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March 28, 2008  7:01 PM

Mac vs. PC – Round 1

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

It's about time that I got around to this one, and if any of you have been wondering which side of the argument I might come down on, you might be disappointed to find out that I sit firmly on the fence on this issue. I'm a firm believer that both platforms deliver on their particular strengths,...

March 26, 2008  6:09 PM

Our EqualLogic Experience So Far

Posted by: JohnWilder
DataCenter, IT department, Storage

We're currently in the process of configuring our very first EqualLogic storage unit. It's a model from their PS Series, and it gives us a total of 6.5 terabytes of storage in a RAID 50 configuration. We've only had it live for about a week now, but we love what we've seen so far. The ease of...

March 24, 2008  8:54 PM

What to Write

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

I guess I'm beginning to get the hang of this blogging thing, and I appreciate the feedback I've received so far. There are times when it's a bit of struggle to decide what to write about, and there are other days when the topics tend to write themselves. As I wrote in my first post, there are...

March 20, 2008  1:59 PM

Streaming and the NCAA Tournament Coverage

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, IT Policy, Networking, Security

What better day to discuss the issue of streaming audio/video than today? With the NCAA Tournament upon us, and CBS offering up every game at no cost, there will undoubtedly be more than a few of our users who decide to spend the afternoon keeping track of their bracket selections. We've tried...

March 20, 2008  12:27 AM

Unifying Communications

Posted by: JohnWilder
Exchange, IT department, VoIP

One of the things our company prides ourselves on is our collaborative nature, so the concept of unified communications is especially attractive to us. It's one of those buzz words you can't escape lately, and it's coinciding with our own need to integrate another office into our infrastructure,...

March 18, 2008  12:39 AM

The iPhone – an Enterprise device?

Posted by: JohnWilder
Cell Phones, Exchange, IT department, Mobile, Telecommunications

Now that Apple has announced the long-awaited SDK for the iPhone, I thought it would be a good time to discuss mobile devices. We've had a policy restricting employees from purchasing their PDAs/Phones and tying them into our network, but over the past 5 years we've still managed to reach the point...

March 10, 2008  12:19 PM

Office (and File) Moves – Part 2

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department, Macintosh

Perhaps the single biggest issue we encountered during our office move last weekend had more to do with moving files than it did with bringing a new office onto our network. Furthermore, this particular issue was one which we've encountered before, and it was also one for which we didn't have a...

March 5, 2008  9:23 PM

Office Moves – Part 1

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

In hindsight, perhaps this wasn't the best time for me to be launching a blog. Then again, in this line of work there's never a good time for anything. My company acquired a new office about a month ago, and we just spent the past weekend bringing them onto our network. As these maneuvers...

January 29, 2008  2:30 AM

IT in the Ad Biz – A Unique Challenge

Posted by: JohnWilder
IT department

Welcome to my blog about IT in the Advertising business. As the title of my first post suggests, this is indeed a strange and unique niche in the IT industry. While we face many of the same challenges as everyone else when it comes to providing IT support, the day-to-day challenges of providing...

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