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August 12, 2016
Another outage at an airline data center offers yet another lesson about the need to fail over to a backup data center and bounce back quickly after a power problem.
May 10, 2016
As companies increasingly seek full-stack developers, IT operations specialists must find new ways to add value and remain relevant.
May 09, 2016
IT organizations should get ready to cede some budgetary control to business units, as software -- and software developers -- become key agents of commerce.
April 28, 2016
DevOps is making inroads into many enterprises old and new, but Google is sharing its site reliability engineering prowess in a book that champions NoOps.
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The shifting nature of the IT industry doesn't just influence new technology; it's spawning some noteworthy changes in IT staffing, especially around big data and cloud. Continue Reading
Few things career-wise are as nerve-wracking as job interviews. Knowing what to expect going into that first meeting for a Web or app administrator role can quell some uneasiness. Continue Reading
A data center administrator monitors systems, installs equipment and cabling, and participates in change processes and everyday procedures that support information technology. Continue Reading
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Leave on good terms from your system administrator job to avoid burning bridges and to keep a good reputation in the industry. Here are some things to consider before your move. Continue Reading
Experts in user experience and IT as a service are becoming critical in the enterprise, especially as the gap narrows between IT and business teams in new IT jobs. Continue Reading
ASHRAE recently released its new 90.4 energy efficiency standard. Here's how it differs from 90.1, and what data center managers need to know. Continue Reading
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IT teams need to strike a balance between keeping up with the latest technology and being cost-effective. Proper IT lifecycle management techniques can help. Continue Reading
A BPM tool helps business executives monitor performance and other key metrics. But what exactly is IT's role in a BPM implementation? Continue Reading
IT needs to embrace the chaos and change its ways -- fast. If it doesn't, a stagnant IT culture can prove disastrous for the data center, the IT team and the company. Continue Reading
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By making the best use of what's already in place, and investing carefully and only where needed, an organization can extend a data center's life. This will buy it time to study and decide where its data center is headed next. To make good decisions... Continue Reading
Use business value dashboards to manage the progress of IT initiatives and track IT spending. A business value dashboard visualizes that data so corporate can understand IT value. Continue Reading
Managing IT isn't just about the right software or skills. The IT4IT reference architecture identifies the problems and offers a path forward. Continue Reading