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Monthly Archives: September 2013

BYOD: What it means for you and your employees

Years ago, smartphones, computers, and the like were far less commonplace in the consumer market. Most often, they were purchased by companies for use by their employees. As these devices were employer controlled, it was relatively easy to control both the content accessed by the device and its security. However, as the smartphone and personal…
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Nagios: If you’re not monitoring your network, who is?

All too often I ask someone what problems they are having on their network and they don't really know.  Which is scary, because if you don't monitor your servers or devices, nobody else will!  If you don't know when servers are running out of disk space, overloaded with CPU usage, or when services like HTTP…
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Puppet: Automate and manage your systems

If you're still logging in to your systems with separate passwords, or manually pushing updates/installing packages, or just aren't sure if your dev/qa/stage envirorments match your production environment, puppet is for you. Puppet is a tool used to help you manage your systems.  It can push files, install software, and do many other things.  It…
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