Screening questions (and answers!) for low-level office IT admin staff. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Need a GeekSquad alternative for business. Must serve all (or most) of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on Aug 28, 2012 -
What's the best (ie fool proof) way for me to get some ongoing analytics data for my department at work? [more inside]
posted by eatcake
on Jul 20, 2012 -
I've been offered a home-based support position with a certain fruit-centric tech company we all know. Some aspects of working from home are appealing, but I'm concerned about potential limitations for advancement, as my goal is to remain at said company and move up the ladder. Should I hold out for an office-based position or jump at the chance to work for them now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 8, 2012 -
I need to brush up on and refresh my memory of various topics in the area of IT technical support for an interview. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on May 19, 2011 -
I'm looking for a reputable computer repair shop in the Phoenix, AZ area. I lent my Compaq laptop (running vista) out to a friend and now it's totally owned by virii, and I don't have the time, patience, wherewithal to fix this level of problem.
Is there a good, independent (not Best Buy) place in town to get this looked at and potentially fixed for a reasonable price? Again, I'm not interested in fixing it myself, I'd rather pay someone else to be frustrated for me.
posted by chlorus
on Jan 25, 2010 -
I'm part of a medium-sized IT support company and we're looking at some new helpdesk/workflow management software. What advice can you give on your setup or software you are currently working with? [more inside]
posted by de1mar
on Oct 14, 2009 -
I have no idea what to charge to be "on call" for a year, just in CASE a computer has a problem. [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Aug 4, 2009 -
Someone died and willed me a helpdesk... Ok, not really inherited, but in my current job I am now responsible for helping our helpdesk grow and run more smoothly. It's work that I enjoy. What I am missing, however, is an online forum or mailing list that allows me to communicate with other helpdesk managers and planners. I have looked around in various places, but have come up dry. Does anyone know of any resources along these lines?
posted by tcv
on Feb 16, 2008 -
What should I install on my sister's computer when we meet up for an hour or so; in two categories free and not-so-free [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on Jul 16, 2007 -
My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
posted by eve28
on Jun 17, 2007 -
I work partly as IT/network support for a company whose focus isn't specifically IT. As such, most of the employees are not very knowledgeable in this area and come to me for help on fixing issues on their home computers. I'm not really into this, but I'm not sure how best to decline to help. I don't mind advising people on things, but when they ask me to go their house to fix their home computers I balk. Today, someone asked how much I charged to "reformat" their hard drive, which I suppose is better than just asking if I can fix something, but what if I don't want to run a half-assed consultancy?
On the flipside -- if I did want to start charging, what do you think would be a normal rate for this kind of stuff? Should I bother setting up a business name? I had thought about such a business before I got this job, but now that I'm a full-timer, I'm not sure I have the interest in doing this as a sidejob.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Dec 29, 2004 -
Computer fixing frustrations - what to do when you've replaced (pretty much) every part and the problem continues? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Mossy
on Sep 15, 2004 -