The file server role is one of the simplest roles on the network. Yet sometimes this simple role becomes very complex when we add in security principles. The modern network architect needs to understand how to do it right or get really good at troubleshooting complex security Continued »
We are all familiar with core business technologies. These are the technologies that keep the business running. Each department within a business will have a database of information that maintains the competitive advantage of the business. These are the core business systems. If these systems fail the competitive advantage of the company may be lost. Sometimes when these systems are compromised the end result could be bankruptcy. Edge systems are Continued »
Over the years working as a Seattle IT consultant I’ve spent time in many different network infrastructure environments. After more technical interview that I can remember there are certain questions that are usually always asked. The most common question is, “What are the five FSMO roles.” Continued »
In earlier blogs we talked about the need for the modern network architect to be able to anticipate new technologies in their designs. Somehow the architect needs to look into the future. What if there was a technology that was coming down the pike that completely turned the network upside down. Recently I’ve been studying the next version of Microsoft Lync. Continued »
Do you know what technology glaze is?
Technology glaze is that glazed look in the eyes users have after listening to an IT consultant or expert for a few minutes. How quickly do your non-technical audiences get that glazed look? Continued »
Ignoring scalability when designing network architecture is the number one reason, in my opinion, networks fail. Continued »
Small and Medium size businesses usually can’t afford an IT department with specialists in every technology field. So they hire an IT consulting company to come in and take care of the network. In the Seattle area we find that 85% of small and medium size businesses continue to see network failures even after hiring an IT Support company. Continued »