Everything old is new again, at least for CIOs. That’s the word from Forbes, which notes that the top concerns for CIOs this year haven’t really changed from 2016: They’re still worried about cybersecurity, IT talent and the skill shortage and alignment of IT with the business.
What’s the purpose of business IT? Historically, technology departments were regarded as necessary budget lines to ensure corporate tech stayed up and running. Even recent developments such as cloud computing and big data analysis have focused less on the value IT brings to the organization and more on the role of technology professionals in making […]
IT support and service is evolving. As noted by Data Center Knowledge, application performance monitoring (APM) solutions are now rapidly transitioning into what research firm Gartner calls “Digital Experience Management” or DEM.
This year, most organizations will make the move from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, 85% of all enterprises will have at least started to deploy Windows 10 on their devices, with an eye to completing their migrations in 2019. It has been the fastest start […]
“Unplanned downtime”. If you’re looking to rile up IT admins or send tech experts into a cold sweat, there are few better phrases. It makes sense — according to recent research from Veeam, enterprises are losing $21.8 million per year on average in downtime and 87 percent expect an increase to future downtime costs. The […]
Nexthink Community and Nexthink Academy offer Education, Peer Learning and Inspiration for Customers, PartnersBy Heather Moses • June 26, 2017
In today’s digital age, online communities and virtual classrooms are sprouting up everywhere. It’s how today’s students, employees, partners and customers learn, engage with peers, network and even socialize. That’s why we just launched Nexthink Community and Nexthink Academy – providing a forum for Nexthinkers, customers and partners to learn from each other, share ideas […]
I am very excited to talk about the new Nexthink integration with the CMDB from ServiceNow, available from their application store. By keeping it healthy and lively with quality data, this unique integration will foster the success of your CMDB.
There was an interesting article in Financial Times this week that explains why it takes companies so long to patch their systems. It’s a shame to always have to hear from security professionals “if you would have installed this patch, this update, this version you wouldn’t have been compromised”. So, how can we accelerate patching operations to […]
WannaCry is Only the Beginning: New Age of Growing Ransomware Attacks Requires Greater Organizational VigilanceBy Jon Blumenfeld • May 15, 2017
The WannaCry (WCry) ransomware is spreading across organizations’ desktops and servers around the globe faster than wildfire and impacting virtually every business function. This Ransomware can propagate between desktops and servers and uses a recent exploit, which was patched by Microsoft on March 14, yet has been slow to be adopted by many organizations.
There’s a very high likelihood that you are vulnerable to WannaCry (WCry) and you don’t even know it. This ransomware is spreading across many organizations’ desktops and servers around the globe faster than the plague and impeding on diﬀerent business functions.