Mav Turner is the vice president of product for the network management portfolio and Orion® Platform at SolarWinds. Prior to his current role, Mav held various positions within SolarWinds, including senior sales engineer and senior product manager. Mav has worked in IT management for 20 years, including positions in both network and systems management before joining the SolarWinds team in 2009. Mav has a BS in Computer Science from Texas State University.

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Security

Securing a Tide of the Internet of Things

April 21, 2020

IoT has the potential to offer state and local municipalities real and tangible benefits for their citizens. The IoT is already powering smart city efforts throughout the country, through things like smart grids, automatic flood detection, and more. The city of Chicago alone has …


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Networks

Why Scalable Networks Need Scalable Monitoring

March 31, 2020

According to the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Public Sector Tech Pros of Tomorrow, 75% of all public sector tech pros surveyed expressed concerns about whether they have the necessary skills to successfully manage their IT environments over the next three to …


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Systems

Why the Rise of Automation Is a Programmer’s Paradise

March 17, 2020

Automation is increasingly one of the cornerstones of an optimized federal IT environment. If you’re a federal IT pro, you may be asking, “Will automation make my job easier?” The answer is a resounding “yes,” as automation can dramatically enhance overall agency performance on …


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Applications

Monitoring and Safeguarding Your Agency’s Cloud Environment

February 25, 2020

From the government’s recently released Report on IT Modernization, calling for agencies to identify solutions to current barriers regarding agency cloud adoption, to the White House’s draft release of a new “Cloud Smart” policy, which updates the “Cloud First” policy introduced in 2010; cloud …



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Networks

3 Strategies for Managing the IT Impact of Classroom Technology

December 10, 2019

Forty-eight percent of students currently use a computer in school, while 42% use a smartphone, according to a recent report by Cambridge International. These technologies provide students with the ability to interact and engage with content both inside and outside the classroom, and teachers …


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Networks

Better Visibility Can Help Improve Your FITARA scores

October 29, 2019

The most recent version of the scorecard measuring agency implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act gave agencies cause for both celebration and concern. On the whole, scores in December’s FITARA Scorecard 7.0 rose, but some agencies keep earning low scores. Agencies don’t …


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Security

The Do’s and Don’ts of Edge Computing

October 22, 2019

Edge computing is here to stay and it’s no wonder. Edge computing provides federal IT pros with a range of advantages they simply don’t have with more traditional computing environments. First, edge computing brings memory and computing power closer to the source of data, …




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