ITKE Community Blog


May 1, 2015  5:10 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest – The winner!

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Contest winner image via Shutterstock

And there we have it…another contest is in the books! Congratulations to our winners: ToddN2000, TheRealRaven and pdraebel! Here were the final standings:

  • ToddN2000: 1,310 points
  • TheRealRaven: 960 points
  • pdraebel: 305 points
  • AndreaF: 265 points
  • philpl1jb: 240 points

And if you remember from last week, I have a special surprise for this month’s contest. The user with the most ITKE points will receive a Polaroid Cube camera! Good luck.

May 1, 2015  4:35 PM

Top community posts from April 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, IOS, Storage, Windows 10

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You’re too old for IT. What’s your plan to stay in the game? That question was from the top community post for the month of April. Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the group.


April 22, 2015  5:51 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest standings – Round 3

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

We have just about a week left in our giveaway contest and it’s coming down to the wire. Let’s take a look at the standings:

  • ToddN2000: 980 points
  • TheRealRaven: 755 points
  • AndreaF: 265 points
  • pdraebel: 255 points

And there are several more users right behind so keep getting those points! Also, watch out for next week’s final update (we have a special announcement regarding next month’s giveaway).


April 22, 2015  1:49 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (April 29th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, Security, twitter

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Social media security image via Shutterstock

It’s almost time for this month’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat but there’s a twist this time: Our very-own blogger, Jeff Cutler, will be running the chat next Wednesday (April 29th) at 12 PM EST.

What topic will our experts be tackling? They will be looking into the world of social media security! Here are the questions:

  • How much is safe to share via social media?
  • What should you never post to social media sites?
  • What’s the fastest way to spot and stop a social engineering attempt?
  • How much of a role does social engineering play in security for businesses?
  • What is your policy for friending people on social networks?

To get involved in our chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. Hope to see you next Wednesday.


April 15, 2015  5:51 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest standings – Round 2

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

We’re at the midway point of our ITKE giveaway contest and the standings couldn’t be tighter. Here’s what the standings look like:

  • ToddN2000: 675 points
  • TheRealRaven: 455 points
  • Abuell: 330 points
  • AndreaF: 235 points
  • ncberns: 160 points

But for everyone else, you still have plenty of time to catch up so keep racking up those points.


April 8, 2015  7:19 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest standings – Round 1

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

A week has already passed in April (time really does fly) and there’s been a ton of action in our giveaway contest. Let’s take a look at the standings as of today:

  • ToddN2000: 405 points
  • TheRealRaven: 295 points
  • Abuell: 140 points
  • Michael Larsen: 110 points
  • philpl1jb: 90 points

But there’s still plenty of time to catch our leaders so keep racking up those points.


April 1, 2015  8:24 PM

ITKE April giveaway contest

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, ITKE Contests

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

Don’t you think it’s time for another giveaway contest? April Fools! Don’t worry, I’m just kidding. For this month’s contest, the top three users will be receiving $50 Amazon gift cards. And as always, I’ll keep everyone updated on the standings.

How can you win one of these gift cards? Start adding up those points through our IT Answers & Questions, Discussions and Blogs. Good luck to everyone!


April 1, 2015  4:42 PM

Top community posts from March 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, Storage, USB drive, Windows 10

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USB drive image via Shutterstock

Be careful with those USB drives, they can set your computer on fire! That’s just one lesson learned from our top community posts for the month of March. Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the group.


March 18, 2015  2:01 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (March 25th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
ITKE, Security, twitter

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Security image via Shutterstock

Spring is almost here so let’s start the new season with our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat! Our team of experts, including Kevin Beaver, Jeff Cutler and Ken Harthun, will be back on March 25th at 1 PM EST.

What topic will they tackle next? They will be looking at security from the view of various people including: Executives, teams and individuals. Here are the questions.

  1. What’s the top people-related challenge impacting security and how do you address it?
  2. When hiring security staff, what’s the ONE must-have in their experience or personality?
  3. What’s the best way to get people to buy into security?
  4. How do you keep people from being human and subject to social engineering security attacks?
  5. What is the primary misunderstanding users have about security?

To get involved in our chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. Hope to see you next Wednesday.


March 5, 2015  9:44 PM

Top community posts from February 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
IBM, Scrum, Software development, Storage

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You might be wondering why there’s a picture of former Florida governor Jeb Bush here. Well, his partial email dump was included in our top community blogs for the month of February. Come check out the stories and share your thoughts with the group.


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