David Hayward

Consultant, Software and Systems Management

David Hayward
With more than 25 years' experience at top-tier and start-up IT infrastructure and software providers, David specializes in strategies and solutions that help IT operations teams transform into more ...
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3 Ways to Build Your IT Skills as Data Centers Modernize

Technology marches on. And so must we. As IT professionals, we need to be agile: constantly transforming skills to adapt, if not anticipating, the constantly changing business and technology landscape. Today, that means you need to learn new skills along with data center infrastructure transformation and digital transformation of businesses.  These modernization trends are clear: …

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Managing Change in the Data Center

IT professionals generally acknowledge that infrastructure configuration changes are a major source (if not the major source) of unexpected IT service degradations and, worse, unplanned outages.  Moreover, because the pace of business is so fast and meeting application service level objectives is so critical to business operations, even planned downtime (i.e., maintenance windows) to make …

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Navigating Healthcare IT Transformation and Economics

Sailing head-on into a perfect storm of new regulatory requirements, higher-than-ever quality of patient care expectations and cost control pressure, the healthcare industry needs a rescue plan. Lucky for you, there are Healthcare IT organizations who have already navigated these waters safely by transforming their infrastructure, operations and economics—and they can show you the way. …

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Don’t Forget the Management Software

Trends in data center, cloud infrastructure and infrastructure management software typically go hand-in-hand. So, to make the right buying decision on new kinds of infrastructure, you also need to evaluate its accompanying management software. One big trend is converged infrastructure, which is becoming the preferred choice of enterprises worldwide – and for good reason.  Converged …

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