Data center jobs and staffing and professional development

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Technology takes backseat to business skills, IT consultant says

    Author of The IT Career Builder's Toolkit Matt Moran is a consultant specializing in IT staff development, automated workflow and document assembly applications, and business process reengineering. Moran counsels IT pros on honing certain ...

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07

    Google's new North Carolina data center manager talks shop

    Tom Jacobik was hired to run the $600 million data center that Google is building in Lenoir, N.C. In this interview, he talks about his career and new position.

  • June 22, 2007 22 Jun'07

    Data center certification, facility management skills are hot in the job market

    Two years ago, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. started the Institute for Data Center Professionals, a certification and education program for data center managers. caught up with Roger Norton, Dean of the School of Computer...

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Data center facilities managers are from Venus, IT pros are from Mars

    Data center facilities and IT folks don't always get along too well. What can you do to form a more perfect union?

  • February 28, 2007 28 Feb'07

    SHARE conference special report

    The IBM user group recently held their spring conference where sessions were held on everything from server hardware to mainframe management strategies.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Share Spring 2007: Reporter's notebook

    Users and vendors gathered at the Share mainframe conference in Tampa last week to talk training, new products and Linux on the mainframe.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Uptime Institute mines golden nuggets in the data center

    The Uptime Institute, creator of the Data Center Tier Standards, has turned its focus to energy efficiency and has come up with five golden nuggets for IT pros to use in their data centers.

  • January 05, 2007 05 Jan'07

    Data center trends 2006 audiocast

    Top stories of 2006 on reviewed; topics include metrics, mainframes, blades, site location, power and cooling and data center staffing.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    HP, IBM user groups offer outlook for 2007

    In this audio roundtable, Nina Buik, president of the Hewlett-Packard user group Encompass and Pam Taylor vice president of the IBM mainframe user group Share talk about expectations for the coming year, including vendor wish-lists, the changing ...

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Readers respond to COBOL, Wintel generation gap

    Readers respond to a recent article on the mainframe job market and bridging the COBOL and Wintel generation gap.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Mainframe group to focus on project management skills for '07

    Robert Rosen, immediate past president of the mainframe user group Share, addresses the mainframe job market, the IT energy crisis and hot skills for next year.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06 merges instruction sets, a community supporting IBM's Power processor, has merged its instruction sets to promote the group. Also, Active Power gets patent for compressed air backup power and cooling technology, and Eaton releases a new Powerware UPS.

  • November 01, 2006 01 Nov'06

    COBOL, Wintel generations must bury the hatchet

    Some pundits and bloggers think that mature, COBOL generation IT workers should retire and get out of the way in order to make room for Wintel IT staff. Forrester analyst Phil Murphy explains why that idea is counterproductive.

  • October 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

    Data center outsourcer picks up graveyard shift

    Outsourcing IT services, including data center management, is a growing trend, though some are hesitant to make the jump.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Server specs: Sun chief says the data center is dead

    Sun chief says the data center is dead