Prepare Your Pizza Order Now For SysAdmin Day

July 25 is SysAdmin Day, when the hard work system administrators do behind the scenes is actually acknowledged for once. There will never be a better time to insist that your boss orders you the luxury pizza of your choice for lunch.


Cloud Providers Won't Be Cutting Prices To Reflect A Lack Of Carbon Tax

Australia’s recently-repealed “carbon tax” had a direct impact on power prices, and power is one of the biggest components of data centre operating costs. But if you think that means cloud computing prices are about to fall, think again.


The Gear In Corporate Networks Is Increasingly Obsolete [Infographic]

Network equipment is not like smartphones: we tend to leave it in place until it stops working. However, new data on utilisation suggests we might be taking this tendency too far: more than half the networking gear currently used is outdated.


P3 Is A WordPress Plug-In That Profiles The Speed Of Other Plug-Ins

We’ve seen examples of mistakes you can make that will cause your WordPress-powered site run worse… but how about some advice to make it run better? There are a number of simple tweaks you can make, sure, but there’s one thing that will often trump any other improvement — disabling slow plug-ins.


System Center 2012 R2 Is Essential For Windows 8.1 Tablet Deployments

If you’re running Windows 8.1 in your business, the chances are it’s sitting alongside Windows 7 systems as well. Forrester analyst JP Gownder points out that this approach is likely to be messy if you don’t also have an up-to-date System Center deployment.


Parallels Access 2.0 Brings Android Support And iOS File Browser

The updated version of Parallels Access brings the service to Android tablets for the first time, as well as a significant price chop for businesses and private users.


How To Green Up Your Data Centre By Thinking Outside The Box

So you’re a CIO or an IT manager in charge of your company’s data centre, and your new mission is to make an environmentally-efficient facility even “greener”. Here are six imaginative strategies to consider to improve your eco-credentials, direct from Microsoft’s cutting-edge test data centre.


Google Thinks Machine Learning Will Transform Data Centres

Data centres consume a lot of power and generate a lot of operational data. A canny engineer at Google found a way to use the data generated during data centre operations to get more bang for buck for Google.


The Data Center World Asia/Pacific Symposium Hits Melbourne In September

I attended the main Data Center World event in Las Vegas last month and learned a lot from it. So I’m definitely planning to head to the Asia/Pacific version, which takes place in Melbourne from 1-3 September this year.


Viewdns.info Combines Loads Of Internet Troubleshooting Tools Into One Web Page

Web: When you are trying to troubleshoot internet connection issues, knowledge is power. Viewdns.info consolidates 21 different tests on one handy page.