AppManager

Is there anything more annoying than using a Unified Communications (UC) or VoIP telephony service—and suddenly everyone sounds like malfunctioning androids trapped in some sort of infinite echo chamber? Hello? (Hello.) Can anyone hear me? Allusions to Pink Floyd aside—even today, UC/VoIP quality is still an issue, despite all the IT monitoring we do. But…

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wheaps
By: wheaps
Feb 27, 2015
3:30 pm
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I know what you’re thinking and no,  I’m not drunk.  What does monitoring have to do with better applications? Well,  for me,  a lot.  Think for a moment about who is involved with creating applications.  You’ve got developers (obviously), testers,  architects, project managers and probably a few other roles.  Now think about who supports the…

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Joe Rogers
Feb 4, 2015
7:12 am
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For those of you already familiar with NetIQ Operations Center’s Service Configuration Manager (AKA: SCM and/or BSCM), I’m going to discuss a specific feature of it.   I’m not going to go into SCM basics, just the specific feature of using a Hierarchy File. If you have ever encountered the situation where you need to…

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Tobin Isenberg
Feb 3, 2015
9:15 am
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Get ready for the Internet of (Every)thing!  As IT professionals, if we aren’t preparing for it now—we’re falling behind. But what exactly will the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for our IT environments going forward? How are we going to deliver on all this hype and buzz? The devil is always in the details, right?…

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wheaps
By: wheaps
Jan 22, 2015
2:25 pm
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Yah I know, another top 10 list, ok, this one is just 5, I was feeling a bit lazy today.  The reality is, each organization is different.  They have either not gotten to this point (list below) yet, or they are in it, or they have moved past some of them… or all (doubtful).  …

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Tobin Isenberg
Jan 21, 2015
12:15 pm
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I have had the luxury of working with so many (customers) companies over the years and seeing how their IT department is run.  With that I have learned so many things, both good and bad.  In some cases I have learned things that has changed some of my perceptions of how things should be done…

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Tobin Isenberg
Jan 15, 2015
3:33 pm
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You may not be aware but NetIQ’s AppManager has been upgraded with a bunch of new features.   The upgrade may not be obvious to the public, this was done a bit differently, it is not a dot upgrade (ie; 8.x to 9.x, 9.1 to 9.2), it is by activating the new features (even for…

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Tobin Isenberg
Jan 15, 2015
3:33 pm
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If you have ever watched TV,  you’ve probably seen a detective show or two.  The plot usually involves some kind of crime and then a team of citizens, detectives, coroners or whomever the show is about working for the next 40 minutes to figure out the who, what, when, where and why’s of the crime…

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Joe Rogers
Jan 14, 2015
9:07 am
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I use Twitter to try to keep up with what’s going on in the industry.  One of my favorite tweeps if Jonah Kowall from Gartner (@JKowall).  Jonah covers Availability and Performance monitoring which is very near and dear to my heart.  I don’t always agree with him but he has some great ideas and is…

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Joe Rogers
Dec 9, 2014
7:00 am
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There’s little doubt we live in a noisier IT world. The simple reason: we have created nosier IT environments. Yes–nosier. As IT professionals, we now have more insight into and more oversight over our infrastructure, systems and applications than we’ve ever had before. We can (and probably do) monitor just about everything nowadays. However, what…

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wheaps
By: wheaps
Dec 4, 2014
5:42 pm
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