Application Monitoring: Essential for Every Business
APM, or Application Performance Management, has come a very long way in a short period of time. Not so long ago, enterprise owners were frustrated with APM offerings that had a low level of integration and took up too much of their own staff’s time. What early APM offerings neglected to consider was that environments […]Read more
Storage: How do You Know if You Have Enough?
Today's IT departments are continually being challenged to prove their value from a return on investment standpoint to the C-suite. Many times they are seen as a cost center, when in fact, if managed properly, they can contribute huge savings to the bottom line. One area of considerable interest and concern for a corporation […]Read more
When Did You Last Test Your Backup, Recovery, and Archive Solution?
Human error. Natural disaster. Cyber attack. Corporate espionage. Intentional insider damage. That’s just the short list explaining the need for a robust backup, disaster recovery (DR), and archive solution. Unfortunately for your IT team, backup and DR plans aren't one-and-done. They require regular testing and revision to ensure they meet your current needs and match […]Read more
What Are The Newest Machine Learning Capabilities Offered By Splunk?
Since their start, Splunk has focused on machine learning. At the time, that meant analysis of log files and event data. As the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into its own, machine to machine (M2M) communication data will be the core of IoT and operational intelligence. At .conf2016, Splunk's annual user conference, Splunk announced new […]Read more
How Dell EMC Landed In the “Magic Quadrant”
40 zettabytes. That's the predicted size of the digital universe by 2020. Data is the big bang that brought this universe into existence. Big data. Structured data. Unstructured data. Businesses now must tackle managing and storing all this information, no matter what form it takes. Distributed file systems (DFS) and object storage are the software […]Read more
How to Use ID Management to Protect Yourself from Security Threats
Show of hands: Who thinks security will get easier in 2017? Obviously, no one thinks that. In fact, a roundup of 2017 cybersecurity predictions paints a fairly dire picture. Many of those predictions center around compromised passwords and lax identity and access management (IAM). That’s a top issue for good reason: The 2016 Verizon Data […]Read more
Solutions to Finance Your Digital Transformation
Digital transformation. That's a hot topic for nearly every business in existence. Most businesses are either in the middle of or planning for their own digital transformation. Each gives the phrase a different meaning. For one business, it may mean greater use of cloud technology. For another, the phrase signifies a simplified supply and distribution chain. […]Read more
Splunk Stakes Out Position As Cybersecurity Leader
Earlier detection. Faster response. That's the wish list of every cybersecurity practitioner. Splunk is trying to grant those wishes. At their fall conference, Splunk staked their claim as cybersecurity leader. That claim has merit as evidenced by their fourth straight year leading Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). In Splunk's response […]Read more