Make Travel Arrangements For The Business Trip from Milwaukee to Chicago

Make Travel Arrangements For The Business Trip from Milwaukee to Chicago

After having been told that I had been chosen to represent the Image of my IT Consulting company in Chicago. It was a great surprise. I have worked extremely hard at my IT Support job at Wheeler’s IT Consulting Firm. The trip was scheduled to last 5 days. From May 16,2016 to May 21,2016. My orders were straight and precise. We need this account at all cost. I was one of 5 consultants working at the Wheelers IT Firm. This was the first business trip that I would be making along. All planning preparation were left entirely to me. I have lined up my business to Chicago in 5 steps. As junior consultants, my first question was who will be paying for this trip. Each company has different rules and policies in place for business trips. Some companies may allow you to use a corporate credit card for your expenses or require you to pay for expenses up front with company reimbursements paid back to you after the trip. Keep track of all receipts and find out specific details; such as having a daily limit on food expenses. It is important to be familiar with your company’s travelling policies, as your actions on the business trip will reflect on you and your ability to follow and demonstrate company policy. Lucky for me this business trip is fully supported by the firm. Now, that I have cleared that aspect of the business trip. My next step is to plan my traveling plans. I have checked into two mode of travel. My first option was to catch the Greyhound bus; the...

Upgrade Office Computers to the latest version of the Windows Operating System

Kyle Balistreri

Kyle Balistreri

Meat Department at Sendiks
I am an individual looking to better myself. My joy has always been in technology. I was introduced to computers at an early age and it became my passion. I became skilled at building computers, replacing parts and installing operating systems through trial and error.

In my time in college so far, I've expanded my knowledge of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and Vmware. I have obtained exceptional customer service skills through my past and current professions. I wish to apply these skills and traits to help others troubleshoot computer related issues.
Kyle Balistreri
  Windows 10 is the future, simple as that. Microsoft vowed to not make another operating system again, but only to update Windows 10. Microsoft can make more money by making sure every desktop pc runs windows 10 instead of fragmenting the operating systems with paid upgrades every few years. Staying with Windows 7 is only going to hurt your company in the long run, currently upgrading to Windows 10 is free, eventually Windows 7 will lose support and be unsecure. Upgrading before the July 29th deadline will make this upgrade cost virtually nothing! (Aside from labor costs and application testing software) Where do we start? The first thing that would need to be done is a site survey. A site survey will help build insight into every device and help uncover possible complications with the project. So what needs to be considered in a site survey? First off, how many users are there? In our case we have 57 desktops and 112 laptops. In addition to actually users, how many more might be added in the future? Is the company growing? How many printers and routers and servers are there? Do you have the network infrastructure to perform a network deployment?   What could possibly go wrong with this upgrade? One thing to keep in mind is, do you have sufficient hardware to handle the upgrade? Thankfully this is a non-issue for our case as the Windows 7 and Windows 10 minimum requirements are identical! The minimum requirements are as follows: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for...

Guide on How to Source Parts for iPhone 4 and 5 Mobile Device Repair

This is a how to guide on how to source parts for iPhone repairs. This guide is a good source for those who plan on opening up a mobile device repair shop. It is always good to create a chart or spreadsheet, this easy set up can help you maintain your parts and the suppliers you use. Once you have your chart ready, go ahead and check each suppliers and record their pricing (be sure to check back periodically for price changes.) This quick and easy set up can save you time and money. Below is a chart that I use to record the products, suppliers, prices, and links for my repair shop....

Project Planning – Upgrading Office Computers to the new version of Operating System

Upgrading Office Computers Project managers should ask the question “why upgrade?”  If the system is working adequately, why not leave things alone?  The answer to those types of questions is this – technology is advancing at increasing pace.  The most common reasons for system upgrades is that the software required to run and operate new applications will not perform on older equipment and/or the vendor may no longer support the platform.  Since the average life of a computer is only a few years, older equipment is more vulnerable to attack because security fixes are often not available for outdated software.  With this in mind, project managers need to seriously consider an upgrade.   What Should Be Done First The first thing a project manager should do first is a site survey.   A site survey can give the project team a great deal of information and a good starting point.  It will show what the company already has and what will be needed.  The site survey also offers some other things to consider: How many network users, printers, and servers will the network types of equipment support? Be sure to consider how many users will be added over the next 12 months, and how many network printers and network servers the network has to accommodate. What is the expected growth in the company or organization? Network is a long-term investment.  Planning for future growth now can save a great deal of time, money, and frustration in the future. How does your business connect to the Internet? Does the ISP provide the equipment, or do you own it?  Often with a...