Jonathan Hassell

Jonathan Hassell runs 82 Ventures, a technical writing and consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC.

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Why Windows 10 Isn't the Big Leap Forward Microsoft Says It Is

Why Windows 10 Isn't the Big Leap Forward Microsoft Says It Is

Going from Windows 8 to Windows 10 implies that Microsoft has big plans for the new version of its operating system. Given what we've seen so far, this appears to be the case – but is it really enough to justify skipping Windows 9?

A First Look at the Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

A First Look at the Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

No major changes compared to Windows Server 2012 R2, but some very good incremental ones. With this just a very early version, here are some changes you might want to consider as you decide when to start looking at the release.

10 (Mostly) Free Exchange Admin Tools

10 (Mostly) Free Exchange Admin Tools

If you're in charge of an Exchange deployment of almost any size, there's something in here for you.

Why Your Company Needs Both a CIO and a CISO

Why Your Company Needs Both a CIO and a CISO

Information security isn't a luxury these days. It's a necessity. Companies that don't (or won't) pay security the attention it deserves risk joining a list that includes the likes of Target and Home Depot. It's time to hire a CISO...

Microsoft's StorSimple: A First Look at the 8000 Series
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Microsoft's StorSimple: A First Look at the 8000 Series

These arrays add a cloud tier to the traditional storage tiering approach, but the high price tag and the Azure-only feature set could be deal-breakers.

3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.

What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

Users increasingly come to the office clamoring for the same functionality, utility and speed that they enjoy on the devices they have at home. This is profoundly affecting the future of work (and the future of IT) in four key ways.

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

This desktop-as-a-service offering allows access to Office and more.

Why You Should Invest in Training Your IT Team

Why You Should Invest in Training Your IT Team

With technology advancing so rapidly, companies must be willing to train their IT staff. Yes, that knowledge will leave if employees do, but those who stay on board will use what they learn to solve problems and improve efficiency --...

The Truth About Enterprises and the Public Cloud

Many companies look to the public cloud to cut costs, overhead and time to deployment. However, businesses need to understand how dramatically a move to the cloud will affect a key constituency: The IT department.

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Your Business

Net neutrality is about more than individual consumers' rights to stream video over the Web without paying extra for it. Partitioning the Internet into haves and have-nots will give big companies yet another advantage over smaller,...

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