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Inventory your network with IQ Netscan

Do you know what's on your network? Whether you're doing a clean-up or need some help keeping track of all your licensed software, a network inventory tool might be the tool you need. Derek Schauland takes a look at the IQ Netscan features. Read more


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New Windows BranchCache: Features and considerations

Bandwidth management is one of the most venerable of IT challenges. A new feature may help this for some environments that move to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. In this blog, IT guru Rick Vanover outlines BranchCache. Read more

Spam shows no decline: How are you defending your network?

Spam remains a major problem, as evidenced by the July 2009 edition of the MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Blogger Paul Mah explores a couple of network methods that can be used to mitigate the effect of spam. Read more

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10 reasons why Windows 7's XP Mode is a big deal

Windows 7 features a new twist: XP Mode, which lets you run your Windows XP apps without compatibility issues. Brien Posey explains why XP Mode is significant and outlines its benefits. Read more

Automated updates: Why they may not be such a good idea

It's the time of year that software developers dread. Black Hat and Defcon security conferences just finished, the fallout is starting to be digested, and everyone is figuring out who got hit the worst. Micahel Kassner addresses the potential of a new threat involving automatic updates. Read more

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Some big names in the security conference circuit have fallen victim to security breaches. Learn from their mistakes. Read more

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