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September 11, 2008  4:36 PM

RANT: Am I responsible for training technology staff at other companies?



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, Firewalls, Networking, Policy, policy enforcement, risk, Security, WAN

You may have seen in one of my past blog posts that we relocated a site over a weekend. As a result of that move we are continuing to clean-up various network access issues for...

August 21, 2008  8:08 PM

IT Equipment search & seizure at the US borders



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, blog, CIO, data loss, Data security, DataManagement, design, forensics, government, intellectual property, internet, IT education, Mobile, Monitoring, Networking, online identity, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, risk, Security, WAN

I have recently been hearing some rumblings about this issue. I work for a firm with international locations and have travelled out of the country myself. So, this is a personal issue. What I am referring to is the situation described in this article by David Jonas of The Transnational:


August 18, 2008  7:24 PM

Did you see this? – Online tools/tutorials – RingOfSaturn



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, diagnostics, howto, internet, IT education, LAN, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, online identity, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, risk, Security, Storage, tools, troubleshooting, VoIP, WAN, web, website, wireshark, WWW

Ok, I admit it. I'm a network tool junkie. I constantly look for neat tools to perform tasks in the easiest manner possible and give me reliable information. This website from RingofSaturn.com is definitely one of the cooler online...


August 18, 2008  7:04 PM

Moving a datacenter – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, CIO, DataCenter, design, facility, facility management, internet, LAN, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, risk, troubleshooting, WAN

Well, another busy month here. Last month we moved more than 2000 users from 6 different e-mail systems to a single e-mail platform. This month we moved a factory facility...


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  7:15 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!


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


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