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 […]

The W’s of Managed WordPress Hosting @WPEngine – Part 1 (What, Who, When)

Whether you already have a website or wish to create a new one, one of your biggest frustrations  is choosing how and where to host that website.  Choosing a web hosting provider is hard – plain and simple.  There’s seemingly infinite options, pricing tiers, and features (or lack thereof).  So how do you choose?   I’ve […]

Google Apps – Reduce messaging costs and minimize complexity.

So you’re thinking of starting a new business, or you’re an established business looking to minimize the cost and complexity of your IT investments.  Enter Google Apps!  Google Apps provides a number of productivity features at the low price of $50/user/year.  If you’re a small business, you can even get started with a small subset […]

10 Behaviors of Highly-Effective Small Business Technology (Part 1)

I’ve read numerous articles about “lessons” or “must-haves” for small business IT. I’ve boiled them all down into my 10 Behaviors of Highly-Effective Small Business Technology.