This week’s five: Gear up for the future of IT

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This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about the future of IT management. How fast does technology develop? We don’t have to explain Moore’s law to answer that—it’s pretty obvious. Just over a hundred years ago, humans flew for the first time. Now, we have the Voyager-I wandering beyond our solar system’s boundaries. Amazing, isn’t it? And how fast is digital technology growing? Well, it’s definitely faster than flight technology. I’d say now is a good time to prepare for your IT’s future, because it may come faster than you expect Take hybrid clouds, for example. A hybrid cloud is an in

This week’s five: The rising tide of IT innovations

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This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about the risks and challenges involved with IT innovations. Digital transformation has taken many shapes over time. There was a time when installing a room-sized mainframe was the big step for digital transformation. Today, there’s no one big step. Instead, there are several. The cloud could be called a big step. Mobility could be called a big step. Even IoT could be called a big step. All these technologies are like waves. And the rising tide, whether good or bad, always brings something extra along with it. In short, digital transformation doesn’t come without risks and challenges. Compared to the cl

Media round up!

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Here’s a round up of the latest media coverage on ManageEngine. We all know there’s a growing demand to improve IT service delivery and efficiency. And in order to improve, you have to know what went wrong. But how? All roads lead to analytics tools—you can analyze data from your service desk to identify inefficiencies. Bring your data to life! Did you know that one-third of businesses depend on end users to report application performance issues? Here’s the colorful proof! Where is identity management heading? Deep into the world of pas***rds. With almost 100 million new businesses launched every year globally, free tools and software to run IT by prominent players like ManageEngine a…

Manage your IT applications to boost customer satisfaction

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With a rapidly changing business landscape, applications usually drive the enterprise. As proof, a Gartner study reveals that in 2015, the annual IT application development investment was roughly 35 percent of total IT spending. In turn, any organization that is investing substantially in applications should have around-the-clock mechanisms to ensure optimal functioning of those apps, especially since service disruption leads to dissatisfied customers and diluted brand equity. Here’s how to use a monitoring system to elevate your customers’ satisfaction with applications: Experience What Your Customer Does Customer experience is an important dimension of marketing and has bec…

10 types of people sysadmins encounter

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Have your users ever had to worry about a network breach? Have they ever considered what might happen if a fire broke out in your server room? Do they simply take it for granted that the Wi-Fi and printer work without fail, day in and day out?

If everything IT is running smoothly, let’s be real—it’s mostly because you are an awesome sysadmin who takes care of everything!

The entire office would probably fall apart if it weren’t for your heroics, going out of your way to help keep the business afloat.

As a sysadmin, you encounter all sorts of people in your quest to ensure problem-free IT—people like those below, people who make an already challenging job even harder. And if you haven’t encou

This week’s five: Behind the digital transformation

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This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about some facts and figures on digital transformation. IoT, cognitive computing, cloud, machine learning, wearable tech. Big names, huh! These are the names of technologies you should be acquainted with. There’s a set of interconnected mainframes and devices— whether hardwired, wireless, or virtual– that your business depends upon. It’s called the IT, the nervous system of your business. And these technologies are going to have a huge impact on your IT, and thus your business, whether you like it or not. So, you better be prepared. Digital transformation is buzzing everywh

Seven things end users don’t know about sysadmins!

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Sysadmins, you know you’re awesome, regardless of what your typical end user might think. But what do they know? Sadly, not much. For instance, they don’t know… 1. Your power lies in PowerShell. If they asked you what the latest, trending tool available in the market is, you’d know it. If they asked you what else you know, you tell them “PowerShell scripting.” Because managing IT without a Plan B isn’t an option. Your motto? “When all else fails, there’s always PowerShell.” 2. You’re a certified geek. The word “geeky” does not even begin to describe you. Not only do you act like a geek — with all of your coding, configuring, dep…

This week’s five: CIOs – The true business transformers.

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This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about the  chief information officers.   “More and more, every company is becoming a technology company. We CIOs are the leaders and stewards of this new economy.”  – Rob Meilen, CIO, Hunter Douglas Chief information officers. Who do you think they are? They are senior business executives who handle a company’s IT strategy, implementation, and operations. With companies beginning to use multiple and new technologies, the role of a CIO has only become more pronounced. According to a recent survey, in the UK alone, a tech company is born every hour. Such an exponential growth fu

How to combat security cracks created by collaboration

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How to combat security cracks created by collaboration
This article was originally published at http://www.cso.com.au/article/597035/proactive-it-security-solution-cyber-crime-an-age-collaboration/ Cybercrime costs the global economy as much as $450 billion each year. And the median cost of cybercrime has increased by nearly 200% in the last five years. Meanwhile, collaboration has become the cornerstone of successful organizations. But collaboration often comes with a risk. The number of cyberattacks will grow as employees increasingly use collaboration tools to maximize their company’s productivity. This is because these tools can provide new points of entry for hackers looking to cause damage. This issue could become more serious a…

This week’s five: Bimodal IT- Double the action, twice as fun

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This week’s five is a weekly column on five recent reads from all over the web. This week, we’ll talk about bimodal IT. Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh, and Henry Cavill are all big names and share one thing in common. What connects them is the fictional superhuman bimodal character they have all embodied. And who doesn’t love that character? He’s Superman. He can do it all. In one mode, he falls well within most conventional norms and fits perfectly into a world of indifference and acceptance. In his other mode, though, he’s a symbol of change. He’s something the world has never seen before, and something the world agrees with. His kind of change is good. His kind of change brings h