Business Solutions and Managed Services

Interviewing for an IT Job

A few months ago one of my clients asked me to help him interview candidates for an IT help desk position. He had several candidates lined up. The HR department forwarded their resumes so I could pick the more qualified candidates for an in-person interview. As you...

5 Tips for Successful Webcam Interviews

As technology has improved, more hiring companies and candidates have been asking us how to conduct a webcam interview successfully during the employee selection process. The following are 5 tips we suggest based on our experience for...

Tips for Networking Success

There are many articles, blogs and books on networking, with long lists of tips and advice on how to build your professional network. As a recruiter, my best advice is to be prepared to focus on two objectives: 1) Listen Attentively and Actively Networking is a...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 7 – Port Forwarding

This is a new blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. After the introduction to One-to-One NAT last week, we are going to explore another very common...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 6 – 1:1 NAT

This is a new blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. Last week I introduced you to Port Address Translation (PAT) and today we are going to talk about...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 5 – PAT

This is a new blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. Last week I introduced you to Network Address Translation (NAT) and today we are going to explore...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 4 – NAT

This is a new blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. Last week I explained how firewalls work and today I am going to explore Network Address...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 3 – Firewalls

This is a new blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. Last week I showed you how to use Traceroute and Ping as a part of the troubleshooting routine and...

The Basics of Troubleshooting – Part 2 – Traceroute

This is another blog post in my series called Interviewing for an IT Job. If you have not read the series announcement and my previous posts, please do so. Last week I introduced the most basic technique and usually the first step in troubleshooting a...

Why Just Turning on the Elastix Firewall Is Not Enough?

Since the early versions of Elastix, several security issues have been reported. Although, a lot of users and novice administrators are unaware and thus do not fix up this problem in corporate environments. In the early versions of Elastix there were default passwords...