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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: LZMA File

Q&A Monday:  LZMA File

Question: I received a file from a coworker that has a LZMA file type with a large sum of data, and I don't know how to open it.  Please help! Kevin Knight South Dakota  Answer: LZMA is a compressed file, something like the ZIP compression that most of us are generally familiar with. It's used as a way to group files together and [...]

Q&A Monday: Windows 7 Hide Accounts from Welcome Menu

Q&A Monday:  Windows 7 Hide Accounts from Welcome Menu

Question: We are deploying Windows 7 machines to users that are not the domain, and I want to add some accounts for administration to the machine, but I only want the users to be give the option of seeing the one account they are going to use.  Is there any way to hide the other accounts?  John Higgins Oakland, CA Answer: *NOTE: To [...]

Q&A Monday: IT Education

Q&A Monday:  IT Education

Question: Jim, For someone looking to segue into IT, what is the most direct educational route to take- tech school, university, or career diploma program? In general, what do you recommend for a good IT foundation? Tony DiPaciner Philadelphia, Pa   Answer: Like most questions in IT, there is a lot of debate for the best [...]

Mobile: Apps vs Mobile Web

Mobile: Apps vs Mobile Web

  I've been asked many times where I think the future in the smart phone market is, either applications or site designed for mobile web?  Now I think it's funny that since I am in the IT field, I should know (or at least have thought on) the mobile market.  But since I try to answer the questions that come in, I've decided to write [...]

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 [...]

Q&A Monday: Adobe PDF Printing Alternative

Q&A Monday:  Adobe PDF Printing Alternative

Question: I am currently looking for a more cost-effective solution than adobe for printing PDF files.  I am not looking to edit or create forms, just to print existing documents to PDF.  While looking around I've found a couple products, but they wanted too much money for the full versions, any suggestions? Davina Knight Raft [...]

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 [...]

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