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Keeping systems patched is one of the most basic security protections available. However, ongoing scanning of web hosts in Australia and New Zealand suggests that many servers are not being regularly updated or using basic security mechanisms.

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Databases underlie most other applications, so it's no surprise that database-as-a-service options are becoming more common. But if you're thinking of rolling out databases in a cloud environment or consuming them as a service, there are some important caveats to bear in mind.

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We've known for decades that the available pool of IPv4 address was eventually going to dry up, but despite numerous warnings usage of its successor IPv6 is still minimal. Why haven't we migrated yet? Geoff Huston, chief scientist for regional internet registry APNIC, suggests that the answer is that carriers are too cheap to make the switch and are happy to rely on network address translation (NAT) systems instead.

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In the cloud computing era, effectively managing servers and systems is more important than ever. Follow these basic principles to ensure that your workplace systems run smoothly (and advance your own career in the process).