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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Review of Altaro Backup for Hyper-V

UPDATE: This review is for version 2. I have posted a review of version 5.

I acquired a trial copy of Altaro Backup for Hyper-V, which enables all features for 30 days. The version I tested is You can find its product pages and download links here. The super-short version of my review: this product has a lot of potential and would be a good choice for single-host systems run by small IT departments, but needs some more time to bake for anything larger.

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Hello, IT? You’re Doing It Wrong–Part 2

In the previous posting, I discussed some of the ways the traditional approaches to IT fail to address the purpose of IT’s existence. In this part, I’ll suggest approaches and concept changes that might help alleviate the deficiencies and maybe even restore your IT department to the status of company heroes that it deserves.

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