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No easy path, Part Two: Federal IT Modernization

By | October 24th, 2018|Blog|

IT modernization is a challenge in all organizations, but federal government CIOs might have it a little tougher than their enterprise counterparts. A new study on IT investment sheds light on how agencies are approaching federal IT modernization. The FedScoop/IBM study's main takeaway was that agencies are getting out of the onsite, fed-run data [...]

No easy path to IT modernization

By | October 24th, 2018|Blog|

Good luck finding a CIO that's not struggling with some aspect of IT modernization. The list of challenges is never ending: the IT skills gap, increasingly sophisticated security threats, IT/business alignment all requiring both tactical and strategic management. And what about innovation? Some days what feels like what was last week's next big thing [...]

Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Gartner announced their top 10 strategic technology trends at their annual conference in Orlando this month. Do you think they are on target? What's missing from their list? Scanning the list, it's clear that the top 10 technologies aren't necessarily stand-alone items, but many combine a few new or emerging areas to achieve new [...]

Automation & AI don’t make talent obsolete

By | September 20th, 2018|Blog|

The same (unfounded) concern we've heard for years from network admins that the automation functionality in Uplogix is going to take their job is being applied to AI in the workplace. It can't be further from the truth -- both technologies enable skilled admins to spend less time on routine tasks and augment the [...]

Malware infections vary by geography

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog|

No place is safe from malware and cyber attacks, but according to a new study, some locations seem to be more likely to suffer from infections. The top three cities in term of rate of infection are Atlanta, Orlando and Denver. Rounding out the top five are St. Louis and Tampa. The study included [...]

(Cyber) incident control

By | September 14th, 2018|Blog|

Looking to frame the Uplogix story around cyber resiliency the other day, we came up with a good metaphor: Uplogix works much like the incident control vehicles used by first responders in adverse weather or the all-too-frequent public safety incidents. We’ve all seen these vehicles on TV and a quick web search shows they are [...]

Managing hybrid networks with out-of-band

By | August 23rd, 2018|Blog|

The term hybrid network today encompasses traditional physical network infrastructure as well as networks created through network function virtualization (NFV) and even cloud networks. An out-of-band platform like Uplogix is in an interesting position to provide a consistent management platform for each, even as they co-exist within single organizations. Physical Networks This is what we [...]

The myth of best practices for networking

By | August 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Best practices face a challenge of acceptance when applied to any task or job function. In networking it's clearly difficult to declare anything a BEST practice because there are always so many variables. Questions about what is best often lead to an answer of "it depends." A recent thread on Reddit/Networking ran a vicious [...]

Cybersecurity training for university networks

By | August 10th, 2018|Blog|

Cybersecurity training classes were in session at the University of West Florida's Center for Cybersecurity as part of a joint effort between university and state agencies to strengthen the state's preparedness. By providing the government workforce with the latest information and learning resources, the goal of the partnership is to utilize university resources to [...]

Edge networking is a priority

By | August 7th, 2018|Blog|

Edge networking stood out as a key area of interest on a recent NetworkWorld survey, with more than half of respondents indicating they have immediate plans. The 8th annual State of the Network survey indicated a growing importance of edge networking as organizations look to reduce latency by bringing computing resources closer to the [...]