Latest Blogs from SYS-CON MEDIA
Your high school history teacher no doubt delivered to you some variation on George Santayana’s famous remark that, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ I’m pretty sure Santayana wasn’t thinking about incident management when he...
Application Downtime is Largely Avoidable The explosive growth of APIs in recent years has brought the importance of load testing them to the forefront. A seemingly constant stream of cringe-worthy...
Shared values, if you’re doing it right, doom and gloom if you’re not. Previously, system administrators frequently were responsible for security: applying patches, building firewalls, […] The post DevOps and Security: From the Trenches to Command Centers appeared first on XebiaL...
Want to ship logs and other events from your iOS apps?   We’ve open-sourced the iOS SDK for shipping logs from iOS apps to Sematext Cloud.  This library not only lets you send your iOS app logs for troubleshooting purposes, […]
A few months back we’ve silently built and open-sourced an Android SDK for shipping logs from mobile apps to Sematext Cloud.  This library not only lets you send your Android app logs for troubleshooting purposes, but it also let’s you […]
We’ve refreshed not only the Sematext Cloud UI, but also our backend, or one of them at least. Last week, we’ve updated Elasticsearch to the latest 5.x version.  Along with it we’ve updated the integrated version of Kibana to which […]
Need we say more?  If you’ve used Sematext Cloud recently you’ve noticed the UI looks and behaves differently.  Indeed, we rewrote the whoooooole front-end using modern front-end technologies like React.js and Redux (watch this statement become outdated in 12 months!). […]
In "Design thinking vs the lean startup: which one should you use?"  Graham van der Made, editor of Ventureburn, the "Start up news for investment markets", discusses the design thinking and the lean startup methods.   continuing from
It’s easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding digital transformation and lose your way. These three indicators can help you stay on the right […]
Updated information: SQL Server 2016 SP1 will be used This hands-on course will provide you with the ability to create cutting edge reports using Microsoft's latest reporting services product, SQL Server 2012. The course is offered by the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training...
A key challenge that retailers face today is the difficulty of accurately judging where they are on the digital maturity curve relative to their competitors. There appears to be little expertise in making this assessment; for example, 79% of digital leaders don’t know they are ranked a...
Course work will teach app design to community college students interested in the app economy. The curriculum, called “App Development with Swift,” is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers The post Apple gives free app development curriculum to schools appeared fir...
The chipmaker doubles down on its defense against Apple’s lawsuit and requests an injunction against iPhone and iPad manufacturers.   It’s been nearly a month since Apple stopped paying royalties The post Qualcomm wants Apple manufacturers to pay up appeared first on T...
Lauren Kern is leaving New York Magazine to join Apple.   On June 2, 2017, Lauren Kern will be joining Apple as the editor-in-chief of Apple News, the company announced The post Apple News hires an editor-in-chief appeared first on Technology News and Reviews | A2Z Support.
Commentary: The US president’s favorite social network is also the only third-party app on his phone, reports Axios. President Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be a man who spreads his The post Trump’s iPhone reportedly has just one app: Twitter appeared first on Techno...
There have been conflicting rumors about what will happen to the iPhone 8’s fingerprint sensor, but a recent report says it’s going in the display. We’ve suspected for a while The post The iPhone 8 could unlock when you press the screen appeared first on Technology Ne...
I just finished watching the live Microsoft Business Forward event, and it was pretty impressive. In addition to Satya Nadella giving us the Grand Vision, Microsoft also trotted out a few customers who had “Digitally Transformed” their businesses… big customers. But a...
There is nothing worse than that feeling you get when you open your credit card statement and see a charge for an item you don’t remember purchasing. Your heart skips a beat, you break out in a cold sweat, and you try to remember every single time you used your credit card in the last ...
In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I  introduce the big picture of BIG-IP DNS load balancing, and how it differs from LTM options. LB Algorithms will be covered in future videos. Resources BIG-IP DNS Concepts
The ConnectWise Incident Response Guide A new survey of 2,400 IT and security professionals conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of IBM finds 66 percent of respondents say their organization is not prepared to recover from cyberattacks. A growing trend is to let MSPs handle cyb...
