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Remote Support Solutions: The Cost Advantage of DameWare Remote Support vs LogMeIn Pro

SaaS or Self-Hosted?  It’s the question every IT pro has asked over the last few years as they’ve rolled out new IT management solutions. The reasons for and against SaaS offerings are pretty well known by this point, so at the end of the day, what most IT pros want to know is which provides the best value.  In light of LogMeIn’s recent announcement to discontinue their freemium offering (and the ...

Best Practices for Monitoring IIS Web Server

Typically, if you’re running a Windows environment, chances are you’re using Microsoft IIS as your Web server to run your Web applications. To ensure IIS servers are up to speed and performing exactly how you want them to, you should consider monitoring key metrics. This will help track performance problems, so you can fix issues as they occur. When you have different Web applications for differen...

Put Your IT Knowledge To The Test & Enter To Win Big!

It’s a new month and a new year so be sure to visit the SolarWinds thwack community for some valuable IT management tips and of course enter to win big in this month’s thwack mission.  What is thwack? It’s an online community that lets you interact with over 130,000 community members to discuss technology, exchange ideas about IT management, and learn more productive and cost-effective ways to you...

Tips to Monitor SQL Server Query Performance

Tuning your SQL server is important because it can impact overall server performance. Tuning expensive queries is imperative because your database server’s performance can be affected by a slow and unresponsive query. Monitoring the performance of each query in SQL server is key – for example, if a single query is taking time to respond, you’ll know CPU utilization is high. This causes a strain on...