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  29. <description><![CDATA[<p>I have been confirmed as an IBM Champion for 2018! I am honored to have been recognized as an IBM Champion for the second consecutive year. It truly means a lot to me to be apart of such a prestigious group of thought leaders. I would like to thank all of the people in the..</p>
  30. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/ibm_champion_2018/">I&#8217;m an IBM Champion for 2018!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  32. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I have been confirmed as an IBM Champion for 2018! I am honored to have been recognized as an IBM Champion for the second consecutive year. It truly means a lot to me to be apart of such a prestigious group of thought leaders.</p>
  33. <p>I would like to thank all of the people in the IBM community who nominated me for this award. I would also like to thank the IBM Champion program manager, Libby Ingrassia, collaboration champion manager, Alan Hamilton, and the rest of the IBM Champion program managers for making this all possible.</p>
  34. <p>Being recognized as an IBM Champion drives me to continue to work hard and embrace my leadership role within the IBM community. When I am not developing new enhancements for VitalSigns, I try to give back to the community by sharing tips and best practices videos on my blog. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to conduct a knowledge sharing session at IBM Think this March in Las Vegas. My session will cover how to identify internal champions and drive adoption in IBM Connections by running simple queries.</p>
  35. <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://myibm.ibm.com/events/think/all-sessions/session/3119" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View more about my session</a></strong></span></p>
  36. <p>If you are planning to attend THINK and are currently leveraging IBM Connections I would highly recommend my session. Even if you are not on Connections, stop by the RPR Wyatt booth and say hello and ask us how to extend the life of your Domino apps.</p>
  37. <p>Can’t make it to Think? Let us know and we will send you our post show report, my speaking slides, and a chance to enter into our giveaway!</p>
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  47. <pubDate>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:06:14 +0000</pubDate>
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  59. <description><![CDATA[<p>IBM’s recent announcement of their plans to invest in Notes Domino 10 and Beyond is great news for Domino advocates like myself. IBM plans to continue innovation in the collaboration space by investing in the Domino product family – Domino, Notes, Sametime and Verse. The recent commitment to Domino into 2018 and beyond has been..</p>
  60. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/notes-domino-10/">IBM to Invest in Notes Domino 10 and Beyond: What Does This Mean For Us..</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  63. <p>IBM’s recent announcement of their plans to <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/social-business/2017/10/25/ibm-announces-investment-notes-domino-version-10-beyond/">invest in Notes Domino 10 and Beyond</a></strong></span> is great news for Domino advocates like myself. IBM plans to continue innovation in the collaboration space by investing in the Domino product family – Domino, Notes, Sametime and Verse. The recent commitment to Domino into 2018 and beyond has been made possible due to a recent partnership between IBM and <strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.hcltech.com/">HCL Technologies</a></span></strong>.</p>
  64. <blockquote>
  65. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>“To show IBM’s level of commitment to stakeholders, the company is entering into a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to begin delivering on the roadmap with the intent to release version 10 of the Domino portfolio next year. The goal of the partnership is to drive future development of the Domino product family, energize the offering, and protect clients’ investments.”</em></p>
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  68. <hr />
  69. <h4 style="text-align: left;">So what does this new announcement mean for long time Domino users?</h4>
  70. <h2><strong>FeaturePacks?</strong></h2>
  71. <p>Going back to February at IBM Connect 2017, IBM made a big announcement that they planned to release Feature Packs and support only for the Domino product family. While this was good news at the time, I am fairly postivite that the plans for Domino 10 and beyond brings not only joy but also a bit of relief to organizations leveraging Domino.</p>
  72. <p>In a time where migrations off the platform are on the rise, this is a huge step in the right direction by IBM to enable organizations to continuing leveraging their Domino investments.</p>
  73. <h2><strong>New Partner Relationships</strong></h2>
  74. <p>IBM’s recent partnership with HCL Technologies will help them develop the new release as well as many other products including:</p>
  75. <ul>
  76. <li>IBM Notes and Domino</li>
  77. <li>IBM SmartCloud Notes</li>
  78. <li>IBM Notes Traveler</li>
  79. <li>IBM Mobile Connect</li>
  80. <li>IBM Verse</li>
  81. <li>IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO)</li>
  82. <li>IBM WISPR</li>
  83. <li>IBM Enterprise Integrator (LEI)</li>
  84. <li>IBM Sametime portfolio</li>
  85. <li>IBM Connections Chat/Meetings</li>
  86. <li>IBM Client Access (ICAA)</li>
  87. </ul>
  88. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  89. <p>But what does this mean for current IBM customers and business partners? Well, thankfully the anwser is pretty simple, nothing. Customers and business partners will continue to engage with IBM as they previously have before. IBM plans to avoid as much distruption as possible with their existing client relationships. The new partnership seemed necessary for IBM due to stragetic reasons but it is a good sign they are making an effort to respect their existing client and partner relationships as they move forward.</p>
  90. <h2><strong>Existing Partner Relationships</strong></h2>
  91. <p>Thinking back again to Feburary at IBM Connect 2017, there was a lot of focus on IBM Connections and the ‘Pink’ release. So the obvious question arises of “how will this affect existing partnerships?”. While it is not yet confirmed, but it seems that the existing Cisco and Box relationships with contiue to be handled within IBM. Again, great news, especially for IBM Connection users who are anticipating new enhancements.</p>
  92. <h2><strong>Domino 2025 Jam</strong></h2>
  93. <p>In my opinion, the upcoming Domino 2025 Jam is one of the most exciting aspects of this announcement.</p>
  94. <blockquote>
  95. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>“As a component of the partnership, IBM and HCL are unveiling the </em><em>Domino 2025 Jam</em><em> to gather feedback and suggestions that will shape the future of this portfolio. Activities such as interactive face-to-face workshops in select cities worldwide, virtual events that drive broad participation, and user group events and “pop-up” meetings on-demand will be part of the Domino 2025 program.”</em></p>
  96. </blockquote>
