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Automation Brings Scale to IT

One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!

AutoPilot IS a Game-Changer!

MS VP Brad Anderson dropped a blog post yesterday, June 7, 2018. It’s entitled “Simplifying IT with the latest updates from Windows Autopilot.” It explains that Microsoft’s goal “is to simplify deployment of new Windows 10 devices by eliminating the cost and complexity associated with creating, maintaining and loading custom images.” Simply put, the Autopilot

Windows Needs STAR Too!

Based on a design for voting machines where STAR stands for Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable, I say that Windows needs STAR, too! This is a design philosophy everyone can get behind.

Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk

A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.

Beware of Browser Mining

Guess what? There’s a new kind of mining for digital currency emerging in the marketplace. It’s called “browser mining” and it works something like this. User visits web page; web page downloads mining widget; mining widget runs on user system generating hashes (and ultimately, spendable digital coins) for the web site operator. That sounds fair,

DaRT 10 – Remote Assistance

When a user contacts Help Desk because a PC is unusable or acting weird, the only thing needed is for that user to get the DaRT 10 Recovery Media and boot PC from it. As DaRT 10 does not require the PC to be bootable to Windows, in most cases the issue can be resolved by

DaRT 10 – How to deploy

To be able to use DaRT 10 in your organization to assist your users, it needs to be deployed. When it comes to deploying DaRT 10, you have several options. You can create  bootable media (USB ( CD / DVD) to be delivered to each location, have each location  create one from an ISO, make

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