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Women in Tech: Owning Your Place at the Table — SolarWinds TechPod 062

In this episode of SolarWinds TechPod, Head Geek Chrystal Taylor is joined by Hannah Kohr and Katie Schrader to discuss the benefits of communication and advocating for yourself to help…

SolarWinds Tech Predictions for 2022: Data Governance and Risk Aversion – SolarWinds TechPod 059

Join our Head Geeks in Part 2 of our 2022 Tech Predictions TechPod series where they share their thoughts on the rise of Chief Data Officers and data governance principles, risk aversion,…

Figuring IT Out: The People Behind IT — SolarWinds TechPod 056

IT pros juggle a lofty list of responsibilities. They’re tasked with navigating new technology, maintaining continuity for hybrid work environments, devising creative solutions, all while ensuring those they support are successful. In our day-to-day interactions, we often…

Tech Predictions 2022: The Changing Face of Data and Hybrid Work

Nobody could have predicted 2020, and 2021 was another year to be reckoned with. With 2022 just around the corner, the SolarWinds Head Geeks share their thoughts on what the…

Finding Zen in the Tedium

As often happens, I was recently talking about my son and his attitude regarding chores. Doing the thing parents do, commiserating and getting advice from another parent who’s been through…

Self-Care Tips for IT Pros: Invest in Sleep (And a Good Chair)

As an IT pro, you are your most valuable asset. Obviously, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, how can you be expected to perform with typical sustained, easy awesomeness?…

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…

Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 1)

Do you like to play video games like I do? Recently, I discussed using skills taken from gaming to level up your career. Once I started thinking about the skills…

Year of Yes in Tech

Recently, I finished reading Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person.” I found it inspiring in several ways…

Project Management as a Critical Skillset

Public sector IT departments have undergone sweeping modernization efforts, from virtualization and mobility to cloud computing and digital transformation. At the same time, this challenging period of remote work increases…