This is a conceptual overview of indexes rather than a technical deep dive. So we will not discuss b-tree searches and wait states.
ITIL and ITSM have been around a long time, and many IT professionals still do not understand what an IT service is, including many ITIL experts. ITIL defines a service as:
"A means of delivering value to Customers by facilitating Outcomes [which] Customers want to achieve without the ownership of specific Costs and Risks."
Cisco SMARTnet Services have always been an add-on for Cisco products. It is product service support after hardware is purchased. It used to be considered the fries with the burger, the dessert to the dinner, but it has become much more than that. SMARTnet Services provide product IOS updates, TAC Support, Bug Fixes, product replacement within specific time frames, access to technical blogs, product updates and Cisco communities.
The need for SAM has never been greater. Legal authorities such as the BSA and software vendors such as Adobe, Microsoft, and Oracle are becoming increasingly vigilant. IT research firm Gartner expects software vendors to double the number of audits they perform in the next two to three years.
Today’s computing workplace continues to grow beyond the confines of your internal network at an ever quickening pace. No longer is your typical user tied to their desk within your office. With virtual workforces, road warriors, and the increasing trend of BYOD among businesses, IT organizations are faced with a growing challenge of managing their assets and supporting their users, when those users can be located anywhere in the world.
You may be hearing a lot about the software-defined data center (SDDC). Let’s take a step back to discover what a software-defined data center actually is (at least in today’s terms).
Over time, IT provisioning tasks have generally been the same (simplified for ease of reading):
Microsoft Server 2012 R2 brought substantial changes and enhancements to the SQL platform. These enhancements provide a robust, scalable platform for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of Microsoft’s cloud experience and leverage that into their own data centers. Let’s take a brief look at what some of these changes can provide.
Microsoft released their newest version of their Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) version 8.5 in July, 2013 and what an exciting version it is.
Microsoft Active Directory Migration Toolkit (ADMT) is often used when consolidating or splitting Active Directory Domains and Forests.
Microsoft Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) is used to migrate Active Directory objects between domains in the same forest, or between Active Directory forests. Active Directory migration could be for consolidation, due acquisition, or redesign of Active Directory to meet new business requirements. Active Directory migration could also be split between Active Directory forests due to business diversification.
The amount of data gathered on your environment with a LANDesk Management Suite implementation can be staggering. Suddenly every small detail of every workstation in your environment is available for scrutiny. From hardware data to software usage, a complete picture of your environment begins to form.