Elizabeth Harrin

Contributing Writer, Enterprise Networking Planet

Elizabeth Harrin is Director of The Otobos Group, a project communications consultancy. She has a decade of experience in leading IT and process improvement projects in financial services and healthcare. She also is experienced in managing business change. Elizabeth is the author of three books and blogs at www.GirlsGuideToPM.com for which she won the Computer Weekly IT Professional Blogger of the Year award in 2011.

Articles by Elizabeth Harrin 

10 Questions to Ask at a Networking Job Interview

We've covered the questions to ask when interviewing someone for a networking job. Now find out what questions to ask when you're the one being interviewed.

5 Network Management Projects for Slow Periods

Network management can be overwhelming. Here are some ways admins can take advantage of slow periods to make their jobs easier.

5 Reasons Networking Projects Go Wrong

Project management is an essential skill for networking professionals. Keep your projects from going off the rails with these tips.

6 Networking Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job

Networking jobs can be hard to find. Here are 6 mistakes to avoid if you want to keep yours.

5 Network Security Predictions for 2014

Mobility, BYOD, and the Internet of Things are among the factors we see influencing the network security space in 2014.

3 Career Paths for Network Professionals

Want to upgrade your networking career? Check out these tips for getting a promotion, making a lateral move, or finding a better job with a different company.

5 Reasons to Take an Enterprise Networking Job

Making the jump from a small business to a large enterprise can greatly benefit your networking career. Elizabeth Harrin explains why.

Top 5 Technical Skills for Networking Pros

Continued professional development is key to networking career growth. Use our list to make sure your skills are up to date.

Five Soft Skills Every Networking Pro Needs

Technical skills aren't the only ones that matter. Brush up on these soft skills to get ahead in the enterprise networking world.

Back to Basics: Five Steps to Handling Any Network Crisis

The network's down, and it's your job to get it back up. Use our foolproof guide to resolve any network crisis.

10 Killer Interview Questions for Network Professionals

Hiring a networking professional? Use our interview questions to find the best candidate for your IT team.

Unified Communications 101: UC Monitoring Tools

Elizabeth Harrin breaks down the unified communications monitoring market and explains why enterprises need UC monitoring tools.

VXLAN: Beyond the Hype

VXLAN is one way to take your network above the tag limit of the traditional VLAN. But is it right for you? Elizabeth Harrin demystifies overlay technologies.

Unified Communications 101: Intro to UC

Considering a unified communications deployment? Start here for an overview of the major players in the UC market.

OpenStack: New in the SDN market

The shift towards software-defined networking (SDN) stems from the need to fully automate data centres, providing the opportunity to create virtual data centres and making networking as a service possible. OpenStack is one way that this need is being addressed.

Pulling Your Private Cloud out of the Shadows

Virtualization solves many problems at the server and application layer but it does open up holes in the network that must be secured.

Cloud Storage Vendors Offering Encryption as a Service

Some of the technologies accelerating the use of EaaS include hardware-based encryption key storage, cloud storage and virtualization.

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