Public Domain Name vs Local Domain Name

Are you trying to navigate to but your web page is unresolved? Is your local domain and your public domain? To start, a local domain name should resemble your public domain, but should not be exact. Example: abc.local (local) and (public) If you didn’t have the opportunity to set it up this […]

Risk Analysis

In our line of work, as IT department managers, it’s our job to ensure business continuity from device access, web access, and platform access perspectives. When planning software migrations, upgrades, and implementations, it’s critical that we analyze all affected constituents and plan accordingly. The same is true with Infrastructure. This risk analysis is primarily for […]

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Windows DeploymentLife Cycle Image credit: In my organization, we had an annual refresh for faculty laptops that needed to be accomplished before the start of the school year. More often than not, our purchasing was done after July 1st because of our annualized budget (new fiscal year). This often pushed our deadlines close to […]


To some, automation is and has to be some complex process that “must” be quantified before it can be automated. I’m telling you, you’re wrong. Do you check logs every day? You’re wasting time. Do you check backup validators? You’re wasting time. Do you manually log in to all of your servers to check that […]

GSuite Active Backup

Okay, one of the easiest GSuite (Google for Workspaces) backup platforms I have ever used is “Active Backup for Google Workspace” on the Synology OS. Synology makes it extremely easy to backup your Drive, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar for your entire organization. All you have to do is connect your API key or generated […]

Synology –> All-In

Synology | an everything solution I have been using Synology for 3.5 years now. We trust them with our backups, surveillance app, file storage and cloud sync. Not only is Synology highly affordable, redundant capable, expandable and versatile. To make it clear, we are able to offer enterprise level backups, offsite, offline, and disaster recovery […]