Data center jobs and staffing and professional development
- May 22, 2009
This tip discusses best practices associated with the operations and maintenance (O&M) processes for data center facilities, including the physical aspects of critical infrastructures, staffing considerations, and appropriate O&M processes, tools, ...
- April 13, 2009
With thousands of IT employees being laid off during the recession, IT job losses have fueled several technology startups.
- April 02, 2009
IT professionals, recession aside, remain mixed on the merits and negatives of IT outsourcing as a way to counter staff cuts and contain facility costs.
- March 27, 2009
With the economic downturn, data centers face serious budget cuts. Recent survey data indicates they have turned to server virtualization to reduce server spending and power consumption as well as IT automation to address staff reductions.
- March 24, 2009
Data center spending remains in the doldrums, with some bright spots in virtualization and related infrastructure.
- March 20, 2009
For the second time, SearchDataCenter.com has recognized excellence in data center project management. Here we recognize the outstanding work of our finalists, and hope readers will be inspired to try to implement some of their innovative ideas. ...
- February 23, 2009
David Stephens wrote a book to introduce beginners to mainframe computers. Stephens, a mainframe evangelist, argues that mainframe systems aren't dead and companies that have jettisoned the z/OS miss their high performance and reliability. A ...
- February 05, 2009
A former IT manager and current job hunter in this down economy, Mark Holt, shares his observations on the IT job market in this new column.
- November 12, 2008
IT operations will be under increasing pressure in the current economic downturn. Data center professionals and experts offer advice for weathering this financial crunch.
- October 13, 2008
At AFCOM's Data Center World, Mike Hagan of Lee Technologies discussed the drawbacks of lights-out data centers but also counseled data center operators on how to prepare for the eventuality.
- October 03, 2008
AFCOM holds its annual fall Data Center World conference in Orlando. Here's SearchDataCenter.com's preview of the show details, keynote and sessions.
- August 19, 2008
At a recent conference in San Jose for the Share user group, there was a fitness session every morning. A group of mainframers gathered together at 6 a.m. to go for a jog or walk. Here is a light-hearted video on the aging mainframe workforce.
- April 22, 2008
The Computer Measurement Group (CMG) just may be the oldest IT user group that you have never heard of. Founded 30 years ago, Turnersville, N.J.-based CMG first focused on managing various aspects of capacity and performance issues in mainframe ...
- October 04, 2007
A recent report shows that the U.S. high-tech industry added new jobs during the first half of 2006. Experts agree that more gains can be made in expanding jobs in the sector, but they disagree on how.
- October 04, 2007
Businesses are expecting their data centers to provide continuous availability, meet scalability requirements and improve energy efficiency – all while decreasing operational costs. To meet these demands, data center pros require information ...