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Remote Monitoring

What is Remote Monitoring and Management?

An in-house IT department is not the right solution for every company. More cost-effective and in many cases simply better, remote monitoring and management can be used to control and maintain systems and end devices remotely. We will explain exactly how it works and what benefits it brings. Simply read on to find out more.

File manager for Android: The best apps

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

Alternative file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

The most popular file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

A central program on every operating system is the file manager. Whether on Windows, Linux, or macOS – in order to perform file and directory operations conveniently and efficiently, you should rely on a file manager that meets all your requirements. The pre-installed programs like Windows Explorer, Apple’s Finder, or Nautilus on Ubuntu, on the other hand, come with a greatly reduced range of...

Docker alternatives at a glance

Alternatives to Docker: an overview of the container platform

Docker is currently doing very well for itself, but there are many forerunner technologies and competitor products following in the market leader’s wake. They also offer attractive alternative solutions for resource-saving virtualisation on an operating system level. We give you an overview of the most important options in the container industry, and introduce established container formats and...

Kubernetes alternatives

Kubernetes Alternatives

Kubernetes is the market leader for distributed cluster orchestrators. Interestingly, a number of alternatives exist to give Kubernetes a run for its money. These cover a wide range of possible uses. From local clusters for your own development environment to distributed systems with tens of thousands of nodes. We’ll look at Kubernetes and its alternatives here.

Traceroute: your digital pathfinder for data packages

What is Traceroute (tracert)?

Whether at home or at your business: network issues can really grind one’s gears. When ensuring that all the cables have been connected and the settings have been checked multiple times is of no help, it may be time to make use of traceroute or tracert. These help users find the source of all their frustration.

Make a bootable USB drive

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer

Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...

Export Gmail contacts

Export Google Contacts: How it works

With the free “Contacts” application, Google provides a first-rate address book for storing all your important contact information. Anyone who, for backup purposes, would like to store their contact data in another location or have it transferred to a mail program other than Gmail, can export their personal Google contacts at any time. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Adobe Acrobat alternatives

The best Adobe Acrobat alternatives

Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known program when it comes to working with the popular PDF format. But there are reasons you might be looking for an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For some users, the huge range of functions is simply unnecessary. Others want to avoid the yearly subscription costs and are looking for a more affordable solution. In our overview you can find out which Adobe Acrobat...

Photo editing software: testing free tools

Testing the best free photo editing software

If you want to edit images, you don’t always need to pay for a pricey tool like Photoshop. The market offers various image processing programs that are both free and highly functional. As well as classic desktop programs, online applications are playing an increasingly important role. But how do you find the software that best suits your needs? Our guide provides you with information and tips...


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