  97. <p>These community engagements intend to give users the change to offer feedback and their input on the future direction of the Domino product family. I really like this gesture by IBM to invlove the organizations who are actually leveraging these technologies in planning for the future. Who better to offer feedback than those who are leveraging the solutions themselves. These workshops are another example of IBM trying to put their clients and partners first as they develop the future of Domino.</p>
  98. <p>Make sure to get your voice heard and <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.ibm.com/social-business/us-en/announce/domino-jam2025/"><strong>RSVP for the Domino 2025 Jam</strong></a></span></p>
  99. <h2><strong>Me Personally</strong></h2>
  100. <p>Well, it’s pretty clear that this announcment is great news to me, due to my expertise and passion for developing around the Domino platform. My server monitoring and reporting solution,<span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/"><strong> VitalSigns</strong></a></span>, has helped many Domino organizations optimize the performance of their IT infrastructures. I am looking forward to add enhancements to VitalSigns that will align with the new, and bright, future of Domino. Being able to continue to develop on a platform that I love and know very well brings me a lot of joy. Overall I have high hopes for the future of Domino but only time will tell the true story of success.</p>
  101. <h2 style="text-align: center;">Want to learn  how you can easily lock-down your Domino server security with simple configurations? Attend our upcoming webinar on Thursday, November 16th at 1pm EST</h2>
  102. <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://rprwyatt.com/domino-security-series/"><strong>REGISTER HERE</strong></a></p>
  103. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  113. <pubDate>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:47:48 +0000</pubDate>
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  126. <description><![CDATA[<p>Mitigating Risk on Your Way to the Cloud Many organizations are under the impression that they can eliminate security risks by hosting their data and IT infrastructures in the cloud. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Properly mitigating the risks of migrating to the cloud requires two things: intensive planning combined with through knowledge of product specific obstacles...</p>
  127. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/mitigating-risk-cloud/">Mitigating Risk on Your Way to the Cloud</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  129. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h1 style="text-align: center;">Mitigating Risk on Your Way to the Cloud</h1>
  130. <p>Many organizations are under the impression that they can eliminate security risks by hosting their data and IT infrastructures in the cloud. Unfortunately, they’re wrong. Properly mitigating the risks of migrating to the cloud requires two things: intensive planning combined with through knowledge of product specific obstacles. There are also many 3rd party tools available that can <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/">simplify your transition to the cloud</a></span>.<br />
  131. It’s impossible to eliminate 100% of the risk in your IT environment, but with some with some general knowledge you can increase your chances of a successful migration. Outages, productivity losses and other business disruptions are nightmares to IT employees, especially those pushing for migration to the cloud. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the several risks of migrating to Office 365 from on-premises environments.</p>
  132. <h3>1)    Data Loss</h3>
  133. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-834" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111.png" alt="mitigating risk with in the cloud with vitalsigns server monitoring" width="383" height="255" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111.png 1325w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111-300x200.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111-768x512.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111-1024x682.png 1024w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Picture111-272x182.png 272w" sizes="(max-width: 383px) 100vw, 383px" /></a></p>
  134. <p>That’s right, just because your data is now in the cloud it doesn’t mean that you are immune from data loss. There are some unavoidable scenarios, even in the cloud, that can lead to data loss. It’s absolutely crucial to continue running routine backups to secure critical business information in the case of a data breach or data corruption. To make matters worse, cloud service providers are often not responsible for recovering your lost data in the scenarios mentioned above. Making it that much more important to back up your cloud data regularly to prevent data loss when disaster strikes.</p>
  135. <h3>2)    Limitations of Microsoft Protection Offerings</h3>
  136. <p><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="https://tr4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2017/02/17/68b6f7c2-bf76-4d0c-9087-f1bd477996b8/resize/770x/fde0ee0871423143cfab338eb9493ada/danger-email.jpg" alt="Image result for email threats" width="284" height="284" /></p>
  137. <p>Microsoft’s native security protection can address come of the cloud security concerns such as forms of spam and malware. However, this native security may not be sufficient against all security risks. Vulnerabilities appear to exist when trying to protect against the highly targeted and highly sophisticated phishing attacks that have been rising in popularity as of late. The reason for this is because Microsoft’s protection offerings rely on existing data sets of known threats, meaning they lack a sufficient protection against new and unique attacks, such as the recent Peyta ransomware. In order to truly protect your users, it’s important to choose a protection solution that offers up-to-date fix packs to combat the threat of new outbreaks. I recommend a product that I personally use, <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://www1.maysoft.com/">SpamSentinel from MaySoft.</a></span></p>
  138. <h3>3)    Lack of Multi-layered Protection</h3>
  139. <p><img class="irc_mi alignright" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/555fc02fe4b0767a7f081cfa/t/5600814ee4b0efdfbba7a9ca/1442873679770/" alt="Image result for multi layer protection" width="340" height="340" /></p>
  140. <p>Microsoft’ native protection is an inherently single-layered approach to filtering out malicious emails and files. Any malicious content that escapes this filter can wreak havoc on your entire network, including your all of your data.<br />
  141. Relying solely on this single layer of protection will not allow security professionals to detect and mitigate threats that have gained a hold in your environment. Due to this, it is highly recommended that you pair this native protection with an additional layer of protection to assure security.</p>
  142. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  143. <p>Transitioning to the cloud may be the right move for your organization but it is important to be aware of the risks along the way. The more you know about your IT environment the easier it is to maintain and protect. Identifying business critical insights on your on-premises, cloud or hybrid environment is easier than it was in the past.</p>
  144. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  145. <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="mailto:[email protected]?subject=Mitigating Cloud Risk with VitalSigns">Learn more about how you can mitigate risk as you transition to the cloud</a></strong></span></p>
