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July 2, 2008  1:57 PM

If no one is answering the front door – try the back door



Posted by: Troy Tate
awareness, blogging, Browsers, CIO, customer service, DataManagement, design, Development, diagnostics, howto, Metrics, Performance, troubleshooting, web, website, WWW

I recently went to Target and was going to look at my daughter's wedding registry to see what she and her fiance had selected. When I got to the registry kiosks, there was a Target team member and a customer having problems getting into the service. The Target team member was on the phone...

June 25, 2008  3:09 PM

Researching Network TAPs – Implementation Day (part 5)



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, diagnostics, howto, Metrics, network analysis, Networking, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

Hopefully you have been reading about my adventures with implementing a network tap to end network blindness. If not, take a look back at previous entries found here. When I last left you on this topic,...


June 18, 2008  7:20 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit 3.1 Beta



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, beta, DataCenter, diagnostics, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the...


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  2:33 PM

Did you see this? – can MY browser do this?



Posted by: Troy Tate
Browsers, DataCenter, diagnostics, Linux, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, web, website, WWW

Here's a great website for testing your browser functionality and understanding the different features of each application. Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe...


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 6, 2008  7:19 PM

Did you see this? – Is it Up/Down or is it just me?



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting, web, website, WWW

This is a great website to test if a public website is responding. http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ I am not sure what mechanism it really uses to test if a site is responding, if it is a ping test or if testing actually does an...


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 21, 2008  1:18 PM

Cutting IT corners is not cutting IT



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, anti-virus, antivirus, CIO, Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, malware, Mobile, Network Admission Control, Performance, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, tools

How often does this happen to you? A user is going to travel to another company location and they want to checkout a laptop for the journey. However, they tell you the morning of the travel rather than in advance. So you do not have time to check out the device and ensure that it is really in good...


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...


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