Remotely supporting as a System Administrator


We recently interviewed System Administrator, Daniel Popielnicki, about how he has adapted to working from home, the challenges he faced assisting other Spearliners, and more. Do you have a ticketing system for assisting employees? A ticketing system was essential.

The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

Additionally, as the velocity of change increases - and will continue to increase - the premise that we can continue to manage these systems with our traditional methods is no longer true. The management of your estate mandates that system administrators (sysadmins) quickly acquire skill sets common among Agile development and operations (DevOps) [ii] professionals. The hand-holding of systems, like babysitting mainframes, has long since fallen out of favor.


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Monitoring as a Discipline and the Systems Administrator

Data Center Knowledge

Monitoring as a discipline is a practice designed to help IT professionals escape the short-term, reactive nature of administration often caused by insufficient monitoring, and become more proactive and strategic. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Enterprise Password Manager Passwordstate Hacked, Exposing Users’ Passwords for 28 Hours

GizModo VR

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SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

GizModo VR

The SolarWinds drama just won’t stop. It’s a tale of Russian hackers—and potentially Chinese hackers—alleged email spying, and a gaping hole of security vulnerabilities that seems to get worse as more details come to light.

30% of 'SolarWinds' Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say

GizModo VR

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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting More Wild

GizModo VR

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Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software


It provides system administrators with the ability to run SCCM from a single site with no DPs for distribution, and no impact to business WAN traffic. OneSite solves the complexities of large-scale systems management by extending the functionality of Microsoft System Center Con. Communications Companies Company GreenIT Companies Adaptiva microsoft OneSite operating system System Center Configuration Manager WAN Wide area network Windows XP

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The Architecture of Identity Systems

Phil Windley

Summary: The architecture of an identity system has a profound impact on the nature of the relationships it supports. Introductory note: I recently read a paper from Sam Smith, Key Event Receipt Infrastructure , that provided inspiration for a way to think about and classify identity systems.

Happy System Admin Day


System Administrator Appreciation Day 2018 System Admin Day at a lighter note … No offence … We love System Admins. The post Happy System Admin Day appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. Happy SysAdmin Day – A Special Celebration at Office. courtesy whatsapp video. ITPro

Deloitte breach underlines need for better authentication

Computer Weekly

A breach of Deloitte’s email system, which may have exposed client details, emphasises the need for two-factor authentication and the monitoring of systems administrators

Security researcher finds a way to run code on Apple, PayPal, and Microsoft’s systems

The Verge

He discovered if he could find the names of the private packages used by companies (a task that turned out to be very easy in most cases), he could upload his own code to one of the public repositories with the same name, and the companies’ automated systems would use his code instead.

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Buying more servers would require more IT staff to act as systems administrators – no servers means no hiring of additional administrators. Post tags: backup , capital expenditure , cost savings , data , performance , security , servers , systems administrators , Virtualization. Technology backup capital expenditure cost savings data performance security servers systems administrators Virtualization

Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud


Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. The notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

This is why companies are still afraid of the cloud

David Linthicum

On April 25, a systems administrator was sentenced to 33 months in prison for intentionally causing damage to a protected computer. Jonathan Hartwell Wolberg of Tucson, Ariz., will end his prison term with 36 months of supervised release for sabotaging his former employer''s cloud computing server. read more. Cloud Computing Security Cyber Crime Hacking Insider Threats Cloud Computing

IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z. IBM Acquires CSL to Advance the Cloud on System z. IBM boosts its System z portfolio by acquiring CSL International, Actian leverages previous acquisitions to launch new cloud and big data platforms and EastWest Bank selects HP to build a private cloud for updating its infrastructure. As a strategic investment to further its System z portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire CSL International.

