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December 03, 2012
Systems management expert Don Retallack offers details of next year's Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.
November 15, 2012
As Microsoft tries to become as agile as Apple and Google, there's concern that fast-paced Windows releases won't work for enterprise customers.
August 18, 2010
Microsoft has put an emphasis on green IT with its next release for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, but will organizations feel the need to upgrade?
August 11, 2010
For a hefty price, Microsoft now offers a dedicated support plan for computers in Windows shops where even a second of downtime is too much.
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Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM 2012) is a management product in the System Center 2012 suite that can help an enterprise automate and adapt its IT service management. Continue Reading
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The Open Compute Project aims to bring streamlined servers to data centers of all sizes to make technology refreshes less painful. Continue Reading
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