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From Monitoring Engineer to Leadership — SolarWinds TechPod 043

Paul Guido has worn several hats during his IT journey. But now he’s made the leap from deep–dive individual contributor to managing teams of the same kind of IT pros he was (and still is). There are lessons in that…

IT Monitoring: Managing Up — SolarWinds TechPod 042

Hang around with IT folks for anything longer than your typical stand-up meeting and you’re likely to hear some variation of “Managers! Am I right?” Snark aside, as folks who design,…

Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 2)

In my last Gamify Work post, I brought up the idea that you can translate skills from gaming to tech. All roles can benefit from the skills you use in…

Avoiding IT Burnout: I Can != I Should

Though burnout is often stigmatized, it’s a real issue. Many things can lead to burnout in IT: dealing with shrinking IT budgets, 100% uptime, and an ever-changing landscape can tax…

Training for the Future — SolarWinds TechPod 008

Host Alex Navarro discusses what skills tech pros can develop now to position themselves, and the organizations they serve, for future success with Head Geek Leon Adato and Cal Smith…