IT Operations

December 18, 2020 Buying Software? Here's How to Negotiate

In the market for software? Learn why it's important to have multiple vendors at the negotiation table.

October 14, 2020 Morpheus Leads the Shift from Cloud Management Platform to Hybrid Cloud Application Orchestration with Its 5.0 Release

The Morpheus cloud management platform (CMP) has moved beyond its original focus on DevOps automation and self-service. Morpheus provides a management control plane to enable users to deploy workloads anywhere. Such a control plane is the way of the future for managing complex enterprise technology stacks.

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 22, 2020 Noncompliance in O365 or M365 With Microsoft Is as Easy as Counting From One to Three

With lots of functionality being provisioned/deployed at the tenant level, Microsoft is happy to sit back for now, watch, and start auditing in the future.

April 15, 2020 ServiceNow’s Orlando Release Focuses on AI With Now Intelligence

ServiceNow’s Orlando release introduced Now Intelligence, a set of features that strengthen ServiceNow’s lead in the AI-powered IT service management (ITSM) and digital transformation space.

April 15, 2020 VMware Has Issued a Patch for 10.0 CVSS Vulnerability on vCenter – Patch Now!

VMware has issued the highest Common Vulnerability Scoring System 3 (CVSSv3) rating, 10.0, on a vulnerability (CVE-2020-3952) found on its VMware vCenter Server version 6.7 software. VMware now has a patch to address this vulnerability, and administrators are urged to install the patch as soon as possible.

March 17, 2020 COVID-19: Take These Four Steps Now to Weather the Storm

The reality of our new world is finally sinking in, with COVID-19 sprawling across the globe. The actions you take now will determine how well organizations will weather this economic shutdown.

February 04, 2020 Project Zero Extends Its Vulnerability Disclosure Agreement to 90 Days, Changes to Follow

Project Zero is changing its vulnerability disclosure policy to give software developers more time to patch vulnerabilities. The policy is now shifted to a stringent 90-day policy.

February 04, 2020 Citrix Systems Remain Vulnerable Despite Patching Attempts

A Citrix vulnerability first discovered on December 17, 2019 is being continually exploited by ransomware attackers despite patching attempts by Citrix.

January 30, 2020 Tenable Chosen as the Successor for BeyondTrust’s Vulnerability Management Suite; BeyondTrust Steps Aside

Announced on December 31, 2019, BeyondTrust named Tenable as the successor to its Vulnerability Management suite.

January 30, 2020 Department of Defense Seeks Improved Patch Management Tech: Why You Should Care

On January 15, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an open call to vendors to fulfill a contract to help improve their technology and inventory management.

January 30, 2020 Bishop Fox Discovers Eight Vulnerabilities in ConnectWise: Patching a Managed Service Provider

Cybersecurity firm Bishop Fox identified eight vulnerabilities in ConnectWise’s remote control and remote access software.

January 28, 2020 Microsoft Self-Service Purchasing in Office 365

Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.

January 27, 2020 Microsoft Simplifies Its Endpoint Management Stack With Endpoint Manager

Microsoft’s overlapping endpoint management solutions (SCCM, Intune) have confused users. Microsoft itself has acknowledged this problem and resolved it by uniting its co-management services under one banner: Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

January 22, 2020 Ivanti Changes Direction: It Has Installed New Leadership With Experience in Enterprise Software, Mergers & Acquisitions

Clearlake Capital is shaking up Ivanti’s leadership. Expect greater focus on efficiency and acquisitions beyond ITSM and IT operations.

January 16, 2020 Microsoft Endpoint Manager Combines ConfigMgr and Intune, Helping IT Adapt to the World of Mobile Work

Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is leaving System Center and joining Intune under the Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) portfolio. It’ll take years to stop writing SCCM, but co-management is an exciting feature.

January 07, 2020 ServiceNow New York is Here

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.

November 21, 2019 Quest On Demand Adds Office 365 License Management

Quest On Demand has added two new features to help organizations further streamline Office 365 management and potentially reduce costs.

November 04, 2019 SolarWinds Expands Support for Hybrid IT Operations

SolarWinds has announced updates to its IT operations management suite of products. These updates will improve users’ ability to monitor, manage, and secure hybrid operations.

October 30, 2019 Technology’s New Morality Play – Time to Throw Out the Script and Start Improvising

VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.

October 30, 2019 VMware CEO Shows Why Citizen Developers Are the Inevitable Result of Cloud Growth

Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.