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January 4, 2011  6:40 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: January 4, 2011

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The holidays and changing of the seasons didn’t stop our members from keeping a close eye on IT Answers. Thanks for continuing to share the knowledge as we rang in the new year! Enjoy!

1. Mrdenny provided three clear options for a member struggling with recursive association with compound primary keys in SQL database.

2. Yasirirfan suspects that the reason one member’s Dell PowerEdge 2800 won’t see new disks has to do with outdated firmware.

3. Do you have a suggestion for a member trying to view pending transactions in his Oracle inventory?

4. Join TomLiotta, Philpl1jb, DoneThat, and Sudheer794 in helping a member with AS/400 queries.

5. One member is wondering how to change the IP authentication settings in his network’s firewall.
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January 4, 2011  6:30 AM

Featured Member: Rakei

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Today’s featured member, Rakei, has been busy around IT Knowledge Exchange over the past week, asking and answering questions about hard disks, PST files, Windows XP, and network security. His Featured Member badge will be his first, but we suspect more will not be far behind.

Has Rakei answered an IT question for you recently? Be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward!

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We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


December 30, 2010  6:57 AM

Featured Member: Maswawan

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Today’s featured member, Maswawan, hails from Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, where he works as Senior Network Engineer and Project Manager. He is Cisco certified, and is a PMP and ITIL professional. He’ll most likely be able to help you out on the subjects of networking, telecom, data center, ICT, ITIL, and project management.

Has Taufik provided you with just the solution you needed? Be sure to approve his answer and pay the knowledge forward.

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We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


December 30, 2010  6:04 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: December 30, 2010

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This week’s IT blog top 10 takes a look back at 2010 and a look ahead at 2011. Enjoy!

1. Everyone’s taking a look back at 2010 before looking ahead, and Security Wire Weekly did the same with their recent podcast, Cybersecurity: Looking back at 2010 – Part 1.

2. Apple fanatics are the first to tout the security superiority of Apple products, but Robert Westervelt has a glum prediction for all the yaysayers in 2011 from McAfee: Attackers to target Apple in 2011.

3. New Orleans can’t seem to cut a break, except this time the disaster has affected servers and data backed up dating back to the 1980s. Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo reports on how i365 is involved in New Orleans’ backup failure.

4. Following up on #1 of this list, Security Wire Weekly put up their podcast on Cybersecurity 2010: Looking back and lessons learned – Part 2.

5. One company that’s making a lot of top 10 lists along with headlines is the topic over at Ron Miller’s mobile and cloud computing blog: WikiLeaks Shut Down Provides Lesson for Cloud Buyers.
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December 28, 2010  6:35 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: December 28, 2010

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Have an IT problem that’s been bugging you? Check out this week’s most-watched IT questions to see if it’s already been solved for you! If not, head over to IT answers and get it solved.

1. Wondering what happened to IPv1, IPv2, IPv3, and IPv5? Search Enterprise informs us why IPv4 and IPv6 have taken the stage in front of the others.

2. Carlosdl and mrdenny figure out what the value of () is in SQL server.

3. Mrdenny, Rechil and Meandyou gave some great suggestions and considerations for a member looking for sample test data from production in SQL server 2008.

4. Mrdenny and Spadasoe point out the major drawbacks of creating a RAID 0 with an internal and external drive.

5. Have anything to add mrdenny’s suggestion for a user trying to create QA database with only some production tables?
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December 28, 2010  6:28 AM

Featured Member: Vatchy

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Today’s featured member, Vatchy, hails from South Carolina, where he works on AS/400. He’s been working on the system since 1989: RPG, RPG ILE, RPG/Free, CL, SQL. Prior to that, he worked as a mainframe operator and built his own PCs. He’s currently learning Java and PHP, so look forward to hearing his two cents on your struggles with those in the near future.

Has John provided you with a solution? Be sure to approve his answer for future IT Knowledge Exchangers to reap the benefits!

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We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


December 23, 2010  6:06 AM

The IT Blog Top 10: December 23, 2010

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This week’s IT blog top 10 looks back at 2010 in order to look forward to IT in 2011. Let us know what some of your favorite memories or lessons are from this past year and share what your predictions are for the coming year!

1. Carl Brooks caused quite a stir on Twitter and over at The Troposphere simply by answering the question: What happened to SimpleCDN?

2. Are all cloud fails self-fulfilling prophecies? New blogger Ron Miller points out how the WikiLeaks shut down provides a lesson for cloud buyers, and why it’s more a lesson learned than a reason to run from the cloud.

3. Colin Steele takes a break over at The Virtualization Room and shares Dilbert’s take on server virtualization.

4. Now’s the time to look back and reminisce, and that’s just what they’re doing over at Security Wire Weekly. Check out this week’s security podcast on Cybersecurity: Looking back at 2010, Part 1.

5. One of the most recent lessons a company’s learned in 2010 is Gawker’s data breach, which exposed passwords and email addresses of over 1.3 million of its users.
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December 21, 2010  6:45 AM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: December 21, 2010

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Check out all of the questions getting the most attention from other members in the community! Get your own questions answered or add your two cents into the mix.

1. Mrdenny and Technochic gave some ideas and considerations for migrating, backing up and restoring all servers in a data center.

2. Looking for ideas on encrypting or locking a bat file with passwords in it? Labnuke99, Mrdenny, Rechil, Carlosdl and TomLiotta shared some ideas and suggestions.

3. If you’re looking to push out VNC to all servers in your data center, check out the discussion happening amongst Saturno, mrdenny, Carlosdl and Rechil.

4. Mrdenny and Rechil gave some suggestions for a member wanting to schedule defragmentations and chkdisks across data centers.

5. Have anything to add to Carcuri’s quest for figuring out why she’s receiving the Outlook 2003 error 0x80070005?
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December 21, 2010  6:28 AM

Featured Member: Mike Minter

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Today’s featured member, Mike Minter, has been helping out around IT Knowledge Exchange, answering members’ questions on Lotus Notes. Has he helped you out recently? Be sure to approve the answer that best solved your problem!

Recent Answers:

We want to feature you!

We’re always on the look out for our next featured member. If we see you over at IT answers, helping out your peers and offering your two cents in the open IT forums, chances are we’ll want to highlight you, too! Update your profile and upload a photo so we can properly strut your stuff.

Already been featured? Pay it forward.

We’re still looking for your personal nominations for outstanding IT Knowledge Exchange members! So if you see someone giving knock-out answers in the forum or you read a particularly insightful blog post from one of our members, let us know! Tell us in the discussion area 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.


December 16, 2010  4:56 PM

New Blogger Welcome: Ron Miller shares his View from Above

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IT Knowledge Exchange is excited to add a new blogger to the mix: Ron Miller’s View from Above covers the rise of cloud and mobile devices, how they affect IT and the ways companies link data so it’s updated wherever you are. He’s hit the ground running, delving into news on Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference and purchase of Herok and the cloud buyers’ lessons courtesy of the WikiLeaks shut down. He’s already receiving some feedback from the security blogging community.

Ron Miller comes to us with plenty of experience writing about technology under his belt, writing about technology since 1988. His credits include InsideCRM, CIO.com, eWeek, Business Week SmallBiz and Network World. Sign up for his RSS feed for regular updates on cloud and mobile computing in the enterprise.

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