I don't understand what's going on with Dynamics. The transition from Dynamics CRM to the new Dynamics 365 seems to be more than just a re-branding exercise, it feels like an entirely new product. Or rather two products, as Microsoft has been its usual annoying self and decided "why offer one product when we can confuse users by offering two?". So there's Dynamics 365 for Enterprise and Dynamics 365 for Business. Where "Enterprise" is defined, somewhat arbitrarily, as a company with 250+ users.
Worst still, Dynamics 365 for Business isn't even available in Europe yet, and yet neither is the old Dynamics CRM, leaving SMBs seemingly in limbo.
If anyone understands what's going on and can explain it to me, I'd be very grateful, as the concept of Dynamics 365 is pretty appealing.
I don't disagree with you at all on that front. I'm just so used to over-zealous sales teams that I was a little annoyed when the rep. didn't reply before my trial had expired.
With anything Solarwinds (n-able), I've become used to thrice-daily calls asking if I want to purchase, if there were any questions, and promises that their application does X (even if it doesn't or, at least, not well). Not that I condone this behaviour, but a prompt reply to an inquiry is always nice.
Sorry @magroover, I haven't helped you at all; è colpa mia.
I think the question about how to do you find a good IT company and how do you find a good accountant are very closely related. There are a ton of parallels.
Take the onsite vs remote thing. In some companies they don't want to ever touch a plug, the same way they don't ever want to scan in a receipt. They want someone to show up and do the job. In other companies they have someone with enough IT knowledge to do the hands on stuff, the same way they have someone that does the daily accounting tasks, but needs help with the year end tasks.
In both lines of work when owners are searching for a service provider a recommendation from a friend will outweigh most everything else.
We found a "Computers 2 Kids" charity that we donate all PCs, servers, etc to... that are at least in good enough condition to work or get working with minimal effort. Ex: new hard drive or RAM needed.
It's local to us here in San Diego... but there may be something similar near you.
Gather knowledge from different websites and after doing depth research for the topic, you can write for the same topic in your blog too with your own words. But rewrite the same article by changing words and sentences is not good and you should have to suffer from legality.
For you second question,
Technical steps for the same topic remain mostly the same for all articles. So if you think for write the topic which you have suggested here "Installing Snipe-IT on CentOS 7" then also technical steps remain the same which is the legal. But that doesn't mean that you can copy/paste in place of write in your own words.
Content flow is also important to make content more interesting for users. This article will help you to know how to write the article in the proper way.
I think working in isolated, non-IT companies where there is no peer support at all it might be easy to forget how much training is endemic to any organization's core. If you are a lithography company and have many litho machines, many litho workers (even, say half a dozen of them) there is a natural cross training and sharing of knowledge, an automatic introduction to different equipment, styles and techniques. Even when no effort is put into training and development, which is effectively unheard of for any business in its core operations, there is a natural training effect through knowledge training. This is why cities with a high skill density for a given field have higher end people and pay more than other markets (NY for IT, SV for SE, Detroit for Automotive engineering, etc.)
Hard to compete with the Iron Mountains, and Amazon Glaciers.
Amazon Glacier and BackBlazeB2, yeah. I haven't dealt with Iron Mountain in a very long time, are they still only doing the "secure box" thing? Also, are the prices still around $500/month for the smallest containers?
I agree, I feel like I'm "wasting time" by being forced to wait for a decision etc. I really have to change how I think about business transactions.
I also had a hard time years ago with this. Sometimes I still do...
So much of our work is "waiting on this or that" to finish.
Several years ago I was called out to a retail shop.
They had issues with their network printer.
As I started checking things on site and getting the lay out. I found their network was hanging by threads. Literally the wires held everything up nothing was secured.
They also had an open and default setting network. I helped them secure the router. And got everything working for the time being. I left them with a set of plans to resolve the issue and not bandaid it.
I was working on site multple times and the manager would have "meetings sometimes for an hour" in the network room where I needed to be. And this would happen after I was on site. So I sat around... I let that clock run full steam!(I billed (my door back -out their door)
I'm over it. I will almost always bill for all of the time with someone.
They have accused me of trying to nickel and dime them. I rebutted that with you asked me to bandaid an open wound I told what needed to be done to fix it. You never approved it. Just the bandaid. These bandaids happened on multple occasions. People tampering with the systems causing all of the issues.
All problems outside of my control.
Also when they went to a static IP across the organization 17 stores. Some worked the next day. Others didnt. And I got blamed for 1 of them not working. All because TWC told them it was my fault. That's when they started blaming me!
I figured out that the problem was on TWC, and I took care of that with the customer right there. They saw I fought for them. But to this date I haven't done anymore work for them. I will likely keep it that way.
I just asked to join the service providers group. I think that's the closest I can get.
Awesome! This wasn't a knock on you, just the current functionality of ML - I rather like the way SpiceWorks does it Some name at some company - made it really easy for each employee from a company to have their own identity at the time being tied to that company.
Huh - just had a thought. What about asking all vendors who want to be known (and post as) a vendor update they name to be [email protected]?
They could but seems like that would make for easy abuse as anyone could do that.
If you had experience in the industry you would never ask that. Cisco has long locked their phones by firmware. There are threads and threads of people trying to get the "open" SIP firmware for their Cisco phones.
Yeah really there is a way to get some of the very old ones working but it's an PITA and you'd be better off spending money on a newer phone from someone else..
We have CUCM clusters and even hate a lot of the way they do thing, but when you need the scalability, load balancing that Cisco clusters offer there very few competitors. CUCM has a bad name from SMBs buying it whihout knowing what features they need and just buying cause it says Cisco..
Which is why I'm probably going to be getting the lawyer involved. It's outside my area of expertise now. Yes, we do sell products on the website, yet the pages they reference are information/education only.