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I woke this morning to the usual avalanche of email. Hidden in the mess was a lovely surprise, I was re-awarded the Microsoft MVP for 2013. I honestly did not think I would receive it since my community work has had to take back seat to running the daily operations of UberGeekGirl, and a desireRead more »

I was recently featured in the September issue of Channelpro talking about my experiences with mentoring in technology. I’m curious about your experiences with mentoring, how important has it been in your work experience? Here’s the link to the article: http://www.channelpro-digital.com/channelpro/201209#pg1

Forget hauling your old crusty computer to your local e-waste dropoff site. Apple now offers free recycling services and will even give you gift cards if the items have any value. While this is not a new practice, as other retailers such as Amazon offer similar services, it’s still convenient. You won’t get a lotRead more »

Computer repairman collected hundreds of thousands of photos of unsuspecting women, police say – latimes.com. I was so outraged when I read about this situation. I can’t for the life of me understand how this happened and went so far without being discovered. I’m sick to my stomach about it. Did they even do a backgroundRead more »

        On Tuesday, July 12th at 6pm, I welcome Stephen Rose from Microsoft to Los Angeles for a special PacITpros/TechDays event. Windows Deployment from ACT to ZTI – Free tools to move your users from Windows XP to Windows 7 and Office 2003 to Office 2010 in less than 30 minutes? Paying money forRead more »

Mark Cuban to VARs: Go home http://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/news/2240033089/Mark-Cuban-to-VARs-Go-home Barbara Darrow, Senior News Director Published: 04 Mar 2011 Mark Cuban has two words for IT VARs: Go home. Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of HDNet and one-time Dancing With The Stars contestant, got his start as a VAR and made his first millionsRead more »

Sony comes clean: Playstation Network user data was stolen | VentureBeat. It seems that nearly every week there is a new story about data breaches. From Epsilon’s database being hacked into and now Sony. So what’s the lesson here, do we all pull back and refuse to purchase online content as some clients are saying?Read more »

This is a great article that highlights many of the questions that need to be asked when an employee wants to use a personal device to access corporate data. What do you think? How do you manage this issue at your workplace? Let’s have a policy discussion and perhaps folks can take back some ideasRead more »

Dear Twitter, You are the gift that keeps on giving. With just a little effort on my part to look for interesting folks to follow, my business and personal lives have expanded and flourished. You deepened a relationship with my favorite vendor @lanlogic and the always hilarious @tedsblog  — I’ve connected with @tomeppy and @nmpolancoRead more »

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