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Visio For IT Professionals recognised for BICSI CECs

Mar 14, 2014: The Visio for IT Professionals I & II training course is now recognized by BICSI for 14 CECs (Continuing Education Credits) for existing credential holders.  

At the BICSI Winter conference 2014 in Orlando our CEO David Cuthbertson presented a 3 hour pre-conference seminar on Visio automation techniques which had over 120 attendees. …

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Visio Automation Workshop Download Now Available

For all who attended the Visio Automation workshop at the BICSI Winter Conference 2014 in Orlando.

Will be presenting the same session at the Vancouver conference in late April. For more details go to www.bicsi.org

Click here to download the presentation slides

David Cuthbertson

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Visio Automation Workshop For BICSI Winter Conference in Florida

Square Mile will be running the workshop Reducing Network Documentation Effort by Visio Automation at the BICSI Winter Conference in Florida on Monday Feb 3rd 2014. If interested in attending please register through www.bicsi.org

For the full conference schedule and workshop content click here  …

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Spreadsheet data problems – inconsistent naming and values

By Robert Cowham

Naming is fundamental part of configuration management – good naming standards and conventions make a huge difference in an organisation. And yet we have seen the problems that our customers often have with doing this.

There are different types of naming issues. The basic issues need to be resolved by having good …

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Free half day seminar Automating Visio Infrastructure Diagrams – 4 Dec 2013

In our free half day workshop in the Czech Republic we’ll be covering how to automate the maintenance of multiple infrastructure diagrams and spreadsheets. We’ll cover Visio automation techniques normally covered in our Visio Training courses and show how automation can reduce the numbers of documents to maintain. The end results are increased productivity of …

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How “helpful” Excel corrupts your data

By Robert Cowham

In this article I want to look at some of the problems with Excel which applies “helpful” formatting and ends up corrupting your data (if you are not careful!).

Excel has a lot of intelligence which tries to interpret the values in particular columns and to automatically format that data in the …

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Free BICSI Event in Czech Republic, 4 December 2013

In this free half day seminar, run by BICSI Czech Republic, we’ll be covering how to quickly map and maintain understanding of data centre and technical infrastructure.

David Cuthbertson of Square Mile Systems (also on the BICSI UK committee) will cover techniques and practices that improve the accuracy and reduce the burden to maintain infrastructure …

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The descent into Spreadsheet Chaos – One worksheet at a time!

By Robert Cowham

This post is the first in a series of lessons learned working with customers and helping them document their infrastructures. Probably the most common tool used for documenting infrastructures is the humble spreadsheet, and of course the majority are in Excel. And for simple needs it usually does a good job.

The …

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Floor tiles and creating drill down diagrams – SMS Utils v1.4

In our latest SMS Visio Utils V1.4 we’ve added “drill down” capability that links 10s or 100s of diagrams together – simply and easily! You can drill down from a floor plan to cabinets, from a campus to a building, a WAN to a LAN, a device to a chassis layout, etc. This is the …

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Free half day seminar Mapping Data Centre Infrastructure – 5 June 2013

In our free half day seminar we’ll be covering how to quickly map and maintain understanding of data centre and technical infrastructure. Our speakers cover a range of skills and approaches – with data centre mapping forming part of their work.

This seminar will focus on better ways of documenting critical data centre infrastructure and …

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