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Looking for a candidate hire a learner

Looking for a candidate hire a learner

Over the last couple of months, I've done more interviewing than in the previous years of working in IT.  I've had a very good time training and helping employees improve their skill sets and unfortunately take positions in other companies.  So I've had a lot of time thinking about who I wanted to hire for my open positions and I don't take the [...]

Q&A Monday: Data Center Teirs

Q&A Monday:  Data Center Teirs

Question: I am a small business owner looking to go with a cloud provider for our IT services.  Each of the vendors mentions their data center level, and I've tried doing research to figure out what these levels mean, but I can't find anything describing them in plain English, can you help? Vickie Downs Watertown, [...]

How to elevate RSAT shortcuts

How to elevate RSAT shortcuts

Companies out there, should not have their IT staff account with Administrator access for everyday work.  Yet IT staff generally will complain (I'm guilty of it) when they need do some administrative work.  Now to make an administrators work easier (while following best practices) you give the IT staff user accounts and use another account to [...]

Importance of Security Awareness

Importance of Security Awareness

Whether you know it or not, companies spends millions of dollars trying to make their network safe from hackers.  Billions of dollars and a lot of lost time are the cost that companies have to share when their systems are breached.  The problem becomes that most companies only address half of the solution, you can pour all the money you have [...]

Q&A Monday: How to get honest feedback

Q&A Monday: How to get honest feedback

Question: I am the manager of  several large technology products for my company, and I feel like I'm just not getting honest feedback from the people involved with the project.  While the projects seem to be going well, I would appreciate it if I could get honest feedback and make sure the projects are a success, any suggestions? Steven [...]

Q&A Monday: Outlook 2003 problems with Exchange 2010

Q&A Monday:  Outlook 2003 problems with Exchange 2010

Question: My company has recently upgraded our Exchange server to 2010, but I still have some users using Outlook 2003.  There are plans in the next 6 months to update these remaining users, but some of them are experiencing a problem.  The users have a bunch of shared calendars and are getting a connection issue, any advice? Eric Davidson [...]

Alternatives to Outlook

Alternatives to Outlook

    I've been asked about this more times than I can remember, so I figured I'd just do an article about it....What are some alternatives to Microsoft Outlook.  To fully disclose I still cling on to my Outlook for my windows machine, but I do use other software for my linux machines.  So I've done some testing and some asking around and found [...]

Removing Crapware

Removing Crapware

    Crapware (or bloatware) is unwanted software alreay installed on a new PC.  This software has started to come bundled with other software you may want on your computer. For example most software I install on my computers now, I have to pay close attention to, because it wants to install a browser or toolbar or sometimes even virus or [...]

Conserving Bandwidth Tips

Conserving Bandwidth Tips

In today's world, IT budgets all over the place have been cut down to the bone, and maybe you're users are starting to hog up all the bandwidth and you don't have the money in the budget to increase the bandwidth, what do you do?  Well there are ways that you can squeeze more out of your current bandwidth by adding some software or hardware [...]

Q&A Monday: 5 tips to Avoid Burnout

Q&A Monday: 5 tips to Avoid Burnout

Question: I just got a new job working in IT after leaving the field several years ago from burn out.  I just want to know is there a good way to avoid this new job from driving me away from IT like my old one? Fred Cutler Reno, NV Answer: This is a big concern for many techs out there with many companies cutting their IT [...]

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