In a LinkedIn training group I frequent, I often see posts looking something like: "I'm holding a workshop on communications plz share your plans". Did I say a post? More like 'a heading without further content' is a more accurate description.
Nonetheless, the irony of demonstrating an inability to communicate effectively (no details of intended audience, session objectives, addressed problem) nor the utter cheek of soliciting complete strangers to perform design effort for them, posts like this occur quite frequently.
A question I often get asked is how to get into safe mode on the new Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 10 and Server 2012. One answer is you shouldn’t have to – if Windows detects problems (for instance with the registry and / or drivers) it should automatically launch the Recovery Environment (aka Win-RE) - but that is a little unsatisfying. Suppose you had some malware that was able to auto launch and was disrupting normal operations. In that case you might want to manually force a safe mode boot and investigate the issue further.
We are now incorporating 'The Effective Change Manager' into our APMG change management course. This new body of knowledge is an important resource for change management, providing an independent benchmark of best practice to managers conducting change. It also aims to give guidance and links to appropriate sources on how to effectively lead change.
From thinking twice before you accept a meeting attendance request, to keeping management processes simple, these nuggets of advice sound like common sense but we'll all admit that sometimes we have to be reminded! We've always been big fans of TED talks at Quanta. We hope that this list of collated TED talks will give you some inspiration and provoke a little thought.
COBIT is based on 5 principles - since COBIT is about providing alignment and control, it is worth noting that these principles can also be applied to other sources of best practice which might be used within your enterprise, such as ITIL®, PRINCE2®, MSP® or other sources of guidance in the industry. These principles apply to information governance first and foremost. Any of these sources of best practice which generate information and require control can benefit from the application of COBIT and these principles.
With a release date at the end of July, this highly-anticipated operating system will be addressing the previous short-comings of its predecessors such as Internet Explorer and the curious disappearance of the much-loved Start menu. The logical name of 'Windows 9' has been strategically side-stepped for the more rounded-sounding Windows 10.
Hoping to be its last major operating system overhaul, Windows 10 hopes instead to favour gradual updates on a regular basis to accommodate for changing consumer trends.
Here are the things you must know about Windows 10:
One of the most common questions we get asked on our SQL Server courses is why do my transaction logs keep getting bigger? Transaction logs record changes made to your databases and are used primarily to support different types of recovery. This blog post will concentrate on recovery where you restore a database backup and want to recover changes made after the database backup. In full recovery model, changes made to your database are recorded in the transaction log and are potentially kept indefinitely - that can cause your transaction log to grow without bounds!