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August 26, 2014  6:35 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (September 18th)

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

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What do you make of all these recent data breaches? What can companies do to prevent them? These are just some of the questions our security experts will answer in our first #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on September 18th at 1 PM (EST). Our A-list expert team includes:

  • Kevin Beaver (ITKE expert)

And even more professionals might be added to the list! How can you get involved? Either send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. We hope to see you there!

August 1, 2014  3:26 PM

ITKE July giveaway contest – The winners!

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

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After a grueling month of answering questions and commenting on discussions and blog posts, we finally have our three winners in our giveaway contest. Let me tell you, the race for the top spot was as close as it gets. Here were the final standings:

  1. Carlosdl: 1,355 points
  2. ToddN2000: 1,325 points
  3. Subhendu Sen: 570 points

Congratulations to our winners and watch out for our next contest.


August 1, 2014  12:53 PM

Top ITKE blog posts of July 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, Internet Explorer, OpenStack, Windows 7

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A dog that can smell out our hard drives, memory cards and USB sticks? That’s right and it was our top blog post for the month of July! Check out all the stories and share your thoughts with the group.

  1. Why the ‘hard drive sniffing dog’ should scare the crap out of you – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
  2. Oops! IE tops zero-day hit list for H1 2014 – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
  3. Continuous delivery envy (and a bonus!) – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
  4. Will Paris be the last OpenStack Summit? – Brian Gracely (From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise)
  5. Investor calls for EMC to divest itself of VMware – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
  6. The newest Microsoft memo – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
  7. So, how do you eat a Hadoop elephant? – Barry Devlin (Now…Business unIntelligence)
  8. CA’s arcserve goes out for a spin – Dave Raffo (Storage Soup)
  9. Crowdsourcing for software testers – Justin Rohrman (Uncharted Waters)
  10. Look out! End of mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015 – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)


July 22, 2014  7:12 PM

ITKE July giveaway contest standings – Round 3

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

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With only nine days left to go in July, the race for the top three spots in our giveaway contest is coming down to the wire. Even though the top three have remained the same, there are plenty of users who are right behind including: BigKat, philpl1jb, edwinjhoffer and hunshabbir7. And to remind everyone of the current standings, here’s how they look:

  • 1st Place: CarlosDL
  • 2nd Place: ToddN2000
  • 3rd Place: Subhendu Sen

But as I mentioned, it’s still anybody’s game so keep piling up those points.


July 15, 2014  7:48 PM

ITKE July giveaway contest standings – Round 2

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

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We’re just about halfway through our ITKE giveaway contest and the race is getting tight! Through the first two weeks, three ITKE users have put themselves as the users to beat and here they are:

  • 1st place: CarlosDL
  • 2nd place: ToddN2000
  • 3rd place: Subhendu Sen

Even though two weeks have past, there are still two more weeks to sneak into the top three. Hey, I might even comment on a few questions, discussions and blog posts to put myself into the race! Keep racking up those points.


July 8, 2014  7:59 PM

ITKE July giveaway contest standings – Round 1

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

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Only a week into our July contest giveaway, the standings are starting to heat up! We have several users in the race for the top three spots and it’s only going to get closer. Here’s where we are as of today:

  • 1st Place: CarlosDL
  • 2nd Place: ToddN2000
  • 3rd Place: Subhendu Sen

And for all of our other users, there’s still plenty of time to make your mark in the race. Stay tuned for our updated standings next Tuesday.


July 1, 2014  7:25 PM

Top ITKE blog posts of June 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Flash Array, SanDisk, Storage, Windows 8.1

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Storage, storage, storage….that was the headline topic in our top blog posts for the month of June. But what about storage? Check out the different stories and share your comments with the group.


July 1, 2014  12:00 PM

ITKE July giveaway contest!

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

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Well, it’s the beginning of another month so you know what that means….it’s time for another contest! But before you get your laptops out, let’s go back over the rules. There will be three winners in the following order:

  1. First Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  2. Second Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  3. Third Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Between our IT Answers & Questions, Discussions and Blogs, there are a variety of ways to rack up those points. As always, I will keep everyone updated on our leaderboard. Okay I’ve said enough…go get started! Good luck.


June 17, 2014  1:54 PM

Surprise ITKE June giveaway contest – The Winners!

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

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Well, after a week of battling back and forth between commenting on questions, discussions and blog posts, we have our three winners in the surprise giveaway contest! Without further ado, here were the final rankings:

  1. CarlosDL ($100 Amazon gift card)
  2. ToddN2000 ($50)
  3. Subhendu Sen ($25)

Congratulations to our three winners and watch out for our next contest (HINT: Watch out for a post on July 1st).


June 9, 2014  12:34 PM

Surprise ITKE June giveaway contest!

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

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See that face above? Well that should be your face after you hear that we are throwing a surprise June giveaway contest! That’s right as the contest will run over the next week and the top three winners will receive Amazon gift cards. Surprised yet? Well, get out of bed and start accumulating points on our Questions & Answers, Discussions and Blogs pages. Good luck!


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