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Top Ten April Fool’s Hoaxes

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I’m sure many of you opened your browser to Google this morning to see the capitol of Kansas replace the search giant’s name. If you’re like me, your first reaction was something like “Really Google? That’s all you got? Topeka? Come on . . .” Disappointing given Google’s past April Fool’s jokes, like Google Paper and that year they championed the existence of time travel. Well, in honor of all the creative, well-executed April Fool’s jokes out there this year, we at WhatsUp Gold would like to share with you the top 10 April Fool’s jokes of all time. Well, the top 10 April Fool’s jokes according to the Museum of Hoaxes, anyway. I mean, they’ve got to know what their talking about, right? Enjoy! #1: The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest 1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of […]

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Customer Feedback: WhatsUp Gold Has the Power to Stop Your Phone’s from Ringing


As President of Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management division I have had the opportunity to speak with many of our customers about their experience using WhatsUp Gold. Now, because WhatsUp Gold can be deployed and utilized in a variety of ways, each new story I hear varies from the last. But I have noticed a few common themes over the years. One such theme sounds like this: “The phones stopped ringing as soon as it was deployed on the network.” In fact, a few weeks ago I had a new customer call up our sales team and rave about the silence he and his team have enjoyed since they implemented WhatsUp Gold on their network. No more phone calls about the network being slow, that this server is down, that the Internet isn’t connecting, etc. Because of the powerful systems and performance monitoring WhatsUp Gold delivers, these guys are finally the […]

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PlayStation 3 Network Outage


I had a few free hours yesterday afternoon inbetween Sunday obligations so I did what many people do when blessed with extra time; I powered on my gaming console and sank into my couch for a quick game or two. I’ve been trying to wean myself from my “Little Big Planet” so I thought I’d download “Heavy Rain,” just to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately for me my gaming console of choice is PlayStation 3. (Don’t think I don’t hear you Xbox fanatics chuckling to yourselves that owning a PS3 is indeed unfortunate, but let’s save that argument for another post.) Instead of “Heavy Rain,” I received this message: 8001050F Registration of the trophy information could not be completed. The game will now quit. I tried three more times before I broke out my computer and did a quick Google search to see what the heck was […]

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Make an Impact on WhatsUp Gold’s Product Development

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Join Our 14.2 and WhatsVirtual TTP Ipswitch’s network management division takes pride in developing software that keeps our users on the cutting edge of industry standards. You need a network management solution that will continue to evolve as the industry evolves. The latest product we’ve been developing, WhatsVirtual, is an answer to the growing industry trend toward virtualization. It is now essential for IT professionals to have a tool that allows them to effectively monitor and manage their virtualized environments. Join our WhatsVirtual Technical Preview Program and be the first to give us feedback on this new tool. We view our TPP participants as an integral part of WhatsUp Gold’s product developement. ——————— The success of WhatsUp Gold’s Traffic Analysis tool late last year was without doubt due in part to your feedback and participation in our Flow Publisher TPP. Flow Publisher is a lightweight complement to WhatsUp Gold Flow […]

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Just What is WMI?

The Basics of WMI and Why You Need to Monitor It WMI is short for Windows Management Instrumentation. The technical definition for WMI is the infrastructure for management data and operations on windows-based operating systems. It is based upon the Desktop Management Task Force (DTMF) standard and is a specific set of extensions to the Windows Driver Model that provides an operating system interface through which instrumented components provide information and notification…. I know, that seems like a whole bunch of technical jargon that still sort of leaves you wondering, what the heck is WMI and why is it important? Basically, the purpose of WMI is to define a  non-proprietary set of environment-independent specifications which allow management information to be shared between management applications. It prescribes enterprise management standards and related technologies to work with existing management standards such as DMI and SNMP, and compliments them by providing a uniform model. […]

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