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Weekly Roundup: 5 Links for IT Admins

The other day, while listening to Queen’s classic, “Somebody to Love”, a thought occurred. While the song is ostensibly about Freddie Mercury’s Quixotic quest to find somebody to, well, love, it could just as easily be applied to the daily plight of the IT admin.

Think about it:

Each mornin’ I get up I die a little

Can barely stand on my feet

Take a look in the mirror and cry

Lord what you’re doing to me

I have spent my years in believin’ you

But I just can’t get no relief…

Don’t tell us that you haven’t felt similarly when starting your day by staring down an endless list of trouble tickets from a thankless mass of tech-impaired coworkers.

Here’s to you, Freddie Mercury—and to you, IT admins. Now go distract yourself with these links before your boss walks by again.

5 Ways To Solve The Password Reset Problem (InformationWeek)

Unfettered tools compromise social media security, challenge IT (TechTarget)

Seven Signs You’ve Lost Your IT Mojo (Baseline)

Hong Kong has fastest broadband on the planet (The Register)

IQ test: Know your tech mascots (InfoWorld)

Finally, for this week’s apropos of nothing image, we humbly present to you…  

 

Puppies

You can read our previous links round-ups here. And be sure to visit go.vmware.com for more information on how we can help you better manage your SMB IT infrastructure.

Also, be sure to check out VMware Go’s sessions at VMworld this year:

Creating a Highly Profitable Virtualization Practice with VMware Go Pro

VMware Go: The Zen for Small and Midsized Business IT Management