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December 2, 2014  4:38 PM

Top community blog posts from November 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
BMC, Pure Storage, Software testing, Storage, Windows 10

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Storage image via Shutterstock

What was the overall theme in the top November blog posts? Storage, storage and more storage! Check out all the different stories and share your thoughts with the community.

December 1, 2014  7:08 PM

ITKE November giveaway contest – The winner!

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

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Digital camera image via Shutterstock

Ladies and gentlemen…we have a winner. Congratulations to ToddN2000 on winning a brand new Canon digital camera! Here were the final standings:

  • ToddN2000: 2,010 points
  • Kapilbhardwajj: 1,210 points
  • Clark445kent: 780 points
  • Michael Larsen: 640 points
  • Deepu9321: 365 points

Thank you to everyone who participated. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of more contests in 2015 (including more special prizes).


November 20, 2014  12:23 AM

ITKE November giveaway contest standings – Round 2

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

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Rankings image via Shutterstock

We’re just over the halfway point in our November giveaway contest and one user is leading the pack! Here are the current standings:

  1. ToddN2000: 1,335 points
  2. Clark445kent: 375 points
  3. Deepu9321: 315 points
  4. Brian Gracely: 285 points
  5. Michael Larsen: 260 points

For all you other users out there, there’s still plenty of time to make up points. Now, let’s talk about the ‘secret prize’ in our contest. The word is out that it’s a digital camera but we’re not going to tell you what type it is. You’ll just have to find out after you win it!


November 12, 2014  8:26 PM

ITKE November giveaway contest standings – Round 1

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

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Rankings image via Shutterstock

We have a winner! No, I’m just kidding but we have plenty of users vying for our ‘secret’ prize in our November giveaway contest. What do the standings look like? Let’s take a look:

    1. ToddN2000: 785 points
    2. Clark445kent: 300 points
    3. Philp1jb: 195 points
    4. Deepu9321: 155 points
    5. Brian Gracely: 150 points

But don’t worry everyone, there’s still plenty of time to get involved! Now, what are you guys playing for? Here’s this week’s clue: It’s a great item to take on vacation with. Have an idea what it is? Share your thoughts below.


November 5, 2014  2:23 PM

Top ITKE blog posts for October 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, Software development, Symantec, Windows 10

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What do Windows 10, Symantec and Ebola have in common? They were all included in the top blog posts for the month of October! Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the community.


November 3, 2014  5:31 PM

ITKE November giveaway contest!

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

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Contest image via Shutterstock

It’s that time again everyone…for another ITKE giveaway contest. And we have a surprise twist to this month’s contest. The user with the most ITKE points by the end of the month will receive a surprise prize! Each week, I’ll give a clue on the prize, along with an update.

Remember, there will be only one winner so make sure to rack up those points on our IT Answers & Questions, Discussions and Blogs. Good luck to everyone!


October 31, 2014  4:53 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat recap

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Security, twitter

Passwords, passwords, passwords…that was the main topic in this week’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. What did our experts say about them? Here’s a recap of everything they talked about.


October 16, 2014  3:51 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (October 29th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Security, twitter

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It’s back! That’s right…our security experts are coming back for our second #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on October 29th at 1 PM (EST). Just to remind you, our security experts include:

  • Kevin Beaver (ITKE expert)

What’s the topic we’ll be discussing? Our experts will be taking on the issue of personal security and passwords. Here are just some of the questions that will be covered during the chat:

  1. Why do people have such a hesitance to changing passwords regularly or choosing more secure passwords?
  2. Have recent data breach events at banks and stores done anything to change behaviors when it comes to passwords and personal data?
  3. What is IT’s role when it comes to ensuring employees keep company workstations, laptops, servers and even BYOD technology secure?
  4. How long should a password be to be considered “secure” in today’s digital environment?
  5. What is the easiest way to create a secure password?
  6. Why are so many IT professionals stuck with the old-school mindset that changing passwords every 30-60 days is good for business?
  7. What are the most common password-related vulnerabilities?

To get involved, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. See you on the 29th!


October 1, 2014  7:47 PM

Top ITKE blog posts for September 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Cloud Security, EMC, Microsoft, Software testing

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EMC image via Shutterstock

Rumors continue to swirl over the potential future of EMC. Will it merge with HP? Cisco? Well, the hot story was included as the top blog post for the month of September. Come check out that story and share your thoughts with the group.


October 1, 2014  4:47 PM

ITKE September giveaway contest – The winners!

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

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Contest winner image via Shutterstock

There you have it…another contest giveaway in the books! Time flies when you’re answering discussions and questions, doesn’t it? Well, enough of the chit chat. Here were the final rankings for September:

  1. ToddN2000: 1,905 points
  2. Subhendu Sen: 1,010 points
  3. Carlosdl: 660 points

Watch out for a “special” giveaway coming in November. Here’s a hint: The prize is worth waiting for.


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