June 20, 2010
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How to properly integrate Apple’s in your Microsoft network. We all have experienced some pain getting Apple’s working properly within our Windows networks. Either the one marketing employee has lost connection again to their network drive mappings (who doesn’t login to Active Directory anyway) or the IT director mentions that he read somewhere that we should make sure that we have total security and that should include those darn Mac’s. Oh and then there is the CEO who just had to have that new Mac-i-whatever and expects us to support his non standard hardware and software in a non forgiving Mac hating Windows network. (this was just for dramatic effect, [...]
February 27, 2010
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If ever there was proof that IT wasn’t significant to the business it is outsourcing. For all the so-called value IT brings to the table the business has just slapped you and your department in the face by outsourcing a large part of your job. Back in the day it may not have been called outsourcing, it could have been commissioning, as in commissioning a piece of furniture for instance, the concept is still the same but it somehow had a different feeling way back when. Here we explore outsourcing and how it affects your IT position, the good and the bad.