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IPM Debuts

1:15 PM -- Forget ILM. There's a whole new concept afoot: IPM, and I'm on board.

Can you dig it? (You should, to be thorough.) As the National Pest Management Association describes it, here's IPM in a nutshell:

    Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment.

This paradigm has applications beyond our eight- or six-legged friends. In fact, I'm already implementing it on my email, by inspecting it for pests from certain PR firms that are destructive to the accomplishment of my daily activities, then isolating them in a folder that can then be jettisoned at the appropriate time.

White papers on ITIL? Zap! Invitations to sparsely populated conferences in overcooled venues? Zap! Chest-beating over how you're the very best NAS vendor since the dawn of time? Zap! Moving your flagship NAS platform into the mid-market and lower? Zap With Extra Vengeance!

The IPM folder is emptied daily, on bootup. Thing is, it fills up again quickly. There's no lack of pests out there, that's for sure. Luckily, I've got my three-step plan. Try it yourself sometime.

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