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I recently attended the WTIA Fast Pitch Forum & Technology Showcase. The conference featured two dozen of the hottest technology companies in Washington presenting their business in a competition for “Best In Show”. Daptiv provides on-demands work management solutions that adapt to your business, so you can work how you work.

Daptiv thinks there’s a better way to work. You have things you need to do. They feel that things like managing servers, installing software and planning upgrades are things they should take care of for you. Their solution for managing projects includes a collaboration environment to make it easier to work with the tools you already know and trust.

Daptiv also allows you to easily extend the standard capabilities of their software. Their secure web environment adapts to the management needs of any department within your company, and allows for point-and-click creation of forms and reports.

When this video was published and embedded in another blog, this comment was posted (from a competitor, Serena):

Poor Jeff–he looks to have aged 10 years since the ongoing financial troubles and RIFs at Daptiv began. Very interesting that he’s still claiming the leaders quadrant for Daptiv (they were dropped from it for 2009). Also interesting is his statement that CA Clarity and HP are Daptiv’s main competition. I wouldn’t have positioned Daptiv on the same strata as these pricey platinum PPM vendors. Also, from what I’ve seen of the new Agile offering, it appears to be a nice add-on to the Daptiv PM product, but a lousy stand-alone offering, considering the robust solutions already in that space. It will be interesting to see how they position it.

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What is the Best Network Management Tool?

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I know many of you out there have to manage a network. The folks over at PacketTrap have been instrumental in helping our community grow. They’ve now come out with Perspective – an excellent tool to help manage your network! Brian and AK from PacketTrap came to visit via Skype, in order to help me explain to all of you what PacketTrap Perspective can do for you!

Monitor performance for routers, hubs, switches, servers, and applications in real-time – no matter the platform. Yeah, you can use this Windows tool to watch your Macs or Linux boxes!
Plus, it’ll watch the health of your VMware servers (and guest Virtual Machines running on ’em). And just in case you hate being tied to one machine, or if you have more than one person who might need to access this data, an unlimited amount of users can connect to Perspective via a thin client or Web browser (which means, you can access statistics FROM your Mac or Linux). There’s advanced email and SMS alerts for devices, too. Capture traffic data for any device on the network to boot.

You can see all of the web sites that are being served at your home or company. You can see who is loading what site! You can even see what impact this surfing is having on your bandwidth. Perspective will show you who is clogging up your network, as well as how they’re doing it. There’s a list of different tools and reports you can make use of.

You can view and manage every aspect of what’s going on within the network.

I have tried so many network scan tools in the past, and haven’t had much luck. Perspective is very intuitive, and easy to set up (even for geeks like me). I’m not used to seeing a lot of these enterprise-class tools work so quickly, right out of the box. It’s definitely worth a look for network admins who haven’t found what they’ve been looking for as of yet.

Perspective auto-discovers system resources and their metrics, including: hardware, operating systems, virtualization, databases, middleware, applications, and services. Give it a shot – and that’s the link to use.

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