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Podcast: What it’s like to Start Your Own IT Website

A lot of people dream of leaving their day job and starting their own business, but for many, the risk, and the leap of faith required to take it, is simply to great of an unknown. For the 40th edition of Defrag This, we spoke to someone who's taken that risk to launch his own IT e-learning platform.  … [Read more...]

What is iPaaS, and Do You Need it?

Ah, the cloud. It's changing the face of IT forever, and while it's at it, it's providing us with a never-ending stream of acronyms. You're probably already familiar with the "big three" of acronyms, the primary as-a-service delivery models IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, (If you need a quick refresher on your cloud lingo, check out my Cloud Glossary here). But lately a new aaS has been making the rounds, … [Read more...]

How to Download from Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit and PowerShell

One of the main goals of MOVEit Managed File Transfer, and Ipswitch as a whole, has been to help IT teams work more efficiently.  … [Read more...]

Marriott Hotels Discloses Data Breach Affecting 500M Customers

Today, the world's largest hotel chain, Marriott International, disclosed what may be turn out to be one of the largest data breaches in history. … [Read more...]

Bring Some Turkey to the Server Room This Thanksgiving

With the holiday’s right around the corner, it is time to give thanks for the people that are really important in your life—like your SysAdmin (aka your Systems Administrator).  … [Read more...]

How to Increase Collaboration Without Reducing Security

Collaboration is of utmost importance in the modern workplace, but when done incorrectly, a collaborative environment can also be an insecure one. Here's how you can allow increased workplace collaboration, without reducing security. … [Read more...]

Did China Pull off the Biggest Hardware Hack in History?

For years, there have been concerns of the Chinese government building backdoors and spying capabilities in to phones and hardware built on their soil, and now it seems those concerns are coming to head with a recent Bloomberg story that alleges that Chinese government agents installed thousands of spy chips into servers used by Amazon, Apple, and the US government. How true are these allegations, … [Read more...]

Podcast: Monitoring Security in AWS

How do you ensure the security of a third of America’s web traffic? By comprehensively understanding the different attack vectors related to your cloud services, specifically AWS (Amazon web services). And being prepared to react fast. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: How to Discover Azure Virtual Machines in WhatsUp Gold 2018

A new feature in Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring product is the ability to monitor Azure Virtual Machines. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to add an Azure credential to WhatsUp Gold and how to set up an initial discovery to discover all Azure Virtual Machines in a subscription. … [Read more...]

Six Peer-Reviewed Alternatives to Gartner and Forrester Reports

If you work in IT, or if you're in any position to evaluate and choose IT tools, chances are you're familiar with the names Gartner and Forrester. … [Read more...]