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  153. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/new-features-sept17/</link>
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  155. <pubDate>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:07:55 +0000</pubDate>
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  168. <description><![CDATA[<p>New Features in VitalSigns &#8211; Support for Microsoft On-Prem, DAG, and More! The engineers behind VitalSigns are always trying to add new features and fix bugs to ensure a smooth user experience. Client input is a big driver of innovation within VitalSigns, so please feel free to send feedback to [email protected] Below are the new..</p>
  169. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/new-features-sept17/">New Features in VitalSigns &#8211; Support for Microsoft On-Prem, DAG, and More!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  171. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h1 style="text-align: center;">New Features in VitalSigns &#8211; Support for Microsoft On-Prem, DAG, and More!</h1>
  172. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-790 size-full" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard.png" alt="ibm domino server monitoring new features" width="1241" height="697" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard.png 1241w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-300x168.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-768x431.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-1024x575.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1241px) 100vw, 1241px" /></a></p>
  173. <p>The engineers behind VitalSigns are always trying to add new features and fix bugs to ensure a smooth user experience. Client input is a big driver of innovation within VitalSigns, so please feel free to send feedback to <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></p>
  174. <p>Below are the new features and enhancements for the month of September in VitalSigns.</p>
  175. <h2>New Features</h2>
  176. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  177. <p>1.) Added Support for Microsoft On-Premise and Database Availability Group.</p>
  178. <p>2.) Added ability to see which devices have not synced within a specific time period.</p>
  179. <p>3.) Added the Right-Click/Scan option in the Server List</p>
  180. <p><i class="wp-svg-spam spam"></i> The Right-Click/Scan feature currently only works in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer Environments</p>
  181. <p>4.) Added a Test button to test the SMTP settings for Alerts.</p>
  182. <p>5.) Added a back-up feature to the MongoDB database, to combat unexpected shutdown data loss.</p>
  183. <p>6.) Added the Executive Summary page back from 3.X.</p>
  184. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  185. <h2>Bug Fixes</h2>
  186. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  187. <h3>UI</h3>
  188. <ul>
  189. <li>Fixed an issue where the pending mail widget on the dashboard did not reflect the actual amount of mail.</li>
  190. <li>Fixed a typo in the Server Availability Index report.</li>
  191. <li>Fixed an issue where disk space percentage would display 100x smaller than it&#8217;s actual value.</li>
  192. <li>Fixed an issue where disk space alerts would show the percentage as 100x larger than it&#8217;s actual value.</li>
  193. </ul>
  194. <h3></h3>
  195. <h3>Usability</h3>
  196. <ul>
  197. <li>Fixed an issue where only one disk could be monitored per server, now multiple disks can be selected without error.</li>
  198. <li>Fixed an issue with DateUtils on international servers.</li>
  199. <li>Fixed an issue where selecting the Tasks tab on a Domino Server in the Server List would Soft Lock VitalSigns</li>
  200. </ul>
  201. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  202. <h2>Quick Summary</h2>
  203. <p>Added Support for Microsoft On-Prem, and DAG. Added additional mobile device monitoring tools, and added another way to scan servers. Several bugs fixed</p>
  204. <p>For more information on new VitalSigns updates check out: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.atlassian.net/wiki/spacedirectory/view.action">https://rprvitalsigns.atlassian.net</a></strong></span></p>
  205. <p>For more information on other RPR Wyatt products check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com">https://rprwyatt.com</a></strong></span></p>
  206. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  207. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/new-features-sept17/">New Features in VitalSigns &#8211; Support for Microsoft On-Prem, DAG, and More!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  213. <title>IBM Domino Full Stack Monitoring</title>
  214. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/domino-full-stack-monitoring/</link>
  215. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/domino-full-stack-monitoring/#comments</comments>
  216. <pubDate>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:24:57 +0000</pubDate>
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  218. <category><![CDATA[Domino Health]]></category>
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  231. <description><![CDATA[<p>Why Organizations Need Full Stack Monitoring for IBM Domino &#160; The IBM Domino Platform is known for its robust capacity of email and collaboration solutions. Like many platforms it has been through some fairly steep changes over the years with the focus lately on a more engaging way of collaborating. The platform that delivers email,..</p>
  232. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/domino-full-stack-monitoring/">IBM Domino Full Stack Monitoring</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  234. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h2 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Why Organizations Need Full Stack Monitoring for IBM Domino<br />
  235. </strong></h2>
  236. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  237. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/domino-stack.png"><img class="alignright wp-image-759 " src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/domino-stack-179x300.png" alt="ibm domino full stack monitoring with vitalsigns server monitoring" width="200" height="335" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/domino-stack-179x300.png 179w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/domino-stack.png 396w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></a></p>
  238. <p>The IBM Domino Platform is known for its robust capacity of email and collaboration solutions. Like many platforms it has been through some fairly steep changes over the years with the focus lately on a more engaging way of collaborating.</p>
  239. <p>The platform that delivers email, collaboration, applications and social can be quite complex in its architecture. The performance of the platform highly depends on how it has evolved in individual organizations. Homegrown Domino applications can also determine both the perceived value and performance of the platform as a whole, even though it may represent a small fraction of the total.</p>
