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10 Ways To Get Noticed On Pinterest
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
More companies are trying Pinterest, but not all are successful. Here's how to make your mark.
Cisco Internet Of Things Business Unit Unveiled
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Networking giant gets serious about machine-to-machine communications at Cisco Live with the launch of a new unit that promises to turn IoT hype into reality.
Wi-Fi to Rule Enterprise Networks, Predicts New Report
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Eighty percent of network access will eventually be wireless, says a new report from IT services group Dimension Data.
Huawei's Role in Bringing 4G LTE to Market
Huawei's Role in Bringing 4G LTE to Market
Network Computing Videos  |  6/27/2013  | 
Huawei's Role in Bringing 4G LTE to Market
Huawei's BYOD Solution Promotes Enterprise Mobile Revolution
Huawei's BYOD Solution Promotes Enterprise Mobile Revolution
Network Computing Videos  |  6/27/2013  | 
Huawei's BYOD Solution Promotes Enterprise Mobile Revolution
Cisco Announces New Nexus 7700 and Fabric Architecture
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
The new Cisco Nexus 7700 core switch is built for bandwidth, while Dynamic Fabric Automation aims to make data center networks more flexible and easier to configure.
Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Targets Shopping Malls
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
PowerCloud Systems aims to gain share in the cloud-managed WLAN market by expanding into retail, but the company faces stiff competition from established vendors.
Google Shares Advice On Wi-Fi Security
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Many Wi-Fi networks aren't secure, as Google's collection of data through its Street View cars demonstrated.
This Email Will Self-Destruct: AT&T Seeks Patent
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Demand for self-deleting messages is on the rise, as demonstrated by Snapchat's $800 million valuation and AT&T's related patent filing.
Mobility-Enabled Smart Cities
Mobility-Enabled Smart Cities
Network Computing Videos  |  6/27/2013  | 
Mobility-Enabled Smart Cities
Sprint, SoftBank Triumph Over Dish
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Dish Networks finally throws in the towel and abandons its attempt to buy both Clearwire and Sprint.
How Tape and LTFS Can Relieve Storage Pressure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Most data stored on hard disk has little value, but enterprises are reluctant to part with it. Tape is more cost-effective, and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) makes writing to a tape-based active archive much easier.
Mobile Asia Expo 2013: Huawei Highlight Reel
Mobile Asia Expo 2013: Huawei Highlight Reel
Network Computing Videos  |  6/27/2013  | 
Mobile Asia Expo 2013: Huawei Highlight Reel
Mobile Broadband Enlightens Industries & Lives
Mobile Broadband Enlightens Industries & Lives
Network Computing Videos  |  6/27/2013  | 
Mobile Broadband Enlightens Industries & Lives
ChinaComm's Partnership With Huawei
ChinaComm's Partnership With Huawei
Network Computing Videos  |  6/26/2013  | 
ChinaComm's Partnership With Huawei
Puppet Labs Doubles Node Management
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Updated software features dynamic discovery; Enterasys targets high-density data centers with new 7100S switches; Fluke updates OneTouch software; Silver Peak adds hourly option to AWS acceleration; SanDisk software supports bigger caches, multiple SSDs; Sepaton adds Symantec, Tivoli support; Kemp gets UCS certified; Syncplicity provides federated ID management.
Cisco Insieme: It'll Do Stuff, But We Won't Tell You
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
A live Cisco Webcast about Insieme, a Cisco-backed venture, provided remarkably little detail about the startup or its forthcoming products.
5 Social Business Mistakes You're Making
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Social for social's sake won't cut it; here's how to do it right.
Cisco Targets Internet Of Everything With New Gear
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Cisco's new routers and switches are designed to enable opportunities by opening businesses to the Internet of Everything.
10 Signs OpenStack Has Come Into Its Own
Slideshows  |  6/25/2013  | 
OpenStack continues to build momentum in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has made considerable strides as an open source IaaS project. Enterprises are seeking ROI with their OpenStack pilot projects, brand-name IT companies such as HP and Juniper are doubling down on OpenStack initiatives, and venture capitalists are throwing cash at OpenStack startups in an attempt to help the market make good on the hype -- and profit in the process. Here are 10 recent OpenStack deve
Cisco Catalyst Refresh Gives Customers Just What They Want
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Cisco announced a new Catalyst switch line and several product upgrades at Cisco Live, including expanded support for its ONE SDN initiative, but the company is sticking with familiar territory.
Do Liberal IT Policies Get Better Business Results?
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
A recent survey says companies with more than 10% annual growth allow business units to pick the services, apps, and devices they need. Is it time for IT to loosen up?
Cisco Catalyst 6800: Same Game, New Name
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Cisco touts its new Catalyst 6800 switch line as a game changer, but it’s really designed to satisfy Catalyst 6500 customers without changing much at all.
Western Digital Acquires sTec; SSD Shakeout Begins
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Western Digital announced that its HGST subsidiary will acquire solid state disk manufacturer sTec for $340 million. It's a clear signal the SSD market is ready to consolidate.
Troubleshooting External VoIP Calls on Cisco UCM
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Here's how to diagnose external calls failures on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager platform.
EBay's Secret Data Center Efficiency Weapon: Fuel Cells
News  |  6/22/2013  | 
EBay ups the data center efficiency race with solid oxide fuel cells that use natural gas, steam, air and high operating temperatures to create an electrochemical process to produce electricity.
Network Management Needs New Ideas
Commentary  |  6/21/2013  | 
Traditional network management systems haven’t