• AllMyTube by Wondershare

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    Overview I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the AllMyTube software by Wondershare. The fully licensed version of this software was provided at no charge to me by GeekBrainDump.com, in exchange for a review and opinion by myself. I have no affiliation to Wondershare and have not been paid any compensation by Wondershare for this review. […]

  • Network Diagrams – Don’t be lazy!

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    You might think I’m being mean or sarcastic, but I’m dead serious. IT professionals need to stop being lazy, and put forth the effort into creating decent network diagrams. Let’s begin with the reasons why a network diagram is a good idea. Well, for starters, it gives you a complete picture of the entire network. […]

  • Naming Conventions – Think this through!

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    As technology professionals, we need to be organized. For those of us who support clients, like my business does, or for those of us dealing with larger networks, this topic is even more important. For example, any client that we’ve walked into that had an existing network administered / supported by someone other than us, […]

  • Wireless – Mesh It!

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    Traditionally, there were 2 methods of delivering WiFi. There was the standard basic WiFi router (think the iconic blue home-based Linksys router), and the enterprise solutions. The enterprise solutions usually had a central ‘controller’ (which was normally rack mounted), and individual APs (Access Points), which had to be wired back to the controller. The enterprise […]

  • Maintenance – Don’t be a Firefighter!

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    So you’ve got a new client who needs a complete network refresh. You’ve ordered a new server, new switch, a bunch of new workstations and everything is now installed and up and running. You’ve invoiced everything out, been paid, and now you’re sitting back thinking you can breathe easy, right ? Why not, the server […]

  • Software beware! – Does it really do what it’s supposed to?

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    Software. We all use it every single day. Sometimes it can be as simple as using Excel, sometimes it can be as complicated as juggling billing and provisioning engines. But in whatever capacity it exists, we’re using it. So, it is really doing what it claims to ? We’ve all been there, we purchase or […]

  • The death of Small Business Server – Boooooooooooo

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    As we all know, the Windows Small Business Server line of products has been discontinued. Booooooooooooo. Small Business Server (SBS) was an excellent product. The Standard edition allowed for up to 75 users. Only one set of CALs (Client Access Licenses) were required to access the server, which had the standard suite of services (AD, […]

  • IP-PBX Security – Ring Ring!

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    If you have any interaction with telecommunications, then you know that IP-PBXs are quickly moving into every organization left, right and center. But, have you considered the security implications of IP-PBX systems ? For those that don’t know, PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange, or an on-premise office telephone system. To explain it very briefly, […]

  • RAID Sucks – Seriously, it does

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    RAID sucks. Those of you who follow Eli the Computer Guy know that he has said this on many occasions. I fully agree with him, and here are a few reasons why, and a few things you need to think about before recommending it in a solution. Software RAID vs hardware RAID. Software RAID is […]

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