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IBM Centers Offer Hands-On Time With Latest Data Center Tech

Data Center Knowledge

New innovation centers in Dallas and Nice give system administrators exposure to latest SDN, virtualiation, and IT automation products Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Dallas Europe IBM Networking Virtualization

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How to use Zarp for penetration testing

Tech Republic Security

Network or systems administrators must conduct pen testing to discover any possible security weaknesses. Find out why Zarp is a very powerful pen-testing tool to have at your disposal

SysAdmin Day 2020 is Over But You Can Still Win | IT Pros | Altaro


Friday, 31 July 2020 was the day to appreciate System Administrator. However, you still have an opportunity to win a contest with your system admin success story. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link].

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Microsoft’s New Security Update Guides Get Mixed Reviews

Doctor Chaos

The change was official in April, with Microsoft explaining it would allow system administrators to effectively pair specific patches with vulnerabilities, and that the introduction of API support would help customers automate some aspects of patching. Microsoft is receiving mixed reviews for its shift to delivering security update information via its newly launched Security Update Guides.

The rise of the Enterprise Architect and the Demise of the System Admin – TechTalk Episode 21

Virtualized Greek

With Cloud becoming more prominent in the enterprise there is a direct impact to the System Administrator role. With less and less in-house infrastructure where does that leave the SA? I discuss the future demise of the SA in the enterprise and where the opportunities for the technical resource exists in the Cloud enabled enterprise. Cloud Computing TechTalks Virtualization Career Advice

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

David Linthicum

Beyond that, AWS will push further into mobile and introduce services to aid mobile application development and system administration. Amazon Web Services'' release of its Zocalo cloud service for managing and sharing documents is a very interesting move. Yes, many such services are already out there, including Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox, but AWS goes further with Zocalo.

$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

ComputerWorld IT Management

Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT department. The classes in your bundle include: Fundamentals of Unix & Linux System Administration. These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro.

The Case of the Mysterious Reboots

IT Pros Rock!

This case opens when a Sysinternals power user, who also works as a system administrator at a large corporation, had a friend report that their laptop had become unusable. Whenever the friend connected it to a network, their laptop would reboot. The power.( read more

AWS and DevOps Skills in High Demand, says Dice

Data Center Knowledge

The role of Systems Administrator is evolving into one of development and operations with the rise of cloud computing. Dice performed an analysis around cloud searches and found that there''s a huge need for Amazon Web Services skills as well as DevOps talent. Cloud Computing Staffing

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A Spring Break Conversation Topic With Your College Kid

Forrester IT

Of course as an analyst in technology and …not to brag …but as a professional who has had many roles in IT (Programmer, System Administrator, Computer & Information System Analyst) my first initial thought was to suggest to her to look into Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. I don't know about you but this Spring Break is different in my family.

Artificial intelligence: The future IT help desk


Read why Scott Matteson says that artificial intelligence is the future on Tech Republic : As a system administrator working in technology for more than 25 years, I’ve provided some measure of IT support. While it’s rewarding to help people, sometimes the monotony in doing so can lead to feeling unfulfilled, especially when there are […].

A spam-control issue unique to Australia?

Network World

A user of Reddit’s section devoted to systems administration yesterday offered up for inspection an F-bomb-laden phishing email that had eluded his company’s spam filter despite the filter having been set to weed out such cursing. Then this exchange ensued: Reddit. I also laughed out loud. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Anonymity is no more.

IT Toolbox

In my duties as a system administrator I have done so, legally and to the companies own computers. There is a reason I don't hack into computers. Not that I can't and not that I haven't. I can honestly say I have never hacked into a third parties computer at all without their knowledge. There is a reason I don't do this. It is very simple. Anything you

Sysadmins: You're All Developers Now

Forrester IT

In a past life I was a system administrator, or "sysadmin" I enjoyed it, but even in those halcyon days of remoting into servers and driving to the office at 2 AM (hoping the server room wasn't on fire), I knew I had a limited shelf life. It wasn't until years later that I fully understood why: Administrators are babysitters.

Do You Need a Virtual CISO?


We can’t afford to hire a CISO, so we’ll put the engineer (or architect or administrator or system administrator) in charge of security.". Engineers, architects and administrators have specific skill sets and responsibilities for managing technical outcomes.

