ITKE Community Blog


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!


June 3, 2014  12:38 PM

Top ITKE blog posts of May 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Box, Dropbox, EMC World, Windows 8.1

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Now you may be wondering why there’s an image of Captain America here. As it turns out, he was the focal point of our top blog post for the month of May. Check out why he was the headlining topic and share your thoughts with the group.


June 2, 2014  4:00 PM

ITKE May giveaway contest – The Winners!

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

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We have an upset! With just a few days left to go in May, both ITKE users CarlosDL and CharlieBrowne overtook leader Genderhayes to take the top two spots in our giveaway contest. Here are the final rankings:

  1. CarlosDL: 1,440 points
  2. CharlieBrowne: 1,185 points
  3. Genderhayes: 1,105 points

Congratulations to all of our winners and make sure to keep an eye out for the next ITKE contest.


May 29, 2014  4:22 PM

ITKE May giveaway contest leaderboard – Round 4

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

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As we head into the final few days of our giveaway contest, the top three prizes are still up for grabs. With a few more comments and answers, someone might just steal away the top prize of a $100 Amazon gift card! Here are the current standings:

  1. Genderhayes: 1,105 points
  2. CharlieBrowne: 970 points
  3. CarlosDL: 810 points

So make sure to keep getting those points through Saturday. Good luck!


May 22, 2014  4:42 PM

ITKE May giveaway contest leaderboard – Round 3

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

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We have a race! That’s right sports fans as we head into the “third round” of our May giveaway, there are several ITKE users fighting for a chance to win one of our three Amazon gift cards. Here’s a look at the current standings:

  1. Genderhayes: 860 points
  2. CharlieBrowne: 630 points
  3. CarlosDL: 355 points
  4. ToddN2000: 345 points
  5. Subhendu Sen: 330 points

And to help you keep climbing the leaderboard, here’s a few of our most active discussions on the site.

  1. What change should happen today to prevent future Internet of Things security issues?
  2. What do you think of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3?
  3. What is your biggest concern when it comes to the future of the Internet of Things?


May 16, 2014  1:23 PM

Introducing the new IT Knowledge Exchange – featuring a new homepage!

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein
ITKE

In the beginning, there was IT Answers. But as we all know, the IT Knowledge Exchange community has grown well beyond Q&A to include activity of all types, with our members discussing the latest tech industry news, publishing blog posts on everything from cloud computing to Chromecast, interacting with TechTarget editors and experts and, yes, asking and answering technical questions.

It’s about time we had a site that really features all that activity and growth. Today, I’m pleased to tell you we have one. If you haven’t already, check out the new IT Knowledge Exchange homepage at http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com.

ITKE homepage

The first thing you should notice (well, aside from the welcome box, which you can close and never see again as long as you’re logged in) is that the URL stays there – no more redirection to the IT Answers section. Update your bookmarks accordingly! Now you will find all the latest community activity in one place. We’re surfacing the latest and greatest items (and people!) so that you can quickly find what you want, or stumble across something you didn’t even know what you were looking for.

Some new things you can (and should) do now as you explore the updated site:

-          Edit your profile. One thing you’ll probably notice is a lot of pictures; we’re plastering your expert mugs across the new homepage, on questions and in discussions. So you’ll want to make sure you have a good picture to go along with your profile. To make that change, click on your username in the header on any page.

-          Keep an eye on activity. The main section on the homepage features the most recent activity in each of our main content areas (Q&A, Discussions, Blogs) as well as some featured users. Don’t be surprised if you see your face there occasionally. This section will update as fresh content comes in, so you can always check here for new stuff. Further down the page, you’ll find sections for Q&A and Discussions with longer lists of content. Click into any section title to view the full page for that section, which features even more recent content (your familiar lists will be here).  

-          Follow topics. Topics and tags are key ways that we categorize and filter all of the content in the community , so if you’ve got a specific interest, make sure to subscribe to that tag to get updates in your inbox. You can find the list of topics on the homepage, under Tags in the main menu, or on any individual question or discussion page.

-          Start your own threads. Of course, it’s not just about seeing what’s already on the site. IT Knowledge Exchange has always been about taking action, and you’ll find handy widgets where you can add your own questions or start your own discussions throughout the site, on the homepage and on various landing pages.

-          Read our blogs. The most recent blog posts in our network will be featured on the homepage, but you can head to the redesigned Blogs page as well to view our full list of blogs and recent posts, now more easily accessible than ever before. Each blog will include a label denoting it as an editorial, member or vendor blog.

That’s a quick tour of our new site – I’m really curious to hear your thoughts and get your feedback on what else you’d like to see. Add comments below or email me at brubenstein@techtarget.com or Michael at mtidmarsh@techtarget.com.


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