Considerations for Upgrading Multiple Samsung Android Tablets on Milwaukee Enterprise

So you’ve been tasked with ensuring that all of the employees in your company who have Android tablets, we’ll assume it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for the purposes of this post, are upgraded to the newest version. You probably have a lot of questions. The purpose of this post is to hopefully walk you through the process and try to identify any problem areas before you begin. The first consideration, as with any project like this one, is cost. You have to determine what your expenses for such an undertaking are going to be before you get started. The good news is that, all things considered, your costs should be fairly low. You already have the hardware so there won’t be an expenses there. The Android software is free so there won’t be any charge to upgrade the hardware. Your biggest consideration is going to be the cost for man hours to not only test the upgrade on a single device prior to deployment but also assist with executing the upgrades when it comes time to do so. There will also be man hours spent troubleshooting any issues that come up after the upgrades are installed. Next, my suggestion would be to test the upgrade on a single tablet. This will help to ensure that any issues that are immediately noticeable can be identified before upgrading everyone in the company. I know from past experience that there are some cases where applications are not updated to run with the current Android version prior to that upgrade rolling out. You sometimes have to wait for the app developer to...

How to Plan Busness trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

So you’ve decided to travel to Madrid? Fantástico! Having spent a couple weeks in and around there myself in my younger days, I can say that you have made a great decision. Spain is a vibrant, lively place full of culture, history, (mostly) wonderful people, and some of the best food you’ll ever eat. However, getting there is going to take some planning. What kind of documents are you going to need? How can I save money on flights? Where should I stay? I hope to he;p you answer these questions and more. First, before you do anything else, you have to consider what documents you’re going to need to travel to Spain. As with any international country, number one, with a bullet, is going to be a passport. You aren’t going anywhere without a passport. Instructions on applying for a passport, including where to go and what documentation is needed, may be found online here. I am assuming that you are from the United States and, if you are, a visa is not required but if you aren’t, you may want to consult this list to find out if your country is one where a visa would be required. Also, regardless of which country you’re from, the maximum number of day you can be in Spain without special permissions is 90. Second, you’re going to need flights. There are a multitude of airlines that fly from the U.S. to Spain so it’s really a matter of deciding who is going to fit your timetable and your budget. Everybody is going to tell you that their airfare web site...

Steps to Getting Your COMPTIA A+ Certification in Milwaukee Area

So, you’ve decided that you want to pursue your A+ certification. Good for you! Anyone working in the IT industry will tell you that being certified can lead to more career opportunities and a better salary. However, you may be wondering what steps are required for you to get certified. This article is meant to assist you with getting your A+ certification in the Milwaukee area. The A+ exam, furnished by Comptia, is meant to test your ability to manage, troubleshoot, maintain, and operate Windows-based personal computers. Of course, the first step in preparing for the exam is to practice and study. I spent several years throughout high school and into my early 20s troubleshooting and fixing PCs and still found myself learning a lot as a result of the course I took in preparation for the exam. Your local career or community college would most likely have a class that could prepare you. My personal recommendation would be to check with Milwaukee Area Technical College. If you would prefer to study using a book, I have found that the CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (ISBN 125958951X) is the best. It is comprehensive and has all the information you could need. I used it to supplement the class I took at MATC and was very happy with it. If you are in a place where you feel as though you have the knowledge required to pass the exam, the next step would be to locate testing centers in your area where the exam may be taken. Testing centers may be found on CompTIA’s web site at https://certification.comptia.org/testing/test-locations. Which...

Deploying a Windows Upgrade Over a Network

Upgrading an operating system can, in many cases, be exciting. New features! New enhancements! UI improvements! But with that comes the big questions: is my system compatible? Will my software work with it? Are there drivers for my hardware? These are daunting questions for an individual user but when you work in IT and are responsible for upgrading the entire office, it can be a logistical nightmare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done and with some careful planning and forethought, you should be able to upgrade your office with little difficulty. The first step to doing an upgrade is to make a list of all the steps that will be required for you to complete it. Having a list will help you determine where to start and what order to complete the tasks in. There is nothing worse than getting knee deep into a system upgrade and discovering that you missed a critical step during the planning stage. Your list should include identifying how many computers will be upgraded, where they are located, when will be the best time to perform the upgrade, and any hardware or software issues you may encounter. You will now, as with any organization, want to work on determining the cost. There are the direct costs of the project such as the salaries of the personnel involved and the cost of the software. There are also the indirect costs like food for the people performing the upgrades and the potential costs of travel for getting employees to remote sites if necessary. The more accurate these projections are at the beginning, the better...

How to: Nail the Interview

How to: Nail the Interview   Being interviewed for a job can simultaneously be exciting and terrifying. I spent ten years working from home and only a year ago did I interview for and get a new job. That was a very nerve wracking day but it was made easier by following some steps to prepare for the interview in advance and also tips to keep in mind during the interview. What follows is a guide that will hopefully put some of your anxiety to rest. Prepare Go through all of your documents, including your resume, references, cover letter, and letters of recommendation, to correct any typos or grammatical errors. Print off at least three copies of each and put them in a folder for safe keeping. Research the company you are going to interview for. You don’t need to know every single thing there is to know but if you go in having an idea of what the company does and what industries they work in, that will provide you with a solid foundation. The best places to check are the company’s web site and their social media accounts. Practice responses to common questions so that you have a general idea of how you will want to respond. It’s important to have an answer in mind but not sound too rehearsed. Think about how you’re going to dress. You want to make sure that your attire is appropriate for the work environment and for the position you are applying for. Make sure to present a neat appearance. Get a haircut if needed. Shave if you don’t have a...