IT Pro Tuesday #1

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Hello IT Pro,

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s the first IT Pro Tuesday, your weekly hit of handy tools and information. You may be receiving this because you’re an EveryCloud MailFlow Monitor user as such the assumption is that you’re an IT Pro. But please just unsubscribe below if it’s not something you’re interested in receiving.

Every week I’m putting together five elements; one free tool, one website, one tutorial, one tip and one random addition. We have no affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state — it’s just not good cricket otherwise.

Enough waffle, let’s get to the good stuff.

A free tool I’ve been recommended

mRemoteNG is the next generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. This was recommended to us by ‘Oliviamcc’ who firmly believes “it is much better than Putty (SSH), Citrix, VNC, RDC, etc. “Make sure you figure out the credentials hierarchy, it works a treat and saves time every day”.

A tutorial we’ve been impressed with

50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials. Enjoy!

A website we’re reading

MS Exchange Guru This is actually run by a friend of ours (you’ll note the MailFlow Monitor banner) who has helped us with a number of challenging exchange issues. It’s amazing for all things exchange and email.

A tip I’ve been pondering

Are you being effective or just efficient? “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” This can make all the difference whether you’re a SysAdmin, CTO or MSP. The way I think about this is essentially; are you being very organized (effective) working towards your specific goals (effective), or just being organized, feeling good about it, but achieving little.

Read more about this in the “Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker.

A Sysadmin quote we stumbled across

“Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn’t leave them out where people can see them. You should change them regularly. And you shouldn’t loan them out to strangers.” Source Unknown

Have a great week and if you have any thoughts on any of these visit the blog to post comments.

Thanks,

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

P.S. A bit about me and EveryCloud.

EveryCloud’s overriding goal is to give value to IT Department’s and I’m lucky enough to be the CEO. I have a love of all things technical, but it’s not my background so these are a mixture of my own thoughts, recommendations from our team and customers, plus various discussions we have in forums.

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