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Microsoft Teams is a new chat tool that integrates the entire Office 365 environment. If you?re using Teams, you?ll be interested in this script from our support colleague Stephan Linke, which lets you send notifications from PRTG via Microsoft Teams to your colleagues and admin teams. In addition, you can also access the sensor, device or service that triggered the notification and acknowledge the alert.
If you?re using BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) and need an overview of all peers and their current status, you should have a look at the script our colleague from tech support, Luciano Lingnau, wrote.?
The perception of the IT administrator job is often influenced by buzzwords like Big Data or SDN. But the reality of the job often looks different. That's why we at Paessler wanted to know what really drives you in your everyday working life. What are your favorite tasks and how much time do you have to do them? Which technologies are you using already and which are not even under consideration at the moment?
What's your favorite software development buzzword:? Agile, DevOps, TDD, CI, CD??
This post is a follow up to our post from Oct 4, Refuse to Take Part in a DDoS Botnet?
One of the big topics in the IT world last week was the massive DDoS attack against Brian Krebs' "Krebs on Security" website, which appears to have come from compromised IoT devices, including security cameras.? As the Register reports, the attack is the largest known single DDoS attack to date, with over 152K devices involved, generating over 620Gbps in the attack. ? ?If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. (rephrased quote from Eldridge Cleaver) ?
? Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers and Greg Ross from Paessler for a discussion about smart network monitoring with PRTG.? Ethan, Greg and Greg discuss strategies for monitoring your IT infrastructure, how to deal with the complexity of monitoring large networks, and how to glean actionable information from multiple data points.
? Whether you read a technical blog, a newsletter from your favorite IT Guru, or a print magazine, you are confronted with topics such as SDN, IoT, Hyperconverged Systems or Big Data. But does this define what you are actually doing in your job? What are the topics that really matter to you? Help us to adjust our product and our communication to better suit your needs. It will only take about five minutes.
In the second part of our blog series about PRTG as a central information hub we show how we use PRTG internally to give our marketing team their most important metrics at a glance.
Unresolved support tickets, marketing figures, or current room bookings: PRTG Network Monitor can collect business-related information, process it, and distribute it.
Communication is one of the most critical factors for every company. You need to be in close contact with your customers and suppliers, and colleagues must be able to communicate with each other.
"Some applications on my computer are unacceptably slow!" Have you ever heard this from your colleagues? Maybe one of the first issues you think about as a system administrator is a bandwidth bottleneck, because limited performance of applications on the network may indicate a lack of available bandwidth. This results in delayed data packets being delivered to their destination and can lead to slow and unresponsive applications in your network. It can be pretty annoying when you're trying to do a great job and your system is hardly reacting!
When you are running your business based on a single software product, decisions about software development are as integral to your success as business decisions?in fact, they are directly related to your business. This is why the second part of this blog series about the inseparable connection between growth and agility focuses on the top 6 software development decisions we have taken in the last 15 years. These are the decisions that, in retrospect, we consider important?most of them didn't feel so important at the time:
Your business relies heavily on the Internet, and increasingly on cloud-based services in the Internet. And while you rely on PRTG Network Monitor as a great tool for discovering issues in your internal IT infrastructure, we want to make sure you're also aware of what PRTG offers for detecting issues in the public Internet. Because we understand how frustrating it is when you can't connect to an important server for, like, an entire weekend.
We use MapQuest as the default map service provider for geographical maps in PRTG. However, on Monday, July 11, MapQuest discontinued direct tile access to MapQuest legacy maps. If you're using the default map service provider settings in PRTG, your Geo Maps will probably look something like this: