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A functional, high-performance IT infrastructure is a must for public institutions. Public authorities and municipalities are faced with specific challenges: in many cases, different locations need to be integrated into a central IT infrastructure. Internet portals provide citizens with services outside of business hours. This mitigates peak hours and relieves the staff, but also requires maximum IT availability - around the clock. And the data is often highly sensitive, requiring maximum security.
Every system administrator, at some point, needs to take an important service offline temporarily, for scheduled maintenance or for upgrades. This article provides guidance on what to include in a downtime announcement and how to communicate upcoming maintenance windows to your users.?Our experience as a company with 180 employees spread around the world is that it's critical to communicate very thoroughly to avoid confusion and resulting loss of productivity.
You love your job It takes no effort to do your tasks You are in a flow Congratulations! You've achieved flow! For all of you who are not in a flow, here are some ideas on how to get there. ?
Passwords are annoying. The more complex they are, the greater the effort to memorize and enter them. As an administrator, you are responsible for the IT security in your organization - and secure user passwords are an essential component. This is where you become an "educator": Help your users with a simple strategy to create secure passwords.
A well-worn phrase has been doing the rounds for a few years: "Work should be something you do, not somewhere you go." Allowing employees to work from home (WFH) is a measure now being undertaken by most companies, at least to some degree. Technology allows it to happen almost seamlessly and it offers obvious benefits to both parties, but it is not all plain sailing. Here are some dos and don'ts for both employers and employees, so that expectations are clear, everyone stays productive and those aforementioned benefits can be realised effectively.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), that has accompanied IT professionals for decades, is available on a large number of devices and solutions. This is great because it's one of the most basic technologies for monitoring and other network management tasks. Although SNMP won't fix the internet for you, you won't come across SNMP if you are a system administrator and responsible for IT infrastructure.
With the Firebox product series, US-based network security specialist WatchGuard offers a line of network security appliances for small, medium and large businesses with different form factors and also for cloud-based IT infrastructures. With PRTG Network Monitor you are able to remotely monitor WatchGuard firewalls, so you always have an eye on your Firebox?s availability and performance, and can react immediately if any problems occur.
Needless to say, we think PRTG is awesome. But why should you be interested? Our sysadmin Greg got in front of a camera for us and answered this question. We think he did a great job explaining why PRTG really is awesome. Watch our brand new product video and tell us what you think:
IoT is coming; don't let it catch your network off guard. To prepare the network to support a plethora of connected devices, consider these seven tips.
In 2015 an international group of "digital bank robbers" hacked accounts and accounting systems and manipulated ATMs, robbing nearly one billion dollars from around 100 banks worldwide.
Even after 20 years in business, we are super proud every day that 180,000 admins rely on PRTG Network Monitor to keep track of more than 5 million devices. Hearing how they use our software and what they would like to achieve with it is key to our development and ensures we are supporting system administrators in the right way. This is why we are always happy to hear from users, whether they meet us at an event, shoot us an email or take part in our customer survey.
Are you responsible for a distributed IT landscape, i.e. a central network and various other data centers, branches, offices, customer networks, etc.? And are you looking for a monitoring solution that allows you to centrally monitor all networks and locations? Then you should take a look at PRTG Network Monitor: The PRTG Remote Probes offer a streamlined and affordable option to integrate distributed sites into a central monitoring system. What other suppliers offer as polling engines, collectors, or pollers, often as expensive extensions, Paessler offers free of charge and unlimited with any PRTG license.
With the TeraStation series, the Japanese storage specialist Buffalo offers a NAS solution, offering small and medium sized business a cost-effective and reliable option for central data storage. The latest PRTG Network Monitor release (17.1.29, February 2017) includes a new sensor and a device template for the Buffalo TeraStation. So you have an eye on your TeraStation's availability and performance all the time and can react immediately if any issues occur.
There is no way a network administrator has never heard of SNMP. Or, let's say it in a positive way: Every network administrator will come across SNMP, sooner or later. And it doesn't matter how old you are. As a professional network administrator, it is your job to manage your company's information technology. You ensure its availability, you keep it performant, you identify and solve problems quickly, you take care of security. This means that you prevent loss of revenue, or ultimately, even loss of lives depending on who you work for. Customers, patients as well as your company and its staff rely on your work. Curious about SNMP? The following lines give you an introduction to SNMP, from a bird's-eye view.
Under the right conditions, a suitable network monitoring solution can become the central organization and control authority of a clinic and ensure the complete operation.