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Networks Security

5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity

April 3, 2018

Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s effort to balance cybersecurity with continued innovation was underscored in late 2016 with the …


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How Efficiency and Security Needs Shape Agency Clouds

March 27, 2018

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist As more agencies adopt the cloud, here’s an applicable article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he suggests achieving a balance between security and efficiency. Federal agencies are using the cloud more than …



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Assessing Database Health and Performance

March 13, 2018

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database health and performance. Part of the problem with managing databases is that many people consider database health and performance to be one and the same, but that’s not necessarily …


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It’s Time to be Honest with Ourselves

March 6, 2018

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Leon Adato, in which he suggests that honesty is best policy. IT professionals have a tough job. They face the conundrum of managing increasingly complex and hybrid …


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Networks Systems

Network Monitoring Overload and How to Survive

February 27, 2018

It’s always good to have a periodic reminder to consider what we’re monitoring and why. Here’s an applicable article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers some tips on avoiding alert overload. If you’re receiving so much monitoring information that you don’t …


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Digital Experience Monitoring’s Role in Government

February 20, 2018

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist I like the idea of taking a holistic view of the user experience. Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, where he introduces and discusses Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM). Agencies are moving …


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The Path to Hybrid IT Success

February 13, 2018

There may still be a few skeptics out there, but cloud adoption is getting commonplace. Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, where he offers suggestions on simplifying the complexity. The idea of moving IT infrastructure to the cloud may have initially …


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Security

Building a Solid Security Foundation to Support the NIST Framework

February 7, 2018

Last year, the White House issued an Executive Order designed to strengthen cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies. The EO requires agencies to adhere to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, popularly known as “the framework.” Henceforth, …



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