IT teams work valiantly behind the scenes every day to make sure their digital businesses stay connected.
CES, the first big technology event of 2016, wrapped in Vegas last week and as expected, the Internet of Things (IoT) was a hot topic. If last year’s show was the one where everyone heard about the potential impact of disruptive technology, this year was certainly the year we saw the breadth and depth of the IoT. From the EHang personal minicopter to more fitness tracking devices than you could, erm well, shake a leg at, CES 2016 is abuzz with news of how technology is shrinking, rolling, flying and even becoming invisible.
For the past few years, the tech industry has become fixated on kicking off the new year with a festival of connected devices at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The fact that this show has become so significant to the tech industry is another indication of the potential importance of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and growing impact of the ‘consumerization of IT’ on the way IT is adopted and managed.
Cloud computing is a ready-made revolution for SMBs. Forget about server downtime; elastic computing and API-driven development is perfect for smaller organizations with project funding in the mere thousands of dollars.
Here at Ipswitch I have the pleasure of working closely with U.S. Government agencies to help them sort out their most pressing network monitoring challenges. Government IT pros know they need tools to monitor their networks but have a difficult time choosing one. And once they buy what seems right, it can end up costing even more time and money trying to get it to work right.
Auditing network inventory can be time-consuming and tedious. It’s only amplified for organizations with an IT environment that spans across multiple locations. Making matters worse, manual inventories lead to outdated information and issues with compliance audits. But don't just take our word for it.
Ipswitch Innovate Virtual Summit will be here before you know it. Between now and the kickoff on Wednesday, October 21, I’ll continue to preview our sessions to be presented by eight customers and Ipswitch experts. Today brings us a best practices story by Michael Roth, the senior systems engineer at University of North Georgia. His talk is called “Inventory Automation with WUG.” (WUG is shorthand for WhatsUp Gold, in case you didn't already know.)
My name is Jason Alberino and I am a senior engineer in our professional services group and a first-time blogger here on the Network Monitor. I interact with a good number of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold customers every month and you may see me here from time to time offering advice to those of you using our network monitoring products.
Today we announced the results of our Summertime Blues Survey. The findings reveal that IT pros felt the heat this summer as they worked to keep networks buzzing along for remote workers. The study confirmed that most organizations see a significant expansion in the number of remote workers throughout the summer months, which can make the job of a network manager or sysadmin more difficult.
It’s time to ask the question: Is your network monitoring software Network Admin Friendly? You may already have software in place to monitor your network, applications and servers, but the question remains, is that software actually working for you? Click here to answer these five easy questions to see for yourself.