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The Single Thing You’ll Never Be Able To Outsource

February 15, 2018

It’s a common story. Your team has many times more work than you have man hours to accomplish. Complexity is increasing, demands are rising, acceptable delivery times are dropping, and your team isn’t getting money for more people. What are you supposed to do? …


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The Path to Hybrid IT Success

February 13, 2018

There may still be a few skeptics out there, but cloud adoption is getting commonplace. Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, where he offers suggestions on simplifying the complexity. The idea of moving IT infrastructure to the cloud may have initially …


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Network Audits: What You Need to Know

February 7, 2018

If you work in an organization that is publicly traded, or you are subject to other government regulations, you will be required to perform a periodic network audit. Even if an external entity doesn’t require an audit, it’s a good idea to review your …


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Path Monitoring In A World Of Overlays

February 7, 2018

I remember the simpler days. Back when our infrastructure all lived in one place, usually just in one room, and path monitoring could be as simple as walking in to see if everything looked OK. Today’s environments are very different, with our infrastructure being …




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Extending IT Experience

January 31, 2018

Working in IT? Feeling lost given everything that’s going on in the industry? Are you confused about what to focus on and how to best apply your knowledge? If you can relate to any of the above, this blog post is for you! These …


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Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Fourth)

January 26, 2018

Flood of Kobolds vs. Epic Boss Fight I had a group where I was running a dragon-themed adventure. Before you gasp and say mockingly, “In Dungeons & Dragons, there are actually dragons?” let me tell you that that was just thematic (as far as …


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Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Third)

January 25, 2018

Short-Circuiting your Adventure I’ve noted that preparation and planning are some of the hallmarks of both a good DM and IT professional, but sometimes planning gets short-circuited. In the past, I’ve spent hours working on a campaign with intricate details, a slowly building storyline, …


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Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Second)

January 24, 2018

This is the second post in a post that started in Part the First. CRIT! Unplanned Good/Bad Randomness is a part of life.  This has widespread areas of affect: from human interactions to chaos theory.  To make Dungeons & Dragons more lifelike, it needs …