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Why We Love The IT Support Career?

February 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In almost all of my posts I was talking about the stressful side of the IT – the long hours, end user issues, migrations, midnight calls and the like. But if everything is that bad, why are we still working in IT support? Of course, there is the good side of the story! Here is my take on what we love to work in IT support. I will start with my coworkers. When you are working in IT support, most of the people around you are task-oriented, engineer-minded people. To say, people focus on the tasks, try to solve problems, and make something work. When you are working with like-minded people, your stressful day really becomes enjoyable.

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IT Manager: Ways To Show Your Appreciation To Your Team

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Surely your team struggled hard and made things happen. You cannot say “this is what you get paid for” and just leave – you cannot keep your IT staff that way. They happily followed you, reached their goals and it is time for you to show your appreciation to recognize their contribution. Here are some ways you can recognize your team. First things first. Whatever you do, don’t forget to say thank you. No matter how much you talk or how long you write, missing a simple “thank you” make all your effort meaningless. Don’t omit that simple statement.

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Feeling Insecure In Your Current Job Position?

February 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Job security is one of our primary concerns. We everyday we live with the question of whether or not we will be working the next day. Loyalty is not the important factor that once it was. Previously “last in”s were “first out”s but today it is in most cases the opposite; “first in”s are “first out”s. So are we completely powerless? Isn’t there anything that we can do? Let’s start with ourselves first.

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IT Budget: Strengthen Your Security With No Additional Investment

December 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Data breaches are becoming regular news – from mid-sized businesses to large enterprises, everybody is taking some hit. Your company may be small, even a small family business but you are not safe either. From one person shops to large enterprises everybody has to keep an eye on the security issues. Security does not need to come with a large price. It is not always the case that the dedicated, expensive equipment is the solution to all your security needs. In fact, the situation is just the opposite in many cases. Let’s see how you can increase your security with little to no investment

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CIO Perspective: Make Sure Your Disaster Recovery Plans Are Complete

October 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

have talked extensively on disaster recovery (DR) plans and I was pretty sure that I have covered everything. From the concept of moving DR to the cloud , including the issues to consider , to CIO tips , from choosing the right DR software to the people perspective, I thought my words on the DR was complete. Wrong. Here is an overall check on your DR plans, right from the field, assuming that you already have your business impact analysis. Do you have a written plan? Is that obvious? Don’t be so sure. I have seen medium sized businesses who have “complete DR plans” in “somebody’s mind” that will be implemented when something goes wrong

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