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Networks

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 2


Last month I started an analysis about an argument… I mean a “passionate discussion” on social media. My goal in this series is to use that conversation as a framework to explore and solve some sub-optimal thinking patterns that I’ve seen in both beginners …


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DevOps

Three Reasons SSO is DevOps’ Best Friend


Nearly 200—that’s how many passwords the average business user has according to an article in Security Magazine. When it comes to troubleshooting, having even just two logins is one too many. Quick resolution requires full visibility into all systems. It also requires quick access …


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Systems

The Pros and Cons of Open-source Tools


Cost plays a factor in most IT decisions. Whether the costs are hardware- or software-related, understanding how the tool’s cost will affect the bottom line is important. Typically, it’s the engineer’s or administrator’s task to research tools and/or hardware to fit the organization’s needs both …


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Security

IT Operations: How SecOps Saves the Day


Few messages strike fear in the hearts of IT operations staff like the dreaded scan results from your security team. These messages often appear in your inbox early on Monday morning, which means it’s sitting there waiting for you. You’re not even into your …


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DevOps

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?


There’s a question I’m sure is keeping some IT managers and CTOs up at night. How do you know when it’s right to move a workload to the cloud? And when you finally make the decision to migrate, how do you choose the best location for …


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DevOps

Cloud Migration Is No Drama – Or Is It?


Great! You’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud. What should be the first step towards that goal? The answer is: defining a cloud migration team that understands the vision, has skilled members to carry out required tasks, and is available to contribute …


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Networks

Seeing IT Differently: Why IT Vendors Must Evolve


Many years ago, at Louisiana State University (LSU), I taught the basics of evolution as part of a class on learning and behavior. The concepts behind evolution started, of course, with biologists, but have been adopted by behavioral scientists and now, by technologists. Evolution …


Networks

Why You Should Start Seeing IT Differently


How new models could potentially shake up the future of IT While technology innovation has changed the world, the truth is the same big vendors have been running the same complex model of enterprise IT software for the better part of a century. Unfortunately, …


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Networks

Do I Need an Enterprise Management System?


When it comes to getting something done in IT, the question of “How?” can be overwhelming. There are many different solutions on the market to achieve our data center monitoring and management goals. The best way to achieve success is for project managers and engineers …