Newsletter January 2016
Welcome to our January newsletter.
Happy New Year from the team at Mutiny. In this issue we have case studies on Endsleigh Insurance and Mamas & Papas. We look at the age-old debate of total cost of ownership (TCO) v. sweating your assets. 2016 will inevitably bring the need for even more non-conventional devices to be connected to networks and we consider the importance of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) for IoT services. We look at the governmentâ€™s 10mbps broadband pledge and whether this will really hit the mark for Britain. And finally, a date for your diaries, Mutiny is on the road again this year so watch out for announcements on the exhibitions we will be attending.
Endsleigh Insurance: With an IT department of just 45 people, and about a quarter of those involved in troubleshooting, Endsleigh wanted a network monitoring system that was equally efficient and cost effective. Mutiny monitors Endsleighâ€™s network performance, audits network usage, alerts and analysis of root causes of faults as well as tailored reporting.
Mamas & Papas: With infrastructure consisting of over 300 devices distributed across its sites in the UK and Hong Kong, the IT team at Mamas & Papas needed a solution which could provide monitoring for this vast estate and support its 1000+ employees. High on their priority list when choosing the system was its ease of use and the ability to cut through the masses of data to give their team the core information they needed.
Sweating your IT assets
At some point older equipment will experience more breakdowns â€“ exposing services to risk. Yet a refresh policy based on timescales alone fails to take into account technology advancements and the changing needs of the business.
IoT Services Space in Full Swing
The advent of the IoT gives rise to boundless opportunities and colossal challenges. According to Gartner services are the real driver of value in IoT, and increasing attention is being focused on new services by end-user organisations and vendors.
Where will the governmentâ€™s latest broadband pledge take us?
The recent announcement that every individual and business will have access to broadband by the end of the current parliament is welcome news. But with the end of the parliament five years away, can we trust this pledge and does it go far enough?
Upcoming software releases
We will soon be releasing Version 5.1-1.12 for all platforms bringing updates to adapters and other back-end processes, this update also brings our database schema up-to-date for all platforms and will allow users to migrate to our latest core OS shipping on all new hardware appliances.
Watch this space
In our next edition we will be announcing news of Mutiny V5.2 and further information around our IPAM (IP Address Management) module and a new integrated SLA reporter module.
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