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March 2, 2015  9:31 PM

ITKE February giveaway contest – The winner!

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

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Winner image via Shutterstock

Well there you have it…we have our winner in our ITKE giveaway contest! Congratulations to ToddN2000 who amassed a whopping 1,495 points. Here were the final standings:

  • ToddN2000: 1,495 points
  • Clark445kent: 750 points
  • Michael Larsen: 600 points
  • Jeff Cutler: 400 points
  • AndreaF: 385 points

Thank you to everyone who participated and watch out for a very special contest in April.

February 26, 2015  6:02 PM

ITKE February giveaway contest – Round 3

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

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

With only a few days remaining in February, it looks like we have a clear leader in our giveaway contest. Here’s what the standings look like:

  • ToddN2000: 1,455 points
  • Clark445kent: 660 points
  • Michael Larsen: 440 points
  • Mcorum: 420 points
  • JenJewell99: 390 points

But there’s still some time left so make sure to keep piling up those points.


February 18, 2015  8:56 PM

ITKE February giveaway contest – Round 2

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

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

We’re halfway through our giveaway contest and we still have several users fighting for the top spot. Let’s take a look at the standings:

  • ToddN2000: 760 points
  • Clark445kent: 515 points
  • Jenjewell99: 345 points
  • AndreaF: 325 points

But don’t worry everyone, you still have plenty of time to get into this race. Good luck!


February 18, 2015  3:22 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (February 25th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Disaster Recovery, ITKE, twitter

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Twitter image via Shutterstock

It’s almost the end of the month…do you know what that means? It’s time for another #ITKESecurity Twitter chat! Our experts, including Kevin Beaver, Jeff Cutler and Ken Harthun will be returning on February 25th at 1 PM (EST).

And what will be the big topic? This month, our experts will be tackling disaster recovery. Here are the questions they’ll be covering during the chat.

  1. What are some common DR oversights?
  2. How is your organization prepared to recover applications and data in case of a major outage or natural disaster?
  3. In your disaster recovery plan, what is your baseline time to recover?
  4. What tools are you using to automate recovery of your applications and data?
  5. How does DR planning tie in with information 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 there.


February 11, 2015  7:59 PM

ITKE February giveaway contest – Round 1

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

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

Well, the first week has come and gone in our giveaway contest and it looks like it will be a battle to the end! Here’s what the standings look like as of today:

  • ToddN2000: 390 points
  • Jenjewell99: 330 points
  • Clark445Kent: 320 points

And for all of you outside the top three, make sure to keep piling up those points to make this an even closer race.


February 2, 2015  6:38 PM

Top community posts from January 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Citrix, DevOps, NetApp

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Microsoft Windows image via Shutterstock

From Citrix to DevOps, and even Microsoft Windows, the IT world was fully covered in our top community posts for January. Take a look at the stories and share your thoughts with the community.


February 2, 2015  6:02 PM

ITKE February giveaway contest

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

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Giveaway image via Shutterstock

It’s been quite a while so it’s time for another ITKE giveaway contest! For this month’s contest, the user with the most ITKE points will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Don’t worry, I’ll be giving weekly updates on it too.

And let’s not forget, there’s only one winner so make sure to pile up those points on our IT Answers & Questions, Discussions and Blogs. Good luck!


January 21, 2015  8:46 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat recap (January 20th)

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

What did the security world look like in 2014? What does it have in store for us in 2015? That’s what our experts discussed in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. Come check out what they talked about.


January 12, 2015  4:16 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (January 20th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Data breach, Security, twitter

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Twitter image via Shutterstock

What’s the best way to start off a new year? By having another #ITKESecurity Twitter chat! Our experts, including Kevin Beaver, Ken Harthun and Jeff Cutler, are coming back on January 20th at 12 PM (EST).

What will they be discussing? Our experts will be looking at the year it was for security in 2014 and looking ahead at 2015. Here are the questions they will be looking at during the chat:

  1. How have you changed your data security based on the myriad breaches that occurred in 2014?
  2. How concerned were you about your security based on the numerous data breaches in all industries last year?
  3. Based on the security breaches of last year, do you plan to make any changes in your security model?
  4. What is the one main step you’ve taken to deal with/prevent data incidents in the coming year?
  5. How can we break the tiring (and costly) breach-then-react cycle moving forward?
  6. What team(s) are tasked with responding to and rectifying any data incident within your organization?

To get involved in our chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. See you on the 20th!


January 6, 2015  3:07 PM

Top community blog posts from 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Gartner, OpenStack, SQL Server, Windows 8.1

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2014 image via Shutterstock

2014 has already come and gone, with plenty of great blog posts to show for it. To give 2014 a proper goodbye, here are the top community posts from the past year. Check out the stories and tell us which one was your favorite.


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