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Sungard AS study finds CIO and IT professionals worry most about information security, downtime, and talent acquisition.
With the demand for wireless connectivity in large facilities, DAS technology is an option. From the October 2013 issue.
What is the funniest/weirdest/oddest thing that has ever happened in your facility? These are some highlights from Funny Office Stories. Readers are encouraged to share their own!
Facility management professionals have a hand in many, if not all, of the developments highlighted by CoreNet Global’s latest research.
This week’s bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience, nearly all of the finalists were submitted by poor souls from that profession. Pictured here is the winner, submitted by David Gunnells (who also supplied the photo). Julie Sloane of Wired, writes, David Gunnells is an IT guy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His desk is penned in by heavily used filing cabinets in a windowless conference room, near a poorly ventilated bathroom and a microwave. The overhead light doesn’t work — his mother-in-law was so saddened by his cube that she gave him a lamp — and the other side of the wall is a parking garage. Gunnells recalls a day when one co-worker reheated catfish in the microwave, while another used the bathroom and covered the smell with a stinky air freshener. For the other 10 finalists, click this link. Personally, I think the IT contractor inside a 40-foot steel cargo container is worse than this. Have you put anyone in a work station worthy of this (dis)honor? After seeing these entries, I have come to the following conclusion: some facility professionals should be ashamed (particularly those at the facilities featured in this segment). The sad thing is, I’m sure we’ve all “worked” in a similarly dismal setup at one point in time. I know I have.
This is apparently how IT professionals see tech support calls from their side of the fence.
Businesses operating data centers will need to go beyond traditional practices in order to build economically sound facilities.
The new offering is geared to small and medium sized organizations.
Many IT services providers are reconsidering U.S. locations as potential sourcing destinations, including lower cost, mid-sized metropolitan areas and rural communities.
While particle and gaseous contamination resulting from dust and dirt can lead to unexpected shutdowns of critical IT equipment, the connection between contamination and hardware failures is often overlooked.