This is going to be a quick/brief blog. The point behind it is to get you to read or reread two previous blogs.
A couple of years ago, we discussed the significance of year-end in IT in two previous blogs.
In the first blog “ Year-End – What to Expect in IT”, we discussed why many companies incorporate a change lock-out policy for the end of the year. Though that blog is two years old, almost everything discussed is still valid this year. The biggest difference is that I did not have to camp out for the door-buster deals. This year, Black Friday started on Thursday around 5 or 6pm. Luckily, that annoying holiday called Thanksgiving did not get in the way of retailers having their employees on hand. (Please add a note of dripping sarcasm when you read the previous sentence.) In fact, most of the sales started on-line Thursday morning. I did not have to go to the store or wait in a line to get what I wanted.
In the second blog “End-of-Year IT Tasks”, we discussed the tasks that may need to be done to prepare for the end of the calendar year. Everything in that article is still valid today. Please use the links provided to review these previous blogs. If not both, at least read the tasks article. It may help you remember a task you needed to do to prepare for the end of the calendar year.
As always, please feel free to post any questions or comments below or reach me directly by email.
Craig R. Kalty
(CCIA, CCEE, CCA, MCITP:EA, MCITP:SA, VCP)
Sr. Network Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
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