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Benjamin Story
Works at Hospital Sisters Health System
Attended Truman State University
Lives in Jacksonville, IL
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It's Dirty Work, But Somebody's Gotta Do It
Network Engineers are known to have to work in dirty places like under desks, janitors closets (err I mean network closets), and those weird spaces in mechanical rooms in which someone decided to hide a switch or two.  Nothing though in networking compares ...
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Cisco Livin' On the Edge!
Cisco Live! is always a great week of training, networking and socializing, but this year is going to put us on the edge. The Customer Appreciation Event band is always one of the things most anticipated in the lead up to the event. This year Cisco has do...
Cisco Live! is always a great week of training, networking and socializing, but this year is going to put us on the edge. The Customer Appreciation Event band is always one of the things most anticipated in the lead up to the event. This year Cisco has done a wonderful job of bringing us a band ...
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Common Core
With a wife that is a teacher, I hear a lot about the Common Core standards.  I've also been hearing a lot about the Common Core from the media, politicians, and my Facebook friends. What I end up seeing is that most people have no clue as to what the Commo...
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2014 in Review... and 2015 in Preview
Well another year is in the books.  Last year I made a career move and went from being the solo network and voice guy to being part of a large team of network engineers.  The change has been good for me both professionally and personally. Professionally I'm...
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The World Isn't Black and White
After 34 years living on this planet and revolving around the Sun, I've come to a realization.  The world, as in our civilization, is not black and white.  Although somethings might have a right and wrong answer like the world is definitely not flat, most t...
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Panduit Blanking Curtain
Panduit dropped off a new toy... err tool today.  It's a sample of their new blanking curtain .  Instead of a slew of 1U or so panels to attach to a rack, it's 4U that expands up to 45U.  Of course it only works if you are blanking contiguous areas. It was ...
Panduit dropped off a new toy... err tool today. It's a sample of their new blanking curtain. Instead of a slew of 1U or so panels to attach to a rack, it's 4U that expands up to 45U. Of course it only works if you are blanking contiguous areas. It was a breeze to install and it is supposed to ...
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Cisco Live! Social Media Hangout
Cisco's commitment to social media at Cisco Live! has grown steadily.  This year they're announcing a new Cisco Live! Bus Stop gathering area on the beautiful San Diego Bay for social media gatherings.  Below is an artist rendering of what it might look lik...
Cisco's commitment to social media at Cisco Live! has grown steadily. This year they're announcing a new Cisco Live! Bus Stop gathering area on the beautiful San Diego Bay for social media gatherings. Below is an artist rendering of what it might look like. More details to come as we get closer ...
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Linksprinter
Last fall I had the pleasure of winning a Fluke Networks  LinkSprinter  200 network tester on Twitter .  Since then it has become my go to tool. In my environment, I have a lot of links that are poorly labeled and that are on VLANs without DHCP.  This means...
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Cisco ONE, Panacea or Another Headache?
Cisco formally announced Cisco ONE today/yesterday at Cisco Live! Milan.  At face value Cisco ONE will allow customers to buy Cisco's software and related licenses separate from hardware.  It seems to me that this could be very beneficial to customers. One ...
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Ok, it's that time again.  Apple is getting ready to launch a major upgrade to the iOS software that runs Apple's phones and tablets.  Last year's warning still holds true.  Please, please, please backup!!!
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Panduit dropped off a new toy... err tool today. It's a sample of their new blanking curtain. Instead of a slew of 1U or so panels to attach to a rack, it's 4U that expands up to 45U. Of course it only works if you are blanking contiguous areas. It was a breeze to install and it is supposed to ...
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Update... or Did Ben Fall Off the Face of the Earth?
I haven't written much since June 2013.  The first few months I can blame on a project at work.  I finally got approval to replace the aging Rolm phone system at the hospital with a shiny new Cisco phone system.  After months of planning, training and worry...
I haven't written much since June 2013. The first few months I can blame on a project at work. I finally got approval to replace the aging Rolm phone system at the hospital with a shiny new Cisco phone system. After months of planning, training and worrying we went live November 1st.
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  • Truman State University
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
  • Williamsville CUSD #15
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Network Engineer
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  • Hospital Sisters Health System
    Technical Analyst III, 2014 - present
  • Passavant Area Hospital
    Network Engineer, 2008 - 2014
  • Dot Foods, Inc.
    Network Administrator, 2002 - 2008
  • Truman State University
    System Administrator, 1998 - 2002
  • Williamsville CUSD #15
    Technology Analyst, 1998 - 2002
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Jacksonville, IL
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Kirksville, MO - Sherman, IL - Danville, IL