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The Visibility Gap: How to Avoid Blind Spots in IT Monitoring

IT monitoring is a requirement of the modern IT organization for ensuring the health and security of all layers in the IT stack. But, as inclusive as organizations try to…

Can They Really See That Data? Auditing Access Controls Across Environments

“Who has access to sensitive financial data in our organization?” Assuming you have a definition of what “sensitive financial data” means for your organization, can you easily answer this question?…

Do You Need an Alert for Your Alerts? Building Smarter Monitoring Systems

Traditional systems monitoring solutions poll various counters (typically simple network management protocol [SNMP]), pull in data and react to it. If an issue requiring attention is found, an event is…

A Guide to Enterprise Cost Containment for Monitoring Pros

In this enterprise cost containment series, we’ve tackled a range of topics from cloud to professional services and more. Now, I want to dive into the topic you may have…

Automation for the (Cost-Savings) Win!

The experienced IT professional is no stranger to the term “automation.” However, many don’t fully grasp the potential this word presents to IT processes, including the fast-growing realm of intelligent…

7 Strategies to Contain Network Costs (Layer 6 Will Amaze You)

First, thanks for indulging the clickbait title joke. Serialization is the unsung hero of harmonizing network and application relations and deserves the occasional, snarky callout. Moreover, identifying how the unique…

How Silos Kill TCO and ROI

“Silo” is a long-standing term that’s too often thrown about in IT organizations. Silos don’t happen overnight, and they’re typically caused by one person or group maintaining control over an…

Better Tools = Better Monitoring

Everyone loves tools. Whether you’re a weekend craftsman, an aspiring chef, or a serious IT professional, the tools you use can make your tasks much easier. Monitoring tools in IT…

Cost Challenges That Keep Execs and Admins Awake at Night

Reining in costs and ensuring your IT organization maximizes its technical ROI is a delicate balancing act of office politics and well-rooted processes. IT cost challenges tend to vary from…

The Case for Cost Containment With Professional Services and Staff Augmentation

At the start of our enterprise cost containment series, Leon examined what cost containment is and why IT pros should care. Basically, you should care how your projects and work…