Weekly “Inside the Box” Newsletter

The AFCOM Weekly “Inside the Box” newsletter provides a taste of what’s new, and keeps members informed about the latest industry news, innovative ideas and emerging technologies. This newsletter includes feature articles, regular columns, event calendars, chapter happenings, and more.

Past newsletters have featured articles including:

  • IT Infrastructure Predictions for 2016
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Application and Desktop Virtualization?
  • Five Ways to Increase Data Center Resilience
  • The Impact of Emerging Data Rates on Layer One Fiber Cabling Infrastructure
  • The whole package: Is parcel protocol right for your data transfer needs?
  • What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy
  • The Year That Was in the Data Center

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Using Modular Server Enclosures to Recover Stranded Power

Hector Diaz says he has seen a large corporation struggle with running out of space in its brand-new flagship data center, preempting it them from deploying enough IT infrastructure to support growth plans. The solution to procure space from colocati

Soaring Into the Clouds the Right Way

It is a given that at least something you do will jump to the cloud. It is more important to know how, what and when to get in there.

Data Centers Must Move from Reducing Energy to Controlling Water

Obviously traditional data center cooling systems use water. And while we can’t change the physics of how many BTUs versus how much water is used, we can control them.

Data Centers Must Move from Reducing Energy to Controlling Water

Obviously traditional data center cooling systems use water. And while we can’t change the physics of how many BTUs versus how much water is used, we can control them.

Differences Between Short- and Long-term Storage

By defining a data retention policy for an organization, storage costs can be slashed, as less important data can be moved to a less expensive tier of storage.

Differences Between Short- and Long-term Storage

By defining a data retention policy for an organization, storage costs can be slashed, as less important data can be moved to a less expensive tier of storage.

Does 'CIO' Stand for 'Career Is Over?'

Carrie Goetz, DCI Board member among other accolades, doesn't believe that for a second. She does, however, think that the 'I' in CIO should probably stand for something other than 'Information.'

Talent Migration Resonates with AFCOM Members

Carrie Goetz, DCI Board member among other accolades, doesn't believe that for a second. She does, however, think that the 'I' in CIO should probably stand for something other than 'Information.'

What are Your Operating Expenses and Maintenance Costs?

Carrie Goetz, DCI Board member among other accolades, addresses how to determine operating expenses and maintenance costs.

Eight Key Steps to Create a Successful Disaster Recovery Plan

Despite the steep cost of unplanned downtime, many companies don’t have a plan other than reacting once it happens.