Monitoring Mondays: Top Tips to Secure The Data Center

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This weekly series will provide a recap of the most relevant news to come out of the tech world over the past week, with a specific focus on IT monitoring. It is easy to become immersed in your daily requirements as a sysadmin, but you don’t want to be that guy who is unaware of an important product release or company announcement that may change the way you do your job. With this in mind, it will be the goal of this series to arm you with ‘must know’ information so you can start your week off on the right foot knowing you are properly prepared. 

Top tips to secure the data center

Securing a data center can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Too often, proper security measures are not taken, which leaves countless management systems vulnerable. And with new forms of communication having the ability to both create and control vulnerabilities, it leaves IT pros in a tricky spot. With this in mind, CIO Insight has provided a list of top tips that can help you keep your data center safe. 

How to augment a public cloud strategy with on premise IT

Despite all of the research being done in regards to cloud strategy, the hybrid cloud is the one area that still hasn’t been quite figured out yet. And when working on data center capacity planning, the reality remains that on premise IT is still the only way to complete certain tasks. Computer Weekly takes a deep dive into the topic as they discuss how to augment a public cloud strategy with on premise IT by running workloads in a private cloud and then bursting to the public cloud. 

What you should know about the Yahoo data breach

An email compromise is one of the worst security violations that a person can experience online, making Yahoo’s recent data breach of over 500 million accounts extremely alarming for users. The huge data breach serves as a reminder of some basic security tips and IT World has provided a list of things you can learn from Yahoo’s massive mishap

The most lucrative careers for IT pros 

As IT unemployment hovers around 3 percent, companies are increasingly having to up the ante to attract and retain elite IT talent. The results of this recent study from PayScale shows just how high many organizations are willing to go to fill these critical technology roles. Here are several of the most lucrative IT services roles showcased in their IT Salary Survey 2016.