The Consolidated B&EC "Quick Question" Thread.

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  1. EvilGenius

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    They have a 550mm as well, would that be enough?

    http://www.dataworld.com.au/9ru-550mm-deep-swing-mount/
     
  2. Skitza

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    I've got their 6RU hanging on my wall and it's awesome.
     
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    What are you guys using to handle user account automation?
    In particular onboarding and exits.

    What's out there that can interact with more than just AD?
    Eg. Exchange, relocation of user profiles etc.
     
  4. EvilGenius

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    We're using something called Z-hire. I've had pretty limited interaction with it, but as I understand it is handling most aspects of our account creation process, AD, o365 setup, a few LOB apps account creation, S4B setup etc. Not in a position to recommend one way or the other.
     
  5. bcann

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    Now i know this seems like a stupid question in BE & C, but here goes.

    Building a house, spoke to a sparky we use at work that does data cabling as well, said we'll supply the cabling, patch panel, points, wall plugs, etc etc... ALL you have to do is pull the cable and terminate in a brand new build, with the sheet rock not up, for 18 points in a house that is 13x21... How much would you expect the quote to be for literally labour only on a brand new build with all the walls no up yet?
     
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    surprisingly high because he's making no money on parts.
     
  7. miicah

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    We get charged $200 per double data, so less than that?
     
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    yep.


    but if it was me, that take about an hour to do (terminated and tested), minimum call out 4 hours. * hourly rate.

    what's a sparky these days, 100+/hr. call it $500.
     
  9. bcann

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    So finally got the quote back $2520, for 18 fucken points, literally a labour only job, and 12 of them points are in 3 rooms @ 4 points per room all in the same spot.... and people wonder why i don't bother to shop locally..... i've had entire buildings with more points for a commercial premises cabled up for cheaper in sydney.... and they supplied everything.. FMD.
     
  10. Gunna

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    Told ya to bend over for a builder to do it.
     
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    Not even a builder, just a local tradie... That is something needed in regional communities.... Competition.
     
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    Just like said.
     
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    or it's the classic, "I really don't want to do this job, so I'll provide a ridiculous quote" quote.
     
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    "But if you still accept the quote I make a killing"
     
  15. scips

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    Become mates with data cabler(s)

    Our work preferred ones (2 broooooooothers) would call me a dope and tell me I owe them the hardware costs...at cost price.

    That is a quick as fk job to do, no sheet is simple.
     
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  16. miicah

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    I use Veritas and just wondering if it's quicker/easier/worse/better to back up the entire VM, the entire VHDX (we split the C/D in two VHDs) or just individual files?

    It's not a huge concern if we had to rebuild servers, but obviously the data on there is important.
     
  17. Luke212

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    What is the best practice to secure offices that don’t have infrastructure? They just have internet and laptops, store some documents on their laptops and access websites to do all their work? It’s basically the same as working from home, or McDonald’s wifi. How far do you go in these circumstances? Is it just about protecting the laptops?

    If this is an enterprise how do you protect those laptops to best practice?
     
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  18. Daemon

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    1. Determine the classification of your data.
    2. Determine risks applicable / threat modelling.
    3. Write risk implementation plan to cover the scenario.
     
  19. Luke212

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    assuming 99% of enterprises are the same, wats the answer to 1,2,3 for me?

    by the way im paying you $300/hour for this.
     
  20. Gunna

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    Pay me $300 an hour and I'll tell you.

    The answer to this question is pretty simple and is I.T security 101......

    Edit: OK I'll let you have it for free. As you're an enterprise I assume you have enterprise AV that can do Web site blocking as well as application blocking. Start with blocking apps and preventing access to dodgy websites, most vendors have a general list to work with.

    Remote management application for devices to push down updates and approved applications

    Bitlocker for laptops and get a VPN/always on VPN set up going.

    RODC and ensure devices are domain joined for GPO and branch cache server will help if link speed is an issue.

    That's a good starting point or better yet, build that AI you always claim you can build to do the job of threat analysis for you
     
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