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October 18, 2011  6:01 AM

Featured Member: Infiniumpro

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Today’s featured member, Infiniumpro, has been bringing questions and answers to the IT Knowledge Exchange forums for some time now. If Infiniumpro has provided you with an answer recently, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Questions:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

October 13, 2011  6:22 AM

Featured Member: PSMurray

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Today’s featured member, PSMurray, hails from Central New York. He’s been sharing his AS/400 knowledge with the IT Knowledge Exchange community for some time now.

If he’s provided you with just the answer you were looking for, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 13, 2011  6:14 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 13, 2011

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This week’s IT Blog Top 10 has something for everyone: cloud-heads, those in need of IT career guidance, and open source geeks. Let us know your favorite posts (on this list or not!) in the comments section below.

1. Ron Miller takes a close look at Microsoft’s conflicted cloud-mobile vision.

2. For your IT career planning purposes: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

3. Nick Martin delves into open source office suites: LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice.

4. Curious about the Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation? So was Nathan Simon.

5. Wendy Schuchart took a look back at the lessons learned from Steve Jobs’ effective leadership style right after he stepped down in August.
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October 11, 2011  1:08 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 11, 2011

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Check out the most-watched IT questions to see if your latest IT headache has already been solved!

1. CharlieBrowne gave the approved answer on using ENDJRN all at once.

2. One member is looking for help with network port usage.

3. Join the discussion on getting the number of deleted records from a physical file.

4. CharlieBrowne, Philpl1jb, TomLiotta, and PGMBOB help a member with page numbers in an iSeries printer file.

5. CharlieBrowne, Rickmcd, HMSSL2K, and TomLiotta discuss the use of iSeries default passwords.
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October 11, 2011  6:29 AM

Featured Member: Harisheldon1960

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Today’s featured member, Harisheldon1960, is a sys admin from Texas. Aside from his impressive stint in winning the IT Knowledge Exchange Tech Trivia from the newsletter, he’s around to provide you with the answers you need in the forums.

If Harisheldon1960 has provided you with the perfect answer, be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 10, 2011  1:11 PM

Creating a dynamic data center: Best practices (sponsored webcast)

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Join us October 12, 2011, at 1:30 PM EDT for a sponsored webcast on creating a dynamic data center and the best practices for integrating a virtual server infrastructure into your network.

In this webcast, learn how integrating the computer and network environments together can enable the network to be virtualization aware; how dynamic automation of virtual machines can simplify operations; how the network can track the movement of VMs; and how the network can dynamically reconfigure as the virtual computer environment changes.

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October 6, 2011  6:28 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: October 6, 2011

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Whether you want to catch up on the latest in IT career news or you want info on Oracle OpenWorld and Windows 8, we’ve got just what you need in this week’s IT Blog Top 10. Let us know your favorite posts in the comments section!

1. Whether you’re about to enter the IT workforce, or you’re feeling around for a new direction, you probably want to read Robin Miller’s latest: IT Positions Least Likely to be Eliminated in the Next Decade.

2. Check out Nathan Simon’s installation of Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware workstation.

3. Did it pan out? Compare this Oracle OpenWorld 2011 preview of Exalytics, big data and more with what’s actually happening at the conference.

4. Are you having this problem, too? Enterprise social networking sucks the social out of “social.”

5. When IT politics go bad: Ex-Fed CIO Vivek Kundra’s Cloud First policy trashed.
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October 4, 2011  12:51 PM

Featured Member: Justty

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Today’s featured member, Justty, is a Senior Network Admin who hails from Kansas City. From large financial institutions with over 1,000 servers to small pharmaceutical companies with about 30 servers, Ben’s experience runs the gamut. He has designed and supported various applications and technologies, ranging from Citrix metaframe to Domino to FTP servers and VMware vSphere. Have a question regarding servers? Chances are Justty will have an answer or a suggestion for you.

Has Justty helped you out recently? Be sure to approve the answer and pay the knowledge forward!

Recent Answers:

Want something shiny?

We’re always looking for our next featured member, whether you’re helping out your peers in the forums or giving your two cents in the Open IT Forum discussions. Featured members are shown off in the What’s New boxes, the IT Knowledge Exchange community newsletter, the Community Blog, and on Twitter! In addition to some great swag you’ll get your very own featured member badge to flaunt on your profile page. So get moving in the community, upload a photo, and update your profile so we can properly strut your stuff!

Pay it forward.

Whether you’ve already been featured or you’re super grateful to the community member who helped you troubleshoot your data center meltdown, submit your featured member nominations today. See someone giving knock-out answers or read a particularly insightful blog post? Let us know! Tell us in the comments section here or shoot me an email.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.


October 4, 2011  6:54 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: October 4, 2011

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Check out what IT questions our members are keeping an eye on this week.

1. Mrdenny and KH discuss updating SQL 2000 data.

2. Mrdenny gives some advice on network port usage.

3. Can anyone help CompEng develop a TSQL query?

4. Check out Carlosdl’s VB script to monitor files on Windows machines from a Zenoss server, then submit your own!

5. Mrdenny and Carlosdl help a member use a database backup from lower version to higher version of SQL Server.
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September 30, 2011  10:40 AM

8 reasons why Desktop Virtualization projects fail & best practices (sponsored webcast)

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Many companies have tried to pilot desktop virtualization and are finding that it is not the same as server virtualization. Pilots are not taking off and moving to production. While there are many reasons for this, we have identified 8 key reasons why these projects fail. Join this webcast with Gabe Knuth from BrianMadden.com, Travis Brown from Dell and Rich Nockels from Intel to learn:

  • 8 key reasons for desktop virtualization project failures
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  • What you need to do after you identify user needs
  • Elements to watch out for
  • Best practices in desktop virtualization services

The webcast will take place October 4 at 1:30 PM EDT. Get more information and sign-up details.


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