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Small steps into handling Big Data

Steve Cassidy looks at the challenge of handling Big Data on your network

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Windows Server 2012 R2: how the Datacenter edition could change SMBs

Steve Cassidy reveals how the Datacenter edition of Windows Server 2012 R2 could open up the corporate IT world to any small business

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1.6TB SSD: why would you need one?

Steve Cassidy wonders what he'd do with a massive amount of flash storage

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The importance of load balancing

Steve Cassidy reveals why some big-name firms still go offline

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How to build a really bad network

Steve Cassidy reveals how extra drives can lead to network problems

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A cloud of charges

Steve Cassidy has doubts over the cost efficiency of the cloud

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Open-Xchange: an email system only for the brave

Steve Cassidy has a bad experience with an alternative to Microsoft Exchange, Open-Xchange

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Windows Server 2012 R2: a godsend for grumpware

Steve Cassidy says Windows Server 2012 R2 has much to offer companies that are tied to legacy applications

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Data centre on a bookshelf

Steve Cassidy sings the praises of the cheap, compact and powerful microserver

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Why 127.0.0.1 could trip up your Windows Server analytics

Steve Cassidy discovers a confusing, irritating issue with the 127.0.0.1 network address

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Business Clinic: managing SharePoint servers

Steve Cassidy helps a university cope with a swathe of data trapped in SharePoint

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Ten tips for handling a techie

Steve Cassidy provides no-nonsense advice on how to deal with the chap fixing your computer

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Bring Your Own Confusion

Steve Cassidy is surprised at the unsuitability of laptops being sold as business-ready, but at least he’s making money out of it

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The failings of router failover

Failover connection options in today's routers are often a miserable failure in themselves, argues Steve Cassidy

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Plastic cabling won't save you from electrosmog

Steve Cassidy takes retailers to task for advertising the health benefits of a plastic optical fibre distribution system

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Wanted: owner of this VoIP phone

Steve Cassidy gets a surprise when he plugs a second-hand VoIP phone into his network

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Can we please stop clinging to Windows XP?

Steve Cassidy deplores businesses that are still reliant on Windows XP software and hardware

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Dealing with a backup that backfired

Steve Cassidy travels to Florida to investigate the recent Backup Exec failure and ponders the intelligent design of virtualisation software

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Why you have to be left in the dark on OS patches

Steve Cassidy examines the twisted logic of security patches

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Why antivirus is fighting a losing battle in your office

Antivirus software is hamstrung by poorly coded business apps and daft users, says Steve Cassidy

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Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy

Steve is a networks expert and a contributing editor to PC Pro for more years than he cares to remember. He mixes network technologies, particularly wide-area communications and thin-client computing, with human resources consultancy.

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