A Database Administrator (DBA) is like a racecar technician. Building and optimizing a high-performance vehicle requires minuscule fine-tuning and attention to detail. A tweak here and an adjustment there could shave just a fraction of a second from your lap time. Of course, that fraction of a second could determine whether you win or lose … Read moreSQL and Database Performance Tuning Guide and Checklist: Expert Tips
Is there a silver bullet for making policy and risk compliance easier? While there is no single solution which will manage compliance end-to-end, the answer may surprise you. But first a little background. Introduction Risk Management is fundamental to maintain a successful enterprise. The purpose of Risk Management is to identify uncertainties, hazards, exposures, liabilities … Read morePolicy Compliance or Network Configuration Management?
Whether you are preparing to enter the job market for the first time, or have been working for the majority of your life, now is an excellent time to begin a career as an IT professional. The tech market has been booming over the past few decades and shows no signs of slowing down with … Read moreHow to Get an IT Job: Succeeding in Your IT Career
Networks are growing in size and complexity. For many, this growth is being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, Cloud, and even Software Defined Networking (SDN). As these trends, and the many changes they bring, impact your network, the big question you need to answer is this: Do I have the network configuration … Read moreBest Free Network Configuration and Change Management Tools
Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) is so business critical that it’s featured in a Gartner magic quadrant. At the same time, it is so new that even Wikipedia does not know what it is. (related read: What is Digital Experience Monitoring (and Why Should You Care)? Why is that? Monitoring as a practice is as old as dirt, … Read moreThe Evolution of the Web and Digital Experience Monitoring
Are you looking for the best conferences or events to attend to learn what’s new in the IT world? We’ve put together the top conferences and organized them according to topic to help you choose the ones you want to attend in 2016. TOP UP-AND-COMING CONFERENCES Spiceworld: Every year, SpiceWorks™ organizes this event to bring together … Read moreBest Tech Conferences for IT Professionals
Cisco Live is always a great place to check in on the latest developments in the networking world, and this year was no exception. There were 27,000 attendees and no shortage of booths, demonstrations, talks, and presentations from which to learn. If you were unable to attend, or just didn’t get to everything, here are … Read moreTop 5 Developments at Cisco Live
People using our services would be very familiar with our basic HTTP Uptime check by now. After all, it’s our most used feature. Something a lot of our users might not know is that you can make the HTTP checks more advanced by using the Optional settings of the check. You find these settings under … Read moreMake the most of your HTTP check: best practice for optional settings