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Paul Parker

Paul Parker, former chief technologist - federal and national government, SolarWinds, has 22 years of IT infrastructure experience, and has received multiple military and civilian awards for service, support, and innovation. He recently served as federal vice president of engineering at Infoblox.

Posts Featuring Paul Parker

The 5 Elements of Application Performance Management

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist   Every federal IT pro understands the importance of network monitoring, systems management, database performance monitoring, and other essential functions.…

Five Must-dos of Database Performance Management

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database performance management. Databases are complex, multifaceted, and vital to the health of every agency. They…

AI Should Not Replace Established Security Practices

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity.   Agencies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and…

Federal IT Management 10 Years from Now: New Skills Required

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he discusses what we can expect to see in the future as federal IT professionals.   Over the…

Interview: Why the UK NHS is Struggling to Move to the Cloud

Despite ploughing more than £50m into the digital transformation of the NHS, evidence suggests only a handful of trusts have adopted the Government’s “cloud first” policy.   NHS Digital spent…

Tips for Managing Wireless Sensor Networks in Your Data Center

Here is an interesting article from my colleague, Joe Kim, in which he points out some of the challenges of managing wireless sensor networks.   For several years, government network…

5 Strategies for Security and Operations Success

Hybrid IT presents SecOps challenges   The Department of Defense (DoD) has long been at the tip of the spear when it comes to successfully melding IT security and operations…

5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity

Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s…

How Efficiency and Security Needs Shape Agency Clouds

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist As more agencies adopt the cloud, here’s an applicable article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he suggests achieving…

Fortifying your Networks Against the Coming Internet of Things (IoT) Tsunami

We all know that security concerns go hand in hand with IoT. Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he suggests ways to overcome the challenges.…

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