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Month: November 2011

How Engineering Pros Can Work From Home For the Holidays

How Engineering Pros Can Work From Home For the Holidays

Because the benefits are endless, I couldn't even hope to list them all, but here are a few great reasons for engineering pros (or anyone else) to work from home during the holidays: 1. It's the universal excuse to escape from household chores and awkwardly boring...

Top Data Center Power Planning Considerations

Top Data Center Power Planning Considerations

Our Infrastructure Management Services include data center migration planning and deployment. Recently, I moved two different companies to new facilities. Both had drastically different IT needs. One was heavier on infrastructure and server room. The other was not...

How Bug Analysis Improves Software Engineering Postmortems.

How Bug Analysis Improves Software Engineering Postmortems.

Your project has released! Maybe this was the first version or iteration, or maybe it was the 10th. However, being an attentive software engineer, you're not done yet. Now it's time for the postmortem. So, you have your standard “what went right” and “what went wrong”...

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

IT outsourcing contracts, as noted in a recent blog post, should be treated as living documents -- continuously evaluated, refined, and optimized over time. Not only do business conditions continually change, but it’s also important for outsourcing customers to...

How to Monitor Your APC UPS Units – Part 2

How to Monitor Your APC UPS Units – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I introduced the APCUPSD software package which allows you to monitor APC UPS units. As we head into the winter months, having a functioning UPS is critical for your infrastructure. Just as critical as the UPS itself is the ability to monitor...

In the Trenches: How IT Outsourcing Makes Life Easier on IT Managers

In the Trenches: How IT Outsourcing Makes Life Easier on IT Managers

In September we introduced a blog post series on how IT outsourcing can deliver multiple benefits to organizations. These gains can range from lower costs to support for an activity or function to process improvements delivered by an organization that has extensive...