Best of TechEd 2013: 13 FREE Hands-on Labs for Enabling YOUR.

IT Pros Rock!

Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 230 standard command-line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell enables you to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

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Chances to Speak at O’Reilly Media’s Upcoming Conferences


As we shift to focusing on distributed systems, we’re moving away from web performance talks as part of the Velocity program. We invite proposals from system engineers, architects, developers, system administrators, operations managers, site reliability engineers, and more—people on the front lines with stories of great success and worthy failures, especially if they provide clear ideas for what to do next. Bob Gourley.

What is SysAdmin Day for Proud IT Pros


SysAdmins are System Administrators, and in other words, they are IT Pros. SysAdmin = IT Pro Content Who are System […]. It’s that time of the year to say Thank you, SysAdmin. Here’s to hope SCCM, Intune, Hyper-V, ESX, etc. servers don’t go down on our big day! SysAdmin day 2018 is on Friday 27th July. The post What is SysAdmin Day for Proud IT Pros appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

Digital Reasoning: Maker of the Synthesis mission-focused analytics software platform


Analyst Queue: Provides ability for compliance analysts to review system-generated alerts in support of eComms surveillance. Reference Data: Enables importing reference data from HR systems, CRM, and other systems to enhance the context of eComms analysis. System Administration: A new user interface to centrally manage Knowledge Graphs, including system configurations, application settings and data ingestion.

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

David Linthicum

Beyond that, AWS will push further into mobile and introduce services to aid mobile application development and system administration. [ Amazon Web Services'' release of its Zocalo cloud service for managing and sharing documents is a very interesting move. Yes, many such services are already out there, including Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox, but AWS goes further with Zocalo.

Bright Computing Integrated with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre


With this integration, system administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. The enhancements reduce the ongoing administrative burden through proactive diagnostics based on Lustre-specific metrics and tests. Announcing a unique solution that works for HPC, Big Data Analytics, or a hybrid environment.

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TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Getting Started with the Windows Azure Pack

IT Pros Rock!

Continuing their "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer welcomes Andy Syrewicze , a Virtual Systems Administrator from Trivalent Group to the show as they take an in-depth look at the features and capabilities of the Windows Azure Pack and how it can impact your hybrid cloud implementation. [

SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

Network World

The city of Lewiston, in north central Idaho, has a population of around 32,000 and an information systems budget of around $800,000 a year. said Danny Santiago, the city's information systems administrator. But it wasn't too small for attackers. For example, the city council meetings, streamed online, were being watched by people in Russia. Why are they watching this?" Then there were the phishing attempts. "We

Top 7 New Improvements Now Found in Microsoft Intune


System administrators.( Microsoft Intune has see quite a few updates over recent months aside from its recent renaming. The changes address concerns brought forth by IT professionals looking to get a better handle on their client end deployment and management. read more ). BYOD Azure Anthony Bartolo Exchange Server Active Directory

SysAdmin Gets 10 Years in Prison

SecureWorld News

Being a systems administrator can be a fulfilling job with a lot of rewards. Some were hackers, others developed the malware installed on computers, and still others crafted the malicious emails that duped victims into infecting their company systems.

Amazon Aurora ascendant: How we designed a cloud-native relational database

All Things Distributed

The core technologies underpinning the major relational database management systems of today were developed in the 1980–1990s. This is not to say that a system administrator necessarily enjoys dealing with relational databases. It's a task that requires the undivided attention of dedicated system and database administrators. In large systems, failures are a norm, not an exception. Relational databases have been around for a long time.

Step-By-Step: Monitoring On-Premise Active Directory via Azure AD Connect Health


Many system administrator monitor their Active Directory infrastructure via tools such as SCOM, Event viewer, Performance monitor or even third party application monitors. When the requirement of the Active Directory infrastructure is to grow to meet.( read more ). Step-By-Step Monitoring Azure AD Sync Azure Azure AD health Azure AD Azure AD Connect Active Directory MVP how-to