All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Monitoring’
FBI Director Robert Mueller made headlines by admitting that the federal government has used drones to surveil residents of the United States. Mueller acknowledged that pilotless aircraft with surveillance capabilities were used in a “very minimal way” and only on “particularized cases” with “particularized needs.” In the wake of Edward Snowden’s claims about federal telephone surveillance, the capacity of the …
Some time ago, Google announced that it would install a number of solar panels on the much-discussed Googleplex. Those panels are now in place, on, and, according to the company, generating “an electricity output capable of powering approximately 1,000 average California homes.”
This article is an excerpt from the book: Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with C# 2005.
It’s interesting that, just before I get ready to discuss online reputation monitoring at SES San Jose, Reuters is facing a blog storm.
Recently, a small company called Umbria Market Research got a profile in Forbes Small Business. Their service Buzz Reports was the focus. Buzz Reports is a blogosphere monitoring service costing upwards of $60,000 or more a year. And they maintain they’re the cheap ones.
Choosing the correct Network Monitoring Software can be a very costly experience. This Article explains one solution using Cittio’s WatchTower.
In order to determine which advertising and marketing efforts are effective you must have ways to measure the results of those efforts. Alerts and instant notifications can be instrumental in monitoring search engine position, trademarked terms, monitoring competitors and staying abreast of online occurrences. And, of course, the notification can be used for “ego searches”.
Why care about disk free space?
The obvious answer is that low free space means upcoming problems, like the inability to receive mail (for mail servers) or the inability to store new files (for file servers). There are numerous obvious reasons why free space is an operations management priority.
Most businesses investing in pay-for-placement advertising on search engines know if their campaigns are making or losing money. But most know little more. According to one Internet expert, a deeper understanding of available data can make or save a company a lot of money.
Solution Offers Enhanced Functionality and Services for Widely Used Open Source IT Monitoring Tool.
Five Years Out, Company Extends Leadership in Web-Based, IT Monitoring Market It Helped Define .
Bill Huang sits down at his computer. As he connects to the Internet, he glances out at the sun poking its nose above the Hong Kong skyline. It will be another busy day, and he has to order those slippers for his wife before rushing off to a meeting.
Did you ever run out of disk space on an important machine? Never? Well, I’ve done so and experienced all the headaches that come along with this situation. In this article, I describe how I implemented a basic automatic monitor system with the help of a little scripting.
Monitoring Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 is important even for small environments. Automatically monitored, critical failures can often be avoided. But how to monitor a system without too much effort? The basic idea behind a successful monitoring and alerting system is to centralize all system events at a single monitoring station. Once the information is centralized, it can be used to build an alerting system or even carry out corrective actions.
Many modern systems provide a way to watch a directory for events (new files, reading the directory, modification of a file in the directory, etc.). This facility can be done in various ways, from providing hooks in the filesystem code itself to something that watches for inode changes. Linux and BSD have several possibilities in that regard, including dnotify, changedfiles, and watch.
In April, a CERT advisory announced the discovery of two separate buffer-overflow vulnerabilities in Snort, a popular security-monitoring tool used for detecting suspicious network activities. This development was disturbing and ironic: system administrators install and run programs like Snort to improve security, and don’t often consider the possibility that the tools themselves might be attacked and exploited to create entirely new security holes. It’s therefore important to understand precisely what happened here, especially since the same mechanisms used against Snort could threaten other security tools.
Increasing numbers of companies are recognizing the importance of high search engine rankings as part of their overall marketing strategy. Unfortunately, many do not recognize that search engine marketing is an ongoing process, rather than a one-time “quick fix”. Protecting high rankings, once attained, is critical to the ongoing success of any search engine marketing initiative. It is also important to approach your monitoring efforts with a solid strategy and a proper mindset. The following five tips can help.