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March 18, 2009  8:10 PM

New Contest: A trio of Xboxes for our top three users

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Now through the end of April, you can not only show off your IT skills by asking and answering questions on ITKnowledgeExchange.com, but you can earn the chance to spend some quality time honing your bad-guy-vaporizing skills on your very own Xbox 360.

From today (March 18th) through April 30th, you have a chance to win one of three Xbox 360 consoles. The winners will be the top 3 community members who have the most Knowledge Points earned and have asked 5 IT-related questions (you still earn Knowledge points for asking questions) during the contest period. So tell your friends and co-workers to post their IT questions on ITKnowledgeExchange.com so you can answer and rack up your Knowledge Points.

The top three Knowledge Point earners (who have qualified by also submitting 5 IT related questions) will earn:

1st Place: Xbox 360 Elite
2nd Place: Xbox 360
3rd Place: Xbox 360 Arcade

Some important details:

  • This contest is only open to members in the following countries or regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Western Europe.
  • Previous Xbox contest winners are not eligble for this contest.
  • All answers, discussion and questions will be reviewed for validity.

You can start asking your toughest questions by visiting our Ask a Question page here. To start showing off your IT guru skills, you can visit the unanswered question sections here:

AS/400 (unanswered questions)
Channel (unanswered questions)
CIO (unanswered questions)
CRM (unanswered questions)
Database (unanswered questions)
Data Center (unanswered questions)
Data Management (unanswered questions)
Development (unanswered questions)
Exchange (unanswered questions)
Linux (unanswered questions)
Lotus Domino (unanswered questions)
Microsoft Windows (unanswered questions)
Mobile (unanswered questions)
Networking (unanswered questions)
Oracle (unanswered questions)
SAP (unanswered questions)
Security (unanswered questions)
SQL Server (unanswered questions)
Storage (unanswered questions)
Virtualization / VMware (unanswered questions)
Unified Communications / VoIP (unanswered questions)

Good luck, and happy posting!


Community Manager

March 17, 2009  2:36 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/17/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Welcoming Microsoft
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Want an IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt?
  • Member of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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March 12, 2009  8:44 PM

Announcing the IT Bookworm Blog

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

I wanted to let you know about our shiny new IT Bookworm Blog.

This blog is dedicated to providing our IT Knowledge Exchange members with a wide selection of free sample chapters from relevant enterprise IT and development books.

Drop by to download a sample chapter and explore the related resources on the same subject. The first chapter is available and ready for you to download.

So take a moment to visit and leave a comment. I want to know what topics and books you’d most like to see highlighted on IT Bookworm Blog. I can’t make any promises – but I’ll certainly keep my eyes peeled and try to find books of interest based on the feedback I receive from members.

Thanks!

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March 12, 2009  8:37 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Andy Willingham

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

This week’s featured IT Blogger is Andy Willingham of Andy, IT Guy.

Andy is an Information Security Officer who learned the ropes being a security administrator for a financial services holding company. He first started there as a network admin, and has since gained a wealth of knowledge that has propelled him into the blogosphere. On Andy, IT Guy, you can read about security news and events, mainly in the Atlanta area. You can also gain some insight into his recent trip to Madrid for the Security Blogger Summit (yes, Spain… I’m a little jealous), or read his opinion on any number of security-related topics. Andy recently featured IT Knowledge Exchange in a post on his blog, here.

Andy, IT Guy is a great blog to visit if you are involved in the realm of security — we’re happy to feature him as our IT Blogger of the Week!


March 12, 2009  2:44 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/12/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Knowledge Points Amazon giveaway
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Want an IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt?
  • IT Blogger of the Week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 10, 2009  3:08 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/10/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Knowledge Points Amazon giveaway
  • We’re on LinkedIn!
  • Want an IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt?
  • Member of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 5, 2009  5:02 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Jon Toigo of DrunkenData.com

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Jon ToigoThis week’s featured blog is DrunkenData.com. Jon Toigo of Toigo Partners International is an author who has published over a dozen books on different aspects of storage management and disaster recovery, and his articles have been published in the likes of SearchStorage, Network Computing and Scientific American.

His blog covers reviews of software, predictions on network storage and disaster recovery trends, and the ups and downs of storage management. Jon is a knowledgeable resource when it comes to many storage-related topics, and his blog is a great place to get the latest information on network storage news and debates.

Visit Drunken Data today!


March 5, 2009  4:02 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/05/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Knowledge Points Amazon giveaway correction
  • Want an IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt?
  • Featured blog
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 3, 2009  4:28 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 03/03/09

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community lately:

  • Knowledge Points Amazon giveaway update
  • Want an IT Knowledge Exchange t-shirt?
  • Member of the week
  • Featured questions
  • Featured blog posts
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


March 2, 2009  5:33 PM

TDWI Announces Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing World Conference in Chicago

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

IT Knowledge Exchange is a proud sponsor of the 2009 TDWI World Conference Series — below is information pertaining to the second event in the series, taking place in Chicago, IL in May.

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) has announced it will host its spring 2009 World Conference in Chicago, IL, from May 3–8, 2009.

TDWI’s premier BI/DW education event emphasizes both the strategies to better manage people as well as the solutions to technical challenges. The full-day courses will focus on creating organizational partnerships and addressing cross-cultural leadership issues. Attendees will also learn the technical aspects of structuring data warehouse architectures and fine-tuning data warehousing performance.

In addition to courses covering the full spectrum of BI and DW disciplines, the conference in Chicago will offer courses aligned to several current industry topics: data warehousing technology, the human side of BI, and in-depth analytics.

For more information about TDWI’s upcoming conference, visit the official website here.

Thanks,

Community Manager


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