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21 Feb 2018
Episode 3: We Cover "Virtually" Everything
In our Two Techs on a Quest podcast, two IT technical support heroes embark on an epic quest to rescue other IT professionals and shield them from common IT dangers … like non-optimized infrastructure. In this episode, our IT heroes seek to help other IT pros optimize their virtual infrastructure, thereby improving the performance of other applications, programs and databases in your infrastructure. Both Hyper...
7 Dec 2016
Monitoring Raspberry Pi with Foglight - Part 2
In part one of monitoring Raspberry Pi with Foglight , I showed that the Infrastructure agent worked pretty much as expected when collecting from the Raspbian OS. I was curious though if it exposed any metrics via snmp. The first step was to check if snmpd was even installed and running. I ran "sudo /etc/init.d/snmpd restart" and to my mild surprise, it showed the service restarting. Now it was time...
13 Oct 2016
Installing Foglight Agent Manager to Raspberry Pi
Can Foglight run on a Raspberry Pi running Linux? This blog answers the question. Interestingly, I've been asked more than once recently if the Foglight Agent Manager can be installed on a Raspberry Pi (version 3) running Raspbian. One of the main use cases is to have Agent Managers in different network segments and to use inexpensive hardware to do that. After a bit of testing, the answer is, unfortunately...
10 Oct 2016
Monitoring the Internet of Things – Part 3
In this blog series, I’ll cover why monitoring the Internet of Things (IoT) is important, along with how to go about doing it in a practical manner. In this third and final installment, I’ll show specifically how Foglight can help monitor the network links and web URL’s that are at the core of the Internet of Things reference architecture. In case you missed it, part 1 is available here , and part...
7 Sep 2016
Monitoring the Internet of Things – Part 2
In this blog series, I’ll cover why monitoring the Internet of Things (IoT) is important, along with how to go about doing it in a practical manner. In this second installment, I’ll show specifically how Foglight can help monitor the Dell Edge Gateways that are at the core of our Internet of Things reference architecture. In case you missed it, part 1 is available here . How can Foglight Help Monitor...
12 Aug 2016
Monitoring the Internet of Things
In this blog series, I’ll cover why monitoring the Internet of Things (IoT) is important, along with how to go about doing it in a practical manner. What is the Internet of Things? The IoT is an ecosystem where sensors, devices and equipment are connected to a network and can transmit and receive data for tracking, analysis and action. It is the integration and extension of IT and OT technologies that have...
15 Jul 2016
Award-winning tech support saves you time
The Association of Support Professionals (ASP) has announced the winners of its “Ten Best Web Support Sites” competition that showcases excellence in online service and support See how we can improve your business As you know, time is your most valuable business asset. How you leverage it greatly impacts the success of your organization – especially in the long-term. Devoting your limited resources...
13 Jul 2016
Isn’t it time to expect more from IT management?
It’s crazy - technology and business are moving faster than ever and you’re sprinting just to keep up. Meanwhile, your workday is wasted on tons of repetitive, day-to-day tasks. That’s why we hosted a Virtual Tradeshow . The ba...
12 Jul 2016
Our New Blog is Now Open – July Community Update
In my previous blog post, Our Communities Are Moving , you read about our plan to move our Systems and Information Management (SIM) communities starting with the Blog in July. We are happy to announce that our new Community and Blog are now available! About the Community Site During the last two months, we have been working with our IT partners and Telligent, a Verint company , to plan and set up the community site...
15 Apr 2016
Meet Kacey — What a Great Addition to Our Systems Management Team!
We have a new member of our IT systems management team. His name is Kacey. He’s just come onboard, but we love him already, and couldn’t live without him. Kacey has a ton of systems management responsibilities that he accomplishes every d...
20 Jan 2016
Five Reasons Why You Need a New Approach to Endpoint Systems Management
Most organizations today have a wide range of devices accessing their networks: mobile (Android, IOS) traditional (Windows desktops and laptops) and new (projectors, printers, scanners, kiosks and more). And it’s only going to get more complex.
8 Dec 2015
Thought Leaders in the Mix - Dec. 2015
Our subject matter experts (and guest bloggers) for Statistica keep busy, staying abreast of current trends with big data and small data, predictive software and real-world analytics solutions. And they frequently comment in industry publications, professional
14 Sep 2015
Thought Leaders in the Mix - Sept 2015
Our subject matter experts for Statistica and the Information Management Group (IMG) keep busy, staying abreast of current trends with big data and small data, predictive software and real-world analytics solutions. And they frequently comment in industry
27 Jul 2015
Q&A with Systems Admins – We Appreciate You! Happy #SysAdminDay!
Let’s face it. Systems Admins have their work cut out for them! For all 365 days of the year, they have to ensure that performance, uptime, resources, and security of computers managed meet the needs of users. And yet, for all Systems Admins do...
15 Jul 2015
How Crooks Cash in on Stolen Data — Trends Altering the IT Security Landscape
The Internet of Things or the addition of multiple new smart devices to your network can result in more opportunities for hackers to hijack your data and use it for ill- gotten gain. We all try to be vigilant to protect personal data belonging ...
8 Jul 2015
Thought Leaders in the Mix - July 2015
Our subject matter experts for Statistica and the Information Management Group (IMG) keep busy, staying abreast of current trends with big and small data, predictive software and real-world analytics solutions. And they frequently comment in industry
8 Jul 2015
How the Internet of Things Affects Your Security Strategy
In a previous post, we covered some critical components of a security strategy that helped IT pros keep their jobs by preventing a security breach. We discussed topics like configuration management and enforcement, patching, and threat detection as ...
12 Jun 2015
#ThinkChat- How IoT is Reshaping Healthcare
Follow #ThinkChat on Twitter Friday, May 1 at 11:00 AM PST, for a live conversation about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping healthcare! Join Shawn Rogers ( @ShawnRog ), Chief Research Officer for Dell IMG, and Joanna Schloss ( @JoSchloss ), Q...
19 May 2015
The "Internet of Thingsâ€ Is Already Here
What do your smartphone and your office air conditioning system have in common? Surprise—they top the list of IoT data sources. In the May issue of the Statistica Monthly News , we shared an item about a new infographic that summarizes the results
16 Apr 2015
IoT Connecting People to Create a Better World
Smart phones were the harbingers of the connected future as they transformed from merely portals for consuming information into sensors and location-based signaling tools. But the Internet of Things (IoT) takes that to another level where relatively ...
19 Feb 2015
Anypoint Systems Management e-Book – Beyond Managing PCs, Macs and Servers
Do you ever wish you could be like the guy in the photo? Wouldn't it be cool to have a zillion smartphones, tablets, laptops, MacBooks and Chromebooks all around you to play with? Sure it would. Oh, wait — you’re in IT. Your co-worke...
5 Feb 2015
Anypoint Systems Management e-Book – The Systems Management Imperative
Remember a few years ago when you had settled into your systems management duties and thought you had everything (or at least most things) under control? Those were the days. Sure, a new OS or application upgrade would come along and you’d hav...
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