Gartner strategic predictions for 2017+

By | October 19th, 2016|Blog|

If you believe the self fact-check, the annual Gartner strategic predictions are right 78% of the time. This might make the three-to-five year tech outlook worth paying attention. Here is a look at a few of the 10 predictions. Through 2019, every $1 that enterprises invest in innovation will require an additional $7 in core execution. [...]

Oil & Gas satcom mood tied to price of oil

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

Last week's Oilcomm show in Houston had a strange feel to it. In addition to no lines at the afternoon beer stands, the sound of silence echoing through the oil & gas satcom tradeshow seemed to be driven by the price of oil. At least three different visitors to the Uplogix booth referenced the current [...]

Network modernization requires flexibility

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

For governmental (and some commercial too!) IT groups, network modernization takes more than incremental improvements, according to the Social Security Administration's IT chief. SSA CIO Rob Klopp told an AFCEA audience that technology is advancing too rapidly to catch up a little at a time. "You will not be able to take a 20-year-old technology and [...]

Oracle’s 80/20 rule for the data center

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|

At this week's Oracle OpenWorld conference, CEO Mark Hurd said that the move out of the corporate data center and full-on into the cloud will provide the innovation dollars CIOs are desperately looking for. Hurd said IT groups are forced to spend about 80% of their budgets on old, inefficient IT infrastructure and applications, including [...]

User access a challenge to lock down

By | September 20th, 2016|Blog|

User access remains a pain for most companies according to a recent survey, with few IT managers reporting that they are satisfied with managing privileged-user access. The study by the Ponemon Institute with Forcepoint, showed that privileged users (defined as database admins, network engineers, IT security pros and cloud custodians) unsurprisingly have the most useful [...]

Critical infrastructure cybersecurity gains new awareness

By | September 16th, 2016|Blog|

It's a common refrain that when it comes to critical infrastructure cybersecurity, it's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when. Cyberattacks around the world have shown the potential dangers of such an attack. Industrial control systems (ICS) are increasingly under attack, with the number of reported incidents in the US alone up 17 percent [...]

Remote access to my network, Scotty!

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog|

Fifty years ago, the premier of the iconic sci-fi franchise Star Trek went boldly were no man has gone before. Today, Uplogix boldly delivers remote access so that no man (or woman!) has to go on truck rolls again. Well, maybe not ever again, but we can pretty boldly manage network infrastructure with a combination [...]

Satellite providers in the energy industry look to diversify

By | August 25th, 2016|Blog|

With an energy industry shaken by oil prices that have remained low due to oversupply, related support industries like satellite providers are looking to diversify their offerings beyond oil and gas. One example is Uplogix customer, RigNet. In an interview with Via Satellite magazine, CEO Steven Pickett outlined additional markets where RigNet can leverage its existing [...]

Healthcare IT networks front line for cyberattacks

By | August 24th, 2016|Blog|

The month of August has seen a surge in cyberattacks on healthcare IT networks in the US using the Locky ransomware, a more highly evolved and effective version of the CryptXXX family of ransomware. Locky is so named because it locks down files and demands payment to free them and is distributed through social engineering methods. [...]

V2I like local connection to network infrastructure

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog|

A good analogy for the local connections used by Uplogix to manage network infrastructure is a new project by Audi of America that puts vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology that will give cars the ability to communicate with traffic signals. This will provide vehicle IT systems with real-time information from centralized traffic management systems that monitor traffic [...]