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Monitoring Mondays Forty-First Issue

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.

Building Opsview Monitor 5.1- A New Approach 

It's never easy building features for a new release as the tendency is to get carried away and attempt to build everything at once. We can all say we have been there and done that many times. Typically the release date slips, people get get the picture. For our latest Opsview Monitor 5.1 release, we decided to change our process and implemented an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) approach. A noteworthy example in which we took this route is for My Links, one of our trademark features for Opsview Monitor 5.1. Our latest Opsview Monitor 5.1 blog breaks down why the MVP concept was successful for My Links in particular and provides insight into how we can deliver helpful features quicker than ever before! 

5 Hot Takeaways From Google I/O 2016

At last week's Google I/O annual developer conference, the search giant revealed innovative products that will continue to push the boundaries of technology beyond our already sky-high expectations. The conference presented a wide variety of software advancements that will transform our interaction with different types of technologies. Google's vision has no limits and while there were countless product revelations made at Google I/O 2016, Information Week picked out five of the biggest takeaways from the event that should impact a large scope of IT pros. 

Tech in Space

The history of the International Space Station is a melting pot of different technologies that have been implemented over the years. Fast forward to present day and tech astronauts still use a variety of both Linux-based and Windows-based services in order to carry out their daily duties. Windows 10, iPads and plans for Microsoft's HoloLens are just a few of the products utilized by the ISS crew and Tech Republic got a firsthand look at the evolution of space tech and what the future holds for NASA's IT pros. So while those on Earth continue to compete and debate over the newest technologies, taking a few minutes to learn about NASA's streamlined IT operations proves to be a refreshing read. 

Another Take On The Evolution Of DevOps 

We can't get enough of articles that highlight the future of DevOps, mainly due to the fact that different perspectives contain new insights on what the DevOps culture actually means for IT organizations. Forbes is the latest major publication to produce a report on the popularized term and there is a wealth of information on how the DevOps movement has already made such a strong cultural impact in the tech world while also predicting how the methodology will change the tech landscape moving forward. Be sure to check out the DevOps checklist that offers a nice summary into what the 'DevOps way of working' specifically entails. 

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