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Automating Application Creation in ConfigMgr with ITS Partners

Anyone who has ever created an application in Configuration Manager knows that they can be a bit more complex than creating a package. Today we wanted to talk about how ITS Partners can simplify application creation within your Configuration Manager...

10 Questions We Answer About Meltdown and Spectre.

There are still many questions about Meltdown and Spectre, so we thought we would address ten of the more common questions and concerns in the market. The goal of this article is not to dissuade the reader or imply that the Meltdown and Spectre...

What you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre

Two proof-of-concept attacks have recently been discovered named Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities “break down barriers between user mode and kernel mode and between different processes running on the same device, allowing a rogue process...

Video: 3 Reasons Why You'll Want to Upgrade to Symantec DLP 15 Immediately

If you're an existing Symantec DLP customer, you’ll likely want this upgrade ASAP! Those that are just embarking on the DLP journey, you’ve come at a great time. There were improvements and features added in several areas of version 15, such as 

If your patch compliance is less than 95%, you shouldn’t be sleeping at night.

Why Lots-to-Lose, Inc. patch compliance was at 40% before ITS stepped in with a managed service.

3 reasons to consider a career in technology on National Techies Day

We live in an age of amazing technological achievements.  A career in Information Technology, in particular, can be an amazing experience and career for many. Today is National Techies Day, a day to celebrate those in the broad field of technology...

Don't let your vegetables rot because of tool letdown

In our experience, Systems Management can be one of the most bogged-down functions in IT. Teams often spend too much of their time just trying to satisfy the demands of the workforce—and not enough time maximizing their tool investment and improving...

6 Commonly Misconfigured SQL Server settings in Microsoft Configuration Manager Environments

When working in customer environments, we commonly see a lack of oversight of the Configuration Manager database instance. Often combined with a general lack of familiarity with the settings configured, or teams having the ability to rely on other...

Video: Windows 10: It's dangerous to go alone!

  First we showed you how to stay in orbit with Windows 10, then we wanted to make sure you didn't lose your job over it. Between then and now, some crazy stuff has happened. WannaCry was a peeling back of the scab hiding your real patch compliance,...

Powershell Detection of WannaCry relevant Patches

In the midst of all the #WannaCry mayhem,  ITS Partners is committed to protecting customers against this unprecedented threat.  Thanks to one of our engineers and a bit of PowerShell, we have a way to detect if the relevant patches are installed to...