  240. <p>Domino is a unique platform that is not well represented by ‘mainstream’ monitoring solutions.  It is not sufficient to know that the VM is up or that the box will respond to a ping.  You need to know that the server will answer Notes client requests, that the appropriate server tasks are running, and that mail is routing properly. Across the enterprise you may have different sets of IBM Technologies (with different goals) that are not always being consumed the same way by the different sets of users. This can cause unpredictable problems, outages, performance issues and perceptions of IT by the end users.</p>
  241. <p>Besides the challenges above, there is also the known problem of having too many projects and too little staff to do them&#8211; leaving little time for day to day operations and optimization. Short changing operational management of IT does save money in the short run but will always have a negative effect on cost control, IT perception,  Helpdesk ticket volume and ultimately distraction from the current projects itself. Last but not least, IT will have to deal with unhappy end users.</p>
  242. <p>Full stack monitoring of your IBM investments is the quick answer. But corporate management doesn’t always see the value.  Here are some of the common objections we have encountered:</p>
  243. <h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Common Objections to Full Stack Monitoring  for Domino</strong></h3>
  244. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/build-bridges-with-notes-domino.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-785 size-full" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/build-bridges-with-notes-domino.png" alt="building bridges with vitalsigns monitoring" width="620" height="350" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/build-bridges-with-notes-domino.png 620w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/build-bridges-with-notes-domino-300x169.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" /></a></p>
  245. <p><strong>+ &#8216;Domino is Legacy&#8217;</strong>:  Domino has been around a very long time and is no longer considered the ‘cool’ up and coming technology.  But more important than whether it is cool or not is whether it is production or not.  If you are running Domino servers in production to support line of business applications, it is imperative to monitor them.    In fact, its legacy status makes it all the more important to use a tool to monitor it because it becomes less likely over time that you’ll have an expert in house.</p>
  246. <p><strong>+ ‘We already Monitor our Network’:</strong> Monitoring the network is a great baseline; it is almost unimaginable not to. But your business users care more about what is facing them. Email, IBM Traveler, their critical Domino Applications, WebSphere, etc. Are you monitoring those?</p>
  247. <p><strong>+ ‘We have Open Source’:</strong> Open Source yes. At first a great idea to not have to pay anything for something. The problem with all of these Open Source approaches is that they don’t auto-configure themselves, they don’t detect application instances properly or consistently, and configuration of checks is painful. There is also no consolidation strategy in terms of Dashboard or alerting. One example: how would one proactively Monitor Traveler and Mobile users using Open Source? That is just not possible. The Open Source technology is scaffolding at best&#8211; it can get the job done but only with the right skills on staff and with limitations. Open Source can be a Trojan Cost Horse and has a high dependency on current skills.</p>
  248. <p><strong>+ ‘We have no budget’: </strong>Monitoring the IBM family is a process to reduce costs and problems. It should be looked at from a Busines</p>
  249. <div id="attachment_790" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard.png"><img class="wp-image-790 size-medium" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-300x168.png" alt="ibm domino server monitoring" width="300" height="168" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-300x168.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-768x431.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard-1024x575.png 1024w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/vs-dashboard.png 1241w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Monitor your every component of your organization&#8217;s IT environment from a consolidated dashboard view with VitalSigns.</p></div>
  250. <p>s Case perspective. The benefits achieved and time saved by putting in place proper monitoring has two winners: The IT Department and The Business.</p>
  251. <p><em>The IT Department</em> will have a clear reduction in incidents, a more pro-active attitude towards IT Management, less Helpdesk tickets and more free time or other things. The general frustration of needing to solve random problems at bad moments will also diminish. By monitoring you protect yourself from unexpected cost drivers, but you also increase cost reduction in future projects simply because you have more insight and data points. Also, your projects will have a more ‘clean’ point of departure from an IT Infrastructure point of view.</p>
  252. <p><em>The Business (end users)</em> have the stereotype of ‘never’ being happy with IT. This is mostly because they get ‘disturbed’ by small issues and hold up caused by the IT service provided by them. Most of the small annoyances can be avoided with proactive monitoring. Especially good Traveler monitoring can make a big difference. It is easy to measure too&#8211; just look how your helpdesk tickets reduce when proactive monitoring is put in place.</p>
  253. <p><strong>+ ‘We already do Monitoring’: </strong>Monitoring IBM Servers and Applications is no longer checking something if it is up. Monitoring Domino, Traveler, Sametime and WebSphere must now cover 4 key question areas:</p>
  254. <ul>
  255. <li>Does my out of the box monitoring solution give me <strong>proactive</strong> alerting, dashboard, reports and operational insight? Is the tool easy to manage and does it serve IT and the business in reducing operational issues?</li>
  256. <li>Does my out of the box monitoring solution give me a <strong>consolidated overview</strong> of ALL my IT needs today and in the near future (IBM Domino – Microsoft – Cloud Apps – Network Devices – Office 365)? If I leave my platform, will the monitoring solution support my transition process? Can I transfer my monitoring license investment to a new target platform?</li>
  257. <li>Does my out of the box Monitoring Solution give me a roadmap towards end user experience Management and Application Performance Management (<strong>APM</strong>)? If we feel good about IT Infrastructure, can we walk the APM road with this same vendor?</li>
  258. <li>Does my out of the box monitoring solution offer a <strong>cost effective strategy</strong>? Do I still want my current monitoring tool? Did I compare costs? Do I still work with an innovative vendor or has it become a maintenance cash cow business to them?</li>
  259. </ul>
  260. <p>Don’t be afraid to do a due diligence on your current Monitoring tool. It should cover all 4 areas…</p>
  261. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/domino-full-stack-monitoring/">IBM Domino Full Stack Monitoring</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  267. <title>Social Connections 11 Recap</title>
  268. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/</link>
  269. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/#respond</comments>
  270. <pubDate>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:31:55 +0000</pubDate>
  271. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  272. <category><![CDATA[Connections]]></category>
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  283.  
