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Austin

Austin has written 38 posts for IT PRO Source

The Vital Alliance: Business and IT.

Many IT professionals don’t understand business. They can regale you with high-level techie babble every which way ’til Tuesday, but they couldn’t begin to tell you how any of it actually provides value to a customer or helps them accomplish their mission. If pure techie die-hards are allowed to run amok, there’s a strong chance … Continue reading

Fix: Network Folder Not Appearing in App Folder Browser.

I was called by a user regarding a “Browse for Folder” prompt, similar to the one shown below:   The issue was this: They were trying to navigate to a network drive on the above prompt within an enterprise application, yet it wasn’t appearing in the Browse for Folder window. Neither restarting the application nor … Continue reading

BotNet Report: Threats and Analysis.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released an interesting report on the increasingly sophisticated threat of botnets – groups of computers and/or computerized devices that can be used for malicious purposes, such as large-scale DDoS attacks or spamming messages.  The report makes 6 specific notes worth chewing on: 1.  Automated, distributed attacks are a global … Continue reading

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