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SDN: Learn From The Big Boys
Scott Hoot, President & CEO, Sage Electronic EngineeringCommentary
Companies like Facebook and Google developed their own cutting-edge datacenter technology. If they also use open source SDN, shouldn't you?
By Scott Hoot President & CEO, Sage Electronic Engineering,
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8 Tools To Manage Holiday Family Stress
Network Computing Editors,
Wondering how you're going to survive all that time with the family over the holidays? Here are some tools to help calm your nerves as relatives try your patience.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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WAN Orchestration Essential To Hybrid Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
The careful construction of a hybrid cloud can collapse due to neglected WAN resources. WAN orchestration can help.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Gaming Will Level Up The Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Video: Google Inbox, BitCoin On Wall Street, & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at the new Google Inbox, how BitCoin could change financial services, and other top stories.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop,
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IT Compliance Strategies For Mainframe Applications
Andrew Wickett, Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro FocusCommentary
Organizations face a host of challenges when updating their core mainframe applications for compliance. Here are some ways to reduce IT compliance costs.
By Andrew Wickett Director of Professional Services & Architecture, North America for Micro Focus,
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Proactive Network Management: The Basics
Azmi Jafarey, Chief Information Officer, IpswitchCommentary
Bandwidth spikes, sluggish websites, and slow backups are just some of the unexpected problems that IT pros fear. Don't wait for disaster to strike.
By Azmi Jafarey Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch,
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'Blur' Protects Against Online Tracking
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
New tool blocks companies from tracking you online, lets you mask sensitive information such as email, phone number, and credit card information.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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Are Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops The Future?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The desktop-as-a-service model, hosted in a public or private cloud, promises more efficient and economical workstations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Facebook Adds Tor Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeCommentary
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large,
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Halloween Horror: 5 Help Desk Tales From The Crypt
Network Computing Editors,
Beware these scary, real-life stories from support professionals manning the IT help desk.
By SolarWinds Thwack Community ,
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon ,
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Unify's Circuit Enables a New Way of Working
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
Circuit, the new UC platform from the company formerly known as Siemens, is certainly different and could bring a shift to the way people work.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research,
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Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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5 Network Monitoring Essentials You Can't Live Without
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOneCommentary
Network and infrastructure monitoring tools must help IT professionals measure performance but also deliver new services fast. Here's what to look for.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne,
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Microsoft, Facebook Support Services A Scam, FTC Says
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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