Mark Towler

Mark Towler
See It as It Happens: Live Activity View & Report in WhatsUp Gold 2019

See It as It Happens: Live Activity View & Report in WhatsUp Gold 2019

Your network is a living, breathing entity. Like a living body or an organic brain, it’s constantly moving things around and changing from moment to moment. Every single individual part is in continuous contact with and reacting to every other part. The job of your monitoring tool is to track all of this.

Checking Your Network’s Plumbing: Why You Need to Monitor Bandwidth

Checking Your Network’s Plumbing: Why You Need to Monitor Bandwidth

Everyone and everything in our modern connected world uses bandwidth. The pipes are now far bigger than the old 56kbps dial-up speeds most of the world endured once upon a time, so bandwidth is usually not seen as an issue by the vast majority of network users. Well, not until there’s a problem, that is.

Defend Your Digital Assets Against Cyberattacks: 5 Log Management Best Practices

Defend Your Digital Assets Against Cyberattacks: 5 Log Management Best Practices

Every device, OS and application in your IT environment generates a record of activities in the form of log files. These audit trails of activity provide valuable information when investigating security breaches and when submitting regulation compliance reports.

Does Your Software Licensing Work for You or Your Vendor?

Does Your Software Licensing Work for You or Your Vendor?

“If there’s one thing I hate the most, it’s software licensing.” This was said to me, unprompted, by my friend Janine who works in government. She managed operations at large federal organization and handled budget items in the billions of dollars each year. But her biggest hassle was dealing with how her vendors handled software licensing.

Taking the Stress Out of Online Testing

Taking the Stress Out of Online Testing

I had recently become a substitute teacher at a Boston-area high school and one morning not a single sophomore showed up for my sociology class. The French teacher in the classroom next to mine explained that MCAS season was upon us and educators in non-essential subjects are effectively ignored for the next three weeks while the students crammed like mad.