Measure and Improve Cellular Signal Strength for Out-of-Band

Cellular is increasingly being adopted as a reliable failover strategy of last resort for network infrastructure. But what if your data center is underground and/or loaded with high-density devices that…

REST easy with our new API

A Representational State Transfer or RESTful API uses standard web methods (e.g. HTTP GET/POST for CRUD operations), conventions (e.g. URIs to select represented resources, HTTP response codes as return codes,…
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VPN: All Eyes on Privacy

ISP mandatory data retention laws rolling out worldwide are a reminder that your Internet communications are not just being watched, in many cases they're being logged and stored. Affected citizens…

NetDevOps, why not?

In 2016, DevOps is no longer a mysterious, edgy new concept – it's a well-established set of principles and practices driving distributed IT applications and systems development and delivery, from…

Responsive Resilience

It's been over a year since security guru Bruce Schneier declared that this is the decade of incident response. The 90s saw the mass internetworking of previously sheltered IT systems and local…

Smartly connected products are transforming competition

You may have seen the recent Harvard Business Review article in which Michael Porter and James Heppelmann describe How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Competition. These smart connected products (a.k.a. the Internet…
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How the Presidio Exchange Forum 2014 Learned About Cellular Out-Of-Band Failover

I recently participated in the Presidio Exchange 2014 forum. Presidio holds this event as a focused training and knowledge transfer opportunity allowing the Presidio engineering and sales teams to meet…

LTE Leads the Way Forward in M2M Communications, Out-Of-Band Management

As the markets for voice and data mature, carriers are looking to machine-to-machine communications (M2M) to become the new engine of growth. Through connectivity embedded in everyday objects such as…

Opengear Wins Award for the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager

Opengear is happy to announce that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager a winner in the 9th Annual 2014…

IT Management is a Marathon not a Sprint

Watching the preparations for the Boston Marathon last month and more recently the Edinburgh Marathon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but relate them to our work in IT Management. My…