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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Sensors and Predictive Modeling: A Formidable Match

Sensors are decreasing in cost, and increasing in functionality. They are becoming more accurate, more reliable, and easier to install. Can they form the basis for a more accurate predictive modeling system in the data center?

Your Car Can Tweet but Can It Thwart Hackers?

The threats to connected cars have been made clear, but the Herculean task now at hand is implementing top-level security practices under time-sensitive and high-pressure conditions.

Disgruntled Employees and Data

Confucius once said, “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Although he never saw or imagined a data center, his wisdom should be carefully considered by managers of data centers.

Big Data Experts in Big Demand

The fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain at the forefront of innovation and emerging high-tech fields. The impact of STEM can be seen through various studies, which indicate the positive contribution these subjects...

A Little TLC Goes a Long Way Toward Staff Retention

Good help is often hard to find and even harder to keep. That’s why it makes sense for you to make consistent efforts to increase positive attitudes and retention by taking a few extra morale-building steps.

Trends in Systems Migration to the Cloud

patterns of implementations and challenges associated with the cloud and hybrid IT are beginning to emerge that can help you and your business better manage your infrastructure in the cloud. On that note, here are three emerging trends in systems mig

Configuring the Data Center Piece-by-Piece

Technologists like ecosystems. Things work better when they all fit together. The same is true in the data center - but you have to configure it properly first. Effective configuration is the mainstay of the well-run facility. So, how do you begin?

Five Tips for Deploying SQL in the Cloud

Here are five tips for deploying SQL in the cloud that can save businesses money and ensure the most value is derived from cloud deployment.

Making Friends With the Monster in the Cupboard

You probably know your data center's PUE. However, did your calculations consider the monster in the cupboard a.k.a. Power Factor?