IT Admins Fears

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For the past twenty something years while I have been in IT the environment has been changing vastly and the common issues when I talk to IT admins is what they fear the most are changes. I can understand why they fear it and is basically because they fear that they will be obsolete and loose their jobs, in some instances it can happen like when I was at a MVP conference when this room mate came inside the room … Read More

Is Security Single Point of Failure

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Huge infrastructure with multiple fail over clusters, mirroring SQL servers, load balanced IIS servers, hardware load balanced and SSL caches. The network has IDSĀ“s, DDoS hardware, fail overs switches and routers, multiple internet providers backup lines. All traffic encrypted using SSL and full of IT Admins managing, maintaining, monitoring the environment. This environment costs millions of dollars each year. If I would ask you where do you think the single point of failure is there, even if you have all … Read More

Are IT Point&Click Admins turning into IT Developers

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For the past twenty something years I have been in the IT industry and most commonly used the GUI as best practices to do administrative things and in some scenarios used VBScripts to be used map drives, printers and such things but never did any real development to automate, do things faster and more secure. Based on my experiences this approach by using GUI would more or less be different for each IT Admin when they do their daily choirs … Read More