The Latest in Performance Monitoring and End-User Experience
Browsing posts written by: Andrew Sanders
AWS Monitoring Tools Explained
March 20, 2018 by
Managing security and performance in the cloud is a tradeoff. On the one hand, your traditional applications will certainly break—they’ll be unable to monitor the data flaws that occur in the cloud, as there’s no analogue in a traditional data center. On the other hand, you’ll have undreamed-of visibility—something that no traditional data center can…Continue reading
Unpatched Routers Play Host to Huge New Botnet
March 6, 2018 by
The next internet-crashing botnet is slowly starting to wake up. Since late December, a botnet known as Satori has been infecting new endpoints and generally showing the signs of a disaster waiting to happen. How should you brace yourself for the next large-scale DDoS attack? A Dormant Botnet Reawakens The last time we saw the…Continue reading
Who’s Winning in the Cloud ERP Software Market?
February 6, 2018 by
For some time, there’s been a quiet war going on between the top three providers of enterprise ERP software—SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Lately, that war has been taking place on a new front: the cloud. All three major players have pushed out cloud versions of their flagship ERP software within the last few years, with…Continue reading
How Smart Networks Are Changing Corporate Networks
January 29, 2018 by
The WAN used to be controlled by hardware switches and physical cabling. Although this is still the case in many companies, a number of businesses have set up something entirely new—a fully programmable WAN. This is an upheaval. It brings many changes to the discipline of information technology, such as: How architects design their networks…Continue reading
Are You Certified to Fix AWS?
January 25, 2018 by
Some people are always called upon to fix things. It’s true in families (Hi Mom. Yes, I can fix your computer), and it’s also true in businesses. There are plenty of instances in which people who aren’t necessarily trained for the job might find themselves in charge of a company’s EC2 implementation, for example. If…Continue reading
ERP is Changing Because of the Cloud—How Should IT Departments Change in Return?
January 18, 2018 by
The cloud changes things, and not always in a good way. A recent survey from the security vendor AlgoSec shows that 30% of companies find that their applications don’t work as expected after a cloud migration. ERP is no exception to that rule. Those using cloud ERP solutions increasingly find that once their vendors finish…Continue reading
Are You Prepared for How the GDPR Will Change WiFi Networks?
January 4, 2018 by
Not enough American companies are ready for the GDPR—the General Data Protection Regulation, adopted last year in the European Union and set to go into effect in May of 2018. According to research from Spiceworks, only 5% of US companies are currently preparing for these data protection regulations. On the face of it, this seems…Continue reading
Switching to SD-WAN Doesn’t Mean Ripping Out Your MPLS Network
January 2, 2018 by
SD-WAN was originally designed to be the successor technology to MPLS networks, but it doesn’t appear to have worked out that way. Research from Nemertes has shown that nearly 80% of companies with a pre-existing MPLS deployment retain the technology after SD-WAN adoption. Clearly there is some synergy between SD-WAN and MPLS. How does an…Continue reading
Your G Suite Will Now Include Salesforce: Can You Monitor Them Both?
December 11, 2017 by
Gmail is an unquestionable titan. 20% of all emails sent worldwide are sent using the Gmail platform, and a total of 1.2 billion users. This email dominance is reflected in the enterprise versions of its applications, known collectively as G Suite. Gmail and the other G Suite apps are now gaining ground for business use.…Continue reading
Diagnosing (and Avoiding) the Top 3 AWS EC2 Issues
November 20, 2017 by
There are a staggering number of businesses building their core applications around Amazon Web Services’ cloud offerings, such as their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In 2015, Amazon reported an EC2 growth rate of 95%. It has been used for everything from creating an on-demand supercomputing cluster for pharma research to reinforcing the backend for music-recognition…Continue reading