• Geekly World News - April 2022

    March was busy for us with THWACKcamp™, SQL Bits, and GISEC! Additionally, a couple of us got to take some needed time off. Here in the US, March also meant Spring Break for those of us with kids and Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick’s Day fo...
    • 7 Apr 2022
  • Staying Proactive with Forecasting Solutions

    Today’s IT is increasingly complex, and the ever-growing need for computing resources demands proactive measures in planning for future consumption patterns. Failure to accurately forecast future needs could lead to adverse outcomes, including ...
    • 5 Apr 2022
  • Making the Cybersecurity Grade: How K-12 Schools Can Protect Data and IT Resources

    As threats to K-12 schools rise, VP Brandon Shopp offers four solutions K – 12 schools can implement to combat the growing number of cybersecurity attacks.   Cyberattacks on our nation’s K–12 schools are on the rise. Since 201...
    • 30 Mar 2022
  • The Growth of milCloud 2.0 Demands a New Monitoring Approach

    As we know all too well, growth often comes with risk, and DOD’s milCloud is no exception. Below, VP Brandon Shopp advises agencies on how to ensure seamless application operations within the DOD's network as it continues to expand. The ad...
    • 25 Mar 2022
  • Virtualized Databases: Friend or Foe to Federal IT Pros?

    Virtualization can provide dramatic cost savings. But is it the right choice?  Brandon Shopp (), group vice president of product strategy at SolarWinds, dives into the pros and cons of database virtualization below. Federal IT pros have h...
    • 23 Mar 2022
  • Geekly World News - March 2022

    Wow, March already? Time has flown by so far in 2022. This GWN is a little delayed because we were so busy with THWACKcamp™! I hope everyone enjoyed it and filled out their post-event surveys to help us make THWACKcamp even better next year. W...
    • 10 Mar 2022
  • 10 Orion Platform Connected Use Cases You Should Know

    Part 1 IT environments are getting increasingly complex and can often straddle on-premises gear, private cloud, public and/or multi-cloud, and SaaS environments... oh, and it’s a moving target. Your legacy applications may have to reincarnate ...
    • 18 Feb 2022
  • Virtualized Databases: Friend or Foe to Federal IT Pros?

    Virtualization can provide dramatic cost savings. But is it the right choice?  Brandon Shopp, group vice president of product strategy at SolarWinds, dives into the pros and cons of database virtualization below. Federal IT pros have historicall...
    • 13 Feb 2022
  • Geekly World News - February 2022

    We hope your 2022 has started off well. February may be a short month, but it’s sure to be busy. Here, we, the Head Geeks along with many others, are deep in THWACKcamp preparations. We’re very excited for the 10th edition of this virtua...
    • 3 Feb 2022
  • Securing the Open-Source Supply Chain

    Open-source software (OSS) is the foundation for most platforms built today. It’s hard to imagine any software product in today’s world not using OSS. But is OSS more secure? There are always inherent risks with any usage of OSS, but a fe...
    • 31 Jan 2022
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