Data center jobs and staffing and professional development
- June 03, 2011
Real-life experience trumps formal IT certifications when it comes to salary, according to Foote Partners research.
- January 13, 2011
What are the top 10 data center trends in servers, storage, operating systems and data center facilities for 2011? Find out in our annual data center predictions article.
- December 07, 2010
The data center industry will face a staffing crisis if it can’t drive more employee loyalty, says one Gartner analyst. But IT managers say it’s not a problem in this economy.
- November 11, 2010
Has virtualized infrastructure derailed data center careers? IT managers say they now spend too much time troubleshooting environments and not enough time on strategic projects.
- August 31, 2010
As large technology vendors embark on buying sprees and bidding wars, IT professionals are in the crossfire. Data center managers need to keep an eye on mergers and acquisitions and have a CYA strategy.
- June 02, 2010
Hewlett-Packard takes $1 billion charge as it preps to pare 9,000 workers and retool its IT services business.
- May 24, 2010
The Uptime Institute's Operational Sustainability standard measures the effect of data center staffing, processes and more on reliability; the metric may fill a gap but also spur controversy.
- May 20, 2010
If you want to be promoted from an IT staff role to the CIO position, your key task is to drive business through technology innovation.
- January 06, 2010
A lab architect discusses the rewards and challenges of employing inexperienced systems administrators at a data center that hosts major open source projects.
- December 22, 2009
IT pros who are self-professed movie geeks look ahead to 2010, listing Avatar, Iron Man 2, Tron Legacy and The Green Hornet among the flicks they're looking forward to watching.
- December 21, 2009
Smartphones, high-res digital cameras, large screen e-readers and netbook computers were hot purchases of the year, but many technophiles await Apple's tablet computer.
- December 09, 2009
A shaky economy will drive data center budgets, staffing and technology choices in 2010. Data center managers need to forecast as well as they can, but be flexible on long-term plans given economic volatility.
- October 05, 2009
Data center managers need to hone their communication skills with C-level execs and cast issues in business terms, says Bick Group's CEO.
- June 17, 2009
With 50,000 members, Hewlett-Packard's user group Connect seeks ways to speak to segments of HP's huge user base, influence HP development and build communities online.
- 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, ...