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What IT Roles and Skills Should Live in the Business? (CIO event recap)

The trouble with such approaches is that it also often silos IT, and many times the business will come back with a need to integrate a hastily purchased product, or even to get it to run. The lesson is: deep partnership between IT and the Business, continually optimized, is needed. If IT is truly enabling, it will not be viewed just as a gate-keeper but as a partner.

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Overcome Challenges of Campus Wireless Network Performance

A university network supports a broad population of students, faculty and others who all rely on a wireless network to do their work. Consider the user population. A big segment of it grew up with the Internet. And they have little patience for dead spots that don’t provide access to it.

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

TweetHalloween 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 […]

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How a Fast-Food Franchise Closed the Lid on Pandora’s Box

Ipswitch customer engagement engineers and members of our WUGspace community have been sharing their stories from the IT front lines. These brief vignettes cover a network-related problem that was solved using one or more of our products.

An insider view into the day to day challenges faced by IT pros and how Ipswitch can help make their jobs easier to do.

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More Uptime, More Upbeat

Network monitoring systems for IT operations do not need to come from a Big IT Company to provide what you need. Ask yourself the following questions when determining the most efficient and affordable IT monitoring technologies.

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Conquering Application Performance Monitoring at Optim Healthcare

Tweet      By Matt Cline, Senior Systems Administrator at Optim Healthcare, a network of hospitals and orthopedic medical practices based in Savannah, Georgia. The ultimate goal for our business – IT included – is to deliver the best care and experience for every patient and community we serve.  And this all depends on two […]

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NMS Security Best Practices

TweetDid you know that the NSA made its first appearance at DefCon this year, looking for help from the “world’s best cybersecurity community”?  Even though the BlackHat and DefCon conferences are now over, I would like to continue to focus on security.  Specifically, let’s briefly discuss some best practices you can follow to ensure that […]

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Need to collect, save, view, or forward syslog messages from anywhere on your network? Do you know about our free Syslog Server?

TweetWhatsUp Gold’s free Syslog Server provides you with a feature rich tool to help you manage your syslog needs, including enhanced export capabilities. View the messages in real-time or filter results data the way you need to see it. Take charge of your network by understanding the data your devices are giving you. Would you […]

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Ennio’s predictions for 2011 – IT Automation, Security and Configuration Management (part 3)

TweetIT Automation Each year sees an increase in the amount of IT tasks and operations that can be automated. 2011 will be no different, according to Ennio Carboni: As the number of networked devices inside and outside the enterprise continue to explode – both in infrastructure (e.g. routers, switches and systems infrastructure supporting video, and […]

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Improve Network Performance with Real-time Flow Visibility

TweetYou may have thought you had taken all the right steps in planning the bandwidth requirements for your business. You even went the extra mile and set up Quality of Service (QoS) for high-priority traffic. Still you are faced with complaints that claim site access and critical order uploads are too slow. What is going […]

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