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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 »

Dealing With the Data Deluge: The Benefits of Web-Scale Storage Design

Dealing With the Data Deluge: The Benefits of Web-Scale Storage Design
June 8, 2015 1 Comment »

The rapid growth in demand for both cloud-based services and big data analytics is propelling the development of new storage architectures to hold the information produced by these growth trends. It is becoming increasingly clear that even a linear growth ... Read More »

Managing a Website Outage and Coming Out on Top

Managing a Website Outage and Coming Out on Top
June 3, 2015 No Comments »

As those of us in the IT industry know, things rarely go as planned. IT managers can try and plan for things but more often than not, incidents will occur that can cause downtime, and the resulting costs can hurt ... Read More »

Teach Kids Coding?

Teach Kids Coding?
May 28, 2015 No Comments »

Thanks in part to the widespread notion (unfounded or otherwise) of a STEM shortage, the movement to teach kids coding earlier in their education has grown. Proponents argue that coding is an important subject that also encourages development of “computational ... Read More »

NVMe Connected SSDs: Things to Consider

NVMe Connected SSDs: Things to Consider
May 27, 2015 1 Comment »

The deployment of Non-Volatile Memory Express–connected solid-state drives (SSDs) is a topic increasingly on the minds of enterprise storage customers; I am asked about it frequently. It is often convolved with the belief that the transition to the Non-Volatile Memory ... Read More »

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT
May 26, 2015 3 Comments »

The rise of technology trends such as big data and BYOD (bring your own device) are causing a seismic shift in the way data centers are managed today owing to the massive amounts of data they drive. To handle this ... Read More »