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

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 hand-holding of systems, like babysitting mainframes, has long since fallen out of favor.

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.

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

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

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.

$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.

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

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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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.

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

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.

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

Olisipo Can Make You A CloudMASTER®

Cloud Musings

This course is designed for system administrators or cloud technologists who wish to further develop their skills for evaluating, deploying, and administering cloud services. Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant search for new challenges.

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 ).

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?

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.

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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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.

What is Microsoft Virtual Academy?


To do so, system administrators, Infrastructure Specialists, Solutions Architects, etc, must keep their knowledge of IT.( IT professionals are, for the most part, driven to best use technology to enable people from within the organization they support.

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

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.

CANITPRO at Microsoft Ignite Australia


I attended a session that I believe all system administrators.( Hello Folk, I’ve been on the road this week presenting in Australia. The Gold Coast to be more precise. I know it’s a rough assignment but what can I say. Someone has to do it. In any case.

Step-By-Step: Identifying Large Exchange Mailbox Folders Via PowerShell


Identifying users with large Exchange mailboxes is a task undertaken by most system administrators who are in need of freeing up space on their mail servers. While most search for mailboxes approaching a certain size, I wanted to take this a step further.( read more ). Automation Storage Powershell Exchange MVP PowerShell ISE

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. [

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Step-By-Step: Creating a Windows 10 To Go Key Inside a Hyper-V VM


Windows 10 will include many cool features to enable system administrators in securing client computing. Testing is key and this blog has detailed many ways IT Professionals can test Windows 10 Technical Preview without the requirement of loading it on.( read more ).

Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

Cloud Musings

After an opening presentation by Jim Quinn, the lead systems engineer for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security, the discussion highlighted the need for data security.

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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