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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Imagine If Copernicus Had the Means to Analyze Big Data

What if some of the great thinkers of yesteryear could do with the help of today’s high-performance computers (HPCs) that process at lightning-fast speeds and savvy software that lends structure and analysis to data—really Big Data?

Five Pillars of Big Data GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the European Union in May 2018. Chances are you’ve already seen quite a bit of buzz surrounding GDPR and for good reason - it represents a significant change in how data will be h

Six Golden Safety Rules for Data Centers

Data center companies have come to recognize that safety excellence is imperative to maximize uptime for their customers while reducing operational risk. Of the many safety issues that today’s data center operators must consider, Six Golden Safety Ru

Women Warriors: Data Center Construction and Family Balance

As SVP of Construction for Compass Datacenters, Nancy Novak's success hasn't come easy with balancing work and family as one of her biggest challenges.

Are You an Independent Woman?

You pay your own bills from your own bank account. You call the shots in your own life. But if you believe you're truly independent, there's a good chance you're wrong.

The Right Person, and the Right Job

As the pressure on data centers increases and personnel are expected to do more with the same resources, perhaps it is time that more people discussed the roles and responsibilities in data center management, and how they interact.

Best Practices for Management, Staffing of Data Centers

By applying best practices to the management and staffing of a data center, organizations can drive efficiencies into operations from both a facility and IT perspective. Here are several pointers to consider when creating a data center personnel stra

Air-Cooled Systems Market-Disrupting Technology

Despite a common goal of cooling server and heat generating equipment, the factors that drive mechanical cooling system selection differ wildly for each owner, developer, operator and end user.

The Right Person, and the Right Job

As the pressure on data centers increases and personnel are expected to do more with the same resources, perhaps it is time that more people discussed the roles and responsibilities in data center management, and how they interact.

Are IT Certifications All They're Cracked Up to Be?

IT certifications and continuing education, like university degrees, go a long way toward proving professionals have the skills they claim.