No doubt you’ve seen the stats and heard about the rapid advance of Big
Data, how data doubles every two years, and the ginormous amounts of data
that will be tracked as more and more physical objects get connected to the
Internet. We all get that Big Data is huge and that it’s a key market
But what does all this mean on the ground, in the day to day activities of
the small business trying to survive? How effective is your Big Data
strategy? Your initial response may be that your data is not that “Big.”
Okay, that’s well and good, but how effectively are you leveraging the
information you DO have? Are you capturing 360 degree customer insights and
what people are saying about your products, brands, and services? Do you even
have a strategy in place to begin with?
If any of the answers... (more)
This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog.
It summarizes recent articles about website performance. How to make your web
site better, how to improve your users experience when they come to your
website and how to optimize the overall experience. Why? Because your friends
at Monitis.com care.
Mobile Web Stress: Understanding the Neurological Impact of Poor Performance
Author: Tammy Everts
While it’s clear that slow mobile web pages affect metrics, what really
goes on in the heads of mobile users who are experiencing poor performance?... (more)
Assigning access to IT monitoring tools isn’t an exact science. Data should
be available to those who use it effectively to make decisions. But who are
those people – and where in your organization will you find them?
Generally speaking, those with access to IT monitoring data should know how
to identify and prioritize network performance and security problems. Most
importantly, they should be capable of taking action when those problems
affect critical business processes. With those factors in mind, let’s
explore the advantages of providing IT monitoring access to various area... (more)
It’s hard to ensure there’s no downtime during an email server switch
when your coworkers keep asking you if their archived emails, contacts, and
calendar events will be transferred.
There’s no need to stress. Fend off your worried coworkers with some easy
how-to guides so they get their archived emails and you get to get some work
Outlook to Gmail. So your company wanted more email storage (off our server,
you shouted!) and the ability to access everything from any device. Congrats!
You’ve switched to Gmail. Now your coworkers are freaking out about
switching over ... (more)
When it comes to having a Linux server hosted in a data center or it is not
behind any kind of Firewall or NAT device there are a number of security
requirements that need to be addressed. Linux servers generally come with no
protection configured by default and depending on the hosting company or
distro can come preconfigured with many services installed that are not
required, including Web Servers, FTP Servers, Mail Servers and SSH Remote
The following is a compilation of various settings and techniques you can
employ to harden the security of your vulnerable Linux sys... (more)