Seiso is the third step in a 5S System. Translated it means to shine or scrub. Now that you have completed the Sort Step and Straighten Step, the workplace should be free of debris and all areas in need of cleaning should be exposed.
In this step you will clean the entire work environment. Everything should be cleaned including floors, workspaces, walls and equipment. If any … [Read More...]
How can you become the master of the IT universe? Play Intel's IT Manager 2.0 game. In the game you put your IT skills to the test. Solve problems, balance budgets and train your staff in your quest for an improved company.
The Flash driven game is a cute little distraction. Once you register read the instructions and begin play. The game play has … [Read More...]
Small and mid-sized companies looking to implement ITIL and continuous improvement processes to streamline their IT operations and services have had few options for a single solution suite. Companies such as BMC, HP, IBM and CA offer integrated tools and services, but their price tag is often out of reach of these companies.
FrontRange Solutions, an IT service management … [Read More...]
HP today announced the world's first two-in-one server blade. The HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 combines two independent servers in a single blade. This offers customers with scale-out environments improved data center performance, reduced floor space and lower power usage.
The HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 offers three times the density of traditional 1U rack-mount servers. This … [Read More...]
Spyware, viruses and worms continue to plague most organizations, but security challenges tied to the use of handheld devices and mobile and remote computing are growing at a rapid pace, new research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reveals.
The CompTIA survey of more than 2,000 individuals found that viruses and worms, cited by 54 … [Read More...]
A resume is your tool for selling yourself. With your resume you are marketing yourself to a potential employer. Only 10% of resumes are actually read in full by the hiring manager. The other 90% do not make it past the company recruiter or have so little initial impact they are briefly scanned, then tossed.
Here are 10 tips to make sure your resume is read by the hiring … [Read More...]
Each day we send email to our co-workers, vendors and clients. Have you ever thought what how your message looks? I am not talking about the actual message, but the format and layout of the email.
As often as you use email you should make sure that you are presenting your message in a clear and professional manner. Your email says a lot about yourself.
Here are some areas … [Read More...]
In a recent address at the Digital Lifestyle Consortium, Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave his view of the future. "I see Windows, a major new version of Windows every two to three years." Now we can look forward to OS changes every 2-3 years?
For an IT department this would be a nightmare. For Microsoft it would be a 2-3 year injection of money as users are forced to shell … [Read More...]
This is the second in a series of articles to help you improve your inventory management system. Read the first installment in the series IT Asset Management - Part 1 Catalog of Assets.
Usage data is a key part of an inventory management system. The data provide from usage tracking will help you:
Determine the minimum on-hand inventory you need to … [Read More...]
The IT help desk was once seen as a low level entry position that offered very little skill development. With the evolution of the modern help desk and implementation of best practices such as ITIL this has changed. The IT help desk is now seen as an IT career launching platform.
By working on a modern IT help desk you interact with all of IT and most of the company you work … [Read More...]
Do often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do? Do you sometimes forget to do something important? If so you are not alone. Most of us work in an environment of information overload. One of the most useful tools to tackle this problem are To-Do lists.
To-Do lists are organized and prioritized lists of everything you have to do. You can have as many to-do … [Read More...]