What first impression does your network make?
Best Practice (Litmus Test)
Professionals would say 'Here is a diagram of our network'
Amateurs are struggling to fix old machines
In the course of my work as consultant and trainer I have the privilege of visiting customer sites. Whilst I would never divulge company secrets or name names, I would like to share my first impressions with you. In my line of work, a rapid assessment of the customer is essential. The reason is two fold, on the one hand it is vital not to tell professionals things they already know; on the other hand I want to avoid talking over the head of those less experienced.
First impressions - indicators of professionals
First impressions - Indicators of amateurs
Kiwi CatTools is a free program for backing up configuration settings on hardware devices. Here is Guy's challenge. If you download CatTools, then it will not only take care of backups, but also it will show you something new about the hardware on you network. I could give you a money back guarantee - but CatTools is already free! Thus, I just make a techie to techie challenge, you will learn more about your network if you:
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Guy's Litmus test is a concept that you can apply anywhere. Each test gives you an instant answer to the simple question:- 'Are you dealing with a professional, or are they an amateur? Is this the real deal, or is it a turkey?' The Litmus Test concept is rather like Best Practice, but it reduces a 27 page report to one sentence.
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