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  • Beyond Alerts: Using orchestration to realize network self-healing

    Managing modern networked systems and applications is daunting because infrastructure is complex and things can go wrong in so many parts of the technology stack -- servers, storage, network devices, applications, hypervisors, APIs, DNS, etc. How can you address the challenge?

    Written by By Ernest Mueller, APM Product Manager, Idera Software05 June 15 06:26
  • How to Make Accounting and CRM Systems Play Nice

    Last week, I submitted an expense report to a client. The accounts payable representative made me revise the report four times to put things in the right buckets and correct a $1.04 error. (Really.) Of course, I can't charge anybody for his or her time, and the A/P department is really busy because it's "understaffed." (Uh-huh.)

    Written by David Taber04 Sept. 14 00:14
  • Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2

    In the previous column on hacking PingPlotter I discussed how you can use the tool's Web interface and the curl utility to add targets to be tracked, for example, to add a single host you would enter the following on the command line:

    Written by Mark Gibbs24 July 14 22:45
  • Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs

    The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?

    Written by Rob Enderle14 March 14 12:39
  • Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

    As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and more open software.

    Written by Ed Tittel28 Jan. 14 15:54
  • 5 LinkedIn tips for how to resign from your job gracefully

    How you handle your last days at a company can cast a lasting impression on your professional reputation. Here are the dos and don'ts of leaving, plus tips for tying up loose ends on LinkedIn.

    Written by Kristin Burnham15 Feb. 13 17:43
  • Coworking Offers Employees More Than Office Space

    Coworking promises to improve productivity while improving work-life balance. Whether you're an enterprise with remote employees who want a professional work environment or a start-up firm too small for your own office, you can benefit from coworking.

    Written by Matthew Heusser05 Dec. 12 19:42
  • How Mobile Apps Developers Can Best Target Geolocation

    Geoloqi, a scrappy software development startup in Portland, Oregon, claims to be re-inventing the way companies build location-aware applications. Here's the story behind the company and geolocation technology.

    Written by Matthew Heusser20 Nov. 12 13:48
  • Optimize your router for VoIP and video

    We're at an awkward stage as the age of network-streamed multimedia matures. Broadband and cell providers have only recently realized the public's enormous appetite for streaming video, VoIP, and the combination of both.

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi10 Dec. 10 02:33
  • How to pick NAS for any business

    Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi05 Nov. 10 01:42
  • The ABCs of VoIP

    Given the importance of telephone systems, refreshing the technology can be daunting. However, for small and midsized businesses who consider upgrading from a PBX to VoIP, the benefits are clear and, with proper planning, the implementation is not very frightening. Consider these three steps:

    Written by Sheena Finnegan, Cisco Presales Engineer, CDW30 Sept. 10 08:17
  • Slow Wi-Fi? Try bypassing it with an Ethernet cable

    A reader has noticed that the Wi-Fi at her local library has slowed considerably in recent months, and she's wondering what's causing it: "Is it our computers, bogged down with too much junk, or is it something to do with the library's system?"

    Written by Rick Broida11 Aug. 10 09:10
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