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Simply Disastrous

Simple fixes or changes can cause completely catastrophic results.

Lessons in backup (RAID failure) – never underestimate the cost of data loss

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Client (I'll call then AirStuff) had around forty employees and does design and fabriaction of air handling systems. They have four "beige box" servers,...

Pranks have little room in IT

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Hmmm ... had to be back in my programming days when I would receive data tapes (from hospitals) and had to offload all the...

And here’s the reason why we don’t just hand out admin access

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I walked into work one morning and the company receptionist immediately greeted me with "Mornin! Hey the network's down." Unfortunately it wasn't the first...

Kind of like a landmine, only the fallout’s more expensive

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Republished with permission from our friends at the Daily WTF: He was greeted at reception by Manny, one of the upper-level directors. He got the...

IT Fail: This is why you don’t mess with Windows logon

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Republished with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF: Companies beyond a certain size all follow the same basic pattern. Where possible, everything gets centralized...

Shocking Experience

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Firstly, let me start this submission off by stating that I myself and not an IT person, but do believe this experience is a...

This just fosters bad behavior…

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I was just at a local tech conference, and of course, there were the various vendors from GFI, VMWare, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, etc. -...

The touch of death

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I work in a medical facility where we run a few procedure rooms for operations, etc.  The PCs in the room are outfitted with...

Pro Tip: As an AV company, try not to flag your own software as...

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Sophos had a little issue this week. After a typical update - since AV products update frequently - update, their AV was then detecting various...