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Weathering the Storm: Prepare Your IT to Ride the “Second Wave”

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

As the second half of the year gets well underway, and lockdown restrictions generally continue to ease, one of the main topics of concern is a “second wave” of COVID-19 potentially hitting the U.K. in the coming weeks or months. With some scientists

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In an Age of Digital Transformation, Security Is Now a Core Competency for IT Professionals

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

While cybersecurity isn’t an immediate casualty of increased complexity, the more digitally transformed public sector organisations become, the more vulnerabilities they face. Similarly, as global workforces have recently moved to their homes, IT teams across every industry have been faced with a rapid

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How Digital Twins Can Transform Government and Society

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Imagine being able to design a digital version of just about anything in the real world, infuse it with data, and use the knowledge it provides to create or improve its real-life physical entity. This is the concept behind “digital twins,” which first

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SolarWinds Study Shows Converged Roles and Contracting Budgets Increase Need for Qualified U.K. Public Sector Tech Pros Across Hybrid IT Environments

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2020: The Universal Language of IT examines the evolving role of technology in business and the breakdown of traditional IT siloes Less than 25% of budgets dedicated to emerging tech, instead prioritise cloud and hybrid IT Tech pros cite need to upskill across security, APM, and non-technical and interpersonal skills

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Don’t Get Your Network in Knots: A 5-Step Plan for Government Modernisation

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Modernisation is a constant process and shouldn’t have a clear finishing point, whether it’s for the network, data centre, cloud, or IT management tools. This is necessary to ensure all systems and devices are up-to-date, functioning at the highest level and, particularly in

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IT Pros and Automation: A Match Made in Heaven

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

Once upon a time, automation was mainly associated with manufacturing assembly lines and little else. Fortunately, we’ve moved past assembly lines; automation today plays a critical role within an optimised IT environment in everything from robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to electrical

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IT Complexity, Insider Threats, and an Abundance of Privileged Users Plague U.S. Public Sector Cyber Readiness

Survey points to lack of cyber confidence and organisational maturity across U.S. public sector

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the findings of its sixth annual U.S. Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey Report*. This year’s survey includes responses from 400 IT operations and security decision makers, including 200

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The Machines Are Not Taking Over: How to Conquer Automation Anxiety

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

For even the most sensible among us, the word “automation” still strikes an uncertain, often fearful chord. Conditioned by the kind of rhetoric conveyed in movies like “The Matrix,” “The Terminator,” and “I, Robot,” the fear—even among the most seasoned IT professionals—of

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SolarWinds and Kenson to attend HETT 2019

SolarWinds and its direct reseller, Kenson, will attend the annual Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) event at the ExCel in London, on October 1st and 2nd. The U.K.’s top healthcare technology event is a relevant platform for both companies to share their knowledge of, and promote awareness for, stronger cybersecurity practices in this sector.

In

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SolarWinds Survey Explores the Tech Skills Gap and the Future of the IT Professional

Annual IT Pro Day survey highlights need to increase upskilling and tech pro confidence

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the findings from its IT Pro Day 2019 survey: Building Confidence for Tech Pros of Tomorrow. The survey results explore what tech pros need to build confidence

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Overcoming the Barrier of Inadequate Training: What Public Sector Tech Pros Need to Thrive

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By: Sascha Giese, Head Geek, SolarWinds

A new study by SolarWinds suggests that U.K. public sector technology professionals are at an inflection point in their careers. They have one foot grounded in today’s IT-focused realities, while also setting their sights on technology that’s to come—often with some trepidation about

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Nearly a Fifth of U.K. Public Sector Organisations Reported Over 1,000 Cyberattacks in 2018 despite using protection

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Nearly a Fifth of U.K. Public Sector Organisations Reported Over 1,000 Cyberattacks in 2018, Despite Over 95 Percent of Respondents Using Firewalls, Antivirus, and Malware Protection.

Freedom of Information request conducted by SolarWinds examines cyberattack preparedness among NHS, central government, and defence public sector organisations Over a third (38 percent) of respondents

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SolarWinds: Public Sector Tech Pros Need to Develop Skills to Confidently Manage Environments by 2024

Reporter: Selena Darke

SolarWinds Finds 71 Percent of U.K. Public Sector Tech Pros Need to Develop Skills to Confidently Manage Environments by 2024; Nearly 80 Percent Lack Time or Budget to Train.

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Tech Pros of Tomorrow examines confidence, current and future skillsets, career development, and barriers to career

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Digital Transformation in Government Must be Holistic and Practical

Paul Parker: SolarWinds Chief Technologist for Public Sector

By Paul Parker, Solarwinds Chief Technologist

Let’s start with the basics: the government does not exist to provide or sell IT services. It’s easy to forget this when we’re talking about public sector digital transformation, especially when current IT strategy focuses on investment in infrastructure, ROI,

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