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A Taste of Disaster was Enough for Me

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AUTHORED BY MARK JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGED SERVICES @ GUIDEIT In the IT services business when we think about Disaster Recovery (DR) it’s almost always in the context of business infrastructure and applications – for obvious reasons.  But recently I experienced one of the strangest coincidences concerning a form of DR that it is definitely time […]

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Food Products Company Hires GuideIT to Gain Insights with gAssess

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Plano, TX – September 25, 2015 – GuideIT today announced that it signed a contract to provide an enterprise technology assessment to a major foods products company using its proprietary gAssess methodology. With gAssess, GuideIT uses a 360 degree approach to evaluate technology drivers, strategy, people, operations, results, and the interdependent relationship between these factors to […]

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Bash: Dynamic Volume Group Mounter

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This is similar, but an enhanced version of my custom_mount.sh previously published here: Bash: Automatically Mount File Systems on Volume Group if Present. This previous version was just a simple init script.  This updated version is designed for newer Linux distributions that use Systemd instead of Init. The Code The majority of the work is […]

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Fedora 20: Use PPTP VPN

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I have had this one in the queue for a while (I don’t even run of Fedora 20 anymore).  This one will be short and sweet because there really isn’t a bunch of discussion that needs to go into it. By default Fedora 20 will block outbound PPTP VPN connections. # firewall-cmd –direct –add-rule ipv4 […]

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Why Do We Rely On Our Gut Feeling

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AUTHORED BY GUY WOLF, TRANSFORMATION EXECUTIVE @GUIDEIT Last week we talked about ways to “follow your gut” when making an important decision about outsourcing a significant portion of IT services.  Why is it that even as our ability to objectively evaluate vendor bids for outsourcing has improved, we rely as much if not more on […]

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Zimbra 8.6: Bayesian Poisoning

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Let me start by saying that this problem is not unique to Zimbra and it certainly isn’t unique the version 8.6, however, I was using Zimbra 8.6 when I ran into this problem, so this is how I fixed it. What is Bayesian Poisoning? One of the core tenants of spam filtering using Bayesian probability […]

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How To “Follow Your Gut”

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AUTHORED BY GUY WOLF, TRANSFORMATION EXECUTIVE @ GUIDEIT Early in my career, a manager told me how he made important decisions.  “I always follow my gut.  In fact, I’ve put on so much weight in this job, that my gut sticks out and I literally have to follow it wherever I go!”  Kidding aside, he […]