Why WannaCry makes me Want To Cry
By “we,” I mean western democracies, the modern western style of business and capitalism, and our way of life.
The second-best time to upgrade your Windows Server 2003 applications is Now, the best time was 20 months ago. Late last week, Microsoft announced there would be no patches for a critical bug found in Windows Server 2003 IIS.
Change can be difficult. It requires focused effort and learning. For all primates, humans included, learning is paired with frustration. We’re all familiar with the ebb and flow of two steps forward and one step back. Doing nothing is less frustrating. We believe that procrastination is easy – when in reality procrastination wastes time and energy and makes you feel bad. It holds you back...
On December 8, 2016, Microsoft apparently gave up on creating innovative new server software. Instead, it became an insurance company. Perhaps the Chairman spent too much time with Mr. Buffett, hearing about the great profits in insurance?
By now, astute consumers of Cloud Computing media realize that hype on the subject is reaching peak levels. However, one Cloud topic might be achieving stratospheric levels of misinformation, hyperbole, and jargon. This topic is the “holy grail of Cloud”: Onboarding Legacy Apps to the Cloud.
Migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows Server applications is a daunting task for many IT organizations. During the last 15 years, physical and virtual server platforms have exploded in number and diversity. Most DevOps teams struggle to manage a mix of Windows applications running on a diversity of 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012 OS servers. Maintaining production applications across this...
Getting off to a good start is important when facing the daunting challenge of eliminating hundreds or thousands of Windows 2003 servers from the enterprises' application portfolio. One way to accelerate migrations is to identify common application stacks and align them to repeatable Use Cases that AppZero can migrate quickly.
At AppZero, we work closely with customers to understand business requirements and drivers. The future roadmap and enhancement list for our products is driven by how customers use our solutions. AppZero technology has helped in Banking, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Retail and many other industries.
We all procrastinate.
When it comes to maintenance and busy work (disagreeable chores), we all procrastinate. Delaying mundane chores to focus on new creative work is human nature.
In the Information Technology (IT) world, no task seems more mundane and irritating than patching and upgrading an operating system (OS). We’re all bugged by those persistent messages to patch and re-boot our OS.