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Consulting: Organizing site/environment documentation for customers?

Over time, I've taken on consulting and contract engineering work for various clients. More recently, customers are asking for certain types of documentation. Which static IP addresses can I use ...
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how to find the right consultancy for a short project [closed]

We are migrating everything off our core server shortly but we need outside expert help. We know what we want to do but we are nervous about the execution so we want to hire a reputable consultancy. ...
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4answers
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Reading material for server architectures

I am currently part of a team working on a new large-scale project consisting of a web platform with content consumed through an API by various mobile devices. We really anticipate a lot of traffic ...
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2answers
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans — suggestions for external help

my company is looking for outside assistance in (re)putting together our BC and DR plans. I was looking for suggestions as companies to look at for these type of services? How do you judge companies ...
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Sources for contract sysadmin work [closed]

Does anyone have some good recommendations for sources of contract sysadmin work (other than personal contacts, who you can rest assured I'm already harrassing ;-)) I'm based in the California Bay ...
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Should a sysadmin contractor charge overtime for off-peak hours?

This is not necessarily a server-related question, but more of a system admin question that I think would related to many on SF. I'm doing Sysadmin/IT consulting for a small company. I only work ...
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Questions for references provided by consulting vendors

We are currently evaluating several vendors that will provide consulting on a large networking project. I have requested references from the final vendors, and now have some calls setup with these ...
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4answers
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Administrative support for Sysadmin starting consulting?

I've been considering switching from full time employment to contracting, and I could potentially even keep my current employer as a just about full time client, while maintaining flexibility to take ...
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5answers
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Web Based (and Encrypted) Password/License/Etc Database

Looking for a system to store the many credentials I use as a consultant/contract programmer. While I know I could use KeePass or similar for desktop use, or something like PassPack for web based ...
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Freelance for moderately complex admin support

Mailing lists and question/answers works great for problems that are independently encountered by several people. But sometimes we (as in experienced amateurs) run into problems that aren't so common, ...
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2answers
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Useful contract hints for sysadmin consultants?

I've recently begun transitioning from "moonlighting" to having a company (though the term is a bit forced for a team of ~1.25 people). The main reason is that this helps with the credibility and in ...
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6answers
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What to do to be a SAP Consultant? [closed]

Almost newbie to the SAP world, and newly graduating from the Computer Engineering department.
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What's the difference between sysadmin and an IT Consultant?

My official title is a Network administrator. I pretty much go out on trouble calls, patch security holes, and help out with administrating some of our network encryption gear, setting up fiber paths, ...