Accounting for the rapid and often confusing changes currently underway in the information systems of organizations, such as the rush to replace mainframes with networks and the decentralization of data storage and processing, provides insights on the duties and challenges of a data center manager. Covers strategic planning, management practices, controls, systems and contingency planning, network technology, human resources, desktop computing, and future directions....
Table of Contents
1. Strategic Planning 2. Data Centre Management 3. Data Centre Controls 4. Systems Planning 5. Network Technology 6. Contingency Planning, 7. Human Resource Management 8. Dektop Computing 9. Future Direction
Layne C. Bradley has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the information technology field including data center management, telecommunications, software development, project management, applications outsourcing, offshore operations, sales, and marketing.
He has held several senior management positions such as Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Information Systems, Chief Information Officer, and President, and has run two software companies. He has been actively involved in numerous company acquisitions and raising venture capital. His business experience covers not only the United States, but the international market as well.
He has 15 years experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, and information systems at two major universities and has served as Dean of the College of Business for one of them. Additionally, he has published extensively including newsletters, articles, and a book, The Handbook of Data Center Management. In addition to his corporate activities, he is active as an executive coach and consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Arts in Business Communications and is a trained Six Sigma Greenbel