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Our blog covers a whole host of topics, and we regularly post news, event reviews, and other updates too. Out blog is where we discuss the latest technology, newest releases and industry trends.

So whether you’re looking for business and technical insight, or just an insider’s opinion, this is the place to be.

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The Ryder Cup, TSM And A Predatar Reseller

Posted by Silverstring on 28-Sep-2012 09:00:59

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Tivoli Storage Manager, Predatar V6.5

We love talking about all things storage. It’s what we know, what we love and what our clients like to hear and read about.

Every now and again though, it’s good to take a step away from it and we try to catch up with as many of our clients as possible on a regular basis to simply see how things are going. Chances are we do end up talking about storage to some degree, but because it’s in an informal environment, not only is the conversation very open, but we often end up talking about a whole range of things!


At Predatar, We're Growing In A Variety Of Ways – But What Does This Mean For You?

Posted by Silverstring on 10-Aug-2012 14:52:02

Topics: General, Predatar V6.5

We're always trying to develop at Predatar. Over the past few weeks there's been a few changes. For a start you may notice we have refreshed our blog and hope you will find the layout easier to navigate (subscribe now), and we've got a few more planned in the coming weeks.

Some of the changes are smaller than others, but the most important point is that they're all going to positively impact on our products, our services and our customers.


Have you watched our Predatar video?

Posted by Silverstring on 10-Aug-2012 13:14:45

Topics: General, Predatar V6.5

See an overview and demo of how Predatar delivers monitoring, alerting, resolution and reporting in one streamlined process.


How Silverstring Reduced Their Operating Expenses By 35% With An IT Renovation

Posted by Silverstring on 13-Jul-2012 10:00:30

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Predatar V6.5

It’s a necessity for all organisations to monitor their internal IT systems to ensure they are as efficient as they can be. As data grows and technology advances, it’s without doubt a possibility to simply cling on to the systems you’ve been using for years, but developments can mean increased efficiency and improved savings - and this is exactly what Predatar reseller Silverstring have seen in recent weeks.

For some time now, Silverstring’s Technical Services team have been analysing their internal IT systems, particularly in respect of their function of hosting Predatar, the UK based storage management automation application, which continues to be more demanding.

And with more and more of Silverstring’s customers using products from the Predatar portfolio and with the growing amount of storage under Silvertsring’s management, it was apparent that an IT renovation was needed.


Smaller Budgets But Bigger Data - How Predatar V6.5 Is Helping

Posted by Silverstring on 06-Jul-2012 10:00:45

Topics: General, Predatar V6.5

It’s not a hidden fact that most countries around the world are going through difficult economic times. Particularly here in the UK, with the global recession of a few years ago still taking its toll and the double-dip recession that started earlier this year simply fuelling the fire, it means purse strings need to be pulled tighter together than ever before.

And when it comes to business, that very often means cutting back budgets in areas where it’s felt there won’t be a direct impact on customers - which unfortunately and perhaps naively, usually means IT budgets getting slashed.

We know that IT departments are usually having to work on shoestring budgets at the best of times and that cutting them even further, although it might not have a direct impact on a customer’s experience with a company, will have a negative impact on the organisation overall, therefore potentially affecting the customer experience.


Silverstring's 30 Day TSM Cost Buster Programme - 8 Steps To Reducing Your TSM Budgets

Posted by Silverstring on 22-Jun-2012 10:00:37

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Predatar V6.5, Training

Knowing how important - and difficult - it can be working within reducing, restrictive budgets, something that more and more IT departments are having to do, Predatar reseller, Silverstring, have put together a 30 Day Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Cost Buster Programme that will help you to quickly and effectively slash the costs associated with your TSM environment.

Covering eight separate points, the following provides a brief insight into what you should expect to discuss and be looked at during the programme.


TSM Not Giving You The Return You Expect? Let Silverstring Help

Posted by Silverstring on 25-May-2012 10:00:58

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Predatar V6.5

There’s no doubt Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is a great IBM product. Sure, just like most software, it has its downsides, but there isn’t a piece of software out there that’s perfect and TSM meets - at the very least - the basic needs of its target audience.

With some of the gaps in the software, third party products can be used, such as our automation App for TSM. However, one of the product’s major issues isn’t with the software itself, but with the way it’s utilised by users.

Having been available to the public in its current branded form since 1999, it was available for many years before this as WDSF (Workstation Data Save Facility) and then ADSM (ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager).


You’ve Seen The Latest Predatar Release, Now Get Trained On It - For Free

Posted by Silverstring on 08-May-2012 09:00:43

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Predatar V6.5

We know just how great Predatar V6.5 can be and we’re proud to say our clients know how great it can be, too. An automation App for TSM, our Predatar software can completely revolutionise the way in which you use - and benefit from - Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

However, we also know that Predatar and TSM, although able to be used ‘out-of-the-box’, giving users instant benefits, can require for some initial and on-going training to ensure you get the most from both.

And with our recent update to Predatar, this training has become even more important. That’s why Silverstring, one of Predatar’s sellers, is running a range of complimentary, 30 minute webex training sessions to help you reduce the administrative burden and improve service levels of TSM through the use of Predatar V6.5


How Beneficial Can The New Tivoli User Community Be To Resolving TSM Woes?

Posted by richardbatespredatar on 05-Apr-2012 15:00:41

Topics: IBM Pulse 2012, Events, Predatar V6.5

Good afternoon,

At the end of my last blog post (‘What Steps Are You Taking To Prepare For Data Growth?’), I mentioned about the IBM Pulse 2012 event that was taking place in early March.

Along with my colleagues, I attended the event and simply put, it was fantastic!

We had the opportunity to meet a number of different people, talked about TSM, data storage and how Predatar V6.5 can be of particular benefit to their organisation. As well as this, we were able to see a number of great talks throughout the event.


Predatar V6.5, The Ultimate Automation App For TSM, Just Got Better

Posted by Silverstring on 23-Mar-2012 09:00:08

Topics: Features, General, Predatar V6.5

Since its initial launch, Predatar has always been about providing first class solutions to TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) problems that cause users an unnecessary amount of work.

Developing our automation App for TSM continuously, the latest update of Predatar V6.5, which is available now, boasts an array of new features, helping users to be even more productive and provide them with a greater level of control over their TSM environment than ever before.


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