2021

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How important is our history?

As a strategist, I’m often asked if we should toss the history out and start with a new fresh database for the monitoring product or push through and try to retain the history. My answer is always, “If the data is not at risk or abused, keep it.” So, how important is our history?

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What goes into your scorecard?

Scorecards are a fundamental part of measuring performance and guiding activities and decision-making across an organization to drive business value. Your scorecard should tell a story and provide a framework for measuring your success.

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IT – What’s your passion? Passion drives us!

What inspired you to get into IT in the first place? Was it the creative medium in code development? Was it the challenge of having something broken and fixing that problem so that you can save somebody’s day? Can you connect your passion in your career with clarity to what motivates you?

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Taking a wholistic approach to achieving excellence

When you plan your monitoring and management strategies for your tooling, who is applying a deep level of understanding to that exercise? This is the framework and tooling your teams live by. It connects your ITSM tools, to your observability tools, to your automation and management tools—all the things.

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The Single Point of Failure

Of all the capabilities of SolarWinds Orion, the most under-the-radar feature in almost every environment in some form or fashion is the ability to monitor points of failure within the network. It is critical that Orion admins take care to mitigate the single points of failure inherent in their monitoring system.

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Observability and Monitoring—Siblings, not Rivals

The odds are increasing that if you work in IT, you, or someone close to you, has been talking about “observability” recently. And, simultaneously, the conversation likely includes some comparison or question about the difference between observability and monitoring. So, Let’s try to clear up some of this confusion.

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We Aren’t Nuts… We Guarantee IT

“I guarantee it.” Even today, years removed from when the ads first aired, when I hear that phrase, I still picture the owner & CEO of Men’s Wearhouse talking about how you would “love the way you look” if you bought a suit from him–Learn about Loop1’s new ‘Certified Secure Orion’ guarantee.

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