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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Making Time for Ongoing Education

Continuing education should be a top priority for anyone involved with data centers or the rest of the IT field.

The Growing Importance of Data Integration

Realizing that better data integration is a way to add value to their applications, application providers are adding connectors and APIs to improve connectivity.

The Mid-Size IT Business Condundrum

There are so many options in IT that they are clouding our ability to sift through what makes sense. Not what white papers say but rather your company-specific, fact-based decisions.

Certifications: How Valuable Are They?

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

Five Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics

A new era of data analytics will require a shift in how data center professionals view and build analytical capabilities. Here are five ways to stay current.

Tips for Disinfecting Your Data Center

You can't rely solely on firewalls to protect your systems against intruders. Here are some tips for keeping your data center clean.

IT Certifications: How Valuable Are They?

There seems to be two schools of thought on the value of IT certifications. Some technology professionals say they can absolutely turbo-charge your salary and earning potential. Others claim that certifications may not be worth the paper on which the

Network System Cost Study

This paper examines the application of a new ultra-density fiber optic cable technology for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) and other optical fiber access technology (FTTx) applications.

Trends Driving the Need for Micro Data Centers

"The Energizer Bunny for Data Centers: Microgrids - a Panel" will take place at the upcoming Data Center World - Global 2017 - in Los Angeles.

ViaWest: How Cloud Computing Alters Data Center Design

ViaWest's Dave Leonard believes a facilities or colocation provider should engineer adaptability into its design in order to adapt what it offers customers to correspond with changes in their consumption profiles.