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Monitoring Mondays Fortieth Edition

This weekly series will provide a recap of the most relevant news to come out of the tech world over the past week, with a specific focus on IT monitoring. It is easy to become immersed in your daily requirements as a sysadmin, but you don’t want to be that guy who is unaware of an important product release or company announcement that may change the way you do your job. With this in mind, it will be the goal of this series to arm you with ‘must know’ information so you can start your week off on the right foot knowing you are properly prepared. 

Opsview Announces Release Of Opsview Monitor 5.1 

Last week officially marked our announcement of Opsview Monitor 5.1! With new UI features, Change Log, and many other enhancements, we are continuing our ongoing effort to help IT teams operate more efficiently and track all monitoring changes as part of their change control process. Opsview Monitor 5.1 is ideal for dynamic, growing enterprises that need to monitor new technologies and view their entire IT environment from a single pane of glass. If you want to learn more about our latest release, be sure to read our blog that showcases the newest product highlights and if you're an existing customer, click here to learn how to complete your upgrade.  

Four Tech Nightmares Keeping IT Pros Up At Night 

Whether you are a sysadmin or CIO, working in IT can result in many nights sleeping with one eye open. You never know when downtime or a data breach may occur, making tech nightmares an understanding side effect of the frightening unknowns. With this in mind, CIO recently published an article on the four things keeping IT pros up at night and most importantly,  how to solve them for the sake of a good nights sleep! 

DevOps and deviance: How bad IT practices become accepted as normal

Have you ever kept quiet about a shaky IT practice simply because it would lead to more work and more stress for everybody involved? Many IT professionals have either witnessed or been guilty of this 'do it so it gets done' mentality, and almost all of have paid the price down the line. The idea of bad IT practices becoming accepted as normal is directly related to the concept of 'normalization of deviance', a relationship recently examined by Network World. By particularly focusing on DevOps as a means of avoiding the downfalls of deviance, IT pros can relate to a lot of the insightful lessons presented in the study. 

The coolest drone projects at big enterprise IT companies

Drones have become all the rage over the past year and rightfully so. Drone-related projects by enterprise IT and networking vendors are running rampant thanks to their useful benefits as well as the buzz they garner on social media and tech outlets. You don't need to be a technical wizard to appreciate the coolness of drones, and InfoWorld has compiled a list of the coolest drone projects going on at big IT companies such as IBM and Microsoft. 

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