Joe Rogers

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About Joe Rogers

I've been in IT for over 19 years however, I've been been a student forever. My background in technology, music and business provides me with a very unique perspective on how the business of IT should be run. That's right, IT is a business and unless it can get it's stuff together, the average IT director is going to be nothing more than a contracts manager as the business decides to leverage 3rd party innovation suppliers. I've worn many hats in my life and that means that in addition to leading a team, I'm happy to roll up my sleeves and crawl through that data center raised floor if need be. As a leader, my success is dictated by the successes of the people around me. My job is to empower people to lead and drive innovation for the business. If they can do that then I'm doing my job.

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I know what you’re thinking and no,  I’m not drunk.  What does monitoring have to do with better applications? Well,  for me,  a lot.  Think for a moment about who is involved with creating applications.  You’ve got developers (obviously), testers,  architects, project managers and probably a few other roles.  Now think about who supports the…

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Feb 4, 2015
7:12 am
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If you have ever watched TV,  you’ve probably seen a detective show or two.  The plot usually involves some kind of crime and then a team of citizens, detectives, coroners or whomever the show is about working for the next 40 minutes to figure out the who, what, when, where and why’s of the crime…

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Jan 14, 2015
9:07 am
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It’s that time of year again.  We take a look at some old habits and put together a list of changes that we’d like to make in the new year.  Some of these changes are getting rid of bad habits like smoking or perhaps adding in new habits like going to the gym regularly. I’d…

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Dec 28, 2014
11:55 am
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If you’ve been in the corporate workforce for more then a few months, you’ve probably heard the term “Breaking down the silos” or something close to that.  Silos are everywhere and you don’t need to be in a giant Fortune 100 organization to experience them. Silos can easily exist in a 15 person startup as well….

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Dec 15, 2014
12:32 pm
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I use Twitter to try to keep up with what’s going on in the industry.  One of my favorite tweeps if Jonah Kowall from Gartner (@JKowall).  Jonah covers Availability and Performance monitoring which is very near and dear to my heart.  I don’t always agree with him but he has some great ideas and is…

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Dec 9, 2014
7:00 am
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IT Operations still face challenges that have been around since the dawn of the information age. Systems, networks, databases, middleware and applications must all work in near perfect harmony to deliver applications and services to the business, both reliably and securely. Over the past several years however, new wrinkles have been added to these age…

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Nov 11, 2014
6:41 pm
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This week (well, month, sorry we’ve been a way for a while) on the Monitoring Guys – It’s all about BrainShare baby. That’s right, BrainShare is going down in just a few days and we are pumped. We’ll walk through some of the sessions and presenters that you should be checking out and talk a…

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Oct 22, 2014
8:02 pm
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In todays fast paced world, we’re always looking to make information and data easier to consume. The phrase ‘There’s an app for that’ started making it’s way into the general discourse a few years ago to note that yeah, there’s probably something out there that makes it easy to do that. The App is now…

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Oct 9, 2014
1:02 pm
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This week on the Monitoring Guys – TMG welcome Alex Jones from NetIQ Tech Support. We discuss common reasons for calling into support and, if you’ve ever wondered what exactly a ‘Diag’ was, we have an answer for you! Also on this weeks show… More BrainShare teasers   The Monitoring Guys podcast is a serious…

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Sep 12, 2014
7:14 am
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“If you build it, They will come.” I’m here to officially call BS on this saying. If you build it, no one really knows that it’s there unless you advertise it so, if you build it and then market it to everyone you see, they might come. Such is the case with running a monitoring…

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Sep 3, 2014
10:55 am
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