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Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 2)

In my last Gamify Work post, I brought up the idea that you can translate skills from gaming to tech. All roles can benefit from the skills you use in…

A Conversation With Robert Metcalfe (Part 2) — SolarWinds TechPod 041

What drives technology innovation?  In the second part of our conversation with Dr. Robert Metcalfe, the co-founder of Ethernet and internet pioneer explains the relationship between innovation and freedom/prosperity, the importance of…

Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 1)

Do you like to play video games like I do? Recently, I discussed using skills taken from gaming to level up your career. Once I started thinking about the skills…

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Multipath World

Picture a network—any enterprise network. What do you see? In almost every case, in almost every environment, you’ll find hubs and spokes of hubs and spokes all the way down.…

IT Infrastructure Management Tools Help Transform the IT Department

IT is ever-changing. The underlying technology demands change, but even more important is the change of the role of information technology itself. For a long time, the IT department existed…

How to Be the Hero (Company) They Need AND Want (To Work At)

If you’re like most companies, you made many changes to your business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have adopted new tools, implemented new processes, or completely changed the way…

How Eliminating Network Choke Points Can Help the DoD Plan for the Next Wave of the Pandemic

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, military IT leaders raced to expand network capacity and upgrade infrastructure to ensure it could meet their mission-critical workloads and support telework. Their…

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…

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