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How To Go High-Tech On A Tight Budget

How To Be Your Own IT Staff

Maurice Coleman @baldgeekinmd

Robin Hastings @webgoddess

All images used by permission Resource Links: http://j.mp/alaht12

Our Plans

Last Week we covered
‡ Evaluate and manage open source

software solutions ‡ Use cloud services like Google and Dropbox to get the back-end tech work done for you ‡ Choose the technology will work for your library

This week we will show you how to..
‡ Keep your technology running

smoothly and up to date with affordable resources
‡ Find and use technology training at

little or no cost
‡ Stay current with library technology in

efficient ways

Housekeeping

Resource Links: http://j.mp/alaht12

IT Guy (or Gal) in a box

O u t s o u r c i n g

P r o s / C o n s

Save Utility Costs

P r o s

No daily on-site maintenance Can save money on licensing and upgrading costs

Give Up Control of Equipment Give Up Daily Control of Data Give Up Control of Customization And Upgrades

C o n s

Evaluate All The Things

Who is responsible? Where managed?

Email Document Storage/Backup Network Security
Do you need to keep these in-house?

Who is responsible? Where managed?

File Sharing Integrated Library System (ILS) Web Hosting
Do you need to keep these in-house?

Who is responsible? Where managed?

Training Hardware Network/Software
Do you need to keep these in-house?

Email and Storage

Data Security

Data Backup

Cloud/Partner Your ILS

Hosting Your Web Services

Training/Tutorials

Hardware Maintenance

Network Design

Network Maintenance

Changing To Gmail

Free (or cheap) Tech Ed

Networking with other IT Departments

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Local Education

Regional/State/Multi-State Education

National Education

Virtual Education

How To Fix These From Your Desk

Managing Multiple Computers

Remote Access

Desktop Security

Best Practices

Evaluation Is Your Friend

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Failure = Learning

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Maurice Coleman @baldgeekinmd

Robin Hastings @webgoddess

All images used by permission Resource Links: http://j.mp/alaht12