SDN, NFV, and a host of other cutting-edge technologies are hitting your network faster than you can say Ethernet Fabric. But which are truly critical?

  • Desktop migration checklist

    Tools & Templates // Oct 2017 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    This update to our Desktop Migration Checklist provides a simple, systematic way to ensure that no important applications, files, or settings are overlooked when you roll out a new user computer. From the download: Each time a new client computer is deployed, recurring tasks must be performed. Migration ...

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  • Server deployment/migration checklist

    Tools & Templates // Sep 2017 // provided by TechRepublic

    One configuration error or overlooked step can send your server deployment off a cliff. This simple checklist will help you complete the process efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.

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  • DHCP usage policy

    Tools & Templates // Jul 2017 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    DHCP makes life easier for IT staff and employees, allowing computer systems and devices to quickly be connected to a network and given necessary access. The alternative of using permanent (or static) IP addresses is time consuming, but static IP addresses can be more secure. So despite the advantages of ...

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  • Network security policy

    Tools & Templates // May 2017 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    This policy will help you create security guidelines for devices that transport and store data. You can use it as-is or customize it to fit the needs of your organization and employees. From the policy: Summary Every company’s network is made up of devices that transmit and store ...

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  • Wi-Fi RFP Template

    Tools & Templates // Feb 2017 // provided by Aerohive Networks

    Armed with knowledge of different options and having evaluated different vendors. The next step is to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to your selected vendors. Use this template to: Request vendor information Understand hardware, software and network management offerings Go beyond just products - what training and support ...

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  • System monitoring policy

    Tools & Templates // Nov 2016 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    This policy defines what systems and services to monitor, establishes how they will be monitored, and determines how support staff will be notified of problems that require escalation or remediation. From the policy: Summary Maximum uptime is often a priority goal for company systems and services in ...

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  • New client audit checklist

    Tools & Templates // Sep 2016 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    This checklist provides a method for auditing and documenting a client site and assembling an inventory of systems and software, as well as giving you a framework for developing recommendations, applying costs to them, and storing all that information in one file. Tracking client contact details, circuit information, network equipment, ...

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  • Windows administrator’s PowerShell script kit

    Tools & Templates // Aug 2016 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    The Windows GUI is the traditional way to perform administrative tasks, but scripting offers faster and more versatile methods that can help further your technical skills. This download includes 21 publicly available PowerShell scripts, along with a document explaining each one, to help you up your scripting game and administer ...

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  • Web server configuration and management policy

    Tools & Templates // Jul 2016 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    This policy provides guidelines for the effective and secure configuration and management of web servers, regardless of platform. You can use it as-is or customize it to fit the needs of your organization. From the policy: Summary A company web page often represents the public face of the organization and ...

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  • Job description: Wireless network engineer

    Tools & Templates // May 2016 // provided by Tech Pro Research

    Your company is going wireless with plans to connect remote employees, make use of mobile apps and streamline your work environment. But what about those traditionally difficult-to-solve issues, such as security and reliability? What you are going to need is a wireless network engineer, a job that is growing increasingly ...

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