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December 3, 2008  2:59 PM

Ask, Answer and Win

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

As 2008 winds to a close, IT Knowledge Exchange has one more fun contest to end the year.
From today until December 23rd, you can enter to win one of ten $50 (US) Amazon.com gift cards.
There are two things, however, that you must do in order to enter:

  1. Ask 2 questions
  2. Answer 2 questions

That’s it!

We will randomly draw ten eligible members, and each will receive a $50 (US) Amazon.com gift card. It’s that simple!

Remember — you have to both ask 2 questions and answer 2 questions in the community to be entered to win. Anyone who can receive an Amazon.com gift card is eligible.

–> Click here to ask a question

–> Click below for unanswered questions by topic:

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Good luck and happy posting,

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December 2, 2008  5:59 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 12/02/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Knowledge Points contest results
  • Announcement: Site down time
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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November 26, 2008  8:30 PM

Be thankful you don’t work in these data centers

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

ThanksgivingAn early ‘Happy Thanksgiving Day’ to you all. No matter whether the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated where you live, we can all think of things to be thankful for …especially family and friends.

You can also be thankful that you don’t work in one of the data centers highlighted in our Data Center contest. Our contest runs until the end of November, so hurry, you still have time to send us your own story before the contest ends.

You can read some of the crazy tales we’ve received in my previous post that listed the first 10 contest entries — and here are 4 more below.

Data Center Contest: Disaster recovery using non-Microsoft “Windows”
Data Center Contest: Successful treatment of Mayo Clinic kill switch
Data Center Contest: Ooh, ooh that smell …can’t you smell that smell?
Data Center Contest: Oh what a tangled web we weave

Hurry, because the contest is almost over. We’ll be awarding a Nintendo Wii game system to the Data Center story judged best. But even if you don’t win first place, we’re also giving away twenty (20) copies of System Specifications and Project Manual for Data Centers (this is a $250 value!). So take a moment and send us your own data center story today. Thanks!

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November 25, 2008  3:31 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/25/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Manlio Frizzi
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

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November 20, 2008  9:19 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Mike D’s Virtualization Blog by Mike DiPetrillo

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Every Thursday, IT Knowledge Exchange will be promoting one IT blogger outside of the community in a new feature, “IT Blogger of the Week”.

Mike DiPetrillo has worked in the computer industry for over 15 years as an independant contractor, global data center manager, and virtualization specialist. He is now a Principal Systems Engineer for VMware, where he helps customers and partners understand VMware technology and implement solutions to help them run their business. While his main area of focus is virtualization, you can find reviews of software and news in the world of enterprise IT, all within the confines of his virtualization blog.

IT Knowledge Exchange will be featured as a weekly sponsor of his blog posts; the first one was posted this past Tuesday, about IBM’s purchase of Transitive. We’re happy to be on board with him!

Visit Mike D’s Virtualization blog today:

http://www.mikedipetrillo.com/

Thanks,

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November 18, 2008  4:10 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/18/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Here is what’s happening in our community this week:

  • Tales from the Data Center
  • Earn Knowledge Points and win
  • Featured IT blogger: Mike DiPetrillo
  • Questions of the week
  • Blog posts of the week
  • New community blogs
  • Messages from the TechTarget network

Continued »


November 13, 2008  4:51 PM

Featured IT Blogger of the Week: Flickerdown by Dave Graham

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

Every Thursday, IT Knowledge Exchange will be promoting one IT blogger outside of the community in a new feature, “IT Blogger of the Week”.

Dave Graham is a technical consultant with EMC and custom systems builder who has, as he says, “been there, done that.” He provides his expertise in the fields of storage and data protection, and often writes about specific manufacturers in the hopes of spreading his knowledge of various IT solutions to the masses.

The Flickerdown Blog is dedicated to providing education and support for a wide variety of subject matters — from host virtualization to SAN storage (and everything in between). Flickerdown is a great resource for small/medium business and commercial IT shops looking to expand their knowledge portfolios.

Visit Dave Graham on Flickerdown.com today!

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November 11, 2008  3:51 PM

IT Knowledge Exchange Community Update for 11/11/08

JennyMack Jenny Mackintosh Profile: JennyMack

IT Knowledge Exchange will now archive the weekly newsletter on the Community Blog. All future weekly e-mail updates will be archived on the Community Newsletter tag.

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November 3, 2008  4:15 PM

Get some Amazon.com gift cards for your holiday shopping

JennyMack Sean Brooks Profile: Brooksie18

Now is your chance to win an Amazon gift certificate based on your activity in the IT Knowledge Exchange community. Remember, the more you ask, answer or discuss questions, the more Knowledge Points you will earn.

The top 10 most active members from noon today (November 3rd), until the end of November, that reach the following Knowledge Point levels will be eligible for:

  • 3000+ Knowledge Points: $200.00 Amazon gift card
  • 2000+ Knowledge Points: $150.00 Amazon gift card
  • 1000+ Knowledge Points: $75.00 Amazon gift card
  • 500+ Knowledge Points: $50.00 Amazon gift card

Knowledge Points will only be rewarded for actual questions, answers and discussion that are relevant to the site.

So hop on over to our Contest Rules, then most importantly, ask, answer and discuss questions and earn those Knowledge Points!

Not sure where to start? Refer to this blog post for links to all categories of unanswered questions. And remember — we need your smart questions just as much as we need smart answers!


October 31, 2008  3:43 PM

Spooky Data Center tales from our members

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

jacko.jpgNot all frights take place on Halloween — many happen in the course of a normal IT workday. For a good laugh (or groan) be sure to read some of the data center stories submitted by your fellow members. Here are the first 10 entries from our Data Center contest that runs until the end of November.

Data Center Contest: Bathroom or Server room?
Data Center Contest: Saran Wrap to the rescue!
Data Center Contest: The 2:00 AM Wind Tunnel
Data Center Contest: Nuns bring network to its knees
Data Center Contest: The great Chicago flood of ‘91
Data Center Contest: Zut alors! How many cables?
Data Center Contest: Hose down those hard drives!
Data Center Contest: The Orville Redenbacher backup technique
Data Center Contest: Now that’s what I call multitasking
Data Center Contest: Last one out, turn off the lights

The Data Center story judged best will win a Nintendo Wii game system. We’re also giving away twenty (20) copies of System Specifications and Project Manual for Data Centers (a $250 value!) – so send us your own story today.

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