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Michael March brings visionary thinking and practical business experience to his role as Head of Atlassian Services at Isos Technology. Michael March's 20+ years of business experience has been a crucible of improving companies ranging in size from a two-person startup to Fortune 500 companies. He has been involved in aspects of the business ranging from heavy software development to the management of massive computing infrastructures. Purposefully shifting organizational sizes, types, domain foci and operational foci has given Michael a unique insight into how to solve IT problems in all areas, ranging from the technical to process to administrative. Michael March created Arizona's first Internet service twenty years ago as a co-founder and CEO of Internet Direct, Inc. During the five years Mike lead the company, Internet Direct, Inc. reached several notable milestones. It was the world's first virtual web hosting company. It was the first NAT router for small businesses. And it was the first wired/wireless public access Internet solution. Michael March continued his pioneering efforts in shaping the commercial internet after Earthlink acquired Internet Direct, Inc. in 1998. Michael served as the head of Earthlink's internal tools teams. During this time that Michael honed his DEVOPS and Agile methodology skills. Since his time at Earthlink, Michael March has dedicated his career to helping in the automation of every aspect of IT infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. This automation has been applied to all portions of the businesses, from development to operations to customer support. With a strong, proven track record of forward-thinking solutions to business concerns, Michael March brings invaluable tools for success wherever he goes. This legacy of solution expertise is an asset to all existing and future Isos Technology clients. Awards: Honoree for the 2015 AZ Top Tech Exec Awards Technology Innovator award

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Atlassian, Atlassian Tools


Ever since the Raspberry Pi debuted nine years ago, we here at Isos Technology have been BIG fans of the little single-board computer that could. We have utilized RasPis for things like powering our[...]

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Atlassian, Jira, Software Solutions

Both Power Scripts™ and ScriptRunner do a great job extending the functionality of Jira Server and Data Center, and both offer many overlapping features. The pros I call out in the list below are a good—but not[...]

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Everything I Learned about Moving to Atlassian Cloud I Learned from Marie Kondo

Atlassian, Atlassian Tools, Jira, Atlassian Cloud


If you're reading this blog post, you are most likely using the Data Center versions of one or more Atlassian tools. Many of you are probably happy right now working on your own servers...but beware,[...]

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Power Atlassian Server Adminning With Sqlline

Atlassian, Database

What the Heck is SQLLine?

Sqlline is a tool created 17+ years ago that allows someone to execute sql queries from any command line prompt. The only requirements are you have a Java JRE, the SQLLine jar file[...]

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Getting Ahead of Atlassian Server Security

Atlassian, Atlassian Cloud

So 2020 was a busy year for the Atlassian security team. It seems like every month or so a major security flaw was discovered that forced action by Atlassian administrators around the globe. These flaws unearthed in[...]

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Software Development, Cloud, Atlassian, Bamboo, Atlassian Cloud, Bitbucket, DevOps

We at Isos Technology are huge fans of Bitbucket + Bamboo for all one's version control and CI/CD needs.  My Isos blog roll is littered with posts covering both products. If you are an Atlassian Cloud user, you'll[...]

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Atlassian Cloud vs. Server: The Best Platform for your Organization

Atlassian, Jira, Atlassian Cloud, Data Center

If you have attended any Atlassian Summit event in the past five years, the message is loud in clear: The future of Atlassian's product usage is in Atlassian Cloud. As one of Atlassian's premier Solution Partners,[...]

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Why should I run nginx with Jira?

Atlassian, Jira, Data Center

Over the years the engineering team here at Isos Technology have helped 100s of clients implement and manage Jira Server (and Data Center). An essential part of how we set up Jira is the use of a reverse proxy to handle[...]

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Atlassian Bamboo Build Plan to Code

Atlassian, Bamboo, Java

Bamboo is a great CI/CD tool in itself and combined with the rest of the Atlassian suite, it is even better.

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My favorite Confluence 6 Enterprise features - Part 1

Confluence, Atlassian

The 2 and half years that was been Conflunece 6

Now that Confluence 6.13.X has been out for a few months  it's a good time to take inventory of my favorite features introduced in the past 2+ years. The list of[...]

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