  284. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=715</guid>
  285. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Engage is the New Social The overall theme at Social Connections this year was engagement, and more specifically employee engagement. Although the conference was called Social Connections, there seemed to be a clear push to replace the nomenclature from ‘social’ to ‘engage’. The original ideology of getting your employees to be social has worked very..</p>
  286. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/">Social Connections 11 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  287. ]]></description>
  288. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/twitterLogo.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h1 style="text-align: center;">Engage is the New Social</h1>
  289. <p>The overall theme at Social Connections this year was engagement, and more specifically employee engagement. Although the conference was called <em>Social</em> Connections, there seemed to be a clear push to replace the nomenclature from ‘social’ to ‘engage’. The original ideology of getting your employees to be social has worked very well in the past, but today employees need to be more than just social. The most successful employees are social, but they are also highly engaged in the activities in which they participate.</p>
  290. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  291. <div id="attachment_716" style="width: 328px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill.jpg"><img class="wp-image-716" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-300x300.jpg" alt="engage ibm ed brill at social connections" width="318" height="318" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill-340x340.jpg 340w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ed-brill.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 318px) 100vw, 318px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Ed Brill speaks about the open, seamless, secure and cognitive capabilities of IBM Connection Pink.</p></div>
  292. <p>What is going to take social employees to the next level of engagement? One word, Pink. Connections Pink will be developed with entirely open source tools and technologies to encourage and open and seamless user experience. The REST APIs and container based architecture enables the ability to easily and securely customize any Connections environment. This customization fosters employee engagement and opens new use cases for IBM Connections.</p>
  293. <p>Going along with employee engagement, there was also a high focus on leveraging the power of analytics to understand usage and realize cost savings. <em>How many recipients do we usually send our emails to? How much traffic and costs are generated by internal emails? How many file duplications exist in the organization?  </em>Knowledge management can help organizations transition from guess-estimation to fact based decision making. High costs due to duplicate files can be eliminated by having employees work in open teams and communities. Enabling an open knowledge sharing environment allows for knowledge to flow freely through collaboration and cooperation in teams, networks and communities.</p>
  294. <p>The open design of Connections Pink will increase the value of many 3<sup>rd</sup> party performance tools, such as <a href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/">VitalSigns monitoring</a>. VitalSigns already has the ability to identify which employees are truly engaged and which ones are just social. With the new API structure, VitalSigns will have access to a greater amount of data, providing you with more in-depth trend insights than ever before.</p>
  295. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-e1493050626187.png"><img class="alignleft wp-image-692 size-medium" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-300x268.png" alt="engage with docker" width="300" height="268" /></a>Docker containers are other piece of the new Connections architecture that makes it a highly extensible and flexible collaboration platform. Flashing back to IBM Connect 17 in San Francisco, I knew Docker was going to be a topic of high interest as the Docker session was standing room only. Predicated on this I decided to conduct an introduction to Docker session at Social Connections. While the session wasn’t quite standing room only, there was still great turn out and many great questions were asked. During my session, I gave a baseline description of the architecture that makes up a Docker container. I also contrasted the differences between a Docker container and a virtual machine. Feel free to download my presentation slides to find out more about working with Docker, such as basic commands and how to pull Dockerfiles from the public repository.</p>
  296. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  298. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  299. <p>Overall, Social Connections was a great experience that was organized by a great team. I would like to thank the Social Connections Team (Wannes, Maria, Simon, Doug, Jan, Martin, Lars, Femke) as well as all the great sponsors who helped make this event possible.</p>
  300. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  301. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/social-connections-11-recap-engage/">Social Connections 11 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  307. <title>Pulling Data from Notes Views Using Standard Web APIs</title>
  308. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/</link>
  309. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/#respond</comments>
  310. <pubDate>Thu, 11 May 2017 14:00:57 +0000</pubDate>
  311. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
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  323. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="unlock your data" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Free Domino Data with Web APIs Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are widely used in our everyday lives, whether you are aware of it or not. For example, while viewing the website of the new restaurant you see its location on an embedded Google map; you have just interacted with the Google Maps API. Companies leverage..</p>
