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Beer and IT Systems Management: Two Peas in a Pod?

It’s written in Ecclesiastes “there’s nothing new under the sun”.  However, this blog would beg to differ.  When was the last time you read an analysis of IT Systems Management tools in terms of its similarities to beer?  Can’t think of an instance?  Well, rest easy because we’re breaking new ground here.  The first similarity [...]


Under Attack …. from Oxymorons?

Jumbo Shrimp. Great Depression. Deafening Silence. Virtual Reality. These are all terms known as “Oxymorons”, defined by Webster as “a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction”. Put your mind to it and you can probably come up with several more that are peppered into our everyday vernacular. However, there’s one [...]


Surfing The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty: How To Get the Best Diagnostic Information

Without the pornography industry the Internet wouldn’t be half as big and popular as it currently is.  Okay, maybe “half as big” is a stretch.  After all, if it weren’t for e-commerce, I’d actually have to get dressed, leave the house, and go to three different stores to fulfill my deodorant, wine, and apparel needs [...]


To Pull or Not To Pull, That is the Question

While this question is hardly as timeless as the words spoken by Shakespeare's Hamlet, it’s still a question relevant to those of us who live in the day-to-day world of systems and network management. What is the best way to get statistics and status from all the disparate elements that make up the systems we’re [...]