• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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:
  • Windows versions comparison

    which windows version was the most successful which was the worst?

    Aslihanquick5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Does the Windows 8 secure boot and Linux clash affect you?

    We want to know how this "little" inconvenience is affecting the world of Linux users out there. Air your grievances or worries for the future of Linux right here, and we'll send you 50 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Using salesforce.com instead of building a cloud

    i am thinking of using salesforece.com instead of building my own develompment cloud. Any thoughts?

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  • Choosing a cloud platform for a small business

    I am a Small Business Owner.  The business is  IT Project Management software/hardware integration, Managed Service Provider and reseller of end user computer products.   It is also a viritual organization.  I would like to be able to integrate software that is useable by some or all of my...

    Pmcng5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What tech CEO would you vote for?

    Michael Morisy recently reported on a primary of off-ticket, independent candidates, which included Cisco CEO John Chambers. Not to get too political, but we were wondering if there were particular tech CEOs that you admired for one reason or another. Share your thoughts -- or your vote -- and...

    ITKE352,380 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: How did you get into IT?

    Have you always been curious with how things work behind the scenes, or did you realize later in your career that IT was where you belonged? We'd love to hear what inspired you to pursue whatever pocket of IT you're in. We'll give you 50 knowledge points just for sharing your story, which will be...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Entry Level IT Credentials

    What are currently considered the strongest credentials for someone at the Entry level of IT? Which certification paths provide the most sought after employees? I do realize that there are literally hundreds of pipelines one can go in IT, and each is a personal choice. So what I am looking for is,...

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  • Pros and cons of data center in a box?

    I read that while data centers in a box were booming, it wasn't because of the portability or flexibility but because of the price. Any data center pros out there: Has your company bought one? Were they a quick fix for an urgent need or a long-term solution? I'd love to hear your take on the pros...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • Granting systems access in a DR situation

    What are some best practices for managing access rights during recovery situations. The question is particularly directed towards additional personnel or vendors that may need access to certain system functions, but only during a DR situation. How is that handled best?

    Alexsar5 pointsBadges:

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