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Leon Adato

Leon Adato

Head Geek

Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional (he was once a customer, after all). His 25 years of network management experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.

Posts Featuring Leon Adato

Upgrade Tales From the Ticket Queue

As you might imagine, it’s a bit of a busy time here at SolarWinds HQ. There is A LOT going on, not the least of which is encouraging our customers…

Change Is Hard

I.T. folks understand change can be hard, and I don’t mean in the “Who Moved My Cheese” kind of way. Change, as in “change control,” is necessary. But we don’t…

The Case for Upgrading — SolarWinds TechPod 035

The relationship IT professionals have with upgrades can sometimes only be described as “fraught.” Reasons range from the cost in terms of time and lost opportunity to “nothing in that…

Your IT Life Coach for Monitoring

Of all the different tipss IT pros pick up, monitoring may be the most wide-ranging area and therefore the hardest to nail down in a single blog. After all, how…

The Technology Companies Think They Can Live Without (and Why They’re Wrong)

When the value is obvious, most companies are willing to invest in tools to help employees get their job done better. But over the course of my career, I’ve noticed…

Tried and True Tech Tips

Anyone who’s worked in IT knows a great deal of the day-to-day work doesn’t come down to one secret trick—the job consists mainly of stringing together hard-won wisdom and convenient…

Attitude Adjustment: Accentuate the Positive

Experienced IT practitioners know applications and solutions—whether off-the-shelf, customized, or built from scratch—are rarely a perfect fit. Inevitably, something doesn’t work quite the way we want, scale to quite the…

IT Pro Day 2020: You Were Built for This — SolarWinds TechPod 032

Every year, on the third Tuesday of September, we celebrate IT Pro Day – a day set aside to recognize all tech pros and the work they do. For some obvious reasons, this…

2020: The Year IT Pros Were Built For

The theme for IT Pro Day 2020 is “You Were Built for This” and, while we knew it could be relevant in almost any minute of any day of any…

It Takes a Village to Fix a Spreadsheet

Ben Zoma said: “Who is wise? He who learns from every man, as it is said: ‘From all who taught me have I gained understanding’ (Psalms 119:99)” Pirkei Avot (The…


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