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The Cloud and our Business
Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Tailspin Toys is a fictional medium enterprise. It has outsourced its IT function, completed a Windows 7 migration, virtualised its server estate and migrated to Exchange 2010...
15 Oct 2014
5 Mistakes IT Pros Make Progressing their Career
Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. I tend to work on big IT infrastructure projects which by their nature means I interview many people both internal to the organisation and externally. Furthermore I often find...
22 Sep 2014
How to talk to Marketing and get yourself heard
Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. I know it can be a terrible thing to consider...
23 Sep 2014
How IT’s Relationship with Sales and Marketing is Changing
Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo , a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. When I once told my doctor...
21 Sep 2014
Different Strokes for Different Folks – IT Pro’s and Senior Managers
By Anthony Sutcliffe – Freelance IT Consultant *Please note: The characters mentioned in this article are fictitious, but are based on real life personal examples. Back in August, the UK TechNet team approached me to write a ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks’ article, by drawing...
9 May 2014
F1 for help
Join us for two days of IT Camps for the Enterprise 8-9th April @ Lotus F1 ® HQ If there is one thing I have learnt from my time at Microsoft it is that we are all different. One area where this is obvious is that we all have different approaches to learning. Some people like to read the manual...
20 Mar 2014
How to certify your career progression in 2014.
By Edward Jones , Firebrand Training Whether seeking a promotion, career change or salary boost, certification is a great way of making it happen. Employers and recruiters have long considered certification as a crucial part of the hiring process. After all, what better way to validate your skills...
26 Feb 2014
Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this August and beyond. Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK. Featured Event MVP Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow. In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to...
30 Jul 2014
The Right Theory for IT.
Back in the sixties Douglas McGregor at MIT came up with Theory X and Theory Y. This is so old it might infact be a new thing for you. If it is new to you the theories play out like this… Theory X Theory Y - We’re all lazy - We work hard -...
29 Jan 2014
Different Strokes for Different Folks
By Anthony Sutcliffe - IT Team Leader at Delphi Diesel Systems At a recent IT Pro council meeting, one of the marketing staff was making a key presentation to the group; and once she finished, she asked the members of the council for any ideas that they might have. I’m sure she was...
19 Aug 2013
The 4 Key Skills You Need to Get Ahead in IT
By Paul Gregory – Principal Technologist and Trainer at QA – www.qa.com I have been training IT professionals for over 15 years. During this time, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading IT organizations and some of the best IT professionals in...
22 Jul 2013
Additional Dates added for London IT Camps
Due to the popularity of our IT Camps in London we have added 2 new dates to our schedule: Enterprise Consumerisation of IT : Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:30 AM The current pace of technology offers IT Professionals with a dilemma: deploying the devices that staff need to effectively do their...
10 Apr 2012
Guest Post: Secure your applications and systems in an appropriate way at minimum cost to performance and usability
Heinrich Van Der Westhuizen is a technology entrepreneur with more than 17 years’ experience in IT and has managed different businesses within Europe across multiple IT disciplines. Heinrich works for Digital Defence who provide mobile defence solutions. Secure Mobile, encrypts and protects selected...
23 Oct 2012
Increasing the opportunities for women in IT
By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . Technology is a male dominated sector. Work environments in IT can often be challenging for women - posing a lack of awareness, opportunity and support. This is something that needs to change if the barriers to women having a successful career in...
16 Oct 2013
Gadgets for the IT guy: FitBit Flex
This month Microsoft Evangelist Simon May tries out the FitBit Flex activity tracker and works out if it’s a gadget for the IT guy. He’s been wearing the tracker for over a month, using it on a daily basis and has learnt a little about his sleep, or lack of it, on the way. Life as an IT...
23 Sep 2013
SharePoint Champions are Vital Roles
By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. SharePoint has a multitude of diverse roles which relate to: A SharePoint solution being delivered A SharePoint solution being supported A SharePoint solution being managed For organizations faced with the possibilities...
29 Jul 2013
What’s your Top Tech of 2011?
Here at TechNet HQ we’re beginning to wind down for the holiday season, and whilst browsing around the interwebs I’ve come across a new article by Rory Cellan-Jones on the BBC Website about the importance that Technology has had to play in major events this year. He touches on some really interesting...
23 Dec 2011
Avoid the tech-nightmare before Christmas: the yearly upgrade cycle.
By Mike Resseler, Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam and MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management Here comes December, which for most means happy family moments, gifts, and a nice bearded guy traveling around the world in his deer driven sled. For some of us, this announces the...
26 Nov 2013
Cloud powered ‘change agents’ driving business transformation
Guest Post by Rob Fraser, Cloud Services CTO, Microsoft Ltd A new study from Forrester, commissioned by Microsoft Ltd, has found that cloud computing is empowering ‘change agents’ from all corners of an organisation to deliver business innovation and drive positive business change. Essentially, it shows...
30 Jan 2013
Microsoft Server Virtualisation
By Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. Overview All businesses are constantly looking at ways to save more or become more efficient and one of the largest drains on funds is normally the IT department, a necessary evil really in most businesses eyes. Without...
18 Jul 2013
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