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Enterprise IT Cost Containment—A Series

H.L. Mencken once famously wrote, “…there is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.” More than just a pithy way to frame the entire concept of…

Tweaking Your Monitoring Strategy for a Seamless End-User Experience

Technology and end users have an almost dichotomous relationship; as technology gets more complex, end users expect a more seamless experience. At the same time, end users are also looking…

Year of Yes in Tech

Recently, I finished reading Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person.” I found it inspiring in several ways…

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…

Upgrade Better, Faster, Stronger

Because of the recent cyberattack, we’ve asked you to update your Orion Platform several times. While these updates are necessary for the safety and performance of your environment, we understand…

Project Management as a Critical Skillset

Public sector IT departments have undergone sweeping modernization efforts, from virtualization and mobility to cloud computing and digital transformation. At the same time, this challenging period of remote work increases…

Taking an API-First Approach to Network Management

Application programming interfaces (APIs) allow applications to communicate, interoperate, and share information with one another. APIs have been mainstays at companies like Google, Salesforce, and other smaller but innovative organizations…

Anything But Soft: The Tech Skills You’ll Need For 2021

Recently, I was asked to comment on “…what skills IT practitioners should plan to learn or improve as we head into 2021.” While a few of those thoughts appeared online…

How Emerging Technologies Influence State Government Staffing Needs

Emerging technologies impact many areas of an organization, but their impact on staffing is often overlooked. It would be ideal for public sector organizations, and state governments, in particular, to…

How to Futureproof IT Environments Without Going Into Technical Debt

Federal IT pros are experts at using quick fixes to keep costs down and save time, often because there’s no other option. They essentially leap from crisis to crisis instead…

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