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Things to Consider When Setting Up JIRA Data Center

JIRA

Things to Consider When Setting Up JIRA Data Center By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager JIRA, Atlassian’s development tool for Agile teams, is available in the Cloud as well as in two on-prem versions: JIRA Server and JIRA Data Center. JIRA Server is just that—one server that does everything. JIRA Data Center is a multi-server… read more

4 Best Practices for Microsoft Exchange Security

Microsoft Exchange

4 Best Practices for Microsoft Exchange Security By Mohan Reddy Senior Systems Engineer     For most organizations, Microsoft Exchange is a mission-critical system. Maintaining security is absolutely vital. To do so, here are four Exchange security best practices that we recommend: Enforce the use of complex passwords. While this is obviously an issue for… read more

See You at DevOxx!

DevOxx

See You at DevOxx!  By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager If you’re a developer, chances are DevOxx, the annual conference that’s by and for developers, is already on your calendar. With over 200 sessions to choose from, this year’s event, which will be held March 21 to 23 at the San Jose Convention Center, truly… read more

Spring 2017 Networking & Recruiting Event

Recruiting

Spring 2017 Networking & Recruiting Event Coyote Creek’s Contract Services division held another successful networking and recruiting event last Thursday, March 2, 2017. Many came out to Massimo’s Restaurant in Fremont to meet others in the tech industry, as well as hear about the new opportunities for which we’re currently recruiting. If you’re currently interested… read more

Coyote Creek Donates to San Jose Flood Victims

Back in 1998 when we first decided to start an IT consulting firm to help enterprises address their technology needs, choosing a name for our venture was easy. We named our firm Coyote Creek Consulting, after the river that flows through the Santa Clara Valley area in which we are based. Last month, when our… read more

Passing the JIRA Certification Exam

JIRA

Passing the JIRA Certification Exam By David Sokolowski Atlassian Solutions Architect Last year Atlassian announced that it would be offering an Administration Certification for both JIRA and Confluence, as well as a preparation course for the Certification exam. As an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, Coyote Creek Consulting has set a goal of having all of… read more

Switching from Microsoft to Atlassian as a Senior Systems Engineer

Atlassian

My Experiences Switching from Microsoft to Atlassian as a Senior Systems Engineer By Ryan Skarra-Gallagher Senior Systems Engineer     For over 15 years my systems engineering work has focused exclusively on Microsoft products. I have worked with everything from Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL to the Systems Center suite of software, all of… read more

How to Perform a Firewall Audit on a Cisco ASA Firewall

Firewall

How to Perform a Firewall Audit on a Cisco ASA Firewall By Michael Pouncey Network Engineer Your firewall is a vital element of your IT security; your organization depends on it as a first line of defense. Keeping your firewall in top shape is therefore imperative. A firewall audit helps ensure that things are working as… read more

Don’t Chase Your Best People Out the Door

unemployment

Don’t Chase Your Best People Out the Door By Nathan Lundberg Contract Services Manager IT managers, let this be a wake-up call! Unemployment in the tech industry—which was already quite low—fell another 2% in 2016 versus 2015, while voluntary quits increased by over 10%. Now it’s a new year and we fully expect these trends… read more

7 Reasons Why I Love eazyBI

eazyBI

7 Reasons Why I Love eazyBI By Sean Jason Byrne Atlassian Team Senior Engineer Customers often ask me for a reporting system that will let them easily pull metrics out of JIRA, Confluence and Bamboo, as well as out of other databases that are unrelated to the Atlassian tools. They want to interrelate that data… read more