Data center budget and culture News
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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When a data center is running at its limits, an organization has tough calls to make. To buy time and plan what's next, consider some modest upgrades to cooling, power and more. Continue Reading
Before embarking on new data center projects, such as an upgrade or move to the cloud, clearly define all goals and expectations -- and not just for IT. Continue Reading
Starting with an alarm and ending in disaster, one data center fire nearly wiped out an entire operation. Ultimately, poor design and budget choices were to blame. Continue Reading
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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
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New data center investments can come from legacy IT spending cuts, something most U.S. agencies haven't done well in recent years. Continue Reading