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Applications

2020 Predictions: APM’s Year


As a new year approaches, we start to reflect on the year we’re leaving behind. While 2019 was the stepping stone for many technologies and changes in the industry from an APM perspective, 2020 will be the year APM takes center stage. And we …



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Applications

2020 Predictions: 2019 is Here to Stay


The end of a year always raises the same question—what’s next? We imagine all the new possibilities and opportunities 2020 will bring. We get so excited about what’s ahead, we tend to forget the amount of change that happened in the year we’re leaving …


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ITSM

The Growing Value of IT in the Business


Technology is a driving force in today’s business, regardless of industry. It’s how we connect to others a few feet away or across the globe—serving as a vehicle for communication that can spark creativity. Employees use smartphones and laptops nearly every part of the …


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Security

3 Ideas to Build a Better Cybersecurity Strategy


Data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies paints a sobering picture of the modern cybersecurity landscape. The CSIS, which has been compiling data on cyberattacks against government agencies since 2006, found the United States has been far and away the top victim …


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Systems

A POwerful SHortcut to Automating Operations


A few years back I was working at a SaaS provider when we had an internal hackathon. The guidelines were simple: As part of your project you had to learn something, and you had to choose a framework/methodology beneficial to the organization. I was …


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Database

Thoughts on the VividCortex Acquisition


I visited the Austin office this past week, my last trip to SolarWinds HQ for 2019. It’s always fun to visit Austin and eat my weight in pork products, but this week was better than most. I took part in deep conversations around our …


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Applications

Say Kubernetes One More Time, I Dare You


Introduction OK, so the title is hardly original, apologies. But it does highlight the buzz for Kubernetes still out there not showing any signs of going away anytime soon. Let’s start with a description of what Kubernetes is: Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source …



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ITSM

5 IT Service Management Resolutions for 2020


For many, New Year’s resolutions emphasize a fresh start and becoming better versions of themselves; adopting a healthier lifestyle, being more organized, starting a business, starting a family. The list of resolutions is infinite. But how are organizations preparing for the new year? It’s …