Tag Archives: information systems

You’ve started your IT career. Now what?

So you started your IT career and you landed in a help desk position.   What now?   We wrote an article,  “It takes time in the trenches of help desk”   that tells you to do your time.   … Continue reading

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Phrases you may hear in IT

Years ago we made a list of phrases we’ve heard in IT.   These are phrases you may hear in the server room or when someone is on the phone with end-users. “Try it and see…” “Who knows?” “Reboot it” … Continue reading

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Computer Jobs Outlook

According  to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer industry is growing at an all time high.    With hands-on skills, experience, certifications and continuing education, a majority of companies will hire skilled employees without a B.S. degree.   We … Continue reading

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IE emulation in Chrome

Do you have devices such as a NAS, Firewall or other device on your network that will only work in IE?   Josh gave me a reminder of just how powerful Chrome can be if you load the IE Tab … Continue reading

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Reengineering IT in Higher Education

“Somewhere in our pasts, however dormant, however dulled that ember now is, there is a belief that IT can actually make things better through change,” McCartney said. “That’s the Tantalus theory: that’s the opportunity held before us.” McCartney has done … Continue reading

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The challenge of teaching information technology

Several years ago I wrote an article titled the same as this article.  I love teaching information technology.  But there are days I wonder if I can keep up.   Help desk personnel and junior administrators have to be well … Continue reading

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Establishing a Career Path in Information Security

Establishing a Career Path in Information Security – Certification Magazine. Question: I have completed my degree in IT. I want to pursue a career in information security. Which path should I follow? I have done Java. Should I go for the … Continue reading

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Every tech has a story

Reading Rick and Tech Paul’s stories of how they got started with computers is a little slice of history that I have lived through.  I really do enjoy hearing how computers evolved and how other IT people started in their field.   … Continue reading

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The Top IT Skills needed by IT Professionals

I have to agree.  Infoworld hit this on the head. Link to article 1. Be able to fix basic PC issues. 2. Work the help desk. 3. Do public speaking. 4. Train someone. 5. Listen more than you speak. 6. … Continue reading

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CrypTool – Cryptography Tutorial and Software

CrypTool is a free e-learning program to teach the fundamentals of encryption and cryptology.   Link CrypTool is a freeware program which enables you to apply and analyze cryptographic mechanisms. It has the typical look-and-feel of a modern Windows application. CrypTool … Continue reading

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IT Salaries Sliding or Growing

IT Salaries have slid down on the help desk / repair side of the salary chart.   With everyone becoming more educated in repairing computers and operating systems becoming easier to repair, this has led to salaries slightly decreasing on this … Continue reading

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SANS Internet Storm Center article on “How to Suck at Information Security”

You can’t ignore this article.  This excellent article points out the ‘what not to dos’.   Lenny Zeltser does a great job at listing information that is often overlooked.  Here are a few examples from this article.  Make sure you read … Continue reading

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Networking TCP/IP for Absolute Beginners

Recently I wrote several articles on TCP/IP.  It amazes me that most people try to make it difficult and break out with some form of mathmatical calculations and talk bytes and bits with personnel who are green to IT / … Continue reading

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Take Control of your IT Career

Information Technology continues to grow.  Although the economy may be in a nose dive, it is important to look at survival guides such as this. Where IT jobs are headed.  SlideShow Overseas jobs.  Link (It is OK to leave…we’ll miss … Continue reading

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