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Please don’t daisy chain switches

Please don’t daisy chain switches

There are many times that I would walk into a business to help troubleshoot a problem, to find that someone didn't take the proper time to do something right, and instead took the easy way.  Usually this come in the form of switches (or even worse hubs) that are daisy chained together one after another...and sometimes, after another. I [...]

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 [...]

Q&A Monday: Controlling the IT Budget

Q&A Monday:  Controlling the IT Budget

Question: I am under great pressure from management to decrease our IT budget for next year, while providing the same level of services. I've spent time with my team trying to figure out service contracts or software upgrades to cut, what are some of the ways you've cut budgets? Judith R. Eastman Knoxville, TN Answer: It has been some [...]

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Question: I've recently been given a new responsibility at the company I work for and put in charge of project that I'm pretty sure will be dead long before completion, is there any way to tell? Clay Rose Brentwood, NY   Answer: I've had my share of being on projects that I just had a feeling were doomed from the start, [...]

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Question: Hey Jim, I am a small business owner and I am constantly struggling with how often do I replace the Apple computers in my office.  I do have some PC's in the office which I lease on a 3 year cycle, but I'm not sure if I should replace the Apple's as often as I do the PC's.  Is there a standard rule for replacing Apple computers in [...]

How to Become a Better Manager

On a couple of different occasions I’ve mentioned that when I first became a manager, there was a learning curve that I needed to master, before becoming somewhat efficient at at.  I’ve decided to give some more key pointers that help you become a better manager 1: Go to other’s offices for meetings When you have your own office you [...]

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

    Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1.82.76 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Air 2.0.2.12310 and earlier versions. Links for More Information: [...]

Browser Update: Google Update Chrome to 5.0.375.126

Browser Update: Google Update Chrome to 5.0.375.126

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.126 for Linux, Mac, and Windows.  Chrome 5.0.375.126 contains an updated version of the Flash plugin which addresses multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad to address vulnerabilities in the FreeType and IOSurface packages. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or gain system privileges.    This is most likely to address the jailbreakme.com website that was [...]

Effectively Erasing Files

Effectively Erasing Files

Thinking about getting rid of a computer can actually be a lot more complicated that initially thought.  Many people remember to get their files off and delete any important information from the drive and think that's the end of it.  It's not just individuals, companies can also fall into this trap.  Just selecting delete does not mean that the [...]

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