Microsoft has finally rolled out real-time collaboration in Excel 2016 to Office 365 subscribers. Here’s how to share and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.

    01 Aug. 17 23:49 Written by Preston Gralla
  • What is app wrapping? One way to more secure mobile apps

    As part of a mobile application management strategy, app wrapping allows developers and administrators to apply security enforcement policies to a mobile app without changing its look or functionality.

    21 July 17 20:12 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • How to secure your router and home network

    Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.

    09 July 16 04:03 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

    24 May 14 04:00 Written by Zach Miners
  • 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

    It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

    24 March 14 12:56 Written by John Brandon
  • 5 tips for data manipulation in Excel

    If you work with data much, you don't need a statistical model to predict that the odds of consistently getting data in the format you need for analysis are pretty low. Those who do a great deal of data cleaning and reformatting often turn to scripting languages like Python or specialty tools such as OpenRefine or R.

    04 March 14 14:05 Written by Sharon Machlis
  • 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

    Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

    11 Feb. 14 13:44 Written by Paul Rubens
  • 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.

    28 Jan. 14 15:54 Written by Ed Tittel
  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Klout Score

    Your Klout score serves as an important indicator of your social media influence. These tips will help you increase your Klout score while also improving social engagement.

    28 Jan. 14 13:43 Written by James A. Martin
  • 8 Ways to Use Google Glass on the Job

    Google Glass isn't without its limitations -- not to mention privacy concerns -- but Google Glass 'Explorers' are finding many ways to use the device to work smarter and faster. The key to more widespread adoption, though, will be seamless integration into existing technology workflows.

    22 Jan. 14 13:43 Written by James A. Martin
  • How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

    Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

    14 Jan. 14 13:49 Written by Paul Mah
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