Environmental Technology

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My father subscribes to Inc. magazine which is one of my favorites. I don't get a subscription because my dad gives them to me when he's done and I'm cheap. I think you already knew that from my previous posts of "free" tech, but just in case you didn't know....I am cheap. This in it's own way is an environmentally friendly gesture. Less paper prints, or I would like to think so anyways, though, I'm sure they have a set number of prints they must roll out, I just don't participate in the disposal of those prints, and tree killing. :) I'm not a tree hugger, but I hate printing things out when I don't have to. The same goes for technical things, if I can get it on the…
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Google Apps Expanded

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Today I received a PDF from one of my subscription sites that talked about Google Apps in the enterprise. Though, I don't know the full ramifications for switching a large company over to this suite of tools, I do think it would reap the same benefits as the small business just in a larger scale. I wanted to clarify that Google Apps does have a 1 for 1 with Microsoft and the open source community. I'm interested in what Google will come up with next. I will do my best to keep you all informed on the new features, changes, and additions that Google will add to the mix.
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Google Apps – Colaboration Revolution

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Google Apps is one of the topics you here about every now and then. Open up a tech magazine and you see it in there somewhere, read your favorite blog, which most likely has Google AdSense on it to help generate revenue has Google Apps as an add and honestly; I don't think this product suite has gotten the attention from the tech community that it deserves. Let's just take Google out of this one for a minute. Picture that you are a small business owner, have a failing email server, are running on an old version of Microsoft Office that has a really annoying error every time you try to save, you have rigorous practices to attempt to backup all of your data including your email and documents and…
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Easy Windows Profile Migration

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Tonight I was at a client site working on an Server 2003 / Exchange 2007 Deployment for a client which required us to disjoin computers from the old domain and add them to the new domain. Well, the trick to a successful deployment of any product is ease of use, for the IT guy's and the end user. The end user is ultimately affected by what we do so we try to minimize the changes that are actually made to their experience. For the IT guy's, how can me make this easy, simple, and yet functional. When it comes to profile migration, there are a few tools out there that will do it for you, some cost money, some don't. For me, those are too complicated to learn and master.…
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showmypc.com – VNC / SSH based remote administration

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Earlier this week I was looking for a way to connect to remote users, share their screen with them and meanwhile, do it securely. I stumbled across one that jumped out at me. It takes, an ssh client/server creates a point to point tunnel with the companies servers and then allows the other end (the viewer) to do the same so that the complete connection is encrypted with ssh. I haven't found out what version of ssh it uses yet. Across the ssh tunnel, it utilizes WinVNC as it's client/server for remote viewing. So far I'm pretty happy with the product except, I have found a problem with it's ability to work when you have another VNC program installed. I had RealVNC installed on my work computer and that somehow…
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