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Posted on 10.17.16 by Mark Towler

OPM Cyber Attack Shows Systemic Issues in Government IT

When it comes to dealing with a cyber attack, IT teams need to respond quickly and confidently. That being said, I was just reading this article about how the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has very belatedly released a report on the cyber attacks...

Posted on 09.09.16 by Mark Towler

Apple is "Courageously" Degrading the User Experience

 

Will the Apple iPhone 7 user experience take a hit with $159 AirPods?

Posted on 09.01.16 by Mark Towler

Software and Music: Function Follows Convenience

 

Famous cassette tape print ad from the 1980s : "Is it live, or is it Memorex?"

Posted on 07.20.16 by Mark Towler

Cisco Live Recap: Droves, Digletts, and Drafts

I’ve been to many IT conferences over the years, some have been underwhelming, and some have been more than worth the trip. Cisco Live US 2016 last week in Las Vegas definitely falls into the latter category. And it’s certainly justified, grown men playing Pokémon Go...

Posted on 07.11.16 by Mark Towler

Introducing Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2017: IT Monitoring Reimagined

Today I’m thrilled to announce Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2017, a major new release of our flagship network and IT monitoring software used by tens of thousands of IT teams.

Posted on 06.23.16 by Mark Towler

Setting Up Device Roles in WhatsUp Gold

Your first exposure to any tool can be daunting to say the least. In the instance of WhatsUp Gold, we strive to make that initial process of implementing IT monitoring as simple and smooth as possible. With some guidance you can harness the flexibility of this powerful...

Posted on 04.26.16 by Mark Towler

How One IT Team Chose Automation over Complexity

Michael Roth, senior systems engineer, at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is proud to tell his tale about how his team chose automation over IT complexity by changing a manual network inventory process across the school’s 5 campuses.

Posted on 04.25.16 by Mark Towler

7 Reasons Why You Should Try WhatsUp Gold 2016

Today we announced the availability of WhatsUp Gold 2016, the latest version of our flagship monitoring solution. WhatsUp Gold 2016 features TotalView, and enables IT teams to monitor and securely control applications, network devices, servers, storage and network...

Posted on 04.22.16 by Mark Towler

Extinguishing Network Fires at Klein Steel

Most IT teams don’t have the budget or resources to satisfy the growing demands of their users. The demand comes in many forms, such as bandwidth consumption, Wi-Fi access, power utilization, and storage capacity; just to name a few.

Posted on 02.25.16 by Mark Towler

Ofcom’s Move to Open Up BT OpenReach Network: Pros and Cons

I haven’t been at Ipswitch long, but reading about OfCom opening up BT’s network to rivals got me thinking. While BT has avoided an AT&T-like break-up (for now) the ramifications of this are going to make a lot of people either happy or angry – or even both. In theory,...

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