Profile of Lawrence GarvinTechnical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 8
Lawrence Garvin, head geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds, wrote his first computer program, in RPG-II, in 1974, to calculate quadratic equations. He tested it on some spare weekend cycles on an IBM System 3 that he "borrowed" from his father's employer. Since then he has studied, dabbled with, and actually programmed in just about every known computer language. Garvin also has worked on a half dozen different variants of Unix on 3B2s, RS 6000s, HP 9000s, Sparc workstations, and Intel systems. Along the way, he did a few years in database programming and database administration.
Articles by Lawrence Garvin
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Take a look back at some of the most memorable IT incidents -- for good and bad -- over the past year.
The shortage of IPv4 addresses has more to do with misallocation than scarcity.
For those who'd sacrifice application performance and uptime to save a few bucks: Have you lost your mind?
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
How should IT education be salvaged? In part 2 of this series, we share readers' ideas about what colleges, employers, and employees themselves must do.
Our profession is rife with people capable of performing procedures they've been taught, but incapable of thinking through a problem. Here's what we need to do.
Hardly any of the services that vendors market as "cloud" adhere to the 2011 NIST definition. No wonder we're so confused.