I’m combining what I do professionally with what I do philanthropically, developing materials, industry and advocacy outreach, and skill based programs to teach professional women who are willing to mentor other women. These programs will help them develop professional skills in IT, and will also help them learn self-confidence. I create events and programs for women,Read more »

Fake security Skype scam. This Skype call came in this afternoon. Fortunately I had my iPhone handy and recorded the whole thing. Take a look. Hopefully reporting it as abuse and blocking the call will help.

Small Business Insurance For Data Loss and Security Breach Did you know that you could purchase insurance for data loss? Should you? It depends. I believe in educating our clients about their risks as I see them, not just computer risks, but all of their vulnerabilities. I think that in our industry there is aRead more »

Is TechEd North America too far away?  Do you not have the training and travel budget you hoped for this year?  Maybe you are looking for a local event that more than one of the IT Pros in your company can attend… Look no further – TechDays SF is on March 22nd and 23rd, located inRead more »

So my husband @wx13 and I were discussing open source software. This became especially poignant during the apparent selling of our search history by @google Super lame move btw, because I loved their products and was a big fan and promoted the bejesus out of them. No mas free advertising from me. Below I listRead more »

IT Professional colleagues, Pacific IT Professionals is hosting a 2 day IT Professional conference in San Francisco March 22 and 23rd called TechDays SF. We have a great lineup of speakers to present on current topics that IT Professionals won’t want to miss. The speakers include Microsoft MVP’s Mark Minasi, Richard Hicks, Jessica DeVita, Jennelle Crothers, Steve Evans, Darren Mar-Elia and many more distinguished presenters. InRead more »

Buy Office 365. A poll for my readers: Have you tried Office 365? If no, are you thinking about trying it soon? If yes, are you happy? Are your users happy? What issues are you facing transitioning folks from desktop editions of Office?

Please get in touch with me immediately if you have mad skillz and can fix this in short order: On Mac. Created a picture slideshow in Flash CS3 using ‘Actions’. Once it was saved as a SWF it would play fine, until it was placed in Dreamweaver CS3, where it would go blank and onlyRead more »

. Symantec’s remote access product “PC Anywhere” has been compromised. If you are using this product, Symantec has issued a recommendation to stop using the product. Here’s their whitepaper http://www.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/pcAnywhere%20Security%20Recommendations%20WP_01_23_Final.pdf

For those of you who might be curious about what we’re doing this weekend, it’s She’s Geeky in Mountain View. It will be my 2nd time attending this conference with my esteemed colleague, Jennelle Crothers, fellow Microsoft MVP and all around smarty pants. Usually we are the only two sysadmins, but perhaps there will beRead more »

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