Archive for the ‘General’ Category

July 28th 2017 – SysAdmin Day. A day to celebrate the work, that often takes place behind closed doors, of System Administrators worldwide. We’re taking today to think about being a Sys Admin, in particular the pros and cons of the coveted role. First things first, what is a Systems Administrator? Officially they are responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as … Read more

The DMTF WS-Eventing standard was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 so that system administrators could centralize Windows event logs. As part of the open Web Services-Management (WS-Man) protocol that’s included in the Windows Management Framework (WMF), event forwarding provides a means to read and store event logs from Windows devices in one place. Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) is agentless, so you don’t need to install any additional software to … Read more

The GDPR is an EU regulation that will come into effect from 25 May 2018. The new directive aims to ensure that organisations have policies and procedures put in place to protect the data of EU citizens. Below is a checklist that is designed to assist organisations in complying with the GDPR. Awareness All employees, whether they are IT staff, executives, general administrators, consultants, sales and marketing executives, human resource … Read more

As you may or may not know, today is SysAdmin Day! In order to celebrate Sys Admins from all over the world we asked some of you on Spiceworks and LinkedIn what qualities you need if you want to survive in the world of system administration. Here 5 things you thought were important: 1. Patience Being a System Administrator often means completing tasks that require time and concentration. Sometimes you … Read more

A few weeks ago, InfoSecurity – Europe’s largest Information Security industry event – took place in London and we at Lepide exhibited our auditing and monitoring solution for the first time. Now that we have had time to collect our thoughts we thought it would be a good idea to share what we learnt from talking to some of the industry’s experts. What we learnt is that, despite evidence of … Read more

There’s certain phrases that are guaranteed to strike fear in hearts of IT admins everywhere. They are all too familiar and they invariably mean wasted time, more stress or late evenings at work. Here’s our top 10 spinetingling things for IT admins to hear: “I’d just got a coffee, put it next to my keyboard and somehow…..” “I know you’re busy but could I just get you to have a … Read more

Think about the last week’s worth of work you’ve accomplished. You put out a bunch of fires; performed some upgrades and new implementations of applications, systems, or servers; and even had a little time for planning some strategic initiatives for next quarter. But as you look over this work and focus specifically in on the manual tasks you performed, would you consider that work particularly efficient? An IT pro’s time … Read more

Death of a salesman

07.23.2015, General, by .

They hound you day after day, they try every trick in the book to get you on the phone and if one of these poor souls are lucky enough to get through they talk AT you like you care what they say. IT sales people more often than not are not a welcome interruption for the IT Manager. On average an IT Manager will get 12-14 calls a day from … Read more

  With a refreshing article presented few weeks back about IoT’ present scenario and how it is evolving with the proliferation of technology, better deal of interaction amongst people, entities, things, and the associated personal data; the entire IT ecosystem has accelerated from Big Data to Analytics. However, in order to let IoT evolve, it becomes important to focus on the key challenges, threats, and the opportunities that lie ahead. … Read more

More than 10 million servers all around the globe are running on Windows Server 2003. Support for the most used server OS is going to end on 14 July 2015. Afterwards, Microsoft will not release any service pack or update for this Operating System and will not provide any support to fix the technical issues you may face. It means the Windows Server currently being employed in an organization will … Read more

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