10 Nerdy Gifts For Networking Pros
Does your favorite IT guy or gal have just about every Dr. Who, Star Wars or Star Trek collectible known to man? Are you looking for something a little different for that geeky loved-one or fellow cube-dweller? Have no fear, Network Computing has come to the rescue with this year's ultimate IT gift guide. We've got a range of gifts appropriate for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges, employee appreciation gifts and just plain old fun gifts for roommates or family members.
Give Thanks To The Datacenter
Datacenter professionals, once a quiet bunch, have been thrust into the limelight in 2013. Here's why they should appreciate their new roles as infrastructure heroes.
Call Center Lessons Learned
Successful call center operations can make or break your business. Getting your processes and integration standards right are critical to keeping it all running smoothly.
Evaluate UC Requirements In 3 Steps
Unified communications could streamline your business communications and customer service processes. But to implement UC well, you must ask the right questions up front.
Digital Forensics: DIY Or Call An Expert?
With increased compliance requirements and complex threats, security incident response has become much more complicated. Organizations should consider calling in outside experts.
Securing The Software-Defined Network
SDNs offer the ability to centralize and automate network security functions, but only if security requirements are implemented correctly from the ground up. Learn how to secure the many components of the SDN.
The Future Datacenter Comes With Fries
The enterprise datacenter is moving toward a bundled, integrated, pre-configured, standards-based model. Soon you may order one up as easily as a laptop or a Happy Meal.
SDN Upends The Switch & Router Market
Software-defined networking (SDN) is changing the networking market as we know it. In the midst of the confusion, it's clear that open source and standards-based networking are gaining ground.
Can SDN Adoption Solve Real-World Problems?
If you think software-defined networking is all hype and no substance, think again. SDN deployments could potentially solve complex resource issues, especially in segments like healthcare and education.
Cloud Computing: The Next-Generation
The staggering growth of cloud computing is driving today's IT infrastructure to new levels of efficiency through greater integration and convergence.
How To Increase Value Of Video
Video has become a big part of enterprise strategy, but it can be difficult to store, manage, share, and find. Here's how to make video act more like a text document.
Saddle Up For Datacenter Efficiency
Uptime Institute's Server Roundup gives a big "yee-haw" to companies that strap on their spurs, decommission obsolete equipment, and drive out datacenter inefficiency.
Become Your Own SaaS Provider
Enterprises adopting private cloud should consider offering "private SaaS," a way to efficiently offer application services to their employees and partners.
The Cloud Starts At The Data Center
New, always-on services are propelling the cloud forward. But all clouds depend on the data center for innovation in performance, networking, consolidation, and green computing.
Moving NAS To The Cloud
Using the cloud in lieu of -- or in addition to -- network attached storage is a good option for the right types of data.
Fibre Channel Just Can't Keep Up
The SAN connector of choice, Fibre Channel, is being crowded out by much faster and more flexible competitors. It might be time for its swan song.