• Open IT Forum: What to expect in network overhauls

    Whether because of horrific wiring sprawls or hardware upgrades, we'd love to hear about your reasons for network overhauls, the obstacles you faced, and the lessons you learned. Pass on the knowledge and earn 50 knowledge points toward our current contest where you could win $100!

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  • What are you looking forward to using in Windows Server 2008 R2? What features are you apprehensive about?

    There seem to be a few notable upgrades coming with Windows Server 2008 R2 that have to do with improving administrative capabilities. Is your Windows shop looking forward to anything in particular in the new upgrade, or do you plan on holding off on putting it into production? Is there anything...

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  • Open IT Forum: Tips for Windows 7 use

    Have Windows 7 tips or bits of knowledge you had to learn the hard way? Share shortcuts or lessons learned with the community. You never know whose migration you could be sparing by piping in! All tips worth 25 knowledge points and some good karma!

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  • Open IT Forum: What is the most important component of a virtualization strategy?

    Whether you're deploying a virtualization strategy or it's only a minor blip on your radar, what would you say is the most important component of a virtualization strategy? Share your thoughts and experiences, and we'll share 50 knowledge points!

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  • Open IT Forum: What should I ask my cloud storage vendor?

    Off-site storage is nothing new, but cloud storage is often seen as a different beast. What questions do you suggest companies ask their cloud storage vendor? Leave your suggestions or questions you wished you'd asked in the comments section, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points with you!

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  • Are there ANY truly independent analysts out there anymore?

    seems IT's getting worse than big pharma these days, analysts in everyone's pocket. very disheartening that so many conflicts of interest abound like this. it hurts the whole credibility of the industry and adds to the nightmare of what's real and true -- vs what's not. analysts should be paid for...

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  • Open IT Forum: Are cloud SLAs a thing of the past?

    I read this article that questioned if cloud SLAs are dead, and I was curious what the IT community had to say about it. It seems that SLAs are the only way to ensure that the enterprise can get what it needs out of cloud providers, and get what it needs in the case of downtime. So what do you...

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  • Open IT Forum: What to consider when building a data center?

    What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!

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  • Open IT Forum: What data center fads should be avoided?

    There's always something new and improved, especially in something as complex as a data center. What are some recent technologies you've seen that strike you more as fads rather than essential additions to the data center? Share your opinion, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points!

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  • Open IT Forum: What are some creative ways to cool a data center?

    Whether it's a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Your thoughts on the Google acquisition

    Everyone has an opinion on Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, including IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers: It's all about patents Is it time to become an Android developer? Is Google sabotaging Android's success? The effect on your mobile workforce But we want to hear your opinions. Share your...

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  • Open IT Forum: What would you like to see from VMWorld 2011?

    IT Knowledge Exchange is hitting the desert sands once more to bring you live coverage from VMWorld 2011. Let us know what vendors you'd like explored, what tracks you'd like covered, and what general information you're looking to see coming from the conference. You can leave your requests in the...

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  • Open IT Forum: Did you buy a TouchPad?

    HP's decision to discontinue the TouchPad (and its subsequent steal of a price) has been all the buzz the past couple days. Did you bite at the alluring $99 price tag? Tell us what went into your decision, or if you couldn't care less about the TouchPad. Do you think hackers are about to have a...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How do you prepare your data center for severe weather?

    Every season has its share of weather threats, and we want to know how you prepare for them. The east coast is gearing up for Hurricane Irene's arrival, and we were wondering what steps you were taking (if any) to make sure your data center doesn't see much (or any) downtime. What unique conditions...

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  • Android vs iOS

    Which smart phone platform do you find or do you guess is easier to support?

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  • Open IT Forum: What should system documentation look like?

    While documentation doesn't necessarily make the world go 'round, it certainly keeps it spinning neatly on its axis when trouble arises. If you're providing a product or service, you should be providing your customers with accurate information that allows them to effectively use and maintain that...

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  • Free IT Book: Essential Skills for the Agile Developer

    The team at Net Objectives (including CEO Alan Shalloway) has compiled the essential skills for the Agile developer. To get this resource and guide to better programming and design, simply answer one of five questions and paste the link to your answer in the discussion section below. Ultrium 4,...

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  • Open IT Forum: Will HP be a worthy cloud contender?

    HP announced its Cloud Services program in beta and we wanted to know initial reactions. Have you registered for the beta? Share your initial thoughts, whether or not you have, and we'll return to this in the next phase of HP's cloud services. Share your thoughts and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points!

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  • Public cloud security concerns

    The Are Cloud Services Trustworthy video got me thinking about particular security measures I should include in a cloud service contract. Any experienced ideas?

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  • Open IT Forum: Goals to round out 2011

    We're approaching the final quarter of 2011: What are some of your IT department's goals to finish out the year? What are some of the things you are implementing to position yourself for 2012? Whether it's updating your system documentation or updating your IT staff's certifications, we want to...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:

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