April 26, 2017

IT staff often have several projects or issues open at a time.  IT staff needs a way to prioritize their time with competing priorities.  At Maze & Associates we use the following guideline as part of our process.

IT Decision Making and Help-desk Triage Guide

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April 20, 2017

Introduction to TCP/IP v 4 and Subnet Masking. This is foundational knowledge needed for any computer networking career. 

Here is a brief introduction by Eli the Computer Guy.

This video is from The Networking Doctors

April 18, 2017

To defeat a strong enemy: Deploy forces to defend the strategic points;
exercise vigilance in preparation, do not be indolent. Deeply investigate
the true situation, secretly await their laxity. Wait until they leave their
strongholds, then seize what they love.
— Sun...

April 17, 2017

How many of your passwords are the same? How many of your passwords follow an easy-to-guess format like QWERTY or 123456? If your answer is one or more, then you’re not alone. Security records show that 17 percent of passwords created in 2016 were “123456.” This means...

April 17, 2017

March sees an increase in the number or records from data breaches.  At least 17 companies have had breaches and the number of compromised records exceeds 1.4 billion.  A majority of the records breached is from River City Media.

River City Media breached email add...

April 13, 2017

Here is a heads up…Microsoft has extended the “End-of-Extended” support date for server 2012. The original end date was Jan 10th, 2023. The new “extended” date is Oct. 10th, 2023. Thanks for nine more months Microsoft! You can check out the link below to look up any ot...

April 13, 2017

Visio is a Microsoft Office application that helps users create charts, diagrams, timelines, and illustrations.  Most Network or system admins find it useful to help document network infrastructure, websites, databases and other IT systems.  You can visually represent...

April 10, 2017

Microsoft if 40 years old this year.  The history of Microsoft began on April 4, 1975.  Bill Gates and Paul Allen started it in Albuquerque NM.  You can get the official history from Channel 9 here https://channel9.msdn.com/series/history

Here is a picture of...

April 9, 2017

Charles Babbage is often called the father of modern computers for his designs on a mechanical computer in the early 1800’s.  However, some of his designs have never been built.  Like most people that like to tinker he had many designs that were not complete or never b...

April 6, 2017

Here is a public service announcement on what to do if there is an active shooter or active threat on campus or any other public location.  The Department of Homeland Security suggests that you run if you can, if not hide, out of view of the shooter or fight back.

Calif...

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