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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IT Infrastructure Optimization a Win-Win

In addition to higher performance, lower compute costs and increased revenue, harnessing optimization of IT infrastructure is one method companies can use to reduce carbon footprint, improve sustainability, and increase business efficiency.

Features Data Center Network Managers Want Today

Higher port speeds, interoperability, and application awareness are at the top of the data center network wish list.

Best Practices for Future Proofing Data Center Networks

What networking technologies do you need to deploy to deal with a massive influx of data? Here are tips for data center managers on how best to adjust your networks to cope with the edge computing and IoT trends.

What We Learned From the Facebook Breach

What networking technologies do you need to deploy to deal with a massive influx of data? Here are tips for data center managers on how best to adjust your networks to cope with the edge computing and IoT trends.

Next-generation Monitoring: IT Operations Analytics (ITOA)

IT Operations Analytics technologies are primarily used to discover complex patterns in high volumes of often ‘noisy’ IT system availability and performance data.

The History of Data Centers

The Civil War, Alexander Graham Bell, Abbey Road Studios, and Motown all played a part in the history of data centers.

When FOMO Becomes a National Creed

Julie Albright, sociologist from USC, writes about the ramifications of an untethered generation on the workforce.

IT and Facilities: Keeping the Peace, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series in which AFCOM members share their best practices for establishing open communication and coordination between IT and facilities to accomplish the goals of the business.

The Death of the Data Center, or Your Career?

The demand for data centers is unprecedented. How can you survive in this ever-changing landscape? What skills you need to thrive in the next decade? Here are some of the self-upgrades you can make to be ready for this new wave.