Getting Strategic With Automation and Scripting – FIT 079

We explore the criteria for deciding which IT tasks to automate with scripting, how to find an automation solution that works for your team & ways to evaluate open-source tools.

Jennifer TribeJan 21, 2021

Networks at Risk Due to Widespread Gaps in Basic Network Management Activities: Report

The Network Field Report 2021, a new study from Auvik Networks, reveals how in-house IT administrators manage their networks.

Jennifer TribeJan 19, 2021

The Pros and Cons of VPN Split Tunneling

Should you use VPN split tunneling? Here's what you need to know to decide.

Kevin DooleyJan 12, 2021

The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage? It Doesn’t Exist – FIT 078

We don't lack qualified cybersecurity & IT pros, says Spirion CIO Gabe Gumbs. The real problem is technology.

Jennifer TribeJan 7, 2021

4 Predictions About What’s in Store for IT in 2021

IT predictions from market intelligence & research firms Computer Economics, IDC, Forrester & Gartner shed some light on what 2021 may hold.

Steve PetryschukJan 5, 2021

The Top 10 Auvik Blog Posts of 2020

In 2020, we published 53 blog posts about technical topics, career-building resources, and navigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…

Annette HynesDec 29, 2020
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20 Minutes, 7 Insights, 1 Interesting Year – FIT 077

Tune into our recap of some of the best & most popular Frankly IT episodes of 2020.

Jennifer TribeDec 24, 2020

The Top 8 Frankly IT Podcast Episodes of 2020

What were people listening to in 2020? These 8 Frankly IT podcast episodes were the most downloaded of the year.

Jennifer TribeDec 22, 2020

How COVID-19 Changed Our Internet Habits in 2020

COVID-19 has us all spending more time in front of screens & has changed the way we use networks and the internet. Here's what it means…

Steve PetryschukDec 15, 2020

Service Desk for All – FIT 076

The service desk isn’t just for IT anymore—and that’s great news for IT teams.

Jennifer TribeDec 10, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Power BI & Network Reports

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence tool that helps you visualize & analyze data from your network through custom reports &…

Annette HynesDec 8, 2020

Nifty Gifty 2020 Is Back to Bring Some Holiday Cheer

For seven business days from Nov 30 through Dec 8, 2020, you’ll unwrap a cool daily gift from one of our seven awesome Nifty Gifty…

Annette HynesDec 1, 2020

SD-WAN in the Age of WFH – FIT 075

With more people working from home permanently, will we see SD-WAN become a viable solution for private residences? Experts say we’re…

Jennifer TribeNov 26, 2020

Are Network Blind Spots Endangering Your Business?

Network blind spots are the things you can't see and don't know about — and they can be deadly dangerous. Learn more about the most…

Alex HoffNov 24, 2020

3 Key Trends From the 2020 Network Vendor Diversity Report

In the 2020 Network Vendor Diversity report, we analyzed a sample of 30,000 networks, compared the data to previous years & identified 3…

Annette HynesNov 17, 2020

Auvik Roadmap Webinar – Q4 2020

Get a sneak peek into what’s ahead for Auvik in early 2021.

Jennifer TribeNov 12, 2020

Experiment Your Way to Great IT Leadership – FIT 074

Unlock innovation & success from your technical team by applying familiar agile development principles to leadership. Author & coach…

Jennifer TribeNov 12, 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting Multicast Protocols

There are two important protocols required to get your network to forward multicast packets. Here's how to configure & troubleshoot them.

Kevin DooleyNov 10, 2020
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The Big -aaS List of As-a-Service Offerings

If your head is spinning with all those cloud acronyms, don’t worry—you’re not the only one. To help, we’ve pulled together a…

Jennifer TribeNov 3, 2020

Ghost in the Machine – FIT 073

In this special Halloween episode, we explore the intersection of IT and the paranormal. Yeah, that’s right. We’re taking our tech…

Jennifer TribeOct 29, 2020
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5 Reasons to Add Network Monitoring to Your 2021 IT Budget

Allocating money in your IT budget for network monitoring in 2021 may be more important than ever. Here are five reasons why.

Steve PetryschukOct 27, 2020

What Is Multicast Networking and How Does It Work?

