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.

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

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

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

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

$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.

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.

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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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

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

CanITPro

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

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

CanITPro

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

CANITPRO at Microsoft Ignite Australia

CanITPro

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.

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.

Top 7 New Improvements Now Found in Microsoft Intune

CanITPro

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 ).

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.

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.

What is Microsoft Virtual Academy?

CanITPro

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.

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. [

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.

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

Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types

Network World

PowerShell is a scripting language for automating Windows system administration tasks. After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users. Last week, researchers from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center warned about a new wave of spam emails that carried malicious.LNK files inside ZIP archives. Those files had malicious PowerShell scripts attached to them.

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?

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

CanITPro

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 ).

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

CTOvision

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.

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.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

Network World

After spending 13 years working in systems administration and network and desktop support, Simeon Holloway had reached a crossroads in his career. “I While still a senior systems administrator for the Centers for Disease Control, Holloway kicked into overdrive, spending his evenings and weekends researching cybersecurity online. “I

Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software

CTOvision

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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Cyberspies tap free tools to make powerful malware framework

Network World

In fact, the use of publicly available tools designed for system administration can increase an attack's efficiency and makes it harder for security vendors to detect it and link it to a particular threat actor. Over the past year, a group of attackers has managed to infect hundreds of computers belonging to government agencies with a malware framework stitched together from JavaScript code and publicly available tools.

‘Found a nasty bug in my (Cisco) ASA this morning’

Network World

The above headline on a post to Reddit piqued my interest this afternoon because it was in that site’s section devoted to system administration and those people know a bug when they encounter one. The Redditor elaborates: “I found a bug in my ASA today. Eth 0/2 was totally unusable and seemed ‘blocked.’ These Cisco bugs are really getting out of hand. I'm just glad I didn't open this port up to the web.” Scare quotes around blocked? Gratuitous mention of the web.

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Network World

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-6074, is over 11 years old and was likely introduced in 2005 when the Linux kernel gained support for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). It was discovered last week and was patched by the kernel developers on Friday.

5 must-have security tools

Network World

This system captures activity from Active Directory and Windows system logs, tracking everything from user sign-on to file manipulation. It then presents this information in an easy-to-use dashboard with advanced reporting options,” says Gregory Oliver, senior network systems administrator for Montgomery County. New York’s Montgomery County, located at the foot of the Adirondacks, consists of 10 towns, one city and 50,000 residents.

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