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    Iv been asked by my line manager to write a technical article each week on a IT subject iv chosen, and i`m after some suggestions as to what I can cover. I have already done DNS, DHCP, and RAID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    Hi,

    Iv been asked by my line manager to write a technical article each week on a IT subject iv chosen, and i`m after some suggestions as to what I can cover. I have already done DNS, DHCP, and RAID.

    Thanks
    Depends what you enjoy really. I'd personally go for something more specific, e.g. tablets in the work place etc etc. Can still be technical, and relevant

    But think about other things you use, subnets/vlans/switch/fibre blahblahblah if you want pure "tech"

    Steve

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    think thats what my managers after really pure tech stuff

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    Who is the target audience? Your manager? SLT? Staff? Students? Peers (i.e. your fellow EduGeeks)?

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    my target audiance is my line manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    my target audiance is my line manager
    Well, my personal opinion is that seems rather stupid Writing articles on technologies that no-one will ever read? (Apart from manager). Could understand it if it was helpdesk/knowledge base etc for staff/student use blahblah

    But end of the day, If it's your line manager asking for this, probably best to see what kind of technologies he'd like writing about. We can suggest many, but if it's not what he's looking for, bit of a waste

    Only things I'd suggest is again, things like VLANs/Subnet/IP ranges and classes/Switches/Hubs/Fibre/SCSI etc etc, again what do you currently use in your school?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Well, my personal opinion is that seems rather stupid Writing articles on technologies that no-one will ever read? (Apart from manager). Could understand it if it was helpdesk/knowledge base etc for staff/student use blahblah
    It could be his line manager is:

    a) hoping he'll take the opportunity to research something new and learn something in the process and then feed it back to the team (admittedly of two).
    b) non-technical and would like to get an idea of what the OP is interested in so he can hold a decent conversation with him about it.
    c) try to nudge the OP to learn new stuff

    or a combination of the above. By requiring product at the end of the exercise, manager knows he's doing it.

    If your line manager _is_ technical, suggest that he writes about something as well so you can contribute to each other's knowledge.

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    VOIP,
    VPN,
    DFS (Distributed File System),
    WDS (or just imaging/cloning in general),
    WSUS,
    D2D2T and other backup options,
    vLANs

    That'll keep you busy for a few weeks!

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