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  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Oct 2014

    Find the Root Cause of Your Toughest SQL Server Performance Issues in 4 Clicks!

    Slow SQL Server performance? Server health dashboards keep you guessing. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint the root cause of slow SQL...

  • Sponsored By Intel Software // Sep 2014

    Code faster. Create faster code.

    Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015 is the premier performance profiler for C, C++, C#, Fortran, Assembly, and Java. Collect rich performance data to tune for hotspots, threading, locks and waits, DirectX, bandwidth, and more. Gain fast insight into performance bottlenecks. Automate regression tests. Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015...

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    Sponsored By SolarWinds // Aug 2014

    Automate help desk ticketing and IT support with Web Help Desk

    Web Help Desk is an easy-to-use and affordable IT help desk software. It saves time and manual effort for IT technicians and support teams by simplifying help desk ticketing and IT support. Web Help Desk lets you: Streamline help desk ticketing from service request to resolution Discover & track...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Aug 2014

    Reliable & Secure File Transfer with Serv-U MFT Server

    Serv-U® Managed File Transfer (MFT) Server is a secure alternative to cloud-based and free FTP services. Deployed within your own data center, Serv-U gives you full control of file transfer security and administration. Serv-U allows you to upload and download files from anywhere via Web and mobile clients. Whether it...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Jul 2014

    Find and fix IP conflicts in two clicks

    A single IP conflict can cripple vital network applications and leave users idle for hours. Why? Because IP conflicts can be difficult to find, diagnose, and fix. SolarWinds® IP Control Bundle combines DHCP, DNS, and IP address management with switch port monitoring to help network engineers and admins detect and...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Apr 2014

    Simplify remote IT administration with DameWare Remote Support

    Support hundreds of end-users without having to leave your desk. DameWare Remote Support is an easy to-use sysadmin tool that lets you manage servers and workstations remotely, and deliver faster support for end-users. From a single, user-friendly interface, initiate multiple remote sessions with Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS® X systems....

  • Sponsored By Uptime Software // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    Powerful and Unified IT Monitoring Software: From physical to virtual to cloud, get the deep reporting and proactive monitoring you need to stay on top of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time® has customizable and role-based dashboards to monitor Servers, VMs, Applications, Services and the Network across all platforms, on-premise,...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Mar 2014

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Performance Monitor from SolarWinds!

    Fix spotty wireless coverage and improve connectivity with the wireless heat maps in SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor. Display wireless coverage and signal strength using automated polling of adjacent access points. Map the location of connected clients within a few meters. Generate user-sourced wireless signal strength surveys for coverage in...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Feb 2014

    Download a Trial of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor!

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Jan 2014

    Do More, Spend Less. Top 5 Reasons to Choose SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

    Real-Time, In-Memory, Event Log Correlation:Troubleshoot performance problems by understanding the relationship between different activities using multiple event correlations. Out-of-the-Box Security and Compliance Reporting Templates:Quickly & easily generate and schedule compliance reports using over 300 audit-proven templates. Fast and Easy Forensic Analysis:Quickly conduct forensic analysis to figure...

  • Sponsored By SolarWinds // Oct 2013

    Download a trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

  • Sponsored By TechRepublic // Nov 2009

    TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

  • Sponsored By TechRepublic // Dec 2005

    10 common SQL Server problems and solutions

    This list outlines 10 common SQL Server problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar SQL Server problems and an assortment of solutions. From "Out of Space" errors to a database going suspect, this list is great quick reference for every SQL administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users...

  • Provided By Dell Software // Apr 2015

    Download your trial of AppAssure (TM) for an advanced data protection tool that unifies backup, replication and recovery in one software solution

    Download your trial of AppAssure™ - an advanced data protection tool that unifies backup, replication and recovery in one software solution. Designed for virtual, physical and cloud environments, AppAssure continually checks and updates your backups to ensure they’ll be ready when you need them. AppAssure stores your backups in a...

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    Provided By IBM // Apr 2015

    SoftLayer Free Trial

    With data centers and network points of presence worldwide—all connected by a high-speed private network—your cloud is available when and where you want it. See for yourself. Try a virtual server for FREE for one month.*

  • Provided By SolarWinds // Apr 2015

    Find out who is sucking your bandwidth! Download Bandwidth Analyzer Pack now!

    Is someone or something sucking all your network bandwidth? SolarWinds® Bandwidth Analyzer Pack: Reveals which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth Contains out-of-the-box dashboards, alerts, reports, and shows performance statistics in real time via dynamic, drillable network maps Includes multi-vendor support - Analyze Cisco®...

  • Provided By SolarWinds // Mar 2015

    Find, Analyze and Resolve Your Toughest Performance Issues on SQL Server -- FAST

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

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    Provided By Intel Software // Jan 2015

    Expedite application performance, scalability, and reliability

    Accelerate development and simplify debugging and tuning with Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition. · Boost application performance: Faster, more accurate compiling with explicit vectorization, OpenMP 4.0 and MPI-3 support, parallel direct sparse solver, and scaling up to 150k processes. · Increase portability with latest standards: Enhanced support for...

  • Provided By SolarWinds // Jan 2015

    Tired of getting asked if the Internet is down?

    Turn to SolarWinds® Bandwidth Analyzer Pack (BAP) the next time you’re told the Internet is down. SolarWinds BAP gives you visibility into how much network capacity is being used and why bottlenecks are happening. Find which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth Highlight the IP...

  • Provided By TechRepublic // Dec 2014

    Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez (PDF download)

    Best known as the guy who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Fernandez speaks out on Apple's founding magic, how love built the first Mac, and the computer of the future. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your...