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Computing Memory Usage According to Task Manager

When you look at Task Manager, it’s hard to compare it to any counter you see in Performance Monitor. The reason is there are many ways to discuss memory usage and it’s cousin free memory. If you think about it, you really don’t want your computer to have free memory laying around. That would represent computer resources the computer could be using but isn’t.

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How to Choose a Linux Distro for Your Server

By Des Nnochiri Whether it’s for network and system administration, database management, web services, or other business functions, chances are you’ll need robust servers as part of your IT infrastructure armory. Traditionally, a server running a Linux operating system has been the preferred option for enterprise use. But which Linux distribution (or distro) is the right one for your particular use case?

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Is Blockchain a Permanent Fixture in the IT Industry?

By Des Nnochiri In essence, the nature of business comes down to different companies exchanging value with supplier, partners, and customers. By “value”, we mean goods, services, money, and data. This is the fundamental basis of any business and it has to do this effectively in order to make a profit and survive.

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Three Cybersecurity Trends for 2019

From online banking, insuring cars, and shopping, we are almost totally reliant upon the internet to complete daily tasks and make our lives easier. However, as technological advancements give us greater convenience, increase productivity, and provide greater access to whole new swathes of entertainment, consumers and businesses alike leave themselves at risk of cyberattacks against which robust defenses must be in place.

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Top 3 Reporting Software of 2019

Reporting software is a part of a Business Intelligence or BI suite and is used for analysis in early data processing. The purpose of self-service reporting software is to help deliver interactive information that can be put into action. Self-service reporting software allows the user to connect data sources, extract data and present it in various formats of visualization, including charts, tables, and spreadsheets.

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When Should You Host Applications Onsite?

When it comes to hosting applications, business and IT administrators often need to make tough decisions as to whether cloud hosting or retention of the software at their own data center is the preferred option. Public cloud hosting may have the edge in terms of scale and distribution, but there are certain instances where an onsite approach to application hosting is a better idea.

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New Horizons for Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and IoT

As mobile and IoT deployments play an increasing role in enterprise networks, organizations are looking to more appropriate architecture—such as edge computing—to relieve their security and device management burdens. Edge computing is still in its relative infancy, and the platforms and services needed to orchestrate edge deployments are evolving themselves. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the issues and available options.

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How to Strengthen Security on Windows 10 Networks

The Windows 10 operating system has had a reputation for poor design and lax practices on information privacy and security for some time. It’s debatable exactly how bad the OS actually is or isn’t in this regard. In this article, we’ll be exploring some methodologies and best practices for hardening the security status of your Windows 10 workstations and network configuration.