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

Trending Sources

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

Bright Computing Integrated with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

CTOvision

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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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.

For Top Cyber Threats, Look in the Mirror

Cloud Musings

When this is done, the credentials of a user accessing network resources can be instead transmitted to the attacker’s system. The next big no-no is when system administrators all use the same Local Admin password.

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Firebrand Announces 2017 Accelerated CloudMASTER® Dates

Cloud Musings

You’ll learn how the technologies work in each cloud system, from multiple perspectives. You’ll then move on to learning the specifics of how the cloud systems operate in your business. Instructor-led self-test systems ensure you will be fully prepared for the exam.

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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

‘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.

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

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.

Should Data Centers Think?

Cloud Musings

TAP makes these resources accessible in one place for data scientists, application developers and system operators. It operates on most data stores and file systems, including cluster federations that can enable data sharing (with security).

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.

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

CTOvision

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.

What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

They currently use one system administrator to manage roughly 300 servers. They want to become more like Facebook which uses one system administrator to manage 20,000 servers. They hope to use new, cheaper hardware that will allow them to replace their legacy systems.

Recorded Future Provides Awareness Into Issue of Government Credentials On The Open Web

CTOvision

They are regularly used to hold and share small working documents by programmers/developers/systems administrators as well as academics and students.

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

Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia

CTOvision

Data security segregates data from privileged user accounts including system administrators and protects storage from theft or improper disposal. Working in conjunction with Navigator Encrypt is Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee, a centralized key management and policy enforcement system.

CTOvision Named One Of The Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs In The US

CTOvision

Some of the blogs on our list are perfect for system administrators while others will appeal to IT managers, such as CIOs and chief technology officers. We are very proud to announce that CTOvision has just been named to BizTech Magazine 's list of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs. In their words: For the past four years, BizTech has recognized the best and brightest IT blogs in business and we're proud to present this year's list of 50 Must-Read IT Blogs.

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.

Four Cloud Computing Myths That Need To Die

CTOvision

Your data center might be more secure — it’s theoretically possible, but in reality, unless your company has the best engineers and system administrators in the world working for it, it’s likely to be less secure than most cloud platforms. There’s a little truth in this: if your company has extensive infrastructure supporting legacy systems that run complex business logic on which your company depends, then moving to the cloud won’t be a walk in the park. Justin Blanchard.

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 ).

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

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.

Step-By-Step: Restoring A Deleted Object via Active Directory Recycle Bin

CanITPro

System administrators are now empowered with the ability to restore deleted objects from within Windows Server 2012 R2's offering of Active Directory once the feature is enabled. In the management console, go to Tools > Active Directory Administrative Center.

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.