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Home lab update for Christmas

This Christmas, I stumbled upon a full height rack at a local closeout warehouse.  My wife and I like to shop second-hand or closeout stores – we have a couple in our area that deal in merchandise from big box stores that didn’t move at clearance or were slightly damaged.  We have had good luck […]

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A Nation Addicted To Smartphones

I know that I’m addicted to my iPhone and I’m certainly not alone – whether you’re an iPhone, Android or other user. In celebration of Cyber Monday, take a look at these stats of a Nation Addicted to Smartphones. This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Finish Line coupon) and Techazine. Share this Infographic […]

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Introducing Techazine

Welcome to Techazine, the new brand for my IT blog.  The content is all still the same, but the name has just changed.  Over the next several months, you will notice small and incremental changes as I roll out the Techazine branding.  Unfortunately, my previous blog name, Tech Talk, had become far too generic since […]

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Endless possibilities for a MicroServer

Lots and lots of Possibilities This weekend, I was able to get the Proliant MicroServer Gen8 setup and powered on in my lab.  Its currently burning in and I’m doing some testing with it.  What do I think?  Well, you’ll have to wait until I have had more time with it before I share my […]

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Introducing the mystery product – an HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

I teased you earlier that I had a special product coming to review and, today, I’m glad to announce that my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has arrived.  Since I had other things going on yesterday evening, I didn’t even get to unbox it, but it will be soon. So, you may be wondering – what is […]

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A mystery product is on its way to review…

That’s right readers.  I’m expecting something to be delivered any day now for me to review.  I’m incredibly excited to get my hands on this particular hardware and I have been admiring it since it was released this summer.  I’ll give you a clue – I work with this particular hardware’s big brothers every day […]

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HP Officejet Pro X: The serious inkjet for business

Inkjet printers are the predominant type of printers used in homes because of their low price, the low price of their ink and the versatility – handling color print jobs, photos and business prints with ease.  And while inkjet became king of the home, laser printers became king of the enterprise.  In the office, laser […]

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VMware community unites to raise money for cancer research

One tweet has the power to really ignite something, as Gabriel Chapman (@Bacon_is_king) saw last week.  A quick, but personal post, about his mom’s cancer diagnosis a year after losing his father to the disease has quickly turned into a grassroots effort to raise money for cancer research in the family’s name. The VMware community […]

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An Enterprise Solution For Employee File Sharing

This is a guest post by Sean Flaherty. Sean is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics on information systems, technology, and personal computing. File sharing and digital data storage have become increasingly relevant topics for businesses and online companies everywhere, and it’s easy to understand why. Of course, the ability to store, […]

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Solarwinds converts DNSstuff from subscription to free service

SolarWinds announced today that its subscription-based DNSstuff will now be offered as a free service to customers.  The DNSstuff site offers customers with many tools to quickly troubleshoot and solve DNS issues on the internet.  Some of the tools are fairly straight forward – like webified versions of Whois and Dig, but others provide more insight […]

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