AD Disaster Recovery: Can We Afford to Wait?

If your home is within close proximity to an earthquake fault line, chances are you have accepted that you will experience an earthquake in your lifetime and have most likely purchased insurance to protect your home and belongings.    And during these current times of recession, most of us have come to understand how important it…

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Windows 7 Training Makes Cents

We all know the arrival of Windows 8 is on the horizon and there’s some big hoopla coming with it.  And rightfully so–with the promise of a cool new user interface (especially optimised for touch screens), native USB 3.0 support and great new tools for developers to create a  new generation of apps among just…

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Using System Center for IT Service Management

“Providers of IT services can no longer afford to focus on technology and their internal organization;they now have to consider the quality of the services they provide and focus on the relationship with customers.” Last week Irish customers of Microsoft Premier Support Services gathered at our customer event and had the opportunity to watch demos…

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Find Your Opportunity in the Cloud

With all the promise of exciting innovation and improved efficiencies that are to come from the IT world’s evolution to the Cloud, there also comes a bit of fear and hesitation with where the journey will take us.  We as human beings are pre-programmed to resist change in certain capacities as a defense- mechanism to…

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Microsoft Embraces the Consumerisation of IT!!

A series of technology trends is leading to rapid progress and change in the technology we use at home, which in turn is influencing how we expect to use technology for work and driving the consumerisation of IT. As these technology trends converge with social and business trends, the role that technology plays throughout our…

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To PowerShell or Not to PowerShell….?

Ever wonder if it’s worth the bother to invest time in learning Powershell?  -“It’s safe to say that the single most important skill a Windows administrator will need in the coming years is proficiency with Windows PowerShell.”-   (TechNet, October, 2009)   Windows Powershell makes task automation possible by allowing Windows Admins to to perform…

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Protect your Enterprise from Poorly Configured AV Software

If you’re in the IT management world, you already know that proper configuration of Anti Virus software is critical for the security of your enterprise. Just like you wouldn’t dare run and do a cannonball jump into the waters of the River Liffey without a full body bio-hazard suit and face-mask, you wouldn’t dare manage…

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How Can Service Catalogue and Service Mapping Help Me Stop Fire-fighting?

Each day is a game of fire-fighting in your world as a systems analyst or manager in your organisation’s IT department.  Whether it’s faulty hardware or monitoring that’s been shut off and failed to signal critical alerts, you spend day in, day out wondering if your organisation’s ad-hoc approach will ever improve.  You know the potential…

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So you think you know Configuration Manager…?

How much do you REALLY know about System Center Configuration Manager?  Take our quizzes and find out!  Test your colleagues, too, to find out who the true SCCM champ at your organisation is.  A wide variety of subject areas within SCCM are covered, so you can assess the skill level of various teams who touch this platform.  These areas…

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Stay Out of the Dark…With Microsoft Desktop Player

In our earliest of times, our Celtic forefathers made use of transparent crystal stones and balls to intercept visions of the past, present and future.  Today in 2011, you can use your very own Microsoft crystal ball to get the latest and greatest information on virtually any Microsoft technology your heart desires. Officially named the…

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