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What Your ITSM Vendors Don’t Want You to Know about Discovery Technology

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

Are you comfortable with how your IT Service Management (ITSM) processes address the volume, diversity and rate of change present in your IT environment? Comfortable enough to bet your job on it?   Most traditional ITSM systems and their associated offerings are structured around configuration management processes....

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Top Five Enterprise Data Layers

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

Layered data models have been with us for decades. During the 70’s, businesses communicated using proprietary networking architectures, such as the seven-layer IBM SNA model. Today, the six-layer OSI networking model, which is the basis of the Internet, has evolved to dominate business communications. It...

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Benefits of Machine Learning in IT Infrastructure

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

During the next 5 years, machine learning is poised to play a pivotal and transformational role in how IT Infrastructure is managed. Two key scenarios are possible: transforming infrastructure from a set of under-utilized capital assets to a highly efficient set of operational resources through...

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Top Five Reasons to Use Verified Asset Discovery

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During February 2017, Forrester Research published a report titled, “IT Efficiency Begins with Effective Discovery and Dependency Mapping,” sponsored by BMC, which focuses on the benefits of using discovery and mapping tools.   Blazent asserts that the value of discovery and mapping data is far more valuable...

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Securing the Internet of Things

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

This blog post, covering the Internet of Things, considers security challenges. Security has always been a high order concern in distributed systems, even if it’s only dozens of devices. Now think of the increased scope of this challenge where people routinely speak of billions of...

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Top 5 Security Breaches of 2016

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

At the end of last year, Sarah Kuranda wrote an article on The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016 for CRN. 2016 was, unfortunately, another big year for data breaches. While, organizations understandably do not like to share how they were compromised, having the assurance...

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Information Technology, Operational Technology and the Internet of Things

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Dan Ortega, Vice President Marketing, Blazent Inc.   /  

This blog has previously mentioned the relationship between IT Asset Management (normally under the control of IT) and Fixed Asset Management (normally under the control of OT – Operational Technology). In equipment-intensive verticals, such as manufacturing or healthcare, OT is one of the largest categories...

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Top 5 Benefits of Doing IoT Right

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Pradeep Bhanot   /  

IoT is fast becoming a mainstream buzzword because the cost of the technology, which essentially enables automated data collection, is decreasing rapidly. Manual alternatives for data collection and analysis are not only error-prone, but also unfeasible given the stunning volume of data currently entering most...

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The Two Faces of Internet of Things (IoT) in the Data Center

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The ascension of the Internet of Things (IoT) will have two profound effects on data center operations. First, IoT techniques will continue to increase their utility for core data center operational processes, and second, broader use of IoT-enabled infrastructure will challenge data center capacity and...

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