About John Fedor

John has been with Peters & Associates for over two decades. Over the years, John has diligently worked on the delivery of solutions matched to organizational business issues. As technologies have evolved, John has adapted skill-sets to continually exceed customer expectations and outcomes. John is a DePaul University alum with a Master’s in Computer Science with minors in Math and Physics. John’s capabilities are validated by industry certifications and accolades including CISSP, CCNP, MCSE, and many others. John has primary mentoring and managerial responsibilities over a dedicated engineering staff. With client satisfaction as a guiding star, John aligns delivery, escalation, consistency, and on-going training to make sure customers receive value day-in, day-out.

Narrowing down where intermittent network issues exist

Frequently I work on issues where there is a problem connecting to certain network resources, but the symptoms aren’t necessarily conveyed in an empirical manner.  “We sometimes have issues connecting to Server1” or “Once in a while I can’t get to a web page, but refresh works,” etc. The go-to tool is frequently “ping,” as [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:54:39-05:00September 1st, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Narrowing down where intermittent network issues exist

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Ramping up basic firewall security Frequently we’re so focused on day-to-day tasks that we may be blind to what is happening around us.  By not putting forth efforts to investigate and improve security solutions, you may become complacent and think what you had 6 months ago is what you need today.  Unfortunately, everything needs to [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:55:24-05:00August 7th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Some forgotten team features in Outlook & Skype for Business

Microsoft has a new feature in Office 365 for communicating with your team.  However, sometimes you don’t need to include everyone in a team as part of the conversation, or perhaps you don’t have Office 365.  There are some existing features that may suit your needs and give you the flexibility to get quick answers [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:57:08-05:00May 8th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Some forgotten team features in Outlook & Skype for Business

Office 365 & Deep Dish Pizza – Saving your Organization from a Food Coma

How could something so delicious cause Office 365 productivity, security and legal issues?  Many organizations are unwittingly under attack from poor lunch choices (tasty, but not necessarily good for productivity). Office 365 can't help you make smarter food selections, but it does have some features that can actually protect your organization from the effects of a [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:57:29-05:00April 17th, 2017|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Office 365 & Deep Dish Pizza – Saving your Organization from a Food Coma

Spoiled Milk – Avoiding Expired Certificates

Expired certificates happens frequently enough to our clients: life is good, all systems working.   Then mysteriously, you start getting communication failures with an application like Skype for Business.  Turns out, a certificate expired at 11:14 am today and now communication between machines isn’t trusted.  Remedying the issue isn’t too bad in most cases, but [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:58:30-05:00February 10th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Spoiled Milk – Avoiding Expired Certificates

Got Storage? Azure StorSimple can increase file storage while simplifying backup & DR

Organizations always seem to have a problem with available storage for files.  Users don’t like to delete files because they may need something from a few years ago.  Storage is relatively cheap, but the maintenance around storage growth, such as backups and meeting disaster recovery service level agreements, are hidden costs that also would rise. [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:59:35-05:00November 30th, 2016|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Got Storage? Azure StorSimple can increase file storage while simplifying backup & DR

Securing Emails with Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)

Sharing sensitive information is problematic for many organizations.  Email encryption is one way to address the problem.  Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) is a feature that when leveraged, can prevent certain emails from being accessible even at-rest in a mailbox. Determining what should be encrypted Most organizations have a policy that dictates what type of communications [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:59:52-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Securing Emails with Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)

Why you should brand Office 365/Azure sign-in pages

Sometimes in the rush to get operational in Office 365 organizations can miss some of the smaller features that are available as part of their subscription. One of the items often overlooked or deferred is branding the login or sign-in page. Why bother with branding in Office 365? Why should you go through the effort [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:41:36-05:00November 11th, 2016|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Why you should brand Office 365/Azure sign-in pages