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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Data Center World - 2021: It's a Wrap

About 900 IT professionals attended Data Center World in Orlando, Fla. last week as physical events returned in the industry.

Long Time No See

It's hard to believe we've waited nearly two years to gather at Data Center World. And, the wait is nearly over.

Shining a Light on the Data Center Industry

The co-hosts of the Nomad Futurist Podcast will record their unique brand of interviews on the Data Center World live stage.

Lessons From OVH Data Center Fire

In the fire protection and engineering industry, we are beginning to understand how the fire happened – but are missing WHY it happened. It is one thing to recreate the specific events and the progression of the event, quite another to understand th

Unifying and Future Proofing Data Centers

There are at least three principal data center challenges that can be rectified by having a unified integrated management system, bridging the industrial and digital side of operations effectively.

Chicago to Host Day of Putting and Nomad Futurist Podcasts

In addition to golf, Nomad Futurists will conduct three live podcasts with a cross-section of participants from the critical infrastructure industry at the Chicago Chapter event.

Looking for a Colocation Provider?

Selecting a colocation provider has many moving parts—and opportunities for mistakes. It can be very stressful and demanding on your time. Be sure to have a data center model and strategy, and tour at least your colo finalists’ sites.

Digitalization: IT and Facilities Must Be On the Same Page

It is incumbent on IT managers and facility managers to plan ahead with digitalization in mind, as well as greater interconnectivity between their mutual systems.