The Business of IT – BMC Blogs BMC Software Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:05:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT – BMC Blogs 32 32 Server Consolidation: 6 Steps for Addressing Server Sprawl Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:45:14 +0000 Everyone who has ever been a systems administrator or infrastructure manager has at some point experienced server sprawl. Over the past few years, technologies like virtualization, Docker and cloud services have come along to help address this challenge. Nonetheless, at some point either someone is going to say “do we really need all those servers? […]]]> DevOps Engineer Roles and Responsibilities Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:19:20 +0000 DevOps isn’t magic, but it can look like it from the outside. In today’s job market, workers in innovative fields are creating new roles for themselves. The role of DevOps Engineer is one example. The DevOps Engineer is truly a renaissance person of cloud infrastructure IT services. It is often difficult to understand this role […]]]> What is an IT Steering Committee? IT Steering Committees Explained Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:13 +0000 A steering committee is a group of people that decide on the priorities of business within an organization, and then manage the general course of these operations. Of course, involving information technology in any business objective, including a steering committee can change the look, and sometimes the purpose. Enter the IT Steering Committee. A 2012 […]]]> Top 12 Digital Transformation Books for 2018 and Beyond Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:36:15 +0000 In a multi-generational workforce, CIOs face a number of challenges when it comes to the concept of digital transformation or DX. And there is often immense pressure to launch big digital changes to gain a competitive advantage, for example, creating a roadmap to keep critical processes and technology current. All this must be done while […]]]> Top 6 Traits Employers are Looking for in IT Staff Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:25:54 +0000 As a leader in technology I am constantly asked “how do you make the right hires?” While every organization is different, and leaders have their own preferences, I find that the following traits have are more common than not in top performers. Effective problem solving and troubleshooting skills Believe it or not, this has been […]]]> Five Ways IT Ops Pros Can Avoid and Deal With a Crisis Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:49:58 +0000 IT Operations (IT Ops) pros play three critical roles in an organization. They’re architects, builders, and heroes who save the day when things go wrong. They envision and help plan digital environments, build the infrastructure those environments run on, and fix aberrations before and after problems turn into crises. As they say in the Geico […]]]> System Administrator vs Security Administrator: What’s the Difference? Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:41:56 +0000 In today’s economy, computer networks are crucial to nearly every single business organization, whether it’s a large enterprise or a small business. As such a critical part of business – sometimes it’s the product itself – computer networks require a dedicated employee or several employees to manage the day-to-day operations of the network. That’s where […]]]> IT Director Role and Responsibilities: What does a Director of Technology do? Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:42:56 +0000 A director of technology is a very common position – it seems nearly every company has at least one person who serves in this capacity. Depending on the scale and purpose of a company, the role of the director of technology can vary greatly, especially as there could be several directors of technology. As a […]]]> Java Developer Roles and Responsibilities Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:30:53 +0000 What does a Java Developer do? A Java Developer is responsible for the design, development, and management of Java-based applications. Because Java is used so widely, particularly by large organizations, the daily roles vary widely, but can include owning a particular application or working on several at one time. Developer vs. Engineer This is a […]]]> Network Engineer vs Network Administrator: Roles, Responsibilities, and Job Descriptions Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:26:30 +0000 Network engineers and network administrators are common positions in the IT field, and both can hold a lot of clout. While it’s possible for the jobs to sound similar in descriptions and functions, and have some real overlap in responsibilities, there are distinct differences. In general, the network engineer is responsible for the design and […]]]>