John C. WelchMacworld

John C. Welch is the IT Director for The Zimmerman Agency, and is a longtime Mac IT pundit.

Mac IT Guy: Network Overload, OS X Server

I have a series of older 802.11 b/g Airport Expresses set up in several rooms of the house, to let me stream music; at the heart of it all is a Time Capsule...

Mac IT Guy: Macs and Active Directory

It's certainly possible to connect Macs to networks that are running Active Directory. But sometimes it takes a little doing.

Mac IT Guy: Printer Problems and DFS

Two more questions this week: one about finding missing printer drivers, the other about accessing Microsoft DFS shares from a Mac.

Xserve Is Dead... So Now What?

When I saw the first tweets about Apple discontinuing the Xserve in 2011, I had two initial reactions:

How the IPad Fits Into IT

A lot of bits have given their life in the last few weeks so that writers can fill your computer screen with lots of words about the iPad's role in IT. The iPad...

Mac Mini With OS X Server Will Serve You Well

First, let's clear something up about the Mac mini introduced by Apple in October that's configured to be a server. This $999 Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server...

Kerio Mail Server 6.7

Often, reviewing server software can be frustrating, especially for new releases. You rarely have the kind of time needed to do proper testing, to see how it...

Mac OS X 10.6 Server

Apple has made much of how Mac OS X 10.6 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) is a tuning of the operating system, removing older cruft, but not really adding...

The Case for Entourage on Snow Leopard

With last month's release of Mac OS X 10.6, much has been made about the potential impact of the included Exchange support in Snow Leopard. Many pundits have...

Ten Good Things About Snow Leopard for IT Admins

While Apple didn’t promise much in the way of marquee features with Mac OS X 10.6, there are still plenty of under-the-hood changes and minor additions and...

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IPhone Configuration Utility 2.0

In the hands of an IT administrator, Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility becomes an important security tool for iPhones on his network. The new 2.0 release...

Outlook on Mac: And They Lived Happily Ever After?

As everyone in the Mac universe learned after Thursday's Microsoft MacBU conference call, Entourage is going away, Outlook is coming to the Mac, and everything...

INag for IPhone

Like many network administrators, I use Nagios to monitor my network. Nagios is an open-source network monitoring system that uses SNMP, Perl, and other...

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IPhone 3.0 From a Corporate Point of View

If you follow the buzz on Twitter, you'd think that the iPhone 3.0 update began with copy and paste functionality and ended with Spotlight search capabilities...

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Preview: IPhone 3.0 Hopes From an IT Pro

In the final run-up to the 2009 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, it's time to consider what IT managers and developers can expect.

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