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    • 20 Feb 2017

    The Importance of Performance Benchmarking to Decrease Op Ex

    Throughout my career I have conversed with many IT leaders that have adopted the practice of measuring the performance of their technology assets by monitoring key performance indicators (or KPIs). Most of them will tell you that there needs to be some standard against which KPIs are measured and compared. The process of comparing a set of key performance metrics against some kind of objective standard is a form of benchmarking...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Securing your Active Directory Environment from the Inside Out. (Part 4)

    Step 4: Control and simplify Group Policy management . Using GPOADmin, you can be very granular with who is allowed to do what with a particular Group Policy. Much like Active Roles, GPOAdmin allows you to grant specific rights to your Administrators and make the changes through a service account. Thus greatly reducing the need to grant the rights natively. Finally, we have secured Active Directory literally from...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    How to limit the amount of Cache memory used by Exchange Servers using PowerShell with applications to Rapid Recovery (post 1 of 3)

    A few days ago, I was working with a MSP customer that had the same issue on multiple Exchange servers hosted by his own customers. Specifically, in that particular setup, due to the memory-hog behavior of Exchange, other applications including our own Rapid Recovery agent were not performing properly. I suggested that we may attempt reducing the Exchange memory consumption and he offered me his own company environment...
    • 15 Feb 2017

    Conquer the challenges of Office 365, Azure AD and Hybrid AD management

    Organizations are sprinting to Office 365 . In fact, tech research firm, the Radicati Group, forecasts 5x growth by 2019. For sure, some organizations will be 100-percent cloud, but many are so heavily invested in legacy infrastructure that they will...
    • 15 Feb 2017

    Stat Logging Levels and Their Effect? Affect? Impact!

    Stat Logging Levels can have a major affect on migration performance… { Hmm… Doesn’t look right. } Stat Logging Levels can have a major effect on migration performance... { Nope… Sounds wrong. } Stat Logging Levels can have a major impact on migration performance… {Lazy… I’ll change it later…} Affect? Effect? Ugh… I’m pretty sure I missed class when...