Category: SolarFocus


The Endless Wonder of THWACKcamp

September 11, 2020

What I love most about working in technology is the continual discovery. It doesn’t matter the implied scale of the discovery because it’s all about the ripples from that discovery. Learning a new software package requires you to learn a new scripting language, which …



Cross-Train Your Colleagues

September 4, 2020

Earlier this year, we held a virtual SolarWinds User Group™, or vSWUG, in which my colleague Kevin M. Sparenberg presented an interesting webinar, “Cross-Train Before It’s Too Late.” The idea is to train your colleagues to learn your silo. If you’re a network guy …



Celebrating IT Pro Day

August 26, 2020

So, we’re all working from home these days. As I’m living close to our office in Berlin, I occasionally pop in just to see something else than my four walls, but not more often than once or twice in a month. The other day, …


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Here’s to the IT Pro!

August 21, 2020

The IT community has left its indelible mark on me—the sum of my experiences has led me to where I am now. I’m constantly impressed by IT’s creativity and ingenuity. No matter the circumstances, the time of day, or the hurdle, IT pros show …



2020: The Year IT Pros Were Built For

August 17, 2020

The theme for IT Pro Day 2020 is “You Were Built for This” and, while we knew it could be relevant in almost any minute of any day of any year, it seems exceptionally, especially apropos now. We, who make our lives and earn …


Mutual Respect in a Service-Oriented World

August 12, 2020

Think back to the last time you were in a restaurant and witnessed a patron treating a server rudely. Perhaps they yelled out, snapped their fingers, or loudly complained. You likely cringed, and rightfully so. This is no way to conduct business, at any …


Save the Date Because THWACKcamp Is Back

July 22, 2020

The IT Knowledge Fest—THWACKcamp—is back for another year of spectacular content in 2020. In this, the ninth year of THWACKcamp, you’ll join with thousands of other technology professionals from around the world. Like always, it’s 100% free. The best part of THWACKcamp is you …