3 Tips to Prevent Server Patching Disaster.

Server patching is a common task in the IT world. Those of us responding to the WannaCry/Crypt ransomware attack have done a lot of patching over the past few days, drilling the process into our heads. For the most part, the process is simple. However, small mistakes made during the patching process can spiral out…

Metrics and Measurements: The Do’s and Don’ts.

“Don’t look back.” That’s a popular phrase often used to inspire confidence in your decisions. While that might be good personal advice, it’s terrible business advice. Where business is concerned, the opposite is true: “Look back often.” Looking back is a vital component of the competitive marketplace – someone might be gaining on you, and…

OPOLAR: Making Your Old Laptop Run Like New.

I have a relatively high-end ASUS laptop which I dropped nearly $2K on in 2009, the very first weekend I exited Basic Military Training. It was one of my best friends for many years – and it’s not a bad computer even 8 years later, still able to run everything I need it for. But…