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Weekly IT Highlights on Outages, 2013 IT Resolutions, Change and Configuration Management and trends for Cloud and More

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Weekly IT Highlights on Outages, 2013 IT Resolutions, Change and Configuration Management and trends for Cloud and More


 

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff we read this week on Outages, 2013 IT Resolutions, Change and Configuration Management and trends for cloud. Enjoy! 

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – Operations Management and Infrastructure Performance Management

By Bernd Harzog

Virtualizing business-critical applications requires an operations management solution that is designed from the group up for a dynamic and shared data center. Virtualizing performance-critical applications requires an infrastructure performance management solution that can monitor the end-to-end latency of the infrastructure in real time or near real time. As enterprises virtualize more than low-hanging fruit, these solutions will become essential elements of the virtualization process. 

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IT Perceptions, End User Realities

By Kevin Fogarty

End users and IT have significantly different views about IT's role in the organization and the level of satisfaction with IT projects. 

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Change and Configuration Management Is Sexy Again!

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenAs IT organizations were driven to eliminate the guesswork from change lifecycle, they applied various change and configuration management solutions to help IT organizations reduce mean time to repair, improve service uptime and reduce IT operations costs. However, IT operations has found that this ended up taking a lot of time, effort, and heavy investment, ending in disappointment after disappointment, and bringing bitterness and disbelief to the same area these solutions were supposed to make better. So how can change and configuration management become sexy again?

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IT New Year's Resolutions for 2013

By Sasha Gilenson

Evolven2013 is here already. So are you ready? See experts at Gartner, ComputerWorld, CIO.com, and InforWorld, and more as they share their insights into what resolutions the IT department should adhere to in 2013.

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CIO uses creative problem-solving to take on tight budget

By Karen Goulart

The business actually gets the concept of investing in IT in order to support and enable the business and even transform the business. The challenge now in a very, very tough economy -- which is now the new normal -- is working out how to sustain that support and transformation. 

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A Year in Review: 7 Major Outages from 2012

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenLooking back at 2012, some big names in technology not only felt the pain of downtime and outage, but also faced the struggle of returning confidence to their service and returning vitality to their reputation. Here are 7 very public events that took place due to failures stemming from infrastructure or application issues that either weren't prevented or weren't caught before they had spiralled out of control. 

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Hiring IT staff, mobility, security: New year, old challenges for CIOs

By Karen Goulart

You may find that cloud solutions out there today just aren't where they need to be in order to provide the level of comfort that the data will be managed appropriately. 

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2013: The Year Cloud Just Was

By Jake Gardiner

Many of the road blocks — security, compliance, performance, and legacy applications — have both been addressed and remain, but are no longer unknonwns in a business-level conversation around moving to the cloud. In many ways the very nature of the cloud conversation has shifted from "why cloud" to "what kind of cloud works best for my business?" 

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Hybrid Cloud Is the Future

By Greg Ness

From devtest clouds to cloud migration and cloning, a new generation of solutions from new startups and leading tech players will drive hybrid cloud adoption. Stay tuned. 

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Is Downtime Choosing You?

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenWe still see how hard downtime and outages hit the modern data center, despite advances in technology, and how the business feels the consequences and impact of downtime.

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2013: The year IT may lose its seat at the table

By Galen Gruman

IT organizations largely resisted, first claiming doom-and-gloom scenarios, then raising security objections they didn't even apply to the desktop. The pace of consumerization only accelerated, as it became clear that IT's claims were of the Chicken Little or Boy Who Cried Wolf variety -- not Cassandras warning of the Trojan Horse. 

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IT Perceptions, End User Realities

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenEnd users and IT have significantly different views about IT's role in the organization and the level of satisfaction with IT projects. Here we explore how a new approach to IT operations can affect performance, have a significant impact on the business, and bring these two sides into closer alignment. 

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Data scientists matter because data science is the future of IT

By Omer Trajman

Data scientists are changing the way decisions happen by making better use of big data. Rather than finding ways around them, we need to make data science more accessible as a profession and need to provide easier tools for data scientists. 

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IT disaster preparation and recovery guide for enterprise CIOs

By SearchCIO

A fully formed IT disaster preparation and recovery plan addresses high-level organizational strategy around security protocols and business continuity measures intended to safeguard against the consequences of serious data breaches, equipment failures and natural disasters. Enterprises that fail to institute processes and procedures to ensure that essential functions can continue during and after a disaster are sitting ducks when the inevitable disruption hits. 

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In IT, downtime chooses you

By Paul Venezia

I would at least try to stop the background processing that rolls through unabated, mulling over the various data points of the problem, looking for correlations or clues that would fix the problem -- all of the normal trappings of an IT ninja in a crisis. 

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Looking back on learning: Top 5 data center tech tips, 2012

By Erin Watkins

As 2012 draws to a close, we look back at the top five technical tips that caught your attention over the last 12 months. From metrics to environmental monitoring to a more energy efficient server 

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