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    DDI Day: Kudos, awards, and insights from pioneers

    BlueCat’s DDI Day on April 13 celebrated network infrastructure professionals, gave awards to superstars, and drew insight from DNS and DHCP pioneers.

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    Everything you need to know about shadow IT

    When users implement their own solutions behind the IT team’s back, that’s shadow IT. Learn about the risks and how to manage and reduce it with BlueCat.

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    Five network pros’ manual error horror stories

    Members of BlueCat’s Network VIP community detail the errors they committed, the resulting fallout, and what important lessons they learned.

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    10 best Ansible modules for infrastructure as code

    10 (plus a bonus) Ansible automation modules that anyone—from a beginner to a power user—can leverage to transform their network infrastructure to code.

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    How an agency IT chief innovated amid bureaucracy

    Government IT innovation isn’t easy, but Chad Sheridan did it at the USDA by removing silos, earning top-level buy-in, and moving to a product mindset.

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    Lexmark CIO & CTO on recognizing the right use cases for AI

    Lexmark CIO & CTO Vishal Gupta wades through the murk surrounding AI, explaining what tech organizations should know when deciding whether to adopt it.

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    NSA and CISA: Protective DNS key to network defense

    U.S. cyber agencies now point to protective DNS as a defense strategy, confirming what BlueCat already knew: DNS is critical to detecting network threats.

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    Cerner’s key to managing requirements is relationships

    Cerner’s Jon Macy shares his keys for managing IT solution requirements: write them down first, allow nascent ideas, be flexible, and lean into conflict.

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    BlueCat Integrity 9.3: Deliver DNS like a boss

    With the BlueCat Integrity 9.3 release, network admins can get more audit data, manage complexity, and ramp up automation, without compromising performance.

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    Cisco Live 2021 guide: How to ‘Turn IT Up’ virtually

    Cisco Live! for the Americas is March 30-31. BlueCat has all the details, plus top session picks and tips for getting the most out of this virtual event.

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    GM Financial is driving the evolution of legacy QA roles

    GM Financial’s cloud VP Thomas Sweet sees the death of standalone QA as an opportunity for automation and empathic team up-skilling to DevOps roles.

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    IT pros debate: Should network teams design cloud?

    Networking pros dig into who should design hybrid cloud networks during the fourth Critical Conversation on Critical Infrastructure hosted in Network VIP.

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    Deloitte Deputy CEO on CIO’s shift to business partner

    Deloitte’s Rich Penkoski sees CIOs shifting to be business partners instead of technology providers, embracing agile project approaches, and more.

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    Net Health CIO: Remedying health care IT is possible

    Net Health CIO Jason James shares how he transforms health care IT by thinking like a politician and embracing the death of going to work at the office.

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    Yes, you can optimize DNS routing for global SaaS use

    Routing DNS for SaaS can lead to latency, non-local results, and messy internet breakouts. With BlueCat, optimize SaaS delivery and gain full DNS control.

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    Yes, you can tame hybrid cloud DNS traffic jams

    Admins often use messy conditional forwarding DNS rules to fill hybrid cloud gaps. With BlueCat, automate and gain control over your data pathways.

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    In Atlanta, affordable housing also means tech access

    Atlanta Housing Authority CIO Brian Benn shares how the data-driven agency delivers technology access for residents along with affordable housing.

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    Yes, networking can extend DNS control into the cloud

    When cloud and on-premises DNS are separate, enterprise-wide control is out of reach. Learn how BlueCat can provide a single source of truth for DNS.

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    How UC Irvine’s IT team is driving healthcare innovation

    Learn how UC Irvine Vice Chancellor Tom Andriola is leading IT to play a key role in the university’s mission to create and share knowledge.

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    React faster at the wire with BlueCat and ExtraHop

    With the BlueCat ExtraHop Plugin, automatically create missing PTR records, and detect and react to security threats before they reach DNS servers.

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    Yes, IT should see what developers do in the cloud

    Errors and outages occur when admins lack visibility into DNS and IP allocation in the cloud. With Bluecat, central DDI visibility is within reach.

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    Why McMaster University didn’t want another CIO

    McMaster’s CTO, Gayleen Gray, highlights the importance of her unique role in a world where expectations of the CIO and CTO are colliding.

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    Cloud DNS: Benefits and obstacles for hybrid networks

    Unsure about cloud DNS services and hybrid-cloud enterprises? Learn more with BlueCat, including why it isn’t so simple for managing networks.

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    Customer situation brief on SUNBURST/Solorigate

    Learn more about the attack via the SolarWinds Orion platform and how BlueCat products use DNS to help protect customers against compromises like it.

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