Gregory A. Baker



Call In The Backup

Call In The Backup

Ah, backups! Everywhere I turn, some system is needing, wanting or performing a backup. Some systems take them once an hour. Other systems are needier — they want a backup every 15 minutes. Others require less — once a day will do them just fine. But no matter how you slice it, my life is […]

The Scourge of IT Support

The Scourge of IT Support

Ah, yes… here we are well into the 21st century. The Information Age and the Age of Mobile Computing are in our rearview mirror. We are quickly approaching the next set of grand challenges of technology — automation and cyber security, as examples. As the waves come in, we rise up in an effort to […]

Confetti

Confetti

So, how many of you figured out that a new iPhone came out last week? In case you missed it, it wasn’t for lack of trying on Apple’s part. Apple executed their complete script. The technology media dutifully covered the release event. The bloggers wrote hundreds of pages of reviews and opinions. In the end, […]

Keep Reading For More Cats

Keep Reading For More Cats

Disaster recovery is always a popular topic within the IT nerd crowd. Disaster recovery architectures allow IT professionals to advocate for additional servers and large disk arrays — new hardware is always fun. Also, the concept of moving systems between different hardware is still pretty cool. As someone whose done hundreds of physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual […]

America’s Digital Workforce

America’s Digital Workforce

Editors Note: This week’s column is presented by “Bit,” the national director of the Advocacy for a Digital Workforce. Hey, guys! It’s such a pleasure to be here today. For those who don’t know me, my name is Bit. And, yes, I am an actual computer bit. I’m part of an instruction set that was […]

Who’s On Your Network?

Who’s On Your Network?

I want you to do something when you get back to your house or apartment. Take out your phone or laptop and look at the available Wi-Fi connections. Most of you will probably see multiple connections, possibly even five or more. Hopefully, all the connections are locked, i.e., a passcode is required to connect. More […]

The Best and Brightest

The Best and Brightest

Each year, the Georgia Tech Alumni Network of Augusta conducts a send-off event for the class of rising freshmen from the local area. These individuals are among the best and brightest students in Augusta. This year, I had the honor of hosting this event, and it was a pleasure to welcome these outstanding ladies and […]

Good Attitude = Good Day

Good Attitude = Good Day

Everybody has a “Monday” experience from time to time. You know, those kinds of days that start badly and get worse as they go on. For example, the morning begins with a review of your open tickets. You wince from the sheer number of open requests. An IM pop-up informs the team that a couple […]

The TA Is Online

The TA Is Online

The last week of July. For residents of Augusta, Georgia, two things are absolutely certain during this time of the year. First, the dog days of summer are in full force with a good old-fashioned Southern layer of humidity covering the region like a blanket. Second, school is about to begin. Yes, isn’t it ridiculous […]

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Ah, the advantages of a summertime birthday… That’s probably something you might not expect to hear. I can attest from experience that most folks gloss over summertime birthdays. Honestly, I can’t blame them. After all, it’s summer! But that’s why Leos were born in the summer. We can handle it. Fun, adventurous, playful — Leos […]