By Lafe Low
As one year winds to a close and we gear up for the New Year, it’s almost an annual ritual to review the past while planning for the future. The economic ups and downs have continued to batter the economy and the job market. That forces you to demonstrate greater business value from your IT initiatives—often while dealing with budget cuts and staff reductions. That’s a tall order, and we salute your efforts. Read more…
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There seem to be a lot of companies still using Exchange 2003, which can be quite cost-effective, but you may run into certain compatibility issues.
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Doing something as simple as returning to an earlier folder, directory or path can be a bit more confusing than you may imagine.
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