Data center jobs and staffing and professional development
- September 01, 2017
The emergence of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure has increased the role of data center generalists, which leaves a question about the role of specialists.
- 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 04, 2016
Plenty of tools exist to ease the technical challenges of DevOps, but you can't abstract away or automate cultural requirements like teamwork and trust.
- March 28, 2016
When a 47-year-old mainframe programmer is one of the youngest in his department, it's clear more efforts are needed to attract young IT pros to careers in mainframes.
- December 30, 2015
Data center teams modernized and adapted throughout 2015, with help -- and hindrance -- from major changes in the IT industry, which ranged from new job demands to transitions among providers.
- December 01, 2015
While virtualization, networking, IT management, and backup and storage remained in the top-five list of IT tasks again this year, another area crept up the list.
- November 24, 2015
Now more than ever, data centers need creative employees to adapt and outwit problems for a more efficient, reliable IT infrastructure.
- October 20, 2015
Traditional IT employees need to understand the big business picture and what the cloud offers to remain relevant.
- October 19, 2015
Dell will become a much bigger company following the purchase of EMC and VMware, begging the question of how it will match up against a newly split HP.
- September 22, 2015
Largely vendor-driven IT certifications decreased in value for a seven-year stretch, until a recent turnaround, with security getting a renewed focus.
- September 18, 2015
Icelanders are fond of saying they're a "new" country -- and they're developing a new data center industry from scratch as well.
- September 17, 2015
A leaner, more nimble HP Enterprise will have as many as 30,000 fewer employees after the company splits in November.
- September 14, 2015
IT jobs are being filled at the highest rate away from some of the traditional technology hotspots -- including many Midwestern states.
- July 17, 2015
Big data creates a big test for enterprises: finding the right employees who can meld the technology and business needs in a way to make the data useful.
- July 14, 2015
So far this year, top news stories covered shakeups in entrenched data center technologies and technology trends that may force IT pros into new roles.
- June 17, 2015
Automation tools give admins ways to automate routine or even complex tasks, but some limitations mean IT must keep their hands on the wheel. Heuristic automation will take over areas where traditional deterministic rule sets cannot keep up.
- June 05, 2015
Data center managers look to save money in any way possible. But initiatives -- like workplace satisfaction and efficiency -- add extra, unseen value.
- May 22, 2015
Cloud computing is making corporate-owned data centers less common, and companies continue to reduce IT staff.
- March 16, 2015
Linux talent is in high demand, with organizations willing to pay big bucks for those with the right qualifications. Do you have what it takes?
- January 13, 2015
No one sticks with their New Year's resolution -- where is that gym card anyway? -- but you can pick up seven modern habits and feel good about fit, healthy IT ops.
- January 09, 2015
IT shops have tried a number of ways to attract Millennials to IBM mainframes. Maybe a new generation of tools is the best way to bridge the IT generation gap.
- December 10, 2014
IT isn't a monolithic cost sink. Instead, it is a department that can shape digital initiatives and improve business processes.
- October 09, 2014
With software-defined everything, integrated systems, IoT and more, the data center will never be the same. Here are the top trends shaking things up.
- November 01, 2013
Small IT shops adopt some of the same trends as large enterprises, but with much caution and attention to priorities. And mistakes are felt acutely.
- August 01, 2013
Companies that are on board with cloud, big data, social and mobile trends seek IT pros with third platform skills, but those IT job skills are rare.
- March 28, 2012
The NoOps term reflects a trend in contemporary DevOps shops: the diminishing number of operations people relative to developers.
- 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, ...
- 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.
- 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.
- February 09, 2005
Hewlett-Packard dumps CEO Carly Fiorina as it struggles with its storage and server strategy.