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Attitude Adjustment: Accentuate the Positive

Experienced IT practitioners know applications and solutions—whether off-the-shelf, customized, or built from scratch—are rarely a perfect fit. Inevitably, something doesn’t work quite the way we want, scale to quite the…

The Endless Wonder of THWACKcamp

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.…

You Were Built for This: Celebrating IT Pro Day 2020

The year 2020 has been a rollercoaster. With nearly every aspect of our daily lives flipped on its head, it’s hard to think of a single thing that went as…

Cross-Train Your Colleagues

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…

Celebrating IT Pro Day

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,…

Here’s to the IT Pro!

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.…

2020: The Year IT Pros Were Built For

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…

Mutual Respect in a Service-Oriented World

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…

Celebrating IT Pro Day From a New Vantage Point

This year has been a real whirlwind, hasn’t it? On top of all the 2020 world craziness, I started a new job this year as a Head Geek at SolarWinds.…

Nominations for SolarWinds Inaugural IT Pro Day Awards Now Open

2020 has been a challenging, yet outstanding year for IT professionals. “Unique” doesn’t begin to describe the pressures and urgency of the many projects they’re addressing while playing pivotal roles…

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