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Five worthy reads: Blockchain and IoT : A groundbreaking combination

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we delve into the leading-edge integration of Blockchain with IoT across industries to achieve increased security in data transfer and processing.  We can all agree that heaps of data are collected from every digital transaction, but how…

Effortlessly updating BIOS and patching drivers using Desktop Central

Did you know that one of the most common reasons for hardware failure is neglecting to update drivers and BIOS? If you don’t update your drivers, not only are you risking hardware failure, but you’re also missing out on any extra features the manufacturer has included in the update. As a result, your outdated driver may even start to affect your PC’s overall performance.…

The life of a sysadmin: Encircled by excessive tools

It’s 3am, and you’re woken up by frantic calls and messages from users at your company—this is the everyday life of a sysadmin. Constantly surrounded by numerous tickets and persistent users who require immediate solutions, the life of a sysadmin is not a bed of roses. Their tasks are not limited to server management, maintenance, and repair, but also completely supporting a smoothly running production…

Best practices for efficient password management: Tips, tricks, and techniques

Microsoft Active Directory made its inception nearly two decades ago. Since numerous organizations have depended on Active Directory to manage their IT landscapes. Over the years, Active Directory has undergone tremendous changes, yet there hasn’t been much development in the way we manage passwords. As enterprises embrace technology, data breaches have become the new reality. A report…

ManageEngine’s first User Conference in Canada delivers plenty of product training and fun

One hundred and fifty ManageEngine customers were treated to three action-packed days at this month’s Toronto User Conference. Each day featured a host of networking opportunities, as well as a bevy of one-on-one sessions with product experts. Much to our surprise, Day Two offered attendees even more excitement when the fire alarm at the Toronto Sheraton woke…

Five worthy reads: Infrastructure as Code, the single source of truth

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we explore the concept of Infrastructure as Code. From server setup and hardware configuration to application deployment, traditional end-to-end IT infrastructure management has high overhead and takes a lot of time and effort. With the advent of cloud computing, IT infrastructure has evolved to address the availability, scalability, and agility problems organizations face. Yet the issue of inconsistent configurations…