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5 I.T To-Dos to Kick the Year Off Right

Kicking off the year right is essential, so decided pick the brain of our very own I.T Reconcile Your Inventory: Verify the devices in your installed base and decommission anything that’s no longer in use – then remove them from your inventory. Check Your Active Directory Structure: Ask yourself if your organizational structure makes sense. …

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Cloud Computing with Windows

By Roger Jennings Wiley Publishing, Inc.| English | 363 pages | PDF | 7.420 KB | Download | Password: cloud Cloud computing became a hot topic in mid-2008 and, by mid-2009, had achieved top buzzword status. As proof of its popularity, a mid-August 2009 search on Bing.com for ‘‘cloud computing’’ returned 92 million hits. Hardly a week goes by that doesn’t include at least one cloud computing conference somewhere around the globe. The term cloud computing implies access to remote computing services offered by third parties via a TCP/IP connection to the public Internet. The cloud symbol in a network diagram, which initially represented any type of multiuser network, came to be associated specifically with the public Internet in the mid-1990s. The preceding definitions encompass almost all common Internet-based activities, ranging from individuals sending e-mail messages and viewing Web pages to retailers processing credit and debit card charges for online …

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The IT Service Management Processes and Activities, Roles and Responsibilities Job Description

By Gerard Blokdijk 167 pages | PDF | 2.060 KB | Download | Password: it Many organizations are looking to implement the ITIL processes as a way to improve the structure and quality of the business. This document describes the contents of the Roles & Responsibilities Workbook. The information found within the Workbook is based on the ITIL Version 3 framework, focusing on five phases of the ITIL Lifecycle. The Workbook is designed to answer a lot of the questions about the roles and responsibilities of various process owners, as well as other parties involved in the Service Lifecycle, and provide you with useful guides and user-friendly templates. The Workbook serves to act as a starting point. It will give you a clear path to travel. It is designed to be a valuable source of information and activity. Within each Lifecycle phase, there are a number of documents that outline …

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MANAGING PROJECTS WELL

By Stephen A. Bender Elsevier Ltd.| English | 233 pages | PDF | 9.561 KB | Download | Password: project A project is an organised effort to a specific, typically one-time, goal. We will be looking at projects not only in business but also personally, including home life, raising a family-even self-improvement. It is important to understand what a project is and what it is not. There are many things that go on in a company, or even in a household, that one does not consider to be projects, for example: On-going operational work or day-today repetitive actions, the structure of the work is known, typically via a series of procedures. While the content may differ, the actions to carry out the content are the same, such as running routine errands, making a meal, or seeking family entertainment; Customer service actions, once designed, are not projects so long as the work …

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Android for Work

By Marziah Karch Après| English | 309 pages | PDF | 10.841 KB | Download | Password: android Android is still innovating very rapidly, both from operating system (OS) upgrades and phone vendor modifications, and new Android-based phones are being released all the time. This book was written mainly using a Google Nexus One running Android 2.1 and 2.2. The Nexus One model was both powerful and carrier neutral, so it seemed an ideal choice. ChangeWave is a research network that examines technological trends for investors through surveys and focus groups. According to a ChangeWave survey, 6 percent of those surveyed wanted their next phone to run Android in September of 2009. Three months later, 21 percent of users wanted one. Only 4 percent of those surveyed actually had an Android phone. That’s quite a leap for an operating system (OS) that was only available on one phone the year …

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Small business survival tips

You’re probably tired of hearing right now about how tough times are for small businesses. After all, you’re living with that reality every day. What you need is some concrete advice for how to save money, reduce costs and improve your efficiency while still delivering the excellent customer service that’s the backbone of your business. No doubt you’ve been trimming costs wherever you can find them (a great practice for both businesses and families!), but there may be a whole landscape you haven’t explored for savings yet. We’ve compiled nine tips designed to help you mine your business for opportunities to save money while building a strong foundation for future growth. Let’s get started! Find out in this two-part series: “Small business survival tips.” Tip 1: Print your marketing materials in-house You may think that there’s no way you have the time, expertise or equipment to produce professional-quality materials in-house. …

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Quick Guide to Backup and Recovery

What needs to be backed up? A full backup of your PC’s hard drive is recommended to guarantee your operating system and all your important files are protected. A partial backup will protect only selected files and applications. Before deciding on partial backup, keep in mind all the irreplaceable information stored on your hard drive. A full backup solution provides the most comprehensive way to protect data on your PC, though there are situations where partial backup is sufficient, such as when you are working exclusively on one large project. How often to back up your files Full system backups can be automated to run daily, weekly or continuously. Or you can do a complete backup instantly just by plugging in a SimpleSave drive. The frequency should depend on how often you are adding or changing important files on your hard drive. A good rule of thumb? Back up your …

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Effective I.T Service Management

I.T issues affect everyone. Whether it’s a mix up at a government department delaying the payment of benefits/rebates or an air traffic control systems crash which causes inbound and outbound flights to be suspended at the nation’s airports, IT errors can have significant consequences. Even when the results of such failures aren’t life threatening they can have a massive financial impact upon the organisations concerned. Millions of dollars a year are lost due to IT problems. These losses accrue from waste, fines/penalties, decreases in productivity, the need to redo work that is lost and missed sales opportunities to name but a few. Consider your daily routine – You’re forced to skip breakfast because your ‘Wheaties’ flakes weren’t delivered with your online grocery order as the order picking printout at the central depot got jammed in a printer. Your commute into work was even more hellish than normal due to a …

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Google speed up the internet

Google has rolled out two technologies that it hope will speed up the internet, the first is a major update to its search engine that adds real time results to search pages, pushing Google further ahead in the race to deliver the most up-to-date information, the search giant now immediately indexes content from services the result in a constantly updating marquee, Google said it will apply its ranking algorithm to real-time results as it does ordinary results. Try to search for your favourite TV show, sporting event or the latest development on a recent government bill whether it’s eyewitness tweet, a breaking news story or a fresh blog post, you can find it on Google right after it’s published on the web, the real time search it the naturel evolution of universal search, Google also rolled out its public domain name system (DNS) service in an attempt to solve a …

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