HP Insight Integrations for SCCM – Notes from the Field…

I’m not sure how many folks out there use HP Insight Integrations for SCCM, but I noticed when I first started digging into them that documentation about how they worked was *sparse* at best.  A lot of how I learned to use these integrations was a combination of reading other vendor’s documentation and generic trial/error.  […]

Using SCCM Configuration Baselines for Automatic IIS Backup

Digging into the power behind SCCM has been quite eye opening.  There are plenty of opportunities to combine SCCM’s inherent functionality to make life in the IT world a much better place to live.  Having recently worked on an issue with IIS, and having utilized the functionality of the appcmd.exe command for backup/restore, I thought […]

Operating Cost Comparison of Google Apps

It’s rare for me to take something at face-value.  So when I saw that Google Apps advertises a “decreased operating cost,” I had to check this out for myself.  Is it truly a smaller investment to implement Google Apps versus competing solutions?  Let’s find out: Operating Cost Comparison for Email: Google Apps Free:  $0/year/user (max […]

What is Google Apps?

Say “Hello” to Google Apps! Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of helping a number of small businesses implement Google Apps for their organization.  But what is Google Apps?  Think of it as enterprise-grade “hosted productivity” software for a small business budget.   Basically, Google provides a number of their services bundled together […]

Google Docs – Productivity Built-In to Google Apps

Productivity software is both a necessity and a curse!  It’s pretty much impossible to run a business without the ability to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.  Even if it’s an infrequent task in your particular business, when the need arises it’s generally critical.  Wouldn’t you agree?  In my own experience, years of documents, […]