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Five Reasons Why Python Is Popular

One of my first projects as a consultant created a web application for a small tax software company in Omaha, Nebraska. They were looking to improve their online presence by…

What is System Integration? How Your Organization Can Benefit and Implement

Most IT systems don’t operate in a vacuum—they have dependencies on other systems. And as organizations attempt to grow while trying to maximize their bottom lines, they soon discover it…

Quantum Computing May Be Closer Than We Think—Is Your Agency Prepared?

As part of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan, the administration had committed $180 billion to “R&D and industries of the future.” It’s been made clear if the United…

3 Ways Educational Institutions Can Avoid IT Tool Sprawl

As more and more money enters the state and local government budgets from pandemic relief funds like The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, the prospect of…

What Is Serverless Architecture? Benefits + Pros and Cons

Serverless architecture is a bit of a misnomer. The term itself implies your applications aren’t running on any servers, which isn’t the case. Serverless architecture means a cloud provider—such as…

What Is a System Administrator? A Complete Guide to SysAdmin Roles and Responsibilities

System Administrators (SysAdmins) often represent the core of IT organizations. SysAdmins manage the organization’s computing infrastructure, encompassing servers, virtualization, networking, and storage. For many years, the term System Administrator, or…

What Is a Distributed System?

Before you can answer this question, I like to step back and take a good look at the history of computing. Mainframes and legacy client-server applications were monolithic—all the processing…

Overprovisioned and Overspent: Optimize Before You Lift and Shift

Do you know what’s wrong with “lift and shift?” Everything. But why? In this video, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg dig into what goes wrong during on-prem…

Why Change Control for Your Servers Is Important, and How to Do It

The shared responsibility model doesn’t mean cloud customers don’t have to worry about changes on their systems. In a brief 10-minute conversation, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M.…

Systems Management Named Biggest Area for IT Professional Development

The 2020 SolarWinds® IT Pro Day survey looked at the changing roles and responsibilities of IT pros throughout the pandemic. Overall, nearly two-thirds of surveyed IT pros discovered a new…

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