What time is it? Pretty easy question, right? But what if you need to know exactly what time something was sent or received? And you needed to trust someone else to give you that information. RFC3161 covers this in detail, but how does it really work? Chris Marget tells you all about Trusted Time Protocol in this great post.
BYOD is a blessing and a curse. There are a multitude of ways that you can work with your own device, just as long as you follow the draconian rules set forth by security. Eric Ableson has some tips to keep your sanity when you’re trying to figure out how to get Dropbox working in a BYOD situation.
Thinking of starting a blog? It’s not too late. Award-winning blogger, Nigel Bowden, tackles the subject with great detail for anyone who is thinking about getting started in content creation.
Layer 2 is the great equalizer. It’s where all data goes before it heads out on the wire. Well, except in the public cloud. Ivan Pepelnjak has a great reminder that what we know of as Layer 2 doesn’t exist in the public cloud. And that’s for the best.
As a “gift” to all of us, Thomas details the top 20 things that we need to stop doing in 2020. From ignoring ransomware to arguing with people on the Internet, there are several solid nuggets in this post that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did.
Is Netflix going to ruin your network? Maybe you should limit the ability of your guest wireless users to pull down HD movies in the waiting room? Jim Palmer has other ideas though. He’s got a great post (with lots of graphs) about why rate limiting Netflix and other streaming services is doing you a disservice.
Theresa Miller of 24x7ITConnection defines IT burnout and examines several ways you can overcome it. Her post will help you start thinking about ways to both avoid IT burnout if you don’t have it, and overcome it, if you do.
You’ve got your solution and you’re ready to implement it. Now, stop and ask yourself what you’re actually trying to accomplish. Ivan Pepelnjak takes a look at the reasons why you really want to make sure that you’re actually trying to solve the right problem with the solution in your hands.
Have you tested your network resilience recently? Like, really tested it? If you haven’t turned something off yet this year you are doing yourself a disservice. Terry Slattery goes into all the reasons why you have to do it for real sometimes in this great post.
Most hiring managers want to see how you approach technical problems based on the foundation of knowledge you’ve accumulated; it’s a bonus if you answer it “correctly.” Check out Graham Barker’s post about how to ace a VMware interview will prepare you for your next technical review.