ITKE Community Blog


April 1, 2015  4:42 PM

Top community posts from March 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
EMC, Storage, USB drive, Windows 10

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USB drive image via Shutterstock

Be careful with those USB drives, they can set your computer on fire! That’s just one lesson learned from our top community posts for the month of March. Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the group.

March 18, 2015  2:01 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (March 25th)

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

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Spring is almost here so let’s start the new season with our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat! Our team of experts, including Kevin Beaver, Jeff Cutler and Ken Harthun, will be back on March 25th at 1 PM EST.

What topic will they tackle next? They will be looking at security from the view of various people including: Executives, teams and individuals. Here are the questions.

  1. What’s the top people-related challenge impacting security and how do you address it?
  2. When hiring security staff, what’s the ONE must-have in their experience or personality?
  3. What’s the best way to get people to buy into security?
  4. How do you keep people from being human and subject to social engineering security attacks?
  5. What is the primary misunderstanding users have about 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 next Wednesday.


March 5, 2015  9:44 PM

Top community posts from February 2015

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
IBM, Scrum, Software development, Storage

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You might be wondering why there’s a picture of former Florida governor Jeb Bush here. Well, his partial email dump was included in our top community blogs for the month of February. Come check out the stories and share your thoughts with the group.


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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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!


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