Benefits of migrating to Atlassian Cloud now

There has never been a better time to execute a migration to Atlassian Cloud.  Recent announcements at Atlassian’s Team23 conference included new products (Jira Product Discovery, Beacon), new features (Atlassian Intelligence (AI), Slack/Teams integration, Digital agents), and impressive improvements (Data residency location choice, Portal customization, Workflow and toolchain templates), demonstrating the vast range of opportunities and useful features/products that Atlassian’s …

Part Two: ServiceNow Hyperautomation – Proactive Automation Resilience

What is Automation Resilience? In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, automation is becoming increasingly vital for businesses. However, as with any technology, it’s important to be prepared for unexpected disruptions and failures. This is where automation resilience comes in. Automation resilience is the ability of an organisation’s automation solutions to withstand unexpected interruptions and recover quickly from failures. Without automation resilience, …

Four Exciting Takeaways from Cisco Live 2023

2023 is off to an exciting start for JDS, as Australia’s leading Cisco Full Stack Observability partner. There were a host of new product features and announcements which came out of Cisco Live in Amsterdam last month, all focused on fast and secure customer experiences with data-driven insights and action.  Here are four exciting takeaways from the event that we’re …

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Atlassian Cloud Migration: The Clock Is Ticking

End of Server Sales and Support In late 2020, Atlassian announced their end-of-life roadmap for Server edition sales and support in a push towards migrating to Atlassian Cloud (see below). Three years on, we find ourselves hitting the third milestone of this plan, and no longer have the ability to purchase new apps for Atlassian Server. The final end-of-support date …

Part One: ServiceNow Hyperautomation – Process Optimisation

Improvement Initiatives As businesses grow, IT processes become increasingly complex and difficult to manage. This is where Process Optimisation comes in, providing a way to evaluate and enhance the performance of your IT processes using data from your systems. In other words, it’s a method of making sure that your IT processes are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible …

Introduction to ServiceNow Hyperautomation

Imagine this… You’re at work, and suddenly an application you’re using stops working. You’re in a rush and can’t afford to spend hours on the phone with technical support. But what if there was a way to get your problem solved quickly and efficiently, without ever having to speak to a human being? The ServiceNow Virtual Agent is an AI-driven …

The Importance of Pen Testing Your Cloud Environment

As the uptake of cloud services increases, cybercriminals are more interested than ever in exploiting vulnerabilities to attack cloud services and it’s customers. If your organisation is using cloud services, it’s important to recognise the shared responsibility model where the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and the client share certain responsibilities, including cybersecurity. The CSP, such as AWS, Google Cloud, or …

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What is the difference between a Vulnerability Scan and a Penetration Test?

Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing are terms that are often interchanged and even confused for the same activity, and while they are similar, they are not the same. So what are the key differences, and how and when should they be carried out? What is a Vulnerability Scan? A Vulnerability Scan is performed within your network, systems, services, or applications …

Fortifying Defense with Offense

Detecting and defending against incoming attacks is a key component of a strong blue team, and SIEM capabilities play an important part of the technology stack to achieve this. But, with rapidly evolving cyber threats, it is important to adapt and innovate to stay ahead. Joint activities between red and blue teams, known as purple teaming, allows for easy knowledge …