Author Damian Roskill

August 13, 2020 8:00am

5 Key Challenges for IT Automation

Automation offers huge potential for streamlining processes and increasing productivity, but it can be difficult to implement. However, if you understand the challenges involved in introducing... Read More

July 23, 2020 8:00am

How the New Remote Culture Will Impact IT Asset Management and Disaster Recovery

There is a Chinese proverb that might well serve IT asset managers today: The best time to plant a tree is 30 years ago. The second-best... Read More

July 7, 2020 8:00am

What’s the Difference Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery?

Both disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) are designed to give you (and your customers and workers) almost continuous access to your data and services.... Read More

June 25, 2020 10:00am

Protecting IT through the Coronavirus Outbreak

As of this writing, we are about three months into the COVID-19 epidemic. You’ve been working from home for at least a quarter. Some of your... Read More

June 16, 2020 1:41pm

Is Out-of-Date Hardware Slowing Down your Remote Data Center?

If you missed the end-of-life (EOL) deadline for Windows Server 2008, you might think that you have bigger problems to deal with. Unfortunately, this task remains... Read More

June 4, 2020 9:45am

How to Plan Your Out-of-Band Management Requirements for Remote Data Center Management

It is a fact of life in the world of remote data center management that networks go offline and they need to be brought back online.... Read More

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April 16, 2020 7:00am

Moving from openDCIM to Device42

If you’re starting to get a data center up and running, it’s likely that you’ll begin organizing it using openDCIM. This is a free, browser-based data... Read More

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April 6, 2020 7:36pm

Prevent Your Next System Outage with an Accurate CMDB

Unplanned outages are the worst. One quarter of all companies report that an hour of unplanned downtime now costs between $300,000 and $400,000 – and 15... Read More

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March 30, 2020 8:49am

How Technology has Transformed the CMDB

The Complicated History of CMDBs The one thing all Configuration Management Databases (CMDB) have in common is that for them to be of any use, they... Read More

March 23, 2020 11:11am

Are There Good Reasons Not to Use Containers?

Container adoption is making dramatic jumps from year to year. In 2018, fewer than 20 percent of IT organizations had begun to investigate containers, but that... Read More