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June 18, 2008  7:15 PM

Did you see this? – Sysinternals LIVE!!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, CIO, Data security, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, Development, diagnostics, forensics, howto, LAN, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, Policy, reporting, Security, Sysinternals, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, web, website, WWW

If you're a fan of the Sysinternals tools, check out the beta of Sysinternals Live, a service that makes it easy for you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the web without hunting for and manually downloading them....

June 17, 2008  2:05 PM

Did you see this? – Online e-book library



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, CIO, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, Development, Exchange, howto, IT education, LAN, Linux, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, network analysis, Networking, Oracle, Performance, research, SAP, Security, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization, WAN, web, website

Check out this digital online library for IT professionals. Bet you can't read just one! Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe networking!


June 4, 2008  7:26 PM

Researching Network TAPs – Strike 1 (part 4)



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, DataManagement, howto, LAN, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Network TAPs, Networking, packet capture, Performance, reporting, tools

Yesterday, I received my Datacom Systems Singlestream 102 network tap. I installed it during lunch and wouldn't you know, something started not working right on the network! Hmmmmm... maybe I should have tested...


May 13, 2008  4:06 PM

To be done: an acquisition/merger checklist



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, email, howto, LAN, malware, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, reporting, research, Security, tools, WAN

An acquisition or merger is not a frequent event for my organization. However, it seems like in the past year or so we have worked on a number of these activities. So, it seems like it may be time to create a formalized checklist for the IT department items that need to be addressed during an...


May 9, 2008  12:51 PM

Did you see this? – the viral bitgirl



Posted by: Troy Tate
forensics, howto, humor, LAN, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, packet capture, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

I have always had an appreciation for Laura Chappel of www.packet-level.com fame and her quirky sense of ... hmmmmm.. sense?? hahaha... well... she does have a great sense of humor and a heightened sense of awareness with respect to those...


May 6, 2008  12:47 PM

Researching Network TAPs – an end to network blindness? (part 3)



Posted by: Troy Tate
LAN, Monitoring, Network TAPs, Networking, WAN

I have now gotten back around to working on this activity. In case you have forgotten what I am working on, please review part 1 and


April 23, 2008  5:13 PM

Dear John…. let’s talk about Cisco



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, LAN, Networking, tools, WAN

Don't you wish that every vendor's competitor had something similar to the Dear John (Chambers of Cisco fame) site found here. What would a Dear Bill (Gates) letter website look like? Well a video documentary was...


April 8, 2008  2:21 PM

VoIP, IPT, QOS, COS, on and on – Oh My!



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, howto, LAN, Monitoring, Performance, VoIP

Well, well, well, so you want to implement voice over IP or IP telephony. You have heard it is going to give you some great cost savings and make your life easier. Hmmmm... upon further thought, the idea of implementing this technology frightens you and I totally understand why. I have...


April 2, 2008  6:22 PM

Researching Network TAPs – an end to network blindness? (part 2)



Posted by: Troy Tate
LAN, Monitoring, Network TAPs, Networking, Performance, WAN

As expected there are several different manufacturers and models that can handle this task. The reseller I spoke with suggested three different devices from two different manufacturers. Network Instruments nTAP - This is the particular device that initially captured my interest in this type of...


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