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Postapocalyptic Networks

Just imagine the current situation continues well into the foreseeable future—let’s merge reality with a little fiction. The apocalypse is over, but life has changed permanently. This means we’re going…

SD-WAN – What, How, and Why It’s Got Your Number

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is right in the middle of major technology trends. But the shift from physical to software-defined networks has left many people in the IT community…

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…

The Perfect World (Without Outages)

Heaven on Earth would be a world with no outages. No slow load times. No failed switches or routers. No bandwidth issues. Just peace and quiet. But if nothing were…

How Network Telemetry Is Becoming the New Normal

The work being done on federal, state, and local levels to ensure the health of society during and post-COVID-19 will be driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). From contact…

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…

Three Ways to Help the Digital Air Force Achieve Takeoff

The Digital Air Force Initiative is an effort to leverage data and applications at the edge, along with artificial intelligence and machine learning, to “field a 21st Century infrastructure responsive…

Cloud Native, You Keep Using Those Words

Ask a hundred IT pros and their managers what “cloud native” is, and you’ll get as many different definitions. In part it’s because public cloud providers (PCPs) seek to provide…

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…

The Importance of “Soft” Skills in the Digital Age

First, I hate the term “soft” skills. I prefer we call them essential or non-technical skills or even essential non-technical skills, as that would be more accurate and not have…

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