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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Women Warriors: Cindy Choboian, Broadcasting Major Turned Techie

As VP of business development for FORTRUST, Cindy Choboian has more than 15 years of experience in technology and data center account management.

Women Warriors: Cindy Choboian, Broadcasting Major Turned Techie

As VP of business development for FORTRUST, Cindy Choboian has more than 15 years of experience in technology and data center account management.

DCIM Tools Offer Insights Into Building Systems and Data Center Equipment

Many of today’s leading DCIM solutions focus solely on the equipment that makes up the day-to-day operations of the data halls within the overall data center. But what about the building itself?

Women Warriors: Meet 30-year IT Veteran Carrie Goetz

Over the past 30 years, Carrie Goetz, global director of technology at Paige DataCom Solutions, has seen the industry shift from mainframe to Windows/Unix to virtualization.

A Liquid Cooling Renaissance Coming to the Data Center?

As next-generation applications are driving up power density, interest in liquid cooling is once again on the rise.

Investing in Women Literally Pays Off for Tech Companies

We're launching a series on women in the data center industry and highlighting those who are successful in technology-related careers.

Coherent vs. Direct Detection in Metro Data Center Interconnectivity

Direct detection certainly has a bright future. It may not be as scalable or as spectrally efficient as the coherent alternative, but its value is increasing rapidly in this expanding space.

Three Ways to Generate Profit With the Data You Already Have

Companies are rapidly investing in systems and processes to retain business data that they know is valuable but have no clue what to do with it.

Embedded FPGA: Coming to a Data Center Near You

It is clear that embedded FPGA is making its way into the data center in a rapid way, and not soon enough considering the bandwidth demands that are now being placed on them.

Is Your Cloud Provider Protecting You?

The fact that businesses in nearly every industry use the cloud has provided more opportunity than ever for developers, start-ups, and existing companies. Unfortunately, there is a fly in the cloud’s Chardonnay, if you will – the threat of patent sui