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There are too many tips, tricks, and tools that I come across in a day to document them all, but this section of the web will try.
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10 Excellent Online Payment Systems

10 Excellent Online Payment Systems | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
A list of 10 excellent online payment systems that you can use in your projects to accept web payments.
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good stuff for some projects I am working on

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6 killer startups that are reshaping the mobile enterprise

6 killer startups that are reshaping the mobile enterprise | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
Whether the concern is making BYOD actually work, beefing up security, or taking business intelligence mobile, these six startups are reshaping the landscape of mobile enterprise.
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couple solutions we can use right now at my day workplace

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How Secure Is the Cloud? IT Pros Speak Up

How Secure Is the Cloud? IT Pros Speak Up | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
The cloud promises reduced costs and increased flexibility, but it also raises security concerns. Most IT professionals cite cloud security as a high priority, but a whopping 82 percent also trust it enough to use it.
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Personally, I love the thoughts that come to mind which Cloud technologies help provide and they are:  transforming IT from cost center to business engine, and by leveraging the cloud allows you to dedicate staff to innovate, not just maintaining systems and infrastructure. 

 

As for tools, this article provides a downloadable PDF to help show how safe the cloud is. 

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Intel To Launch Haswell Processors On June 2 & Exit Desktop Motherboard Market

Intel To Launch Haswell Processors On June 2 & Exit Desktop Motherboard Market | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
Intel is reportedly planning to host a conference in June ahead of Computex, where it will announce its next-generation Haswell series of processors.
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This generation or processor will be what we'll be purchasing for new laptops in the coming years.

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Flash Array by Pure Storage | Enterprise Flash Array

Flash Array by Pure Storage | Enterprise Flash Array | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
Pure Storage Flash Array - 10x faster, smaller and more power efficient. Find out more about the first all-flash enterprise array.
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Next generation data storage, using Flash drives.  They compete in a market with Tintri and Nimble Storage.  All of these options are purpose built for solutions that disk-based storage is not suitable for. 

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RVTools - Home

RVTools - Home | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
RVTools is a small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines.
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Great tool to audit your VMWare environment and stick this information into an Excel sheet.  Great for consultants!

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Multi-Threading in PowerShell V2 » Get-Blog : Ryan's Powershell Blog | Get-Blog

How to multithread your script using the Start-Job command in PowerShell V2
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this page helped me write a script to run through all our servers and make sure they are fully patched, in case WSUS didn't work properly, and it runs "x" amount of jobs at a time, instead of one at a time

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Top 5 Loan Software Trends

Loan software has evolved with the changing face of the financial services industry, and with that evolution comes a host of dynamic new features.
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This is something that needs to be looked at for our Mortgage department when we're evaluating new software solutions.

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Technical education at the speed of tech

Technical education at the speed of tech | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
As tech enjoys an unprecedented growth spurt, it's harder than ever for education to keep up. A few innovators light the way
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Great article showing several resources that can be used to help stay ahead of the technology curve. 

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The Best Link Building Tool You’ve Never Heard Of: ahrefs.com - Search Engine Journal

The Best Link Building Tool You’ve Never Heard Of: ahrefs.com - Search Engine Journal | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
I love SEO tools. I’m always building or looking for really cool tools. With the demise of Yahoo Site explorer, a number of companies are attempting to fil
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Need to use a tool like this, now that Yahoo Site Explorer is no longer working.

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Avamar - Backup and Recovery, Data Deduplication - EMC

Avamar - Backup and Recovery, Data Deduplication - EMC | IT Engineer Tool Chest | Scoop.it
Ensure fast, secure backup and recovery for your VMware environments, remote offices, desktops, laptops, and data center with client-side data deduplication.
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This is the answer to corporate backup, which requires high data throughput, integration with multiple technologies (Oracle, SQL, DB2, etc), and replicates quickly to a disaster recovery site.  Pair this with Data Domain or PureStorage and toss aside multiple applications for backup or outdated tape libraries.

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