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3 October, 2014 | Jeff Melnick

IT Is Spicing It up with Software Defined Solutions

Last week I was able to attend the SpiceWorld event sponsored by Spiceworks in Austin TX, a fantastic event held in the heart of TX. This was my first time at the event that is focused on the IT professional that is in the trenches day to day. I must say I was very impressed with the attendance at...
1 December, 2011 | Chris Rich

Why Do You Need Good AD Account Lockout Tools?

Recent download poll results show that administrators need good tools for troubleshooting and resolving account lock-out issues. Strong password policies and account lockout thresholds exist for very good reasons and have been common practice for a number of years now as the first line of defense...
2 August, 2011 | Chris Rich

Account Management Practices: Most Important Task for System Admins

Recently I read an excellent article by Jamie Adams, where he emphasizes the importance of the essential and often overlooked fundamental practice of good account management. Account management includes the investigation, analysis and managing of passwords and accounts. What he conveys to the...
14 June, 2011 | Stephen Schimmel

Top 5 Identity Management Issues

Summer's here, and so too is the sun. Unfortunately for IT pros, however, summer vacation doesn't bring a temporary reprieve from the common identity management pains that we all face on a daily basis. Here are the top 5 most common identity management issues, as indicated by your peers: 1)...
27 May, 2011 | Stephen Schimmel

Identity and Access Management Software

What percentage of your help desk’s time is spent dealing forgotten and expired passwords? How many man hours have your IT department and end users wasted attempting to resolve account lockouts? Do former employees still have access to their Active Directory accounts? How many people share the...
12 July, 2010 | Stephen Schimmel

User Provisioning: Right Access at the Right Time

User provisioning has revolutionized the practice of identity management, as it was once known. Essentially, user provisioning is what enables organizations to better manage their infrastructures in a way that promotes security by allowing employees to see and access precisely what they need to...