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Security

Three Ways the Department of Defense Can Plug Security Holes

January 21, 2020

An early 2019 report from the Defense Department Officer of Inspector General revealed how difficult it’s been for federal agencies to stem the tide of cybersecurity threats. Although the DoD has made significant progress toward bolstering its security posture, 266 cybersecurity vulnerabilities still existed. …


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Database

Why Machine Learning Matters

January 20, 2020

While there are many silly depictions of machine learning and artificial intelligence throughout Hollywood, its reality delivers significant benefits. Administrators today oversee so many tasks, like system monitoring, performance optimizing, networking configuration, and more. Many of these tasks can be monotonous and tedious. Also, …


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Networks Systems

Old Tech, New Name?

January 17, 2020

The marketing machines of today often paint new technologies to suggest they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Sometimes though, the new products are just a rehash of an existing technology. In this blog post, I’ll look at some of these. As some of …





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ITSM

ITSM: The 4 Wins of Lean

January 13, 2020

Part 1 of this series introduced IT Service Management (ITSM) and a few of the adaptable frameworks available to fit the needs of an organization. This post focuses on the benefits of using a couple of the principles from the Lean methodology to craft …


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Database

How AI Is Transforming the Data Center

January 10, 2020

There have been so many changes in data center technology in the past 10 years, it’s hard to keep up at times. We’ve gone from a traditional server/storage/networking stack with individual components, to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) where it’s all in one box. The …


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ITSM

Q&A: Breaking Down IT Silos

January 9, 2020

One of the most frustrating challenges in IT, historically, is working within silos. Given today’s complexity and specialization throughout IT, it’s more important than ever that teams work together toward goals that benefit the entire business. Following our own advice, I talked with a …