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 History of Data Centers

The Civil War, Alexander Graham Bell, Abbey Road Studios, and Motown all played a part in the history of data centers.

When FOMO Becomes a National Creed

Julie Albright, sociologist from USC, writes about the ramifications of an untethered generation on the workforce.

IT and Facilities: Keeping the Peace, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series in which AFCOM members share their best practices for establishing open communication and coordination between IT and facilities to accomplish the goals of the business.

IT and Facilities: Keeping the Peace

In this is the first of a two-part series, AFCOM members share their best practices for establishing open communication and coordination between IT and facilities to accomplish the goals of the business.

The Death of the Data Center, or Your Career?

The demand for data centers is unprecedented. How can you survive in this ever-changing landscape? What skills you need to thrive in the next decade? Here are some of the self-upgrades you can make to be ready for this new wave.

Liquid Immersion Cooling Keeps Maintenance Low

Liquid single-phase immersion cooling is removing concerns about downtime or disruption from the air conditioning breaking or airflow management issues, all of which require on-site personnel to repair.

Taking a Value-based Approach to Decommissioning

Shutting down nine megawatts of data center capacity at once is a titanic-sized task; and with more capacity shifting to the cloud, the challenges and costs associated with decommissioning are on the rise.

The Thriving Path to Product Manager

The critical problem with soft science mindsets at the PM position is the inability to analyze and interpret incoming information accurately.

IT Careers: Ten Industries with Job Openings

As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, many IT workers have experienced layoffs and unpaid furloughs. But not all the news is grim if you know where to look.