Consulting

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We have a project on offer which would require one of my techs to travel to the other side of the country. It's about 30 hours work, we estimate, however, there is a lot of time where data will be migrating where there is no requirement for him to be present, maybe upto 3 days worth. He would need to be there for the start, maybe hang around a few hours to make sure it will migrate smoothly and then on call in case it fails, then a bunch of work at the end. I am trying to work out the fair way to charge for the work, given he will need there for long periods of time not really doing much. It's not worth bringing him back for that, plus flights etc, so I am trying to work out how others charge for that work? Do you charge a daily rate or something else? I assume the customer pays or provides accommodation and what about meals etc?The work is for a large tertiary organization.
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Free Tool: Port Scanner
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Trying to deploy an AD and cannot use the NetBIOS name that I want.  Saying same already exist.  
How can it be if we do not have any domain?
Can it be conflicting with a machine name someone name as such?
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Anyone has experience connecting Chinese office to US?  One of the options is going through Hong Kong but the connection if very poor we heard.

Any other vendors or solutions we should look into?  Fiber connectivity?   Just need to have a reliable connection to one of our US data centers.  Please advise.  Thanks!
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Hi there,

I am curious to know if there is a process to help map all DIACAP controls to RMF ? Or if there is already a mapping that was done for this already.

Please let me know your suggestions or experience. Any bit helps

-Michelle
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I am a newly enshrined Telco Admin for Clark County Washington and need some help modifying
the dialing plan on 8 NEC 2000 phone systems.  They are finally instituting 10 digit dialing here
in a few months and need to make the appropriate changes to the 2000's to accommodate this.

Is there anyone who would like to make a few $$ consulting or assisting in the changes necessary.
Or can someone recommend a vendor who still supports these boat anchors??

Thanks!!
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Scenario: bins are taken out once a week from a storage area to another location more than 20 meters away. I want to know if the bins have NOT been taken out at any given time each week.

eg if the bins are tagged and the storage area has a receiver, the receiver can tell me if the bins are in or out of storage.

I would like to tag around 4 bins only. What cheap and simple tagging solutions exist?  

I would like the receiver to connect to wifi so i can check the status remotely. The tag on the bins should be small and discrete, so as not to encourage vandalism or theft. They should also be very low power so that batteries, if the tag needs them, would need changing at most once a year. Perhaps a magnetic solution would avoid need for batteries on the bins.

The position of the bins in the storage area is not precise but would not vary by more than 2 meters.

Thanks
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I have a festering issue with the owners of my company and our I.T. consulting/hosting vendor.  Our Exchange Database corrupted On the evening of Tuesday, 1/31 and took email down.  Email was offline for one business day but send/receive was available by Thursday.  However we had to restore mailboxes incrementally.

The database is huge...  1.4 terabytes so obviously the restore would take some time...

Restoring back to 1/1/17 (fully restored by Monday), back to 10/1/16 (by end of week), and balance by beginning of following week.

My controller is demanding a full month's credit from our vendor for all services provided (email, hosting, support, maintenance, etc)

Total nut is $25k.  Email hosting svcs represent about 20% of monthly fee.

I've spoken with other people regarding this and the consensus is this demand is just stupid.  But the controller had sold the owners on the "major disruption" this caused and how we lost revenue.

Now, we are definitely an email dependent business, but the question is...  Can the vendor be held that responsible for a database corruption?  Are my owners/controller being close to reasonable?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Hi please,

I am looking for ICT contract template for our computer repair shop.

We provide IT support and would like to offer contract to our businesses locally here in the followings:

- Computer Network support
- Computer Repair and Maintenance
- Web Development and Hosting
- Remote support
- General IT support

I googled earlier but there is tones out there.

If someone can direct me to the right template for the above details for our support - i would very much appreciate.

Thanks.
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I wanted to know how I could get my hands on some Cisco labs?  I interviewed for a Cisco position, but don't have the full hands on for landing a Cisco position.  I was told that I could use VIRL, but it seems like the site does not offer any books or information with regards to creating my own labs.  

Thanks for the information.  I'd like to go more on the security route with Cisco.
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Hi, i need to do a penetration test for a web application. I was wonder who would be the best company to ask to perform such a test?
Any recommendations?
I am based in Melbourne..
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I wanted to take this CEH test.  Can someone explain to me what to expect, how many questions, how long.  Are there simulations on this test.  Also I hear version 9 might be out or is already out.  Are there simulations on this exam and can I still take v8?
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Consulting

A consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, education, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing and public relations, finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.