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It’s not technology that fails, it’s people that fail to make decisions

It’s not technology that fails, it’s people that fail to make decisions

In 1975 Steve Sasson, an engineer working for Kodak, invented the first digital camera. Corporate executive response was to keep the technology a secret because of fear it would impact film-based business model. Kodak had established a massive foothold in the film and photo processing market, which included a chain of thousands of independent retailers, […]

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The Age of Big Data

From Forbes and Brad Peters Big Data, the application of a new breed of analytical tools to the vast caches of data being produced by computers and other forms of technology, is on the brink of becoming a household word – thanks to new books, conferences and articles that are slated to appear over the […]

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VMware’s Tool Play Doesn’t Scare Rivals

By Charles Babcock: Editor At Large, InformationWeek VMware is rushing in where cooler heads have been wary: the rapid data accumulation field of server log file analysis. VMware’s new vCenter Log Insight became available July 11 as the latest addition to VMware’s push into data center management. It’s sure to meet resistance from the well-established vendors already […]

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Big Data: The Management Revolution

From Harvard Business Review by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker, and it explains why the recent explosion of digital data is so important. Simply put, because of big data, managers can measure, and hence know, radically more about […]

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Austin Remains a Hotbed for IT Management Companies

Located in Central Texas, Austin is the fourth-largest city in Texas, the 16th largest in the United States, and the 5th largest city in the South. Austin is the capital of Texas, located in Travis County, and is home to the University of Texas. Austin has also proven itself as a hotbed for IT Management […]

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Selecting the Right Management Product

There are dozens of different management tools out there. They range from open source tools to top-dollar commercial frameworks, but before you make a potentially career altering decision you will need to do some homework. It may be much more important not to select a tool by feature-set alone, but to understand the genesis of […]

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Agents in The Cloud

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has been the standard technology behind IT operations management for more than two decades. Originally designed for network routers and switches, RFC 2790 paved the way for open source agents, such as UCD-SNMP and later Net-SNMP, to provide monitoring of operating system performance metrics and configuration data. Management software programs such as HP […]

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Essential Data Center Environmental Monitoring

The power outages that raged across the Mid-Atlantic and Washington DC area last week reminded me of the importance of maintaining proper data center environmental monitoring. Although often viewed as an afterthought, environmental monitoring can actually help identify problems before they become serious issues. Most modern data centers do provide redundancy in the way of […]

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