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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Hiring Cloud Talent Will Improve Cybersecurity

It's critical that today’s organizations have a plan for hiring elite cloud talent who are prepared tackle tomorrow’s toughest cybersecurity challenges.

Extending Uptime Through Single Department Ownership of Network and Power Cabling

IT and network operations departments most often install the network cabling in a data center, from the telecom rooms through patch panels and out to server cabinets. If more than one group is responsible for elements of this work, the same potential

The Fundamental Principles of a Data Center Operations Plan

As part of the effort to improve the level of your operational planning there are five fundamental principles that should be part of your plan for ensuring that the first question you ask after taking the keys to your new data center isn't "What now?

Looking Beyond the Hype: The Practical Side of AI in the Data Center

No doubt somebody somewhere is pitching an executive about the wonders of robotic IT staff or a data center completely run by HAL or IBM Watson. A better approach for data center managers is to gravitate toward the tangible, obvious implementations.

Looking Beyond the Hype: The Practical Side of AI in the Data Center

No doubt somebody somewhere is pitching an executive about the wonders of robotic IT staff or a data center completely run by HAL or IBM Watson. A better approach for data center managers is to gravitate toward the tangible, obvious implementations.

How Data Sovereignty Will Affect IT in 2018

Data sovereignty is all about ensuring that there is clarity around where the data is located and what laws it is subject to, which is a big challenge for the cloud adoption trend facing organizations.

Predictions That Simply Won't Materialize

As we enter a new year, pundits from around the IT industry are offering their predictions for 2018. But if history teaches us anything, it’s that 2018 will be known more for what doesn’t happen than for what does.

The Year of the Self-Learning Data Organization

Whatever the industry or business need, organizing data in 2018 should be a top priority for companies big and small.

Five Trends to Impact Data Center Ecosystems

A global panel of experts from Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, addresses five trends heating up as we enter a new year.

Hybrid Cloud, Data Protection, and the Adoption of OpenStack

Look for hybrid cloud adoption to expand, changes to data protection due to GBPR and OpenStack's growth internationally.