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[TechRepublic] Options in the cloud: Amazon Web services

May 04, 2009
Options in the cloud: Amazon Web services
Once understanding what it can do for you, the off-premise cloud is a tough leap for many organizations. In this blog, IT authority Rick Vanover breaks down one cloud in the Amazon offering.

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Customize the SSL portal for remote users in the Cisco ASA
Lori Hyde explains how to customize the SSL portal for remote users with customizations that can be configured via the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) interface in the Cisco ASA.

Control owner access rights in Windows Server 2008
Derek Schauland explains the new identity called Owner Rights in Windows Server 2008 that allows an administrator to limit the default permissions set by the creator/owner of an object.

Cloud solutions: Will they be worth the hype?
While there are few specific cloud solutions available, directors and managers are setting their sights on what will work in the cloud. In this blog, IT sage Rick Vanover spreads the field for gauging what this can mean to underlying technologies.

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10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu's most recent release offers numerous improvements over an already solid OS. In fact, Jack Wallen says it could be the best overall release of a Linux distribution he's ever seen.

10 things you should look for in a netbook
When you're evaluating netbooks, you have to weigh the convenience of their small form factor against a variety of limitations. Erik Eckel explains several key considerations that will help you find a suitable middle ground.

Live Webcast: Migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2007 in 2009

In a recent survey of Microsoft Exchange professionals, over 50% were still managing legacy versions of Exchange. Why are so many organizations reluctant to upgrade to Exchange 2007? Cost is an issue but complexity and risk are also big concerns. Join this live TechRepublic Webcast to hear top tips for a successful Exchange 2007 migration.
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