Multicast networking is based on the concept that a single packet can be sent by a server & it will be received by many receivers. Here's…

Kevin DooleyOct 20, 2020

5 Painless Ways to Trim IT Costs – FIT 072

Consultant John O’Shaughnessy shares his top 5 tips & tricks for uncovering big cost-savings in your IT budget.

Jennifer TribeOct 15, 2020

Reducing Mean Time to Resolution With Auvik

You can streamline troubleshooting, shrink mean time to resolution & spare network users from prolonged downtime with Auvik. Here’s how.

Steve PetryschukOct 13, 2020

Planning for a Post-Pandemic World as an IT Leader

IT will play a critical role in helping companies adapt to work post-pandemic. Prepare yourself by taking these practical planning steps.

Annette HynesOct 6, 2020

Security for Humans – FIT 071

Struggling to get users to comply with your IT security practices? You might be going about it the wrong way. Rubica CEO Frances Dewing…

Jennifer TribeOct 1, 2020
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The Employee Offboarding Checklist for IT Pros

Somebody leaving? Keep your network & data secure! Use this handy employee offboarding checklist to make sure you disable & disconnect…

Annette HynesSep 29, 2020

Special IP Address Ranges and When to Use Them

There are several special IP address ranges that have specific purposes. Network engineer Kevin Dooley explains what they are & the…

Kevin DooleySep 22, 2020

How to Step Up and Shine as the IT Service Manager – FIT 070

Leading the IT service team is a tough assignment. Consultant Todd Kane reviews common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them to…

Jennifer TribeSep 17, 2020

5 Great Reasons to Store and Analyze Centralized Logs

Whether log events point to issues with hardware, applications, capacity, or security issues, they contain the data you need to quickly…

Rod LewisSep 15, 2020
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An Introduction to Subnetting

You don't need that subnet calculator! Not when you have this handy guide to subnetting using both mask and CIDR notation.

Kevin DooleySep 8, 2020

Driving IT Productivity With a Top 10 List – FIT 069

Julie Forsythe, VP of Engineering at Auvik Networks, shares how using a Top 10 list helps build efficiency, cohesion, and job…

Jennifer TribeSep 3, 2020

How to Use the Triple-A Framework to Optimize Your IT Services

Operationally mature IT teams use the triple-A framework—assess, adapt, automate—to focus their efforts & deliver. Here's how you can…

Annette HynesSep 1, 2020

Getting Started With Syslog in Auvik

Auvik centralizes syslog data for all your network devices, allowing you to search & filter to get to the root cause of network issues.

Enam RabbaniAug 25, 2020

Making the Move to Windows Virtual Desktop – FIT 068

Should you move to virtual desktops? Nerdio’s Joseph Landes joins us to look at the trend, the tech, and how to know if it’s the…

Jennifer TribeAug 20, 2020

6 Essential First Steps When Managing a New Network

Where do you start when you're managing a new network and are looking to make a stellar first impression? These 6 steps can help you get…

Steve PetryschukAug 18, 2020
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The No Sweat Guide to Effective Switch Management

Switches are a critical network link & switch management is an important job. Learn how to choose a good location, design an uplink, &…

Ethan BanksAug 11, 2020

Why Great Leaders Teach Their Teams to Break the Rules – FIT 067

Author & former IT pro Bob McGannon shows us how to cultivate growth, efficiency & engagement within our teams—by knowing when to go…

Jennifer TribeAug 6, 2020

Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Policy In Your Organization

A bring your own device policy is more important than ever since users can bring unsecured personal devices into your office. Here's how…

Kevin DooleyAug 4, 2020

sFlow vs NetFlow: What’s the Difference?

Two of the most common flow protocols you’ll run into are NetFlow and sFlow, and these are some of the differences between the two to…

Andrés TapiaJul 28, 2020

The Triple-A Way to Run a Lean, Mean IT Team (On Demand)

Marketing teams have the 4 Ps. Sales teams have ABC (Always Be Closing). For IT teams looking to optimize their services, there’s the…

Terrah WarnerJul 23, 2020

Network Security Threats From the “Light Web” – FMSP 066

Today’s biggest network threats might just be coming at you from scammers using totally legal and freely available data. Are you ready?…

Jennifer TribeJul 23, 2020

Making Co-managed IT Work In the Real World (From Pros Who’ve Walked the Walk)

Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge & Christian Health Ministries CIO Bryan Schultz discuss what has made their 10 year co-managed IT partnership…

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 21, 2020

The MSP Summer Treat Wave Is Back for Another Year of Summer Giveaways

Auvik has teamed up with 9 of our friends in the channel to bring you 10 days of free summer giveaways and a chance to win a fun-filled…

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 14, 2020

How to Get Acquired for Maximum Dollar – FMSP 065

Deal broker & author Linda Rose share her tips for getting more money for your MSP and what COVID has done to the M&A market for…

Jennifer TribeJul 9, 2020

Managing IT Risk When Everyone’s Working Remote

Top IT & cybersecurity experts share their advice for leaders scrambling to contend with a new set of IT risks in a post-pandemic world.

Lindsay Windover-KroesJul 7, 2020

Why a Zero-Trust Network Is More Desirable—and Achievable—Than Ever

The cybersecurity landscape has changed a lot thanks to the increase in cloud-based services, and zero-trust is now an extremely…

Kevin DooleyJun 30, 2020

3 Reasons to Use Auvik’s Remote Management Features

You can't always be on site to troubleshoot every network issue that pops up. With Auvik’s remote management features, you don't have…

Lawrence PopaJun 23, 2020
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4 Time Management Strategies to Boost Your IT Team’s Productivity

The IT workload can quickly become overwhelming. The trick is managing your team’s time so the work gets. These 4 time management…

Annette HynesJun 16, 2020

10 Computer Networking Books Every Network Manager Should Read

Get a fresh perspective on general networking, network management, network monitoring, security, and more with these 10 computer…

Annette HynesJun 9, 2020

How to Configure Syslog on a Cisco Device

Essentially every modern network device has at least some syslog capabilities. Here's how to configure syslog on Cisco devices.

Kevin DooleyJun 2, 2020

How to Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Issues With Auvik

Network connectivity issues can be some of the worst to troubleshoot. But with Auvik, problems can be solved in seconds just by popping…

Steve PetryschukMay 26, 2020

Auvik Roadmap Webinar – May 2020 (On Demand)

In this free one-hour webinar, Auvik VP of Product Management Patrick Albert shares an exclusive look into what’s next on the Auvik…

Annette HynesMay 21, 2020

9 Low-Cost or Free Cybersecurity Training Resources

Want to advance your career or make the most of your team’s professional development budget? This list of low-cost or free…

Annette HynesMay 19, 2020

How to Keep IT Infrastructure Fresh and Fit for Purpose

Old, unused network devices create security risks, eat up IT time, and bloat operating costs. Here's how to keep IT infrastructure fresh…

Steve PetryschukMay 12, 2020

What Is Syslog and How Does It Work?

Almost every device on a network has a syslog agent you can use to send messages to a central location. Here's how the network-based…

Kevin DooleyMay 5, 2020

Recession Response Webinar – With Mike Michalowicz (On Demand)

All businesses are feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. To ensure their businesses come out…

Terrah WarnerMay 4, 2020

Frankly MSP Is Taking a Summer Break

The Frankly MSP podcast will be paused on new episodes for two months but we’ll be back later in the year with more great content.

Jennifer TribeApr 30, 2020
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Helping Your IT Team’s Productivity During the Pandemic

Trying to boost your IT team's motivation and productivity during the pandemic? Here's how other IT leaders are getting their teams to do…

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 28, 2020

Keeping Remote Workers Connected With Proactive VPN Monitoring

Managing a lot of remote workers right now? Here’s how to use VPN monitoring to stay on top of capacity issues and keep workers connected.

Steve PetryschukApr 21, 2020

Prepare, Communicate, Secure to Stay Steady in a Crisis – FMSP 064

Jim Millican and Travis Grundke share their approach to client management and communications at Ashton Technology Solutions during the…

Jennifer TribeApr 16, 2020
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7 Creative Ways IT Teams Are Helping Companies With the COVID-19 Crisis

During COVID-19, IT teams are stepping up to help users adapt to how we live and work. Here are some stories to make you proud to be in IT.

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 14, 2020

How IT Pros Will Help the World Come Out Stronger After COVID-19

With the upheaval of COVID-19, we depend on networks, and the IT pros who keep them running, more than ever. Here's how they're making an…

Lindsay Windover-KroesApr 7, 2020
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