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November 2, 2015  7:39 PM

November Activity Contest

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

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First off, let me say congratulations to the three winners in our October activity contest: TheRealRaven, ToddN2000 and Danieljones. Here were the final standings:

  • TheRealRaven: 2,480 points ($100 Amazon gift card)
  • ToddN2000: 2,245 points ($50)
  • Danieljones: 515 points ($25)
  • Carlosdl: 405 points
  • AjitK29: 315 points

Now, we have a very special activity contest for November. Since it’s the month of Thanksgiving (and I’m in a giving mood), the user with the most points at the end of the month will win an Acer Iconia One 7 tablet! It might be the perfect gift to give to someone at Christmas or just keep it for yourself.

Good luck to everyone!

October 22, 2015  6:25 PM

October Activity Contest Standings – Round 3

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

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Is everyone getting ready for Halloween? Well before you go get your costumes, there’s still several days left to get into our October activity contest. Here’s what the standings look like as of today:

  • ToddN2000: 1,555 points
  • TheRealRaven: 1,390 points
  • Agareev: 530 points
  • Ncberns: 530 points
  • Abuell: 520 points
  • Danieljones: 350 points
  • CarlosDL: 330 points

So instead of heading out to the supermarket for Halloween candy, spend some time racking up those points in our Questions / Answers and Discussions sections.


October 15, 2015  6:29 PM

October Activity Contest Standings – Round 2

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

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We’ve hit the halfway point in October and plenty of users are still in the running for the three Amazon gift cards. Here are the standings:

  • TheRealRaven: 1,020 points
  • ToddN2000: 910 points
  • Agareev: 330 points
  • Carlosdl: 330 points
  • Ncberns: 310 points

But there’s another 15 days left to get into the race so start racking up those ITKE points.


October 7, 2015  5:49 PM

October Activity Contest Standings – Round 1

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

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Can you believe we’re already a week through October? And to top it off, a week through our next activity contest! Here’s where the users stand as of today:

  • TheRealRaven: 460 points
  • ToddN2000: 355 points
  • Ncberns: 190 points
  • Danieljones: 140 points
  • Carlosdl: 135 points

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of time left to get into the race for the three Amazon gift cards. Good luck everyone!


October 1, 2015  3:28 PM

October Activity Contest

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

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First off, let me say congratulations to ToddN2000, TheRealRaven and Subhendu Sen for winning the three $50 Amazon gift cards! Well done all the way around. Here were the final standings:

  • TheRealRaven: 1,905 points
  • ToddN2000: 1,740 points
  • Subhendu Sen: 1,010 points (He didn’t reach 1,500 points but I was in a giving mood)
  • Reckonankit: 690 points
  • Danieljones: 645 points

Now, let’s get to October’s activity contest. Instead of giving you guys candy (Halloween style), I’ll give you three more Amazon gift cards. The top three users will win a gift card in the following order:

  1. First place: $100
  2. Second place: $50
  3. Third place: $25

Good luck to everyone!


September 23, 2015  6:40 PM

September Activity Contest Standings – Round 3

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

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With just a week left in September, there are several community members inching ever closer to the three $50 Amazon gift cards. Here are the standings as of today:

  • TheRealRaven: 1,365 points
  • ToddN2000: 1,260 points
  • Mcorum: 820 points
  • Ncberns: 700 points
  • Subhendu Sen: 690 points
  • Clark445kent: 565 points

Remember, all you have to do is reach 1,500 points to automatically guarantee yourself a gift card. Good luck!


September 15, 2015  5:28 PM

September Activity Contest Standings – Round 2

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

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We’re halfway through September and the race for the three $50 Amazon gift cards is heating up! Here’s what the standings look like today:

  • TheRealRaven: 940 points
  • ToddN2000: 805 points
  • Subhendu Sen: 570 points
  • Danieljones: 465 points
  • Clark445kent: 425 points

Quick tip: Don’t forget that you can gain ITKE points in all three areas: Questions & Answers, Blogs and Discussions.


September 10, 2015  4:57 PM

September Activity Contest Standings – Round 1

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

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Wow! In just the first 10 days of September, we have a ton of community users vying for the three $50 Amazon gift cards. Here are the current standings:

  • TheRealRaven: 595 points
  • ToddN2000: 540 points
  • Subhendu Sen: 360 points
  • Clark445kent: 340 points
  • Abuell: 300 points
  • Ncberns: 260 points
  • AndreaF: 240 points
  • Reckonankit: 225 points

Remember, the first three users to reach 1,500 points will receive a gift card so keep piling up the points! Good luck.


September 1, 2015  3:11 PM

September Activity Contest

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

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Even though summer is almost over, here’s a great way to cheer you up: Another activity contest! For September, we will have a total of three winners. The first three community members who reach 1,500 ITKE points will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card. It’s that simple to win. Good luck to everyone.


June 5, 2015  1:31 PM

ITKE Twitter security chat (June 9th)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
Data-security, Government IT, Security

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Do you have issues regarding the government and data security? Well, our experts will be tacking that topic and more in our next #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on June 9th at 1 PM EST. Here are the questions they will be looking at:

  • Why do government agencies have such an issue securing our data?
  • How could the government better secure information? Who should oversee their security methodology?
  • Why don’t we hold the government – or do we – to the same data security standards that we do private organizations?
  • How much should the government rely on cloud solutions to secure and house its data?
  • Why can’t they keep our info safe – especially when they presumably have info that nobody should ever be privvy to? Kennedy assassination, Area 51, NSA and CIA records.

To get involved in our next chat, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. Hope to see you there!


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