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Changing Passwords: More Than Just a Security Annoyance

When working in a corporate setting, the IT department will normally set a password expiry date, and on that date, everyone will be prompted to change their passwords. This is seen as a simple straightforward process that does not require … Continue reading

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Wish Lists and Half Measures

I recently started helping a school plan a fairly large IT budget. The scope is not only broad in the areas this budget will impact, but the projects will span from 2014-2018. Before I began planning I asked to see … Continue reading

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Administrative Filters

In the last few weeks I have been transitioning out of my job. In the process, I have enjoyed the opportunity to be a by-stander. A key issue I have seen in IT support, is that currently there is a … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Night 2013 VS Back-to-School Night 2009

It is hard to measure progress sometimes. I often feel like I have moved technology forward, only to stop and question that notion when I run into an unforeseen problem. This week, however, I was able to notice an improvement … Continue reading

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Just in Time

Many moons ago, when I was a young college lad, I studied many things. Among them was economics. I spent many days and nights reading about various models, and eventually found great interest in the Japanese concept of just in … Continue reading

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If you don’t love iPads, people hate you.

My school is looking at iPads. When I say looking, I mean people are trying to order them in huge amounts. We have a few iPads, many MACS, OS X server, etc. I am not new to Apple, Apple Networking, … Continue reading

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A Recent Memo On ICT/Tech Classroom Design

NOTE CERTAIN NAMES HAVE BEEN REMOVED MEMO: ICT Classroom Design Author: Tony DePrato Date: November 18, 2012 After reviewing a diagram sent to THE_SCHOOL on November 14, 2012 I had some serious concerns about the lack of review of the … Continue reading

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Hijacked — Input Requested: One School -(too)-Many Systems–

I have pasted this in from a forum I am a member of. I think it is a good conversation. I hope the IT Babble crowd can comment on it. The forum I belong to is very good for IT … Continue reading

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Is your IT Resource Management ready for BYOD?

Before overloading a campus with people using individual devices, everyone knows they need to make sure they have “enough” WIFI. They also know they have to have enough bandwidth.  These points are usually the center point of discussion, but really … Continue reading

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Technology & Connecting to The Environment

Today I am at the 2012 NESA (#NESA) Leadership Conference in Dubai. I was looking over the sessions, as you may remember from my previous email, and have revised my original plan. I am doing 4 hours of “School Security … Continue reading

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