10 Key Steps to Align IT with Your Business

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Align IT with Your Business

Have you ever felt your car pull to the left or right when you wanted to go straight?  You’d immediately know that the wheels must be realigned. Now, if your business were your car, your IT is undoubtedly the wheels.  So if your business starts to underperform, it may be time to check your IT and business alignment.

Align IT with Your Business

Here are 10 key steps to aligning your IT and business and straightening things out.

  1. Have a dynamic CIO: You need a CIO who collaborates with top executives, analyzes market data and trends, and strategizes for the future. The CIO must invest in the right technologies that will power your company to win in the marketplace. This will help transform the way your company does busin

Join Our SysAdmin Day 2014 Celebrations

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Thank You, Sysadmin

Sysadmin Day is coming and ManageEngine is all set to make it special this year! Almost always, we lose track of the relentless effort sysadmins make behind the scenes to ensure that our jobs are easy. We’ve remained oblivious to their hard work and take them for granted. That said, let’s skip to the part where we can do something about it and finally express our appreciation!

At ManageEngine, we’ve made a commitment to thank as many sysadmins as possible every year on this big day. In the last couple of years, we encouraged IT users to thank their sysadmins by nominating them for a contest. And this year, too, we’re asking you to thank your sysadmins by entering a contest.

To join us in than…

Tips to consolidate your data center, IT Management for SMBs, the impact of the Internet of Things, and more

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ManageEngine in the News

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Is the password on its way out? V. Balasubramanian, marketing manager at ManageEngine weighs in on the death of the password  ​in his ​Business Computing World article.

Read about the benefits and impact of the Internet of things in Sridhar Iyengar’s PC Quest article.

In its exclusive review of EventLog Analyzer, ​Computing Security talks in detail about the various features of the SIEM solution and the advantages it brings to the end user.

What does today’s CEO need to pay close attention to? In his Forbes blog, ManageEngine President Raj Sabhlok advises that IT security is the new performance target for CEOs.

Check out ITP.net’s cov…

Zero-day vulnerability highlights the perils of using an EOLed platform

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Zero-day attackEven before the dust from the Heartbleed bug could settle, another security bug has already rocked the Internet. Microsoft has acknowledged the vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that could allow remote code execution (RCE) of PCs using the company’s browser. This vulnerability applies to IE versions 6 through 11. To secure PCs against this vulnerability, Microsoft has released a security fix, including a surprise, one-time patch for Windows XP users.

The zero-day attack in IE is created by malicious SWF files that create a vector object, and corrupt the allocated memory. Then, the SWF file injects malicious payload into the memory, which is executed when the browser attempts to access the v…

Take Heart, ManageEngine Products Are Not Vulnerable to The Heartbleed Bug

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Except the most recent version of Desktop Central (build 90000), no other ManageEngine product is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

By now, you’ve probably been swamped by numerous advisories from various vendors on the ‘Heartbleed bug,’ and now, here comes one from ManageEngine. However, you can take heart: all but one of our ​products are immune to the Heartbleed bug. Except the most recent version of Desktop Central build 90000, no other ManageEngine product is vulnerable.

The ​Heartbleed bug, the flaw in OpenSSL’s TLS implementation, is perhaps the biggest vulnerability in Internet history and has​ sent panic waves throughout IT and consumer com…

4 Tips to Consolidate Your Data Center

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data center consolidation

Data center consolidation helps you effectively utilize your resources to meet growing business needs, without increasing the data center’s footprint. However, consolidating a data center’s resources is a difficult process, because large enterprises expand their data centers constantly to meet new business challenges. New hardware boxes are added constantly to handle the load, which in turn increase the hardware and maintenance footprint, increasing the opex.data center consolidation

Here are four tips that you can follow to consolidate your data center easily:

  • Identify your data center’s current capacity
  • List/catalog the assets and facilities available
  • Adopt new technologies such as virtualization, SDN, and

Why IT Dollars Will Go Further on Google’s Floating Data Center

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Is Google preparing another “moon shot”? The barge discovered in the San Francisco Bay this week hints at it, and rampant speculation has Google building a floating data center. Google hasn’t confirmed any ties to the barge, but many observers find it more than coincidental that the company filed for a floating data center patent in 2008.

Since this story broke, the Coast Guard confirmed that the barge is owned by Google, but a confidentiality agreement prevented the discussion of any other details. Basically, Google placed a gag order on the Coast Guard. In any case, the operative question becomes, why would Google be experimenting with an offshore data center?

The Data Center Power Problem

ManageEngine on the Move, Literally

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Today, we’re moving our office in Pleasanton, California, to – drum roll, please – another office in Pleasanton, California. What can we say? We like it here.

What this might mean for you is a temporary disruption in our local phone service at 925-924-9500. If that service is, indeed, compromised, and you need an alternative local number. please dial 408-916-9876.

Our toll free numbers should be unaffected during the move. You can reach ManageEngine at 888-720-9500. Zoho can be reached at 888-900-9646.

Other than that minor, potential glitch, we expect this move to be completely transparent for you and the rest of our ManageEngine customers, partners, and fans.

Can’t wait to map our new locati…

Gearing up for GITEX 2013

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ManageEngine GITEX Technology Week

ManageEngine is gearing up for the largest technology show in the Middle East: GITEX. This is our seventh straight year at GITEX, and this time, we’ll showcase our entire range of solutions, from network to security.

IT security was a top concern among the GITEX 2012 attendees who stopped by our booth. We had many organizations express interest in our IT security solutions, which are helping enterprises, banks, financial institutions, and education institutions in the Middle East improve productivity, reduce costs, bolster security, ensure reliability, and offer better service to their customers.

If you’ll be at GITEX 2013, please visit us in Hall 7, booth A 7 – 10, where we&#821…

This Week’s Five: Innovations in Networking

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Innovations in Networking

This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web.

With the emergence of advanced technologies in network management, networks have become more flexible and efficient. Network visualization, replacement of hardware devices with software, control of data centers from the cloud, etc. are opening new vistas for network optimization. Here are some articles that talk about the current trends in networking and what lies ahead for it.

Is SDN the innovation the industry never knew it needed?
Is SDN that new and better way of looking at networking? Is SDN the iPhone-like paradigm shift the industry needs to develop a whole new set of apps that have not been possible with…