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About Brien Posey

Brien Posey has written thousands of technical articles on a variety topics. You can access many of them by signing up for a free membership to Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com. Brien's Web site also contains a forum area where you can post your most difficult technical questions and a live chat area where you can talk directly to the experts!
Connecting Networks Together

If you manage a small network, you might have never considered the complexities involved in connecting networks together. The idea of wide area networking might seem way beyond the scope of anything that your small network could ever require. However, there may come a time when you need to connect two or more small networks together. Even if these small networks reside within the same building, you can run into some unexpected consequences if you try to connect the two networks without proper planning.

Combating SPAM Problems in a Corporate Environment
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Perhaps no problem plagues the Internet as deeply as that of unsolicited junk E-mail, or SPAM. While there’s no doubt that SPAM can be annoying to the end users, SPAM can cause problems for both the network administrators and for those who own or manage a company. The reason for this is that SPAM robs your company of productivity and of system resources.

Enhancing Exchange Security

These days, it seems as if it’s almost impossible to do business without having access to an E-mail account. Because of this, Microsoft Exchange has quickly become a mission critical application for many businesses.

Documenting Your Network

Undocumented networks are extremely common. Many times this is related more to the difficulty of keeping the documentation up to date rather than to the difficulty of the documentation process itself. Many LAN Administrators had big dreams at one time of keeping elaborate drawings detailing every last aspect of the network. However, networks tend to change too frequently for such drawings to stay current. In spite of the difficulty, having a well documented network can help you solve problems quickly when they arise and is vital to the overall security of your network. In this article, we’ll discuss some alternative documentation methods that are more practical in the ever changing world of networks.