Yearly Archives: 2012

Cross-platform tools that can make your job easier

With mixed-platform environments on the rise, you need tools that can handle whatever systems you’re supporting. Here are 10 invaluable cross-platform applications.  These tools range from standard desktop tools to server-based applications. Being cross-platform is going to become a crucial … Continue reading

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Applications for your portable security kit

Portable apps do one thing for the system and network administrator — make the job easier. The better (and more diverse) your portable apps, the more jobs are made easier. Security is one area where portable apps can make a … Continue reading

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5 must-have portable networking tools

Having all your tools in one place certainly makes your job easier. This is especially true when you need networking tools. These tools can be anything from simple monitoring tools to full-blown portable servers. Regardless of what you need and … Continue reading

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Content filters suitable for both home and business

When you need to block content, it’s a relief to know there are plenty of tools out there that do the job. I have identified five such tools that I believe can do the trick for anyone willing (or needing) … Continue reading

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Tools to carry with you at all times – portable antivirus and antimalware

Let’s face it, one of the primary jobs a Windows admin does is keep machines free of infection. It’s inevitable – end users will open files, install cutesy apps, and go to sites they shouldn’t. When they do these things, … Continue reading

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Free wireless networking tools

Wi-Fi is relatively easy to configure, but optimizing, securing, and diagnosing problems with a wireless network can be a challenge. Here are five free tools that can help. 1: CommView for WiFi CommView for WiFi is a packet sniffer that … Continue reading

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Things you can do to improve network and PC security

Security is tops on most every administrator’s list. And with good reason. Incomplete or poor security can bring down a company’s network and/or computer resources. That equates to lost work, which affects bottom line. Administrators must do all they can … Continue reading

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5 Tools to keep your Windows PC running malware-free

You know you have to stay on top of those insidious malware threats, but what’s the most effective (and affordable) solution? Here are some solid options. It’s a constant battle, the protection of a PC against malicious software. The second … Continue reading

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Free network monitoring tools

Among the wide array of network and system monitors, you’ll find several that do what the pricier tools do — for free. If you’re a system or network administrator, you need monitoring tools. You have to know, at all times, … Continue reading

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Five free cloning tools

It’s inevitable: At some point you’re going to need to recover from a disaster. When this happens, if you happen to have a cloned image, the task will be far easier. But many budgets don’t include the cost of some … Continue reading

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