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Ready for Liftoff: How Smart Enterprises Manage Their WAN for Growth

Ready for Liftoff: How Smart Enterprises Manage Their WAN for Growth
June 29, 2015 No Comments »

It’s natural for companies, as they grow, to want to do even more, to add more business and employees and locations, and to increase their revenues. This effort is, after all, how most companies grow, and the old maxim is ... Read More »

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?
June 25, 2015 No Comments »

The business model of social media rests firmly on users’ lack of perceived value regarding the information they share. That is, a company like Facebook makes money because its users value their personal data less than the services they receive. ... Read More »

Maximizing Mainframe Value in a DevOps World

Maximizing Mainframe Value in a DevOps World
June 24, 2015 No Comments »

Data-center managers face the twin challenges of optimizing value to the business while minimizing the costs and risks associated with technology ownership. This challenge is becoming more intense as business performance becomes increasingly contingent on IT excellence. Responses to this ... Read More »

The Virtualization Journey

The Virtualization Journey
June 23, 2015 No Comments »

It’s no secret that virtualization rules the data center—it just recently surpassed 50 percent of all server workloads and is expected to reach 86 percent by 2016. But although virtualized data centers have largely become mainstream, the majority of organizations ... Read More »

The Third Platform: The Time for Open Source Is Nigh

The Third Platform: The Time for Open Source Is Nigh
June 22, 2015 2 Comments »

Traditional application architectures are falling into obsolescence in the world of exponentially growing technology change. A new platform is emerging that is far better suited to the demands of today’s IT. The “third platform,” also called by the acronym SMAC, ... Read More »

This Industry Needs More Diversity

This Industry Needs More Diversity
June 18, 2015 No Comments »

We hear it all the time: calls for more diversity and better representation of some group in a given industry. In an article at CIO, Sharon Florentine asks, “How long would you stay at a job, or in a career ... Read More »

Sysadmin Brain Food: 10 Useful Tools for Becoming a Smart Sysadmin

Sysadmin Brain Food: 10 Useful Tools for Becoming a Smart Sysadmin
June 17, 2015 1 Comment »

The life of a sysadmin can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. Monitoring the same aspects of your IT environment on a daily basis is a valuable but also repetitive process. Although non-IT departments tend to spice things up by offering ... Read More »

The David and Goliath of IT: Why the Mid-Market Enterprise Should Care About IT Maturity

The David and Goliath of IT: Why the Mid-Market Enterprise Should Care About IT Maturity
June 15, 2015 1 Comment »

People often assume that large organizations are inherently more capable of advancement. In turn, most people tend to think about maturity in IT management as something that only large organizations take on. As a result, most IT-maturity models out there ... Read More »

The Problem With IT Resumes

The Problem With IT Resumes
June 11, 2015 No Comments »

What’s the problem with IT resumes? They’re useless—at least in the opinion of many people on both sides of the hiring desk. Part of the problem is the level of competition: everyone and their cousin can check out CareerBuilder.com or ... Read More »

Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!

Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!
June 9, 2015 No Comments »

As more personal, economic and political activity relies on electronic communications, with data centers as the network hubs, the question of privacy arises continually. But the fight for privacy in the age of Facebook runs up against a number of ... Read More »