TechRepublic Member | December 19, 2012
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Top 10 SMB Technologist posts of 2012
Here are the 10 most-read posts for TechRepublic's SMB Technologist blog in 2012. Read more
Resource of the day
Expert Chat: Support Automation
In this podcast, experts provide an overview of the transformed data center and how HP is offering new innovations in support automation.
Additional TechRepublic resources
Add a self-made Start button to the Windows 8 desktop
Greg Shultz shows you how to create the CLSID shortcut to the Apps screen and set it up like a Start button. Read more
Wireshark makes locating bandwidth issues easy
When a small business experiences network bottlenecks, the best troubleshooting tool for the job is Wireshark, according to Jack Wallen. Read more
Best practices for Going Google: Change management
This post is Part 3 of a five-part series detailing best practices for the process of Going Google. Read more
Cloud services: The threat of side channels
Cloud services offer convenience and potential cost savings, but a potential security issue may negate the benefits. Michael Kassner digs into some of the latest research. Read more
Mac laptop and desktop death watch unwarranted
Mobile computing options are definitely on the rise, but reports of the death of the laptop and desktop are premature. Erik Eckel explains why. Read more
Review: The new Corel Office
Corel's reboot of their fabled office suite brings a fresh look to WordPerfect and company. Read more
One of the worst possible decisions you can make is indecision
For IT leaders especially, the pace of rapid technical change has made decision making in a timely manner all the more critical. Read more
Make money blogging with five WordPress plugins
Jack Wallen describes how WordPress can be used for much more than just blogging, particularly when it comes to generating income. View on site
Today's recommended downloads
Advances in Deduplication Help Tame Big Data (Hewlett-Packard (HP)® & Intel®)
IDC White Paper: Business Value of Managed Services (IBM)
Asset Recovery Services Brochure (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Through Hardware Innovation Comes Support Automation (Hewlett-Packard & Intel®)
Privileged User Activity Auditing: The Missing Link for Enterprise Compliance and Security (Centrify)
Create greetings with these holiday inspired fonts
Ryan Boudreaux hand picks a showcase of readily available (and mostly free) holiday fonts for any creative greetings or special projects that may come up this season.
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