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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The Real Cost of Ransomware Attacks, and How to Mitigate Ransom Threats

Monetary loss is the number one concern for the majority of businesses affected by ransomware. But it all comes down to business priorities and financial calculations.

The Race to the Edge

As the move to the edge accelerates, the challenges resulting from the shift in data gravity points toward a need to re-architect the internet.

Zinc: A New UPS Backup Alternative to an Old Solution

Nickel-zinc batteries span the life of the UPS and eliminates the typical three-battery replacement cycles that lithium-ion types require.

Why Upgrading Legacy Data Centers Requires New Monitoring Capabilities

Whether data centers exist in public environments, on-premise, or within edge networks and at the base of cell towers—workloads will continually need network upgrades to keep from becoming legacy infrastructures. As the network gets transformed and w

Best Practices for Your Emerging 5G Journey Checklist

5G is still an early development. With this in mind, here is a checklist of things to consider before embarking on your 5G journey.

Hyperscale Disruption: A Portrait of the Data Center Value Chain

Hyperscale has fundamentally transformed the data center market. We’re seeing suppliers, contractors, manufacturers and even end users adapting. This new value chain calls for greater partnership engagement and transparency to facilitate a new level

Monitoring Vendors a Never-Ending Project

If you think once you cross all the Ts and dot all the Is on an outsourcing contract, all the hard work is done, you couldn't be more wrong. You must continually measure and monitor the performance of your vendors and suppliers in order to ensure

It's Time for a Holistic Security Review

It’s vital to dig a little deeper when assessing security to consider how a range of factors could impact the business and its ability to respond to a breach.

Six Things to Do Now to Advance Your Data Center Career

Enterprises can successfully reduce costs and improve services during most contract renewals if managers are aware of market dynamics and intelligently plan the process.

Renewing Colocation Contracts: Getting More, Spending Less

Enterprises can successfully reduce costs and improve services during most contract renewals if managers are aware of market dynamics and intelligently plan the process.