No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management

No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management











RaMP provides detailed device data, including configuration, power and sensor readings


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2011

No Limits Software has extended the automated data center change management capabilities of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) to allow data center managers to easily view all changes which may impact their critical assets. RaMP’s automated snapshots of asset configuration data allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, thereby reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

Let’s look at how RaMP could help in problem resolution. Suppose a server has lost connectivity with the network. The problem manager would bring up the change log for the affected server. Was the network cable moved to a new port? Was a new version of software installed that might impact connectivity? If no changes look like possible causes for the loss of connectivity, the problem manager can simply click a button to extend the list of changes to all devices to which the asset is associated. Now he can see changes to the router to which the server is connected to examine those changes for possible causes.

By automatically tracking all detected changes, RaMP can monitor both authorized changes and detected changes to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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SPAMMERS USING HOTEL INTERNET CONNECTIONS

SPAMMERS USING HOTEL INTERNET CONNECTIONS










Ottawa, Ontario, (PRWEB) September 6, 2003 –

Nebularis Inc., based in Ottawa, Ontario announced earlier today the increased popularity of unsolicited e-mail marketers (spammers) using hotel Internet connections to send unsolicited e-mail.

“They are using hotel in-room Internet connections to shift the liability to the hotel,” comments e-mail technologist Jay Swackhamer. “They book a room overnight, setup a laptop to mail-out millions of unsolicited e-mails, then leave, and the hotel is left with the job of cleaning up their reputation.” Hotels could be blamed for the unsolicited e-mail activities, receive numerous complaints from angry spam victims, and end up in a number of mail server blacklists, which would inconvenience the hotels’ regular Internet-using guests and could damage the hotels’ reputation within the Internet community.

MailPoliceTM, an e-mail protection service operated by Nebularis, is currently investigating an ongoing incident that is affecting several hotels in the Ottawa-area. The junk e-mail under investigation is marketing a guide for grants and loans offered by government bodies.

“Any hotel that offers in-room or wireless Internet connections should be taking this very seriously – this type of activity is the Internet equivalent of hijacking and can land [the hotels] in some hot water if it’s not diligently taken care of or stopped,” says Mr. Swackhamer, adding that this is the first known documented case of hotel room Internet connections used for such purposes.

“By the time we trace where the unsolicited e-mail is coming from, and made contact with the hotel from where it originated, the spammer has already checked-out and left for the next one.”

For additional information, Contact:

Dale Waterman

Nebularis Information Systems Incorporated

Tel: 613-843-9358 #261

Fax: 613-825-5960

info@nebularis.com

http://nebularis.com

Nebularis Inc. is a provider of computer technology services, including web hosting, computer technical support, and Internet technology development. MailPoliceTM is a secure e-mail service, providing customers with a 100% available managed e-mail system that passively protects against spam, viruses, pornography, hoaxes, and other intrusive e-mail. More information is available at http://mailpolice.com.

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Creighton Explores Ethics Of Using Human Tissue For Research

Creighton Explores Ethics Of Using Human Tissue For Research











Omaha, NE (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

When you have blood taken for a test or have tissue removed for a biopsy, it may be used for medical research. While there are clear benefits to such research, medical and health care professionals need to be aware of cultural and confidentiality concerns on the part of patients.

Members of the Creighton University faculty and others will present on those topics as part of “The Use of Human Tissue and Public Trust: The Chasm Between Science and Ethics,” an upcoming conference sponsored by Creighton’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics (CHPE) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity.

The conference will take place Monday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Ahmanson Ballroom at Creighton’s Harper Center, 602 N. 20 St., in Omaha. It is free and open to the public. Registration is online at http://chpe.creighton.edu.

The conference is designed to expand awareness about the importance of weighing the benefits of knowledge derived from tissue research against such issues as cultural traditions and beliefs; exploring the concept of trust among patients, especially from the perspectives of populations vulnerable to exploitation or marginalization; and identifying gaps in communication and understanding between the science community and the public regarding the use of human tissue. The event is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, health care educators, public health professionals, medical students, and members of the public.

CHPE Professor John R. Stone, M.D., Ph.D. will give a presentation on “Ethical Issues – Trust and Trustworthiness, Dispelling Myths.” Stone has often focused on social justice in his work, particularly health inequalities that affect minority populations. Other Creighton faculty members involved in the conference include CHPE Director Amy Haddad, Ph.D., the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences, who is the primary organizer of the conference, and Donald Frey, M.D., vice president for health sciences, who will welcome attendees.

“The conference speakers are top scholars and researchers in health care ethics and related fields, and we are really honored to host them at the conference,” said Dr. Haddad. “In addition, the agenda is packed with sessions that will cover cutting-edge topics in the field. Attendees will come away with so much more understanding of this complex, sensitive, and challenging issue, which is increasingly prominent in health care.”

The Center for Health Care Policy and Ethics is home of Creighton’s Master of Science in Health Care Ethics, which is offered entirely online. The interdisciplinary program educates students who must deal with bioethics as part of their duties (such as physicians, nurses, public health workers, attorneys, and chaplains) on the various issues and factors involved in the field, giving them greater ability to explain, justify and analyze ethical decisions in health care. To learn more about the online Creighton University Master’s in Health Care Ethics, go to http://creighton-online.com.

About Creighton University:

Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.creighton.edu.

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