Winning the Lottery

Winning the Lottery

This week’s lottery was for $580 million dollars. You had a 1/126 million chance of winning. To put it in perspective, you have a better chance of becoming an astronaut or the President of the United States or of being struck by lighting numerous times than winning...
The DR Test “Exercise”

The DR Test “Exercise”

If you have heard of the Ironman Triathlon, you know it’s a grueling test of endurance and determination. It includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a full 26.2-mile marathon, raced in that order and without a break. It is held in Hawaii each year under...
Be a Hero

Be a Hero

There are many definitions of the word “hero”. You can be a military hero, a hero to your children, a hero for freeing a cat from a tree but for our discussion, you will be a Data Recovery hero. If you are in IT and are responsible for the availability of your...
Best Practices for Data Center Consolidation

Best Practices for Data Center Consolidation

Poor planning is the No. 1 reason for a failed or over budget data center consolidation and migration. Administrators must plan the capacity required to support the move, the time it will take, the skills required, and the interrelations between software applications...
Round 1: Steve Urkel vs. Ninjas

Round 1: Steve Urkel vs. Ninjas

Wouldn’t you rather have a pack of ninjas protecting you 24/7 than to have some dorky helpdesk guy in your face all the time? Then why not let the dork become the ninja? Are you confused by what I mean?  Every helpdesk representative would love to be able to work...
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