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Learning to Pivot


The role of information technology inside of corporations is not new; it has existed for decades. With each passing year we see acceleration in the speed and complexity of changes to our roles as IT professionals. Industries as a whole tend to resist change. …


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Playing Operation with Systems


We live in a hectic world of day-to-day operations and aggressive business requirements that must be facilitated and made possible by IT — often in a vacuum. And we do all this while being expected to keep operations running consistently, repeatedly, and without interruption. …


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JMX Monitoring Best Practices


Monitoring Java management extensions (JMX) may seem daunting, but they are completely necessary for application and network management. They connect to remote clients and monitor applications running inside a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Monitoring JMX is all about the managed beans (MBeans), which are …


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Server and Application Reliability


“The loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!” – C. Baudelaire, 1864 In IT, the hardest system issue to solve is the one you don’t know (or won’t admit) you have. I’m not saying that IT professionals …