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Arago teaches an AI to play games, the better to manage IT systems

If an AI could rule a world, would you trust it to manage your IT systems? German software company Arago is hoping you will.

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Best open source management tools

Open source software provides an attractive alternative to more costly commercial products, but can open source products deliver enterprise-grade results?

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Pandora FMS wins open-source management shootout

Doing more with less remains an ongoing challenge for IT execs. Making sure everything keeps humming along to meet SLAs can be challenging for resource-stretched IT departments. For all but the smallest shops, effective monitoring...

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First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure

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Group policies, meet EMM: New and old Windows 10 management unite

MobileIron Bridge lets IT apply familiar group policy objects to Windows 10 PCs via emterprise mobile management, filling a big gap in Win10's new APIs

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Ransomware spreads through weak remote desktop credentials

Stolen or weak remote desktop credentials are routinely used to infect point-of-sale systems with malware, but recently they've also become a common distribution method for crypto-ransomware.

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

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Review: Ansible shows the beef

Ansible 2 eases configuration management, while boosting playbooks, modules, and Windows support

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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers.

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LinuxCon: Q&A with inventor of, um, Microsoft PowerShell

The creator of Microsoft's recently open-sourced scripting and configuration framework PowerShell, Jeffrey Snover, sat down with Network World at LinuxCon North America 2016.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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Review: Chef 12 fires up devops

A rich dev and test toolchain, collaborative end-to-end workflow, and improved Windows support put Chef in a league of its own

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Delta Air Lines flights delayed by widespread computer outage

Delta said Monday morning that its flights awaiting departure were delayed because of a computer outage.

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Bugs & Bugs: National Moth Week, PHP, Black Hat & more

National Moth Week, Black Hat exploit presentations, edible insects, Pornhub bug bounty & Zica prevention at the Rio Olympics all come up on Bugs & Bugs Facebook Live event

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10 ways to celebrate Sysadmin Day

Yes, Sysadmin day is just around the corner again, as we prepare to recognize business IT’s foot soldiers in the war against downtime and general stuff-not-working-right-ness. Here are 10 ways to celebrate these great and deserving...

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Southwest Airlines delays flights after computer issues

Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas, said Wednesday that performance issues with its technology systems had led to flight delays.

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.

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The threat hunter's guide to securing the enterprise

You're already breached. Here's how to track down attackers on your network before they wreak havoc.

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