  324. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/">Pulling Data from Notes Views Using Standard Web APIs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  326. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="unlock your data" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Unlock-your-data-v2-340x340.jpg 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h1 style="text-align: center;">Free Domino Data with Web APIs</h1>
  327. <p>Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are widely used in our everyday lives, whether you are aware of it or not. For example, while viewing the website of the new restaurant you see its location on an embedded Google map; you have just interacted with the Google Maps API. Companies leverage APIs all the time as an authoritative source to provide clean, timely and accurate data.</p>
  328. <p>The ability to provide clean and accurate data makes APIs a valuable asset for developers like me when building software applications.  In the case of VitalSigns, APIs make it relatively easy to incorporate multiple sources of monitoring information into a unified dashboard. These APIs have allowed VitalSigns to thrive as a monitoring solution for this exact reason.</p>
  329. <p>VitalSigns is able to use APIs to gather information about the status of servers, applications, users and other productivity components of IT environments. System administrators are able to quickly access this critical information in an easy to view dashboard. In most situations, these APIs can easily pull information, however in some scenarios it’s not that simple.</p>
  330. <p>Take IBM Domino for example, which leverages C APIs. Although it is very flexible, you must be able to code in C to extract your data from the environment. While this is not a deal breaker, it can still negatively impact the organization by requiring additional time and resources to accomplish the goal. As a long time Domino/Lotus developer and user I have ran into this predicament on multiple occasions. However, it wasn’t until recently that a solution to this problem surfaced.</p>
  331. <h3 style="text-align: center;">Leveraging Web APIs to Work with Domino Data</h3>
  332. <p><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://www.apiacademy.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Web-APIs-v5_0.png" alt="Image result for web api" width="641" height="393" /></p>
  333. <p>One of our developers at RPR Wyatt took it upon himself to tackle the problem of getting data out of Domino by making it very easy to convert a Notes view into a web API. Web APIs&#8211; which are not language specific like the C API is&#8211; can be accessed from any number of languages, including but not limited to php, python, .net, and Angular. This has allowed us to overcome the long-time struggle of extracting data from Domino environment.</p>
  334. <p>This solution has allowed our team to incorporate functionalities of existing Domino tools, such as<span style="color: #0000ff;"> Essential Agent Master</span>, into VitalSigns. By pushing agent information from EAM to the <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/vitalsigns/">VitalSigns dashboard</a></span> we are able to create a truly unified view of the environment as well as increase the end user experience.  The end result is a fully integrated Agent Health page within VitalSigns that automatically pulls and displays information on the Domino agents that are currently running ( or not running) in your environment.</p>
  335. <p>Taking it one step further we have applied this solution to Domino reporting, enabling end users to get data out of any Domino database with zero coding or development. As many of you may know, this once was an extremely daunting task that almost always required some developer assistance. However, now end users can create a Data Profile to describe where to get the data, how to get the data, and what the format of the output will be in less than five minutes. These Data Profiles can be run and rerun on a scheduled basis, allowing the organization to develop a historical data lake that enables trend analysis on the environment.</p>
  336. <p><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://assets.omniture.com/en/images/blogs/reporting_line.jpg" alt="Image result for reporting" width="500" height="137" /></p>
  337. <p>Getting the data out is a technical win by itself but the real goal is to turn that data into actionable business intelligence. This can be accomplished with a tool called Essential Reporting, which pairs Data Profiles with Report Templates to deliver on-demand reporting against all configured databases. The Report Templates leverage Microsoft Excel as a reporting mechanism and can be saved and reused by anyone who has been granted access. This means you can for example run the same exact ‘Tech Issues’ report every week so that you can analyze how quickly your support team is resolving problems over an indicated time period. This critical knowledge empowers the organization to respond accordingly and properly allocate the organizations resources.</p>
  338. <p>Want to see Essential Reporting in action? Sign up for RPR Wyatt’s upcoming <span style="color: #000000;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.lpages.co/er-launch-webinar/">Webinar:</a></strong></span> Building BI with Domino Data </span>on May 18<sup>th</sup> at 1pm (EDT) for additional product information, demos and a Q&amp;A session.</p>
  339. <p><a href="https://rprvitalsigns.lpages.co/er-launch-webinar/"><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="http://blog.lionbridge.com/travel-hospitality/files/2013/02/button-liox-webinar-reg.png" alt="Image result for webinar sign up button" width="243" height="102" /></a></p>
  340. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/liberate-domino-data/">Pulling Data from Notes Views Using Standard Web APIs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  346. <title>What is Docker and why should I care to learn about it?</title>
  347. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/docker/</link>
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  349. <pubDate>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:46:34 +0000</pubDate>
  350. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  351. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connect]]></category>
  352. <category><![CDATA[docker]]></category>
  353. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  354. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connections]]></category>
  355. <category><![CDATA[social business]]></category>
  356. <category><![CDATA[social connections]]></category>
  357.  
