The ITOA Blog

The Software-Defined Datacenter is Here (Sort of)

Software Defined Data Center
September 9, 2015

Some experts view the Software-Defined Datacenter as a potential game-changer, but others believe it may take a few more years before it gets there. The preliminary results of our SDDC survey show that 35% are already working on or planning SDDC projects. Does it match your experience? Take the survey and let us know.

IT Operations: To Outsource or Not to Outsource?

IT Operations Outsourcing
August 20, 2015

Moving all or a portion of IT operations into the hands of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help certain organizations save time and money, but some IT executives are concerned it could lead to loss of visibility and control. What should you know before you make the outsourcing decision?

The Seven Habits of Effective IT Executives

Effective IT Executives
August 11, 2015

Most of you have probably read Stephen Covey’s top-seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. But how do these principles apply to the specific challenges IT executives face today? Read my variations on the original habits.

Are Your IT Analytics Solving Yesterday’s Problems?

Are you solving yesterday's IT Analytics problems
August 4, 2015

Analyzing and solving past events is obviously important, but not enough in today’s fast moving IT environment. Being able to predict how changes in your current state would impact the future in terms of operational stability and availability becomes even more critical. Are you concentrated on solving yesterday’s problems?

Is It The End of “Five Nines” Availability?

five-nines availability
July 21, 2015

In the days of Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), offering 99.999% reliability was a common thing by the phone company. But do you think that “five nines” availability is still a realistic expectation in today’s environment?

The Day After: What should United, NYSE, WSJ Do Next?

July 9, 2015

Yesterday, United Airlines, the NY Stock Exchange, and the Wall Street Journal experienced outages that were very public, prolonged, and painful. So what should United, NYSE, WSJ do next? Even more importantly, what should you do?

Is the Ground Shaking Beneath Your IT Infrastructure?

IT near misses
June 25, 2015

What California’s microtremors taught me about near misses and the psychology of managing IT.

Four Things You Need To Do Before Your Next Outage

converged infrastructure planning
June 21, 2015

According to survey, over half of the companies had an outage in the past 3 months. Can you guess when your next outage will be? Here are four things you should do in order to avoid the next outage.

Why Do Infrastructure People Get Fired?

Why Do Infrastructure People Get Fired?
June 10, 2015

“No one ever got fired for buying IBM”. Doesn’t this old slogan make you think what makes IT infrastructure people get fired? Click through and find out what we think.

How Analytics Drive IT Operations Excellence [INFOGRAPHIC]

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June 7, 2015

Check out this Infographic and learn how IT professionals turn to IT Operations Analytics solutions to help them track performance, improve operational efficiency, and prevent service disruptions.

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