IT Culture

March 21, 2014

A recent study conducted by CA Technologies, The Changing Role of IT and What to Do About It, provides both a wakeup call and some guidance for CIOs and IT leaders not wanting to follow the path of the dinosaur to extinction ...

March 07, 2014

To remain relevant to business' overall goals, today's IT professionals must adopt new skillsets and be prepared to help their companies make informed, strategic business decisions, according to the New IT Survey conducted by SolarWinds ...

March 03, 2014

IT development is on board with business transformation, being more agile than ever by building the apps that drive new, innovative services. But what about IT Operations? More than ever, real-time business performance is intertwined with IT infrastructure health. Any lapse in online service performance is felt all the way from the customer to the board room. IT Operations needs to know how to change its game ...

February 21, 2014

Just as a body is a single unit comprised of many different and unique parts, which – though different – all work towards the achievement of a single end: that is, the well-being of the body, so too are modern organizations comprised of many constituent units that are interdependent and connected and yet behave somewhat autonomously within the overall organizational ecosystem ...

February 11, 2014

Development teams love change. They're incented to push boundaries and respond to shifting circumstances. Operations teams not so much. Their job is to control change and mitigate risk so it doesn't undermine the stability and reliability of business ...

February 07, 2014

Executives are spending up to 85% of their IT budget just "keeping the lights on" – and say their businesses are being held back as a result, according to a new report by Automic ...

January 29, 2014

Over the last several years there has been lots of talk about the need for an "Industrial Revolution" in IT. But despite all the talk and recommendations, there are five common problems that stand in the way of the IT industrialization movement ...

January 27, 2014

Increasing infrastructure complexity has affected the role of nearly all IT professionals, creating the need for new skillsets, including the ability to help companies make informed, strategic business decisions, according to the SolarWinds New IT Survey ...

December 06, 2013

Despite clear recognition of the business need, most IT and marketing organizations are still a long way off from true collaboration, according to a new Forrester study ...

October 24, 2013

As Toxic War Rooms — a recent research paper from Seattle Pacific University — points out, War Rooms may not work as well as advertised, if at all. So what's the alternative? Is it even possible to build teams that can work together effectively to solve problems in highly charged, ever changing environments? According to the research, the answer is yes ...

October 23, 2013

In recent years, the War Room model has become a popular approach to large group problem solving in IT as well as other organizational settings. Unfortunately, War Rooms may not work as well as advertised, if at all. As Toxic War Rooms — a recent research paper from Seattle Pacific University — points out, there are four common pathologies that call into question the effectiveness of the War Room approach ...

October 22, 2013

In the "Age of the Customer", only organizations that focus first and foremost on winning, serving, and retaining customers will survive, according to Forrester. This era will define the next 20 years of business ...

October 16, 2013

The challenging reality for most IT departments is that new software for integrating processes and thus improving productivity can turn out to be the source of additional IT headaches. This is at odds with what should be an organizational priority: making the IT department's life easier. Such an approach is wise not just to keep critical computing systems purring but to avoid disgruntlement and costly turnover within this important corporate group ...

October 14, 2013

According to a survey by IDG Research Services, 80 percent of senior-level IT leaders place a high or critical priority on Infrastructure Performance Management and 79 percent have established a cross-domain team dedicated to managing the performance of their IT infrastructure ...

September 13, 2013

Sometimes the results of your performance work contain bad (expensive, disruptive, or embarrassing) news. If that is the case, here are two suggestions that will make delivering that news easier and ultimately more useful for all involved ...

September 02, 2013

Although organizations are rapidly deploying emerging unified communications, cloud, mobile, and network technologies, network teams lack visibility into applications and end-user experience due to relying on legacy monitoring tools, according to the Sixth Annual State of the Network Global Study by Network Instruments ...

July 27, 2013

SolarWinds has released a new video in celebration of the sysadmin ...

June 20, 2013

Whether on vacation, working from home or on-the-go, an IT professional's work is rarely ever done. SolarWinds outlines five of the top IT challenges an IT pro may encounter when working remotely and offers practical tips for a real-time resolution ...

May 15, 2013

Operational silos are often preventing organizations from realizing the promise of improved business performance and highlighted the need for a broad set of integrated cloud applications, according to Oracle's Cloud for Business Managers: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly report ...

May 14, 2013

While the majority of IT professionals are confident in their ability to respond to the needs of the business, almost a third still equated the visibility of their IT department into their company's business initiatives to a foggy day in London, according to the 2013 Cisco Global IT Impact Survey ...

May 07, 2013

CIOs must realize that innovation needs to go well beyond the technology used to manage big data, according to Gartner, Inc. To get maximum value, enterprises will need to seek and embrace innovation in the way business problems are analyzed with big data ...

May 03, 2013

IT managers from companies around the world are struggling with network and application performance issues as new technologies and high-bandwidth applications continue to consume network resources at an alarming rate, according to new research from Exinda and Aberdeen Group ...

April 26, 2013

The accelerating pace of technology change is forcing IT decision-makers to adopt new strategies that keep their existing technology investments from becoming a drag on business value ...

April 12, 2013

The number of US IT professionals considering leaving their job due to workplace stress has declined from 67% last year to 57% in 2013, a 10 point drop in one year, according to GFI Software's second annual IT Administrator Stress Survey.

March 22, 2013

The writing on the wall is bold: The role of the network team is changing ...

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