Denzel Washington. Sheryl Sandberg. Tina Fey. These are just a few well-known people who admit to bouts of Impostor Syndrome: when you view yourself as a fraud, despite evidence of your success and achievements. I feel this way sometimes. Maybe you do too. Impostor Syndrome often hits ...
Let’s start by going back in time to the 1980s. This was when one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet – DNS –was developed. In case you are new to DNS or need a refresher, take a look at this detailed post on DNS before reading further. DNS… The post A Look into the...
IT professionals are heroes, doing whatever it takes to ensure that the infrastructure that helps keep their business running is available 24 x 7 x 365. Automated provisioning, introduced in Unitrends Backup Software version 10,  is designed to address this challenge – increase I...
Do you spend too much time providing status updates in emails, calls, and meetings? Does your testing team often not have the information they need to get the job done? Here is how you can improve communication throughout the phases of software testing. How to Improve Communication Thr...
Next month will mark the 155th anniversary of a piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy once described as “the single greatest stimulus to national development ever enacted.” It was the Homestead Act of 1862. By 1862 the United States had grown from approximately 500 millio...
In an industry that seems to pride itself on complexity, Unitrends makes backup easier with SLA policy automation introduced in Unitrends Backup Software version 10. You no longer need to concern yourself with the how of data protection, but on what and when. In our overview of Unitren...
Cloud challenges are escalating for IT leaders. First, you just wanted visibility into the different cloud services your employees were signing up for so you weren’t blindsided by shadow IT. Now, suddenly you’re being inundated with cloud management demands. But the idea of cloud manag...
Unitrends v10 Disrupts Enterprise Data Management with New Approach that Dramatically Increases IT Productivity and Confidence Unitrends announced today the release of version 10 for its Recovery Series backup appliances and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances, finally giving Enterpris...
Shelly Palmer discusses Facebook's earnings with Richard Quest on CNN. Original Airdate: May 3, 2017 The post Facebook Earnings Questions originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
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First London. Next, the world. AppDynamics has been a global company for most of our eight years of existence. But as every new company knows, no matter how much technology shrinks the world, breaking into overseas markets is a tricky and slow process. We’re looking to get a big ...
Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID In case you missed it, Broadcom formerly known as Avago who bought the LSI adapter and RAID card business announced shipping new SAS, SATA and NVMe devices. While SAS and SATA are well established continuing to b...
In the famous comedy by William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew,” the main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, the headstrong, uncooperative shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio breaks down her resistance wi...
Do you know how pager inefficiencies impact your hospital ? Pager use by physicians reached its zenith in 1994. While pager use has dropped in the ensuing 23 years, cellphone use by physicians has becomes near ubiquitous with recent findings showing that 91% of physicians owned a smart...
Atlassian is an undisputed leader in providing tools for DevOps teams to plan, build, track, ship, and collaborate. That’s why we’re excited to announce our collaboration with Atlassian to provide stronger integrations between AppDynamics and multiple Atlassian tools, starting with an ...
By Minda Zetlin Technology enabler or corporate strategist? With so much IT going on in every corner of most organizations and outside IT leadership’s direct control, some […]
Watch this video to learn why you’ll fail to have a great career (yes, you read that right). Our work is about ELEVATING organizational performance; about being ALL IN; about SHIFTING the work world to transform the real world. You know this– it all starts and ends with you...
Planning to be in Orlando, Florida from May 6-11 for ServiceNow Knowledge 17? If so, be sure to visit the Dynatrace team at booth #602 for a demonstration of how Dynatrace detects service performance and availability problems in real time. This year’s ServiceNow Knowledge conference fo...
I’m not a developer, nor am I in operations, but I love attending DevOpsDays. Many of the attendees are local, there is diversity in the speakers and attendees, and the format provides a way for everybody to contribute to a single track and many open space sessions. Last week, I…...
Synthetic monitoring is a modern way to see the performance of today’s SaaS and web applications and networks. It uses scripting to emulate the paths that end users take as they experience an application. Why We Need Best Practices for Synthetics Synthetic monitoring provides IT staff ...