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December 21, 2009  10:45 PM

Is that option pre-installed?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, operating systems, pre-installed, Quiz, Windows 7

Which is correct? You may be able to restore your computer to a previous, functional status if it came with a recovery utility _________. a. pre-installed b. installed

December 21, 2009  5:14 PM

Bane (or bain) of my existence?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
bane or bain, Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, Google poll, grammar, Quiz

Which is correct? Inefficient use of bandwidth is the _____ of the network administrator's existence. a. bane b. bain


December 18, 2009  2:00 PM

Is that network insecure or unsecure?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, grammar, insecure or unsecure, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? The bottom line seems to be that you can't browse securely on an ________ network. a. insecure b. unsecure

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December 17, 2009  5:54 PM

Ensure or insure?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, grammar, insure vs. ensure, Quiz, spelling

Which is correct? A security policy should stipulate requirements for each department to _______ that confidential information and technologies are not compromised. a. insure b. ensure


December 16, 2009  6:50 PM

Would have, could have, should have — in a subjunctive mood



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, subjunctive conditional, subjunctive mood, would have

Which is correct? If I ______ known more about security when I started this job, I could have avoided some problems. a. would have b. had


December 14, 2009  7:43 PM

Test your metal or mettle?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly confused words, enterprise WAN, grammar, mettle vs. metal, network administration, Quiz

Which is correct? Keeping data flowing efficiently across an enterprise WAN tests the _______ of any system administrator. a. mettle b. metal


December 11, 2009  3:26 PM

Large sums of money



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, dollar sums, grammar, large sums of money, market, money, numbers, Quiz

Which is correct? According to Infonetics Research, the WAN market was worth ________ in 2008. a. $1 billion b. one billion dollars c. $1B Continued...

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December 9, 2009  4:38 PM

Capitalization and organizations



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, capitalization, CIO, grammar, organizations, projects, Quiz

Which is correct? Applications for project funding must be received at the headquarters of the Philanthropic Foundation by December 11. The ________ reviews applications for funding in January. a. Foundation b. foundation


December 8, 2009  2:18 PM

Supposedly vs. supposably



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, commonly misused words, data warehousing, grammar, supposedly or supposably

Which is correct? Although data warehousing was ________ going to be a panacea for enterprise data problems, things haven't worked out that way. a. supposedly b. supposably


December 7, 2009  2:08 PM

Amount vs. number



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
amount/number, CIO, grammar, MinWin, numbers, operating systems, Quiz, writing for business

Which is correct? A large ______ of dependencies in an operating system can make it hard to change one thing without impacting others. a. amount b. number

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