IT Trenches:

April, 2009

April 29, 2009  1:02 PM

Google has published a browser security handbook for developers

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

If you develop websites or manage webservices, then you should check out the Browser Security Handbook that Google publishes on their website. The Browser...

April 29, 2009  12:40 PM

Training users? Do they still do what you tell them NOT to do?

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Here's a story that might help you think of a creative method to train users to NOT do what they continue to do even after you have instructed them in proper use of computer systems. Lipstick in School (You've got to love this Principal) According to a news report, a certain...

April 29, 2009  12:25 PM

Did you see this? – Free Wireless LAN planning, deployment and management tools

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Xirrus is a WLAN equipment manufacturer. They have some very cool products and if you have not checked them out and are looking for installing, adding or replacing any WLAN network gear, then I suggest you take a look at their offerings before making a decision. Xirrus has a page on their...

April 29, 2009  12:11 PM

Doing Microsoft packet analysis? – Microsoft releases Network Monitor 3.3

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

If you do packet capture or analysis in a Microsoft environment, then you are probably already familiar with Microsoft Network Monitor. If not, please read my real-world use of it for

April 29, 2009  11:55 AM

Doing less with less – the glass is the wrong size!

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

I am an optimist by nature. I always look for the positive in everything. However, that is sometimes a challenge in today's economic environment. There is a time when you have to be a realist and see the situation for what it is.

April 27, 2009  7:22 PM

Pandemic preparation, risk and business continuity

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

I'm not the kind to run around thinking the sky is falling or that the swine or bird flu risk is non-existent. I take a lot of these warnings with a grain of salt. However, the pandemic watches of the past few years should obviously have organizations thinking about their risks and business...

April 27, 2009  1:29 PM

Simple is not always easy – SNMP for network management

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol has been around since the late 1980's (RFC 1065, 1066, 1067)....

April 2, 2009  8:53 PM

5 Things we learned from the Conficker non-event

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

1. The media can take a story about Information Technology and say nothing of substance. What did the 60 Minutes story do for the IT industry? It made Symantec look like they could not effectively...

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