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Migrating Your Windows Server 2003: The Pros and Cons of Azure

With Windows Server 2003 ending support in July 2015, businesses that still use Windows Server 2003 are looking for new options. The most obvious choice is to replicate the type of system you have now (especially if you have a premises-based solution) and to use either Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012. Even if you choose one of those Read Full Article →

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Migrating Your Windows Server 2003: The Migrate Phase

With an understanding of what is still running on Windows Server 2003, what needs to migrate when, and where to migrate to, you can make a plan and begin server migration. But arriving at this state may require some additional analysis and assistance. Luckily, there are a number of resources and services that can help you with the actual migration Read Full Article →

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Migrating Your Windows Server 2003: The Assessment Phase

If you’re migrating your Windows 2003 server, you should be following the four major steps to a server migration: discover, assess, target, and migrate. After a thorough discovery process using a variety of automated tools such as The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP), you should have a very good idea about your server migration readiness, what problems you need Read Full Article →

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Migrating Your Windows Server 2003: The Targeting Phase

When migrating your Windows Server 2003 to something more current, you must identify a migration destination for each application and workload. After you’ve gone through the assess phase of the migration process, you should have a catalog of everything that needs to be migrated and its priority in the migration process. Now you must point each application and workflow to Read Full Article →

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Migrating Your Windows Server 2003: The Discovery Phase

If you’re still running Windows Server 2003, now is the time to get started on the migration process. Migrating a server takes between 200-300 days to complete, and since the deadline for end of support for Windows Server 2003 is July 2015, delaying the migration process means that your server will be at risk for security threats and malfunctions with Read Full Article →

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Take Your Digital Security to the Next Level

While the big data breaches are the ones that make the news, data protection is also personal protection. Your life can be turned upside down with one simple breach that allows malware, spyware, and viruses into your computer to wreak havoc. Your photos, your finances, and even your social media presence can be targets for malicious hackers either out for Read Full Article →

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Is It Time for Smart Watches?

It’s not all that long ago that the buzz about the Internet of Things and a content streaming refrigerator stole the show at the 2014 CES, and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was abuzz with a bandwagon full of smart watches that manufacturers sincerely hoped would find their way into the hearts and onto the wrists of mobile lifestyle Read Full Article →

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How to Audit Your Online Passwords and Make Them Bulletproof

We have more and more options for moving parts of our lives online, including—but definitely not limited to—social media, banking, shopping, reading or watching the news, and, of course, working. It’s a huge convenience to be able to take care of so many things from our own homes with just a keyboard and Internet access. One big downside of doing Read Full Article →