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Is Your Network Ready for the World Cup?


Over the next several weeks we’ll explore what increased viewership of this event, coupled with the increase in networked devices and availability of streaming options mean to your organization.

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13 Network Nightmares That Turn Your Office into a House of Horrors

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Halloween represents the time of year that we embrace ghouls and ghosts, celebrate the macabre, and eat too much candy. This coming Thursday I’ll be greeted at my front door by trick or treat’ers, lined up for their packaged sugar rushes. In between trips to the check out the little ghosts and ghouls, I’ll be watching one of my favorite horror movies. For me, being scared is part of the fun. However, for sysadmins and network managers, Halloween plays itself out every day of the year. So what better time to visit the issues that turn your server rooms into your own personal house of horrors? We know no two networks are exactly alike, so we focused on 13 network nightmares that represent the common hauntings of every server room. The number alone signifies something to be wary of. Some buildings don’t have a 13th floor. Any Friday that falls on the 13th […]

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Happy 40th Anniversary Mobile Phone


Happy 40th Anniversary Mobile Phone!! How many of you are old enough to remember the first mobile phone, introduced 40 years ago today? If you aren’t, here is a picture of the first commercial handheld cellular phone that Motorola introduced in 1983, The DynaTAC 8000X. A beauty – and only the coolest of us owned one. It weighed 29oz, or almost 800g  and offered 30 minutes’ talk time and 8 hours’ standby. It also had an LED display for dialing and a 30-number recall. Yours for just $3,995 – equivalent to $9,300 in 2013. We have come a long way! Today, employees use multiple wireless devices – alternating between smartphones, notebooks and tablets. As wireless becomes an organization’s primary user network, IT needs to deliver the availability and same performance their users expect from a wired network. BYOD complicates this by increasing network density, bandwidth consumption and security risks. WhatsUp Gold includes the […]

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WhatsUp Gold v16 Now Available in 9 Languages!

Ipswitch Network Management Division is proud to announce that our award winning IT management solution WhatsUp Gold v16 is now offering its web interface in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, at no additional cost. Instructions to help you transition WhatsUp Gold from English to the language of your choice is available in Japanese, Chinese and Russian. For more information and to download WhatsUp Gold v16 in your preferred language click here!

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Ipswitch Network Management Division Signs 100th UK Reseller!

The WhatsUp Gold team is thrilled to announce that we have signed our 100th reseller in the UK – Edinburgh-based Grant McGregor, provider of corporate-quality IT expertise and network computer support services! Grant McGregor joins the Ipswitch Network Management channel programme as a silver partner and will bolster the line up of seven Gold, 15 Silver and 78 Authorised partners. Grant McGregor is capable of serving as its client’s entire IT department with support, project and IT consultancy services. The addition of WhatsUp Gold to its range of products enables Grant McGregor to provide technical prowess in delivering enterprise level service, regardless of the organisation size. “Ipswitch Network Management Division’s suite of solutions was something that we felt would perfectly complement our existing portfolio of products. This accompanied by the comprehensive and mature approach of the programme made it really attractive to us,” says Grant McGregor director Jon Towers. “WhatsUp Gold […]

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