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Posted on 08.29.18 by Nate Lewis

How to Choose a Network Configuration Management Tool

Network teams have a lot on their plate. No one’s disputing that. Today, network admins are provided with a wide range of network management tools that can make their job just a bit easier. That said, it’s not as easy as just picking out a solution and crossing your...

Posted on 08.29.18 by Greg Mooney

Monitor Dark Web Traffic with WhatsUp Gold 2018

Monitoring traffic on the dark web is the kind of thing that IT administrators worry about, but they can't do anything about. Now IT can pinpoint who and what is accessing the dark web from corporate networks with WhatsUp Gold 2018. 

Posted on 08.28.18 by Adam Bertram

Working with the New MOVEit Transfer REST API Endpoints

One of the excellent features of the new MOVEit Transfer 2018 product is the introduction of RESTful (REST) APIs. If you're not familiar with REST APIs, it boils down to an industry-standard way of accessing applications or services over HTTP/S.

Posted on 08.28.18 by Dan Franciscus

Automate Multi-Platform Machine Image Builds with Packer

The majority of organizations are not going to use one specific provider to host their systems. Whether it be VMware on-premises, Azure in the cloud, AWS, or Hyper-V, most will be operating on more than one.

Posted on 08.27.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

How to Choose the Right Managed File Transfer Architecture

For the purposes of this post, we are concerned with two relevant options, namely File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Managed File Transfer (MFT). The second, being managed, obviously offers more features than a standard file transfer solution. But, which offering is best...

Posted on 08.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How to Download Files From Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit Automation

 One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Automation server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.24.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Create a Computer Inventory Script in Python for Linux-MacOS

Basic details of your computer like operating system and version, memory, network adapter and hard drive are never stored in one central location. 

Posted on 08.23.18 by Kevin Conklin

HIPAA Compliance & Managed File Transfer: Do You Have a Safety Net?

Security breaches are occurring at an alarming rate as cybercriminals continue to successfully infiltrate the IT infrastructures of organizations across many industries. 

Posted on 08.23.18 by Dan Franciscus

Installing Chocolatey Packages Remotely with PowerShell

One “free” solution for deploying Chocolatey packages remotely is PowerShell. Using PowerShell remoting techniques, software can be deployed in parallel on many different machines at once. In this article, I will demonstrate this.

Posted on 08.22.18 by Jacqueline Lee

How to Meet SLAs in Healthcare IT

Many health care IT organizations create service-level agreements (SLAs) for new applications and infrastructure projects. It's important to collect metrics related to SLA line items and review your metrics on a regular basis.

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