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It takes a lot of will power, in our data obsessed world to say "too much!" However, there are many ways where too much information is destroying productivity, and actually causing bad decision making, not good. But it is hard to avoid the world of opportunities that has been opened in data collection and analysis. So how do you balance the two? The first step is to understand there is a big difference between data collection, and it's utilization. While it seems subtle, the difference is key, and utilization is where many make mistakes. Many confuse data collection and data utilization as the same thing, or at least being very similar. Collection merely indicates the storage and analysis of data by automated systems, maybe never viewed by human eye or mind. It is when you spend the time to access and understand the data collected where there is a human cost. "When... (more)

What Is Syslog?

What Is Syslog? This post has been written by Dr. Miao Wang, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Performance Engineering Lab at University College Dublin. This post is the first in a multi-part series of posts on the many options for collecting and forwarding log data from different platforms and the pros and cons of each. In this first post we will focus on Syslog, and will provide background on the protocol. What is Syslog? Syslog has been around for a number of decades and provides a protocol used for transporting event messages between computer systems and software applicatio... (more)

Logentries Announces Machine Learning Analytics for IT Ops Monitoring

Logentries Announces Machine Learning Analytics for IT Ops Monitoring Logentries, the most connected log management and analytics service built for the cloud, today announced new Anomaly Detection and Inactivity Alerting to help Dev and IT Ops proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve production system issues in real-time. Cloud-based Logentries Anomaly Detection automatically notifies users when abnormal events occur or pattern deviations surpass defined thresholds. Additionally, Logentries users can now create real-time alerting based on the absence of expected events or a s... (more)

How Log Data Could Help Win Your Fantasy Football League

Log data is a powerful resource being overlooked by businesses. The value that may be hidden in the data is so large, it is borderline reckless not to manage your log data. The main reason this is occurring, is because the beneficiaries of this information are often the end business users, who couldn't tell you the difference between a log and a blog. So there is no urgency to invest in a solution. This is where I step in, if you are in DevOps, software engineering, system administration, etc and want your company to invest in a log management solution; this is the article to sh... (more)

Tailing All Your Logs, All in One Place

Logentries new Aggregated Live Tail provides effortless, real-time visibility that you cannot get anywhere else...and is a joy to use (and I cant say the same about carrying a cat by its tail - for so many reasons). For those of you not familiar with our existing Live Tail view, Aggregated Live Tail is a simple, elegant and powerful product enhancement that enables you to now select and monitor multiple live logs streaming into Logentries.  All events are visible  in real-time in a combined view of your log events as they happen. This allows users to monitor multiple streams of da... (more)