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We’re just over the halfway point in our November giveaway contest and one user is leading the pack! Here are the current standings:
- ToddN2000: 1,335 points
- Clark445kent: 375 points
- Deepu9321: 315 points
- Brian Gracely: 285 points
- Michael Larsen: 260 points
For all you other users out there, there’s still plenty of time to make up points. Now, let’s talk about the ‘secret prize’ in our contest. The word is out that it’s a digital camera but we’re not going to tell you what type it is. You’ll just have to find out after you win it!
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We have a winner! No, I’m just kidding but we have plenty of users vying for our ‘secret’ prize in our November giveaway contest. What do the standings look like? Let’s take a look:
- ToddN2000: 785 points
- Clark445kent: 300 points
- Philp1jb: 195 points
- Deepu9321: 155 points
- Brian Gracely: 150 points
But don’t worry everyone, there’s still plenty of time to get involved! Now, what are you guys playing for? Here’s this week’s clue: It’s a great item to take on vacation with. Have an idea what it is? Share your thoughts below.
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What do Windows 10, Symantec and Ebola have in common? They were all included in the top blog posts for the month of October! Check out the different stories and share your thoughts with the community.
- New Windows 10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- The next 5-10 year journey – Brian Gracely (From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise)
- Here’s something you can do to prepare for Ebola – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Nimble, Actifio show their Oracle chops – Dave Raffo (Storage Soup)
- The nature of software development – Justin Rohrman (Uncharted Waters)
- To heck with station wagons. How much data fits on BART? – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Symantec halts Backup Exec appliance, vultures circle – Dave Raffo (Storage Soup)
- The main thing – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Denodo releases free data virtualization tool – Moriah Sargent (Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS and Cloud Strategy)
- EMC claims products work better together despite a call for breakup – Dave Raffo (Storage Soup)
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It’s that time again everyone…for another ITKE giveaway contest. And we have a surprise twist to this month’s contest. The user with the most ITKE points by the end of the month will receive a surprise prize! Each week, I’ll give a clue on the prize, along with an update.
Passwords, passwords, passwords…that was the main topic in this week’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. What did our experts say about them? Here’s a recap of everything they talked about.
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It’s back! That’s right…our security experts are coming back for our second #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on October 29th at 1 PM (EST). Just to remind you, our security experts include:
- Jeff Cutler (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)
- Ken Harthun (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)
- Kevin Beaver (ITKE expert)
What’s the topic we’ll be discussing? Our experts will be taking on the issue of personal security and passwords. Here are just some of the questions that will be covered during the chat:
- Why do people have such a hesitance to changing passwords regularly or choosing more secure passwords?
- Have recent data breach events at banks and stores done anything to change behaviors when it comes to passwords and personal data?
- What is IT’s role when it comes to ensuring employees keep company workstations, laptops, servers and even BYOD technology secure?
- How long should a password be to be considered “secure” in today’s digital environment?
- What is the easiest way to create a secure password?
- Why are so many IT professionals stuck with the old-school mindset that changing passwords every 30-60 days is good for business?
- What are the most common password-related vulnerabilities?
To get involved, just send your questions to our experts below or send your questions via Twitter. See you on the 29th!
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Rumors continue to swirl over the potential future of EMC. Will it merge with HP? Cisco? Well, the hot story was included as the top blog post for the month of September. Come check out that story and share your thoughts with the group.
- Nobody puts EMC in the corner – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Interesting experience with MS malicious software removal tool – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- More economics of hiring – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Rollup redux: MS re-releases KB 2975719 on September 2 – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Ouch! “Zombie OS” still outweighs Windows 8 on the desktop – Ed Tittel (Windows Enterprise Desktop)
- Western Union cloud security tool doubles as business enabler – Linda Tucci (TotalCIO)
- Ballmer’s exit, legacy and the future of Microsoft – Matt Heusser (Uncharted Waters)
- Twenty years, seven companies, nine different styles of testing – Michael Larsen (Uncharted Waters)
- ‘Size matters,’ storage vendors say – Sharon Fisher (Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery)
- Ageism in the tech world – Justin Rohrman (Uncharted Waters)
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There you have it…another contest giveaway in the books! Time flies when you’re answering discussions and questions, doesn’t it? Well, enough of the chit chat. Here were the final rankings for September:
- ToddN2000: 1,905 points
- Subhendu Sen: 1,010 points
- Carlosdl: 660 points
Watch out for a “special” giveaway coming in November. Here’s a hint: The prize is worth waiting for.
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Another week has come and gone in our September giveaway contest and it’s still ToddN2000 leading the race for the #1 spot with a whopping 1,630 points. However, the race for second and third is still a shootout with several users in the running. Here are the current standings:
- ToddN2000: 1,630 points
- Subhendu Sen: 860 points
- Carlosdl: 560 points
- Hunshabbir7: 450 points
- Genderhayes: 405 points
And remember, there are only five days left in the month so make sure to keep piling up the points!
Between Home Depot, Apple and Target, data breaches have been the hot topic in the security world. And to help you out, our experts including Jeff Cutler, Ken Harthun and Kevin Beaver discussed all-things data breach related in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat.
Check out the recap below, or view it here and let us know how you think data breaches will evolve over the next several years.