Network Performance Monitor (NPM) has a profile page on G2 Crowd, a business software review site. If you’ve used NPM, now’s your chance to let other IT Pros shopping for a network management solution know what you think.


Writing a review will take about 5 minutes, and to thank you for your time you’ll receive 1,000 THWACK points, plus a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card from G2 Crowd!


It’s just 3 easy steps:


Thank you for your help!


*If you’ve previously submitted a review in G2 Crowd, you are more than welcome to do so again, and you still qualify to receive Thwack points and the gift card*


**This is an exclusive offer for our THWACK Community (expires 5/31)**

Log & Event Manager is currently in the running for Gartner Peer Insights Annual Customers’ Choice award! And we’re super excited to participate. They recognize 7 software vendors who have an average rating greater than 4.2 stars and more than 50 reviews in the last 12 months.


So we’re asking for your help!


If you have used Log & Event Manager now and or in the past, and would like to help us win, please consider writing a review today, it won’t take more than 2 minutes! The deadline is quickly approaching so reviews must be submitted by June 30, 2018.


Here’s what we ask:

  1. Click on this link to leave your review
  2. Post a screenshot of the review below
  3. As a thank you and we’ll deposit 750 Thwack points into your account!


Thank you for your help!

The Log & Event Manager Team 

This is one corner… of one database, in one server, in one department that’s in a dark corner of an office that’s part of a company that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see. With the release of DPA 11.1, you can now see DPA goodness in PerfStack™! This means you’ll never have to wonder if it’s the application or the database.


Our goal with this month’s mission is to help you exterminate the root cause of complex issues and find the what, when, where, why and WHO of database problems.


It’s timey-wimey for questions and queries! Let’s get started!


Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize:

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!


Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

May 14: Doctor Who Clue Board Game

May 21: Doctor Who Tardis Ceramic Teapot + Tardis Mug

May 28: Twelfth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote


Grand Prize

June 4: Doctor Who: 5.5 inch 13 Doctor Action Figure Set

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.


Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Doctor Who Tardis 12 Liter (Bigger Version) Thermoelectric Cooler or Warmer (Blue)
The shortcut is simple:
  1. Download Database Performance Analyzer
  2. Take a screenshot of DPA in PerfStack
  3. Submit your screenshot below




A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on May 7, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until June 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by May 13 to be entered to win: Doctor Who Clue Board Game
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by May 20 to be entered to win: Doctor Who Tardis Ceramic Teapot + Tardis Mug
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by May 27 to be entered to win:  Twelfth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by June 3 to be entered to win:  DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH DOCTOR CRYSTAL TARDIS

Correctly answer all 20 questions by June 3 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!  Doctor Who: 5.5 inch 13 Doctor Action Figure Set

Monthly Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

“Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go

So make the best of this test, and don't ask why

It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time”

– Green Day, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”


As graduation season approaches, songs like Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” will be sung by students everywhere reflecting on fond memories and lessons learned in school. Graduation is a symbol of transition and change, and a milestone that represents growth, progress, and transformation. Just as education drives growth in students, digital transformation drives progress in an organization and ultimately innovations in the data center. The overall path of digital transformation leads towards innovation and progress, but not without the ‘lessons learned in time’ from setbacks.


In the spirit of graduation season, we want to know what technology you “graduated” to in 2018. Did you transition to serverless computing, experiment with AI and machine learning, or implement containers, microservices, or blockchain technology? What drove the need to “graduate” to new technology? The C-suite jumping on the AI bandwagon? The need for cost efficiency and agility? As you reflect on the past year, what were your biggest successes and failures during your digital transformation journey?


Let us know what technologies you “graduated” to this past year and any ‘lessons learned’ from your digital transformation successes (or failures) by May 18th and we’ll put 250 THWACK points in your account!

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