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#1: Be clear about your expectations The clearer you are to the service provider about what you are expecting, the smaller the chance that you’ll be unpleasantly surprised. When explaining your expectations, try to be as specific as possible. Frederick Brooks, in his classic The Mythical Man-Month, said that project milestones should be “defined with […]
Voice over IP (VoIP) can provide substantial savings on your telephone service by allowing you to use an IP network to make phone calls instead of the traditional telephone companies’ public switched telephone network (PSTN). Many organizations today run IP networks over wireless technology, and it’s possible to run VoIP applications over Wi-Fi, too. But […]
Windows Vista has some great new security and functionality features, as well as cool eye candy, such as Aero transparency, Flip 3D, and other graphical tricks. But all this comes with overhead that may lead to a performance hit on anything less than a top-of-the-line supercomputer. If you find Vista’s performance lagging, the good news […]
Hacker attacks that bring down the network get a lot of attention, so companies concern themselves with protecting against those threats. But if your organization is focusing on this type of security only, it’s a little like putting all your efforts into preventing a bomber from blowing up the building but neglecting to worry about […]
We all know what happened to the Titanic. Clearer communications could have prevented the tragedy and the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Communications plays just as important a role in your careers. When asked to name the top three skills they believed their subordinates need, 70 percent of the readers of CIO magazine listed […]
There are hundreds of tech certification programs and exams out there, some sponsored by software vendors, some by vendor-neutral organizations, and some by educational institutions. A number of them are easy to obtain — as evidenced by the many IT pros who list a three-line string of acronyms after their names. You pay your money […]
If you’re currently running Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v2 in your enterprise, you’ve probably maxed out all the creative ways you can use Content Editor and Page Viewer Web Parts — and your users still want more. Here are 10 things you can take with you into any discussion about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 […]