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The Unifying Force of Data

Someday, we may look back on IT as a subset of social science as much as a technological discipline. Because it sits at the intersection of business and technology, visibility…

My Life as IT Code: Part Four – Exercise and Sandbox

In previous posts in this “My Life” blog series, I’ve written quite a bit about the project management/on-task aspects of how I keep my focus and direction top of mind…

Understanding Your SQL Server Monitoring: Part 3 – Memory (RAM)

In this series, I’ve tried to help you see the importance of SQL Server® monitoring, and also understand what that monitoring is telling you. So far, we’ve looked at how…

Active Directory Monitoring

Active Directory, commonly known as AD, can be considered the heart of the IT infrastructure. It holds user account information, computers and servers, provides authentication and certificates. It even has…

Troubleshooting Exchange Issues

Now that you’ve configured monitoring and alerting for your applications, what are you going to do with the knowledge you’ve gained? Using some of the data that you receive from…

Understanding your SQL Server Monitoring: Part 2 CPU

Welcome back. Last time we met, I reiterated the importance of a good SQL Server monitoring solution, and not just monitoring, but monitoring intelligently. We also went over ways to…

Daily Monitoring of Microsoft Exchange

Email is the lifeline for almost every business in this world. When email is down businesses cannot communicate. There is loss of productivity, which could lead to dollars lost, which…

Understanding your SQL Server Monitoring: Part 1 Storage

As IT professionals, our main mission is to keep applications running successfully. Each application is judged by end-users, using different factors. Exchange is considered successful by users as long as…

Application Monitoring: From Fire Fighter to Psychic Powers

As IT professionals, we have all been there, the dreaded help desk call “Is email down?” (Replace with any business critical application). One of the worst things we deal with…

Improving Data Privacy in 2016

January 28 is Data Privacy Day (DPD). Observed since 2008, DPD brings awareness to the importance of data privacy and protection. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report,…

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