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  359. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />I have exciting news for everyone who plans on attending Social Connections 11 this June 1-2 in Chicago. I have been recognized for being passionate about social business and was invited to be a speaker at this great event. This is set to be an exciting and information event as it features more than fifty..</p>
  360. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/docker/">What is Docker and why should I care to learn about it?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  361. ]]></description>
  362. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/docker-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have exciting news for everyone who plans on attending Social Connections 11 this June 1-2 in Chicago. I have been recognized for being passionate about social business and was invited to be a speaker at this great event. This is set to be an exciting and information event as it features more than fifty <a href="https://socialconnections.info/11-speakers/">speakers</a> from all around the world, including IBM product managers and executives, customers, business partners, independent consultants, analysts, faculty and industry leaders.</p>
  363. <p>The session that I am conducting will be held on Day 1 of the conference (June 1<sup>st</sup>) in the Redis Room at 1:30 pm. The topic of discussion will be Docker, the open-source project that automate the deployment of applications inside software containers. Along with an introduction of what is Docker, I will be covering why Docker could be important to you, and how Docker is relevant to many IBM technologies such as Connections Pink, IBM API Connect, and more.</p>
  364. <p><a href="https://www.docker.com/sites/default/files/Docker_Survey_%233_V2.3-01.png"><img class="irc_mi aligncenter" src="https://www.docker.com/sites/default/files/Docker_Survey_%233_V2.3-01.png" alt="Image result for docker" width="525" height="258" /></a></p>
  365. <p>If you are active in the IBM community you will encounter Docker soon if you haven’t already. This could be a great opportunity for you to get familiar with this quickly emerging technology. If you have already deployed Docker containers on your own or work with them regularly then another session might be a better fit for you.</p>
  366. <p><strong>Can’t make it to Chicago?</strong> If you can’t make it to my session in person, sign up by clicking the button below to receive the slide deck and notes to get all the helpful tips that were shared.</p>
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  374. <title>Office 365 Up-Time: Understand and Verify Your SLA</title>
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  377. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:25:59 +0000</pubDate>
  378. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  379. <category><![CDATA[Office 365]]></category>
  380. <category><![CDATA[o365]]></category>
  381. <category><![CDATA[office 365]]></category>
  382. <category><![CDATA[server monitoring]]></category>
  383. <category><![CDATA[SLA]]></category>
  384. <category><![CDATA[up-time]]></category>
  385. <category><![CDATA[vitalsigns]]></category>
  386.  
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  388. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="verify up time in office 365 with vitalsigns" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Maximize the Potential of your Office 365 Environment It’s critical for IT administrators to provide an excellent end-user experience, avoiding interruptions in application performance at all costs. This is why server monitoring resonates with many administrators today, as they can easily realize how beneficial the insights provided by monitoring can be. Some elements of IT..</p>
  389. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/office-365-uptime/">Office 365 Up-Time: Understand and Verify Your SLA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  390. ]]></description>
  391. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="verify up time in office 365 with vitalsigns" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-uptime-340x340.png 340w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h3 style="text-align: center;">Maximize the Potential of your Office 365 Environment</h3>
  392. <p>It’s critical for IT administrators to provide an excellent end-user experience, avoiding interruptions in application performance at all costs. This is why server monitoring resonates with many administrators today, as they can easily realize how beneficial the insights provided by monitoring can be. Some elements of IT environments can benefit more from these insights, such as your email and messaging applications.</p>
  393. <p>Companies like Microsoft provide their email, Office 365, users with a financially backed service level agreement (SLA) guaranteeing 99.9% up-time. Microsoft hoped to eliminate a major concern for their users, the worry of whether the servers are up or down. However, there are multiple cases outlined in this SLA where the 99.9% up-time promise is not applicable, and therefore, not financially backed.</p>
  394. <p>Office 365 expert James Hodge <a href="https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/12171/Office-365-99-9-Uptime-SLA-Explained.html"><strong>explains</strong></a> how it is interesting to take a deeper look into how Microsoft actually defines ‘Downtime’, referring to it as “any period of time when users are unable to send or receive email via all supported mailbox access which is calculated using Exchange application availability in database minutes and combined data where applicable from server, operating system, application, network segments and infrastructure services managed by Microsoft.”</p>
  395. <h3 style="text-align: center;">It is also worth taking a second look at the formula Microsoft uses to calculate the 99.9% up-time claim:</h3>
  396. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-667" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg" alt="verify microsoft SLA with vitalsigns monitoring" width="393" height="149" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime.jpg 393w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/microsoft_uptime-300x114.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 393px) 100vw, 393px" /></a>This is defined by Microsoft as ‘Calculated by taking the total number of minutes in a calendar month multiplied by the total number of users minus the total number of minutes of Downtime experienced by all users in a given calendar month, all divided by the total number of minutes in that calendar month multiplied by the total number of users.’</p>
  397. <p>As you can see the number of users in your environment can drastically affect your actual downtime percentage Microsoft’s marketing efforts have created a gap between the expectation and the reality of the quality of service organizations are receiving. VitalSigns monitoring has the ability to close this gap by providing organizations the insights to challenge Microsoft’s SLA. VitalSigns can verify the true uptime percentage, send alerts on issue before end users are affected, and can also diagnosis the cause of downtime periods. Designed as a proactive approach, VitalSigns provides in-depth evaluations of Office 365 health, allowing admins to diagnose and begin repairing before end users are affected.</p>
  398. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-683" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png" alt="monitor your office 365 up time with VitalSigns server monitoring" width="587" height="570" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one.png 587w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/er-screenshot-one-300x291.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 587px) 100vw, 587px" /></a></p>
  399. <h4>VitalSigns Office 365 Monitoring &amp; Reporting Focus</h4>
  400. <ul>
  401. <li>Mail Flow</li>
  402. <li>Inbox Test</li>
  403. <li>Test Fail Alerts</li>
  404. <li>Resolve User</li>
  405. <li>SLA Compliance</li>
  406. <li>End User Experience</li>
  407. <li>Adoption Metrics</li>
  408. <li>OneDrive Management</li>
  409. <li>Track O365/AD Sync</li>
  410. </ul>
  411. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-668" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png" alt="vitalsigns monitoring for office 365" width="1432" height="634" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot.png 1432w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-300x133.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-768x340.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-1024x453.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1432px) 100vw, 1432px" /></a></p>
  412. <p>VitalSigns monitors IT environments by component, by location, and by percentage of up-time. This allows admins to not only identify issues but also identify trends, reducing the chances of future malfunctions. Microsoft is not motivated, or capable, of providing this type of granular information. When using VitalSigns admins are empowered to quantify downtime and assure compliance from the provider. VitalSigns assures organizations that they are maximizing the potential of their Office 365 investment.</p>
  413. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-669" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png" alt="monitor your office 365 environment with vitalsigns" width="1081" height="719" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2.png 1081w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-300x200.png 300w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-768x511.png 768w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-1024x681.png 1024w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/o365-vs-screenshot-2-272x182.png 272w" sizes="(max-width: 1081px) 100vw, 1081px" /></a></p>
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  415. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/office-365-uptime/">Office 365 Up-Time: Understand and Verify Your SLA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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  421. <title>The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</title>
  422. <link>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/</link>
  423. <comments>http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/#respond</comments>
  424. <pubDate>Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:19:47 +0000</pubDate>
  425. <dc:creator><![CDATA[VitalSigns]]></dc:creator>
  426. <category><![CDATA[Connections]]></category>
  427. <category><![CDATA[collaboration]]></category>
  428. <category><![CDATA[connections]]></category>
  429. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  430. <category><![CDATA[IBM Connections]]></category>
  431. <category><![CDATA[orient me]]></category>
  432. <category><![CDATA[server monitoring]]></category>
  433. <category><![CDATA[vitalsigns]]></category>
  434.  
  435. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.servervitalsigns.com/?p=653</guid>
  436. <description><![CDATA[<p><img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="ibm connections 6" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-e1491322753981.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />IBM Connections 6.0 is now available to download IBM Connections 6.0 brings new potential to the end-user by empowering them to thrive with a richer, more focused and more effective experience. In Connections 6.0 IBM added new functionality across the board, enhancing multiple aspects of the collaborative landscape. New functionalities can be seen in the..</p>
  437. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/">The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
  438. ]]></description>
  439. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="ibm connections 6" srcset="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-150x150.png 150w, http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ibm-connections-e1491322753981.png 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h2 style="text-align: center;">IBM Connections 6.0 is now available to download</h2>
  440. <p>IBM Connections 6.0 brings new potential to the end-user by empowering them to thrive with a richer, more focused and more effective experience. In Connections 6.0 IBM added new functionality across the board, enhancing multiple aspects of the collaborative landscape. New functionalities can be seen in the following areas: Communities, Files, Search, Onboarding, as well as Orient Me, the new Connections Homepage.</p>
  441. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  442. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Communities</strong></h5>
  443. <p>Community owners now have additional options for designing their own custom communities with the new advanced community customization capabilities.</p>
  444. <p>• Create Community experiences with enhanced rich text content editing (HTML).<br />
  445. • Choose from new modern layouts with a horizontal navigation bar to maneuver more effectively within communities<br />
  446. • Create new Communities faster by choosing from existing layouts.<br />
  447. • Reduce clutter on Community pages by hiding a widget while retaining its link in the navigation menu.</p>
  448. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Files</strong></h5>
  449. <p>• Files users can select a top-level folder in their Files and mark it for sync, permitting users to take folder contents office to their desktop and keep them synchronized with the files on the server.<br />
  450. • Administrators with large amounts of documents stored in Connections Files can now leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage.</p>
  451. <h5 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Orient Me</strong></h5>
  452. <p>Pertinent updates are now brought to the surface with the new Orient Me feature. Orient Me provides new home page abilities that apply advanced analytics to bring information and people that are important to the individual to the front and center. This allows individuals to work more efficiently within their personal Connections environment.</p>
  453. <p>• View the updates and information most relevant to users, prioritized based on their interaction with content and people.<br />
  454. • Apply new content and people filters to better control what users see.<br />
  455. • More easily view updates grouped by a person, a Community, or content.<br />
  456. • Receive suggestions about the people most likely to be important and relevant to their work.<br />
  457. • See a snapshot of their day in the Action Center, accessible throughout Connections</p>
  458. <p><a href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IBM-Connections-6-summary.png"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-654" src="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IBM-Connections-6-summary.png" alt="ibm connections 6 new release" width="443" height="319" /></a>Overall IBM Connections 6.0 looks like a great new release and next step for the social business software. IBM has showed their commitment to Watson and other types of AI technology as they are leveraging advanced analytics in new features such as Orient Me. Connections 6.0 has received high praise so far from <a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51980.wss">existing users</a> and we expect the high praise to continue as we move closer towards Connections Pink.</p>
  459. <p>As IBM adds more complex capabilities to Connections the importance of monitoring drastically increases. The enhancements to Connections have been designed fully immerse users into the collaborative work space. As organizations devote more resources towards their collaborative landscapes it becomes crucial to have access to insights such as advanced user metrics to maximize the value of their existing investments. <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprvitalsigns.leadpages.co/vitalsigns-free-trial/">VitalSigns</a></span> server monitoring the most effective way for organizations to gain access to these mission critical insights. Gain the ability to identify the unsung heroes and internal champions of the organization using VitalSigns monitoring. For more information on VitalSigns and how it can maximize the potential of existing technology investments check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://rprwyatt.com/product/server-monitoring/">our website</a></span> or feel free to email us at <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></span></p>
  460. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com/newest-release-ibm-connections/">The newest release of IBM Connections is here!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.servervitalsigns.com">VitalSigns Blog and User Community</a>.</p>
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