Data center jobs and staffing and professional development

  • April 13, 2009 13 Apr'09

    IT job losses fuel innovation, tech startups

    With thousands of IT employees being laid off during the recession, IT job losses have fueled several technology startups.

  • April 02, 2009 02 Apr'09

    Recession leaves IT pros mixed on outsourcing

    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 27 Mar'09

    How data centers cope with the economic downturn

    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 24 Mar'09

    IT spending lull continues post-stimulus

    Data center spending remains in the doldrums, with some bright spots in virtualization and related infrastructure.

  • March 20, 2009 20 Mar'09

    Data Center Manager of the Year: Call for Entries

    For the second time, 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 23 Feb'09

    Making the case for the mainframe: Book author touts z/OS

    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 05 Feb'09

    Observations on the IT job market: The government sector

    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 12 Nov'08

    How will data centers weather the economic downturn?

    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 13 Oct'08

    Lights-out data centers have downsides, cautions Data Center World presenter

    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 03 Oct'08

    AFCOM Data Center World fall 2008 preview

    AFCOM holds its annual fall Data Center World conference in Orlando. Here's's preview of the show details, keynote and sessions.

  • August 19, 2008 19 Aug'08

    Mainframers go for a jog at Share user group conference

    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 22 Apr'08

    Computer Measurement Group teaches IT forecasting, modeling

    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 04 Oct'07

    Data Center Decisions Session Downloads

    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 ...

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    High-tech job increases marred by skills shortage

    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 03, 2007 03 Oct'07

    Scalent frees admins from manual Citrix software installs

    Carilion Clinic is rapidly adding Citrix servers to support a new hospital system. The clinic turned to Scalent for a quick, automated way to deploy the application stack.