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September 2022


Five worthy reads: Internet of Behavior-Snooping through the digital debris

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week we are exploring Internet of Behavior, which can help organizations make the best decisions in providing a customized experience to customers. Design credits – Akshaya Understanding human behavior to provide the best customer experience has been a long-standing goal for marketers and organizations.

7 advantages of business intelligence in the retail industry

Retailers are operating in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment, which means they are always looking for an edge over their competitors. Retail business intelligence can provide just the edge they are looking for. In this article, we'll look at the many advantages of business intelligence in the retail industry.
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Exploring PagerDuty Alternatives for Incident Response

Incident response refers to effectively responding to infrastructure issues and resolving them in the shortest time frame possible. Due to several loss-inducing high-profile outages over the last few years, organizations have sought to create rigorous processes with specialized tools to resolve incidents quickly and learn from their failures. As one of the first platforms to enter the incident response space, PagerDuty is a dominant player, but over the years, competing platforms have begun carving out their own niche in the incident response space.


IT Trends Report Shows Experience Equals Confidence When Managing Complex IT Environments

Each year, SolarWinds publishes the IT Trends report, a collection of responses to survey questions meant to gain insight into the world of IT. I enjoy the IT Trends report for a variety of reasons, but my favorite reason is because I get to examine the raw data and draw conclusions! While reviewing the data and findings this year, I noted the demographic data collected included the number of years of IT experience for the survey respondents.


So You Received an Alert. Now What?

Your phone buzzes with an incoming text message right when you’re about to start dinner. Inconvenient, but better than a 3 am call. It’s an Uptime.com Alert, and if you want to clear it before your dinner gets cold you need the right tools for investigation… If that scenario sounds familiar to you, then you’re in good (if tired) company.


How to Reduce Data Costs with OpenTelemetry and BindPlane OP

Data costs fill a large column in many organizations’ accounting sheets. Data pipeline setup and management is a large time sink for DevOps, IT, and SRE. Setting up telemetry pipelines to reduce unwanted data often takes even more time that could better be spent creating value rather than reducing costs. This blog will show you one way to quickly set up your data pipeline to filter unnecessary telemetry data.


What is CyberArk?

Cyber security has continued to gain importance worldwide as hacking and malware threats are rising. Global losses associated with hacking and cybercrime reached $1 trillion in 2020, which has inspired the expansion of the information security industry, with revenue projected to hit more than $170 billion in 2022. As a publicly traded data security firm, CyberArk offers identity management services to protect your company.


Troubleshoot in less than 60 seconds with Grafana: Inside NOS's observability stack

It may seem like ancient history, but there was a time when telecommunications companies only had to worry about connecting customers over landlines. Today, their businesses depend on vast cellular networks to not only provide strong wireless phone coverage in countless locations, but also handle the demands of tablets, computers, and machine-to-machine communications.

How to Run Apache Solr in Docker Containers | Setup Tutorial for Beginners - Sematext

Solr is one of the most powerful and popular open-source search engines. And being able to put Solr in docker is an absolute must for anyone looking to get into DevOps. In this video tutorial, we will discuss the benefits of putting solr in containers, the 2 types of architecture solr can utilize, and containerize solr cloud in docker.