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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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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.


January 5, 2015  7:31 PM

Top community blog posts from December 2014

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Certifications, Internet of Things, Microsoft, Technology Predictions

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Internet of Things image via Shutterstock

What should we expect from the the Internet of Things in 2015? Well, that’s just one of the predictions our bloggers share in our top blog posts for December. Come check out the stories and share your thoughts with the community.


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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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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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.


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