Ethernet: A Personal History
Ethernet is 40 years old this year. I’ve been working with the technology since it emerged. Here are a few reflections on how Ethernet has evolved, and where it’s going in the future.
10 Twitter Power Tips
Want to take your Twitter presence to the next level? These features and techniques will get you there.
The 802.11ac Paradox
What will it take to reap the benefits of 802.11ac, the next generation of wireless networking? A whole lot of wire, and a whole lot of hardware.
DIY Storage Part 3: Pricing Pitfalls
In building my own SAN as a pilot project at work, I learned firsthand about how vendors can make it difficult to budget creatively. Here are some of the roadblocks I ran into (and workarounds to avoid them) when trying to reduce storage costs.
PC Lockdowns Eyed As IP Theft Tool
Controversial proposal says businesses should be allowed to lock down PCs they suspect contain stolen information. Privacy expert warns of fraud risk.
NSA Caught Unawares By Data Center Tax
The National Security Agency, which is building a massive information-gathering data center in Utah, was caught by surprise on a tax bill that might have added millions to its costs.
WAN Optimization Part 2: Put Performance Second
If you’re looking to purchase WAN optimization gear, don’t get wrapped up in performance numbers. Start instead with pricing, deployment and operational issues, and the protocols and applications you need to support.
2013 Strategic Security Survey
Our 1,029 respondents are getting wise on awareness, with just 13% saying they're more vulnerable than last year. Still, 73% see mobility as a threat, and 75% admit they may be ignorant of a breach.
Solving VDI Problems with SSDs and Data Deduplication
When it comes to VDI, users don’t want to sacrifice a rich desktop experience, and IT doesn’t want to get crushed by the storage costs and management efforts required to provide that experience. Data dedupe and SSDs solve this dilemma.
Dropbox Adopts Single Sign-On Technology
Dropbox says any off-the-shelf or homegrown identity management system that's compatible with the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard can be configured to automatically sign users into its service.
Google's Wireless Sensors: Big Data or Big Brother?
Google demonstrated a network of wireless environmental sensors at its I/O conference last week. These sensors, combined with projects like Google Glass, expose the potential for the use and misuse of relentless data collection.
VMware Reveals Hybrid Cloud Details
VMware says its hybrid cloud service will offer a "seamless extension" of customers' virtualized on-premises data centers. In a surprise, VMware undercuts Google on price.
Google+ Gets 5 Smart Changes
At Google I/O, Google rolls out new photo, editing and other features for its Google+ social platform, in search of new momentum.