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SQL Server Hardware Performance Checklist

Auditing SQL Server Hardware Is An Important Early Step

Using Performance Monitor to Identify SQL Server Hardware Bottlenecks

The best place to start your SQL Server performance audit is to begin with the Performance Monitor (System Monitor). By monitoring a few key counters over a 24 hour period, you should get a pretty good feel for any major hardware bottlenecks your SQL Server is experiencing.

Terry Hinge & Hardware Deploys Siebel CRM OnDemand

Global Provider of Hardware Component Parts Uses Hosted CRM Solution to Increase Sales Productivity and Shorten Sales Cycles.

Worldwide Wireless LAN Hardware Revenue Up 3%

Worldwide wireless LAN hardware revenue reached $719.5 million in 2Q04, up 3% from 1Q04, and will grow 9% to $786.2 million by 2Q05, according to Infonetics Research’s quarterly market share service, Wireless LAN APs, Switches, and NICs.

Transferring to New Hardware With a Supertar

With any of the Supertars, transferring to new hardware is easy. If the new hardware uses the same disk controller (or the same driver) as the old, you can just boot from your recovery media and proceed to recover the system. But what about when the new hardware is different?

Strong Authentication Alternatives Report for Customer X

Customer X has a requirement for remote users to use strong authentication when accessing Customer X networks and systems. The use of username and passwords does not constitute strong authentication.

Future Directions: Too Much of a Good Thing

Managing IT complexity is a major problem for most companies. This is especially true for the many small and mid-market companies struggling to manage all of the distributed systems they deployed over the past decade. If you couple this proliferation of systems with the increasing demands being placed on IT organizations because of the move to e-business, you’ll begin to see why so many customers are looking to IBM for help.

Carey Holzman Answers MS Windows and PC Hardware Questions
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Does your Windows PC have issues? Having trouble getting your Windows 98 computers to talk to each other? That new video card driving disagreeing with your system? Carey Holzman can help!

Software vs Hardware Firewalls – The Basics

Was that the right decision? That is a problem not many think about when it comes to protecting their computer or network with a firewall. Although both software-based firewalls and hardware-based firewalls attempt to do the same thing, they perform in different ways.

Understanding RAID
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What does it all mean?

RAID 0, Duplexing, Mirroring, Striping with parity, ECC, the terminology bog goes on for what seems to be forever. Do you need to know what all of these mean? If you’re considering a RAID array for your network, the first step is understanding the different terms before you even think about making a purchase.
So, off we go…

Understanding RAID (Part 2)

This week’s article is going to continue in identifying some of the Terms and Concepts of Hardware and Software RAID, specifically the remaining players of RAIDs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 0+1.

For detailed information on RAID 0, 1 and 5, please see Understanding RAID (part 1).

Terms and concepts of hardware and software, part 1

What does it all mean?
RAID 0, Duplexing, Mirroring, Striping with parity, ECC, the terminology bog goes on for what seems to be forever. Do you need to know what all of these mean? If you’re considering a RAID array for your network, the first step is understanding the different terms before you even think about making a purchase.