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NetBeez is busy as a bee monitoring networks from an end user perspective

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NetBeez is busy as a bee monitoring networks from an end user perspective
This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices.  Click here to subscribe.  You've heard the saying "Necessity is the mother of invention." Stefano Gridelli took that saying to heart and helped create exactly what he needed when he couldn’t get what he wanted out of existing network monitoring tools.When Gridelli was a network engineer for one of the largest healthcare organizations in western Pennsylvania, he needed to understand network and application performance in remote locations such as hospitals, doctors' offices, pharmacies and labs. The existing tools could tell him if the switches and routers were running properly, but they couldn't tell him much about problems end users were encountering, such as application outages or slow Internet response time. When trouble tickets came in, support teams lost valuable time trying to diagnose the root causes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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An Integrated Approach to Managed Network Security
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WEBCAST: Kaminario

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Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions for businesses to watch out for
That is to say many were related to increasing the customer's experience with technology and systems rather than the usual techno-calculations. "Machines are taking an active role in enhancing human endeavors," said Daryl Plummer is a managing vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. "Our predictions this year maybe not be directly tied to the IT or CIO function but they will affect what you do." Read More

Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can't ignore
Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years. Indeed this year's crop has that potential as trends like software-defined networks and 3D printing take center stage in Gartner's list. Read More

WEBCAST: Viewfinity

Security & Local Administrator Privileges
Viewfinity will demonstrate how removing admin rights and granularly managing privileges at the application level reduces the attack surface and stop hackers from using administrative privileges as a back door to stealing credentials for pass-the-hash invasions. Learn More

Gartner: IT careers – what's hot?
ORLANDO— If you are to believe the experts here a the Gartner IT Symposium IT workers and managers will need to undergo wide-spread change if they are to effectively compete for jobs in the next few years.How much change? Well Gartner says by 2018, digital business requires 50% less business process workers and 500% more key digital business jobs, compared to traditional models. IT leaders will need to develop new hiring practices to recruit for the new nontraditional IT roles. + MORE FROM GARTNER: Top 10 strategic predictions for businesses to watch for +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Gartner: Make way for digital business, risks or die?
For example in his opening keynote Garter's Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research said that since 2013 650 million new physical objects have come online. 3D printers became a billion dollar market; 10% of cars became connected; and the number of Chief Data Officers and Chief Digital Officer jobs have doubled. By 2015, all of these items will double again, he said. Read More

WEBCAST: Code 42

Enabling Collaboration while Maintaining Data Security
Much to the dismay of IT­—well-meaning knowledge workers are using consumer-grade file sync and share tools, violating security policies and putting mission-critical, corporate data at risk. Learn More

How to Make Yourself a Better Manager
Management theories change as fast as the technology you work with. However, the end goal is always the same: to meet the needs of the business by motivating and inspiring your teams to create the best possible outcomes. Read More

The cloud according to Daryl
Gartner analyst lays out a roadmap for adoption of cloud services Read More

Why IT debt is mounting
This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.Global companies were sitting on $7 trillion in cash and equivalents at the end of 2013, according to Thomson Reuters data, an eye-popping figure more than twice the level of a decade ago. But while businesses continue to stockpile cash, they are quietly assuming an unspoken debt – IT debt.The term IT Debt has been in circulation for years, but the phrase is often misunderstood and misused. Promoted by Gartner as far back as 2010, IT debt is perhaps best described as, “applying a quantifiable measurement to the backlog of incomplete or yet-to-be-stated IT change projects.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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