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Microsoft Virtualization Certifications

23.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

With all the buzz currently in the industry about 'cloud' technology it's worth keeping up to speed with industry certifications and, especially, ones which provide the core understanding for cloud based solutions. Microsoft have many varied certification routes and I will not go in to detail on these here (their learning portal is worth a visit however) but one route of key interest for cloudy types is Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization. A bit of an overview of Microsoft certifications - the old school may remember MCP, MCSE etc - nowadays, we are in the age of MCTS and MCITP. …

Internet Explorer 9 coming to a computer near you

18.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

Microsoft and its partner developers are gearing up for the release of the latest in their incarnation of web browser, Internet Explorer. This release, in the 15th year since IE 1, will be the 9th instalment of the much used…

Top Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

18.8.2010 by The Brigadier

Hot on the heels of our recent post about SSL certificates, I have read with interest another security story about the dangers of phishing. In case you have not come across it before, phishing is defined as "the criminally fraudulent…

The Potency of SQL Injection – A Technical Perspective

16.8.2010 by Pingu

Most web developers know that they should sanitize their web input. However recent figures from the UK Security Breach Investigations Report 2010 indicate that 40 per cent of all website attacks are due to SQL injections. SQL injection attacks allow…

Role Based Access Controls in Enterprise Linux 6

16.8.2010 by Pingu

Looking for the latest Linux blogs?   I've been really excited about the potential of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6/CentOS6) and the beta has not let me down. Most of the more prominent features are laid out at the…

Dell Rebounds First Following Recession

13.8.2010 by Lady Penelope

Research firm TheInfoPro has revealed that hardware giant Dell is going from strength to strength after server spending dropped globally during the economic crisis. The report, released earlier this week, surveyed 252 decision makers from Fortune 1000 companies and considered…

Convenience shopping bad news for brands online

12.8.2010 by Stephen McNamara

As H&M and Zara ready their online stores for a September release, they may be disappointed to hear that just 1 in 10 consumers go directly to a brand's website when shopping online. After interviewing 2,000 online consumers, ecommerce trading…

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release

11.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are confirmed to be 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity rating, and four of those are considered to be high-priority deployments.…

The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

10.8.2010 by The Brigadier

  At UKFast we are often asked about our business continuity plans. However, on many occasions this has to be pointed straight back at the questioner. We start by identifying every critical inward and outward facing business process and list…

Measuring Driver Performance in Perf

9.8.2010 by Pingu

A couple of weeks ago the Linux Kernel 2.6.35 was officially released. For me, this release hasn't been as exciting as say, 2.6.30 but one thing that whet my appetite was the support for distributed incoming network load. But what's…