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Webinar – Making Data Center Connectivity Management Easier

Increasing connectivity complexity of servers, switches and SANs requires an evolution in data center planning and change management. If TIA606C, diverse routing, BICSI-002, VLAN, fabrics, SAN, MLAN, OOB, ILO, Video, TOR/EOR, MDA/ZDA, A/B is jargon you recognise, then you’ll recognise where mistakes and delays occur.

Rather than drown in spreadsheets that get bigger and more …

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Webinar July 26th – How the NIST cybersecurity framework impacts network infrastructure management –

As more federal and commercial organizations are using the NIST framework to review their cybersecurity controls, they are finding that managing the data in transit is just as important as securing the applications and data centers. The network is now being seen as the weakest link of an organization’s IT infrastructure, with design, build, changes …

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See Us at the BICSI UK Conference June 3rd, Birmingham

Come to Birmingham on June 3rd where Square Mile will be presenting Visio automation techniques for IT infrastructure at the BICSI UK conference. Previous presentations in Vancouver and Orlando were very well received – so expect to walk away with many practical ideas to save valuable engineering time!

We’ll also be exhibiting the latest version …

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Security and the Data Center – 4 Trends that Could Change Everything

Join Jerry L. Bowman, President of Square Mile Systems and Data Center industry veteran as he highlights ways to effectively deal with cyber security and discusses 4 key trends in Data Center security that could change everything.

The practice of securing the data center is changing almost as fast as the technology in them. Historically …

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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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