hybrid cloud monitoring solutions

How can a Hybrid Cloud Monitoring Solution help my team monitor the cloud?

By Kevin Cox, AWS SAA, CCSK Lead Consultant, Impact Makers Existing Monitoring Systems There are hundreds of monitoring products in the marketplace that cover monitoring from enterprise scale to small and medium businesses. How can a monitoring system help your team? It is imperative that an IT team know the state of the environment and quickly […]

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Taking Care in Business Podcast Features Impact Makers' Rodney Willett

Taking Care in Business Podcast Features Impact Makers

“Taking Care in Business” is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) podcast featuring guests from around the United States. Each week, guests ranging from business leaders to CSR professionals join hosts Kathy Pedrotti Hays and Vicki Bohlsen to discuss why it is always worthwhile to take care in business. Episode 51 features Impact Makers’ Vice President […]

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How can I verify my EC2 instances are patched in AWS?

How can I verify my EC2 instances are patched in AWS?

By Kevin Cox, AWS SAA, CCSK Lead Consultant, Impact Makers The typical process of patching on-premise systems Most IT environments have a requirement to keep systems up to date on vendor patches. Typically, in on-premise environments there are dedicated systems that scan and update patching targets. The patching targets in this case are the operating systems […]

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What is technical debt & how can I avoid it in AWS?

By Kevin Cox, AWS SAA, CCSK Lead Consultant, Impact Makers What is technical debt? The term “technical debt” originated from Ward Cunningham, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto. He once said that some problems with code are like financial debt. Technical debt is incurred by completing work in a swift way with some […]

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In memory of Katy Dynes

In Memory of Katy Dynes

We at Impact Makers are reflecting on the memories of our long-time colleague and friend Katy Dynes. We are grateful to have spent time with Katy, who was a driving force behind our mission and culture since 2011. The impact that Katy made in her lifetime was remarkable. She cared deeply with her whole heart […]

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Chaos Engineering: Deliberately Sabotage your Systems

By Suresh Gowda, ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SPC4, AWS-CSA-Associate Senior Consultant, Impact Makers How to quickly recover from services outages Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), microservices, and cloud best practices can result in the creation of loosely coupled complex systems with many potential points-of-failure. At Impact Makers, we observe many customers dealing with service outages, which are difficult […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch on new DC Metro office

Richmond Times-Dispatch on Impact Makers’ Expansion

The Richmond Times-Dispatch covered Impact Makers’ new DC Metro office, recent restructuring, and new community partner on April 18, 2019,  in “Richmond-based Impact Makers opens Tysons Corner office, restructures governance” by John Reid Blackwell. The article focuses on Impact Makers’ commitment to our DC Metro employees, clients, and community through our all profits to charity […]

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Impact Makers Expands to Northern Virginia

Impact Makers Expands to Northern Virginia

Broome Promoted to COO, Firm Approves Governance Restructuring Impact Makers, a Richmond, Va.-based management and technology consulting firm that has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies each of the past seven years, has opened a Northern Virginia office in Tysons Corner. Founded in 2006 and with annual revenues exceeding $20 million, Impact […]

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Homestretch 2019 Benefit Breakfast

Join us at Homestretch’s 2019 Benefit Breakfast

Impact Makers is proud to be a sponsor of Homestretch and invites you to join us at their 2019 Annual Benefit Breakfast on May 2. The event is focused on “Rewriting Futures for Homeless Families.” Register online by April 23 to attend and learn how Homestretch provides homeless families the opportunity to change their lives. […]

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