• Open IT Forum: Recommendations for network security books

    I'm compiling a list of the best books on network security. What are some of your favorites, perhaps with a brief description? All contributors to the list will receive 100 knowledge points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are your suggestions for server hardening?

    Do you have a checklist or a favorite set of server hardening tools in your arsenal? Share with us what you think are the most important considerations when creating a server security baseline. Be sure to include what hardware and software you're using! Helpful suggestions and innovative ideas will...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s your list of considerations when developing a data center?

    What considerations or checklist would you provide to someone creating a data center for the enterprise? From cooling and racks to data retirement policies and security, what are some of the concerns that a developer can’t afford to overlook?

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are your favorite network security tools?

    We want to know who and what you trust with your network security needs, from products to software. Had a less-than-stellar experience? We want to hear about that, too! The best stories get 100 points that'll be mighty helpful in our Xbox 360 contest!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Transporting computers in cold weather

    We have Hp Netbooks at our school and the tech people will not allow the computer carts (each holds 25 netbookc) to travel about 150 feet across a paved parking lot in the winter (we are in Iowa)because they feel the 60 seconds they are outside will damage the computers. We feel this is not true as...

    Gbruns5 pointsBadges:
  • How to begin attempting to build and sustain security for our information assets?

    I recently learned about SKiP, Security Knowledge in Practice, in one of my classes at UAT and I am very intrigued by it.  I did not realize that the problem-based approach was the common.  I guess that is one of the great advantages of SKiP, being a process-based approach to organize and...

    JJUAT5 pointsBadges:
  • Pros and cons of under the floor a/c in a data center?

    What are the benefits/cons to under the floor a/c in a data center?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Where do you fall in the data center buy v. build dilemma?

    Building a data center in response to overwhelming data growth comes as an easier decision to some, but what about the rest of us? What are the pros and cons you've experienced when either buying servers through a service or building your own data center from the ground up? We love lists and...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Differences in SLAs from cloud computing to data center or SaaS

    What do you look for in a cloud computing service level agreement? What are the differences you've noticed between a cloud SLA and a data center or SaaS SLA?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Data center racks: Is it easier to work in lighter colored racks?

    We're in the process of securing new racks for our data center, and I remember having difficulty working with dark colored racks, especially in the back. If we use lighter colored racks will it solve that problem? I was thinking it wouldn't absorb as much light and improve visibility when we have...

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s plaguing your data center?

    The Gartner report released this week revealed the top three daily challenges data center administrators have on their plates. We want to hear from our members: What are some of your toughest obstacles in the data center? What are the solutions you've considered, tried, or vetoed? The best stories...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • What’s a valuable certification to have these days?

    Back when I was starting in the IT field, I went for my CCNA as well as MCSA and A+.  Since I haven't been activiely look at certifications, I'm curious to see what the current certification trend is. What is currently the most sought after cert? Thanks!

    thongtarget21485 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What services have you adopted after a trial period?

    Amazon Web Services will start its one-year trial subscription on November 1st, and we're wondering who's going to give it a try. If not AWS, what services have you adopted by first giving them a trial run that you might otherwise have not gotten off the fence about?

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Wireless LANs: Yea or nay?

    Do you manage a wireless LAN within your organization? If yes, what policies and restrictions do you have in place to manage its security? If not, why, and what do you do to ensure there are no "rogue" setups on the premises? Advice and anecdotes are appreciated!

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Have you tried any new data center automation tools lately?

    Have you tried any new data center automation techniques or solutions lately? What tools could you recommend to other users?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: Where are you in the cloud or SaaS?

    We're curious as to how your company is approaching cloud computing and SaaS. Are you using it for non-mission-critical tasks with an isolated workload or for business processes such as HR or accounting? Do you have a public or private cloud? A hybrid? Let us know how you're adopting the cloud and...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • How clear is your job role?

    In a tip he wrote for SearchWinIT, resident expert Kevin Beaver suggests fully understanding and defining your job role can not only boost performance, but also your career satisfaction. How well do you really know what management expects you to do, and what have you found helpful in better...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • What happened in the IBM RPG market?

    I was active in this market for 10 years, and attained a high degree of competency - cranking out business systems on behalf of mainly blue chip clients. But it all came to a stop in 2002. Was this a political matter, an outsourcing matter? Or a technology change matter (I am now open source...

    Jorjun110 pointsBadges:
  • Are you worried about IT job security?

    With new, amorphous offerings such as the cloud and SAAS, are you worried at all about your position or department being outsourced? It seems IT is always under construction; is it a matter of certain positions becoming obsolete or is IT simply being rearranged and retitled? Is this something you...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Meeting IT’s server SLA obligations

    Most large IT organizations provide Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with there end-users. I never hear of a IT organization that fails to meet that obligation so my question is why? Is the obligation so low that it can't be not met or is IT management that good that it is responsible for meeting...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:

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