Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Derrick Wlodarz
393 followers
393 followers
About
Derrick Wlodarz's posts

Post has attachment
When Zuckerberg took to publicly shaming fellow coworkers for dissenting against Black Lives Matter, many wrote it off as nothing more than PC pettiness. My latest op/ed raises the possibility of how Mark's outburst could be just the beginning of something much scarier: Thought Policing, which could very well get its start on Facebook's corporate campuses. Here's the how and why.

Post has attachment
Apple's disingenuous stance towards helping the FBI get into the radical Islamist's iPhone from the San Bernardino attack really rubs me the wrong way. After soaking in the real facts surrounding this case, here's my own Op/Ed on the matter at hand and how this situation has zero to do with encryption privacy for the masses.

Post has attachment
After a 5 year absence, I co-hosted the Podnutz Daily Podcast once again this past Sunday night. Google's Project Fi cell service, tools like PC CHECK / Fabs Autobackup, and Meraki's cloud networking line are just some of the topics we covered on the show. Great material for the up and coming technicians out there!

Post has attachment
There are few reasons OS X couldn't thrive on regular PC hardware competing with Windows. And Apple's reluctance to let OS X free from its Apple hardware chains is a big reason many (like me) don't buy Apple. Here's my concise take on why Apple should open OS X up to the PC world and in turn, the big benefits that would bring to all computer consumers.

Post has attachment
We had a capacity crowd at Niles Library this past weekend for our newest class, Cutting the Cord. Erica Bosco (Lead Helpdesk Tech) and me co-presented this session which showcased a sampling of the services and devices that can make a post-cable TV lifestyle possible. The full class recording is LIVE on our YouTube channel as of today. Check it out if you missed us!

Post has attachment
We had a great turnout for our very first Windows 10 for Beginners class of the year last weekend! Two more sessions to go until year's end, but for now, if you missed my presentation at Lincolnwood Library on Sep 13, the full class recording is now up on our YouTube channel.

Post has attachment
Forget Ruckus, UniFi, Cisco Aironet, Aruba, or any of the other established names in WiFi. Our company is finding great success with Meraki's MR access point line in the smallest offices or the largest campuses. Here's my take on why Meraki's got some magic that shouldn't be ignored.

Post has attachment
Trying to decide on a cloud productivity platform? I've just posted the first of a special four part series diving into the Google Apps vs Office 365 debate. This part dives into an objective, qualitative look at pricing and what each vendor bundles in their plan levels. Who comes out on top may surprise you.

Post has attachment
When a brand turns from a mere option of choice into a revered lifestyle, it takes on a new meaning. Apple, by expert observation and scientific testing, has transformed an already loyal following into a near cult-like obsession for its faithful. What drives Appledom into a holier than thou status? My latest op/ed dives into the new Religion of Apple.

Post has attachment
Why does public or guest WiFi usually stink? And more importantly, how is WiFi done right? Here's a cheat sheet on 15 best practices we follow when doing WiFi planning and installation to ensure the best end user experiences. Great WiFi doesn't have to break the bank.
Wait while more posts are being loaded