• What headaches are your network users causing?

    Every network admin seems to have their favorite "network user" horror stories -- what are the most frequent types of problems you seem to encounter with your network users? What steps have you taken with "problem users" that were successful?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • How are you backing up your virtual machines?

    What are you currently using for your virtual machine backups, particularly with VMWare? One of the writers over on SearchDataBackup recently virtual agents rather than the APIs VMWare and others have been rolling out, and I'm wondering if that's true with ITKErs as well.

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • What factors should go into a “social media” cost analysis?

    As Sister CISA CISSP pointed out, a lot of factors aren't included when companies embark on social media adventures, and it's usually IT that has to raise considerations. What would you suggest be included as companies draw out a "social media" total cost analysis?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • What method of e-mail archiving do you use in your organization?

    Do you employ one tool or a series of tools to archive your organization's e-mail? Is bumping against the storage quota a frequent problem for your users?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Downloading limit per user?

    Do you have a download limit per user implemented in your environment to prevent excessive network load? How much of a limit do you have imposed? If you don't, how did you justify the decision?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Policies regarding user-damaged hardware/incentives to take care of it?

    Any suggestions on policies in terms of encouraging employees to take good care of their hardware, ranging from charging them for lost, broken or stolen company goods to rewarding well-maintained hardware or reduced helpdesk tickets? Apple's recently been accused of voiding warranties for cigarette...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) choice in your organization

    Which VDI platform do you use in your organization? What factors led to your choice of one over the other (ex. Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View)?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Educating your users on security policies

    What measures do you/your organization take to educate employees on network security policies? Do you include this information in new hire training? Do you hold special training? Does your include any unique or particular provisions?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • What kind of mobile device restrictions do you have in your organization?

    With the popularity of a diverse range of mobile phones and devices, many organizations have set strict policies and restrictions on the mobile devices employees are allowed to user for work. Whether it's making users choose between a set range of mobile offerings or not allowing mobile devices to...

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • What would it take for you to jump into cloud computing?

    Just curious if ITKE users have a set of criteria for what you'd want before switching over critical services to a cloud provider? As a recent article noted, IBM's Lotus iNotes and Cisco's WebEx Mail are going cloud, and Google's dropping rates in response. What are you moving over, and does data's...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • Next-generation firewalls: What are your thoughts?

    Shamus McGillicuddy recently delved into the topic of next-generation firewalls, and I wanted to know -- how many of you have implemented next-gen firewalls in your environment? Do you see this as being a legitimate trend for the future, or is it just a lot of hype?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Any advice from your latest Disaster Recovery review?

    Just curious if you have any advice from your latest disaster recovery review on what elements deserve particular attention. Frank Lady offers disaster recovery advice on SearchDisasterRecovery, but I'm curious as to whether elements like Swine Flu are playing part in how you sketch out how to...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • How was your last IT compliance audit experience?

    How was your latest IT compliance audit experience? Were there any particular pain points or worries you had?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Certifications, training, and enrichment courses: How do you find out and sign up?

    When signing up for certification, training or enrichment courses, how do you find out about them, and where do you sign up? On the vendor site, or do you use a third-party site (ex., TrainUp.com)?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Were your cost savings post-virtualization what you expected them to be?

    Has virtualization had the cost savings effects you expected it to have on your organization? What were your expectations, and what were the noteworthy successes and shortcomings post-implementation?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • VMware backtracking on vSphere Enterprise Edition phaseout

    As you may have read, VMware is backtracking on its end-of-availability for vSphere Enterprise Edition, extending its availability indefinitely. Are you confused about it? Relieved? Has this announcement affected your decisionmaking process for upgrades in the future?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Is your organization taking formal measures to plan for flu/pandemic situations?

    Has your organization taken any measures to plan for flu or a larger than normal remote staff this season? What are some of the things you're taking into account (VPN testing/upgrades, checking network security parameters for remote workers, etc.)?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Going green: Are you feeling the pressure?

    Are you feeling the pressure to "go green" in your IT department or data center? Where is the pressure coming from, and what measures have you taken thus far?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Windows administration: How do you track/diagnose errors and app crashes?

    Windows administrators: What tools, if any, do you use to track and diagnose error messages and unexpected application crashes?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Will virtualization and consolidation change the way IT buys hardware?

    Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to visit a number of large IT server pools (5000 or servers or more) and I was struck by how many different vendors' hardware was represented in each of those pools of servers, it is though the name of the vendor carried no weight in deciding...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:

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