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27 Dec 2017

Create Heroes – Making Cloud Make Sense for Your Company

Wow. It’s a tiny word, but one that most people love to hear directed at them. Here’s an example: “Is it just me, or does it seem like everything on our network is working faster and better?”             “Yes, everything is running faster lately.” “Did we add something? I don’t remember authorizing more budget for IT.”             “Actually, we’re spending lots less than before.” “What?? We’re spending less and it’s working better?”             “Yup” “Is that even possible?”            ...
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19 Dec 2017

Feeling Stuck in Your Career?

If you really hate when people point out to you how foolish you’re being when you’re feeling bad or frustrated, you probably shouldn’t read this blog post. Especially if you’re working in the IT industry and feeling stuck in your career right now. If that describes you, then this blog post is going to make you feel pretty foolish so you should probably just put it down and move on to some other reading material. On the Other Hand If, on the other hand, you realize that what you need right...
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19 Dec 2017

Cross-Training and Your Career

This will come as no surprise. The more you know, the more you’re worth. In the IT industry that great truth has been growing year-by-year for decades. There was a time when you could categorize yourself as a “desktop guy”, or a “server guy.” A “storage guy” or a “networking guy” or any of many others. The economics of the business changed as more firms took on more clients and more responsibilities. The trick to managing costs involved sending out the right “guy” at the right time to each...
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14 Dec 2017

Wake Up Excited About Your Job Search Every Day

Which of these two sounds like it would work better: You send a piece of paper, or more likely a .pdf, to someone to tell them all about yourself and why they should hire you. A good friend you know and trust talks about you with someone who knows and trusts them about you and why they should hire you. Obviously, the second approach is much more personal and much more effective. How does anyone know if what they see on a document like a resumé is true? But if someone they know and trust...
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8 Dec 2017

Remove telephone wires and other eyesores with the Healing Brush tool (Photoshop CC/CC 2014/CC 2015/CC 2017/CC 2018)

Everyone’s moving to wireless these days, so why not your photographs? Electric wires spanning across an image are a real eyesore—but don’t despair. You can banish them with Photoshop’s Healing Brush tool! For example, to digitally remove utility-pole wires from a photo, add a new layer above the layer you wish to edit. Select the Healing Brush tool from the Tools panel, and choose Current & Below from the Sample pop-up menu. This option enables you to sample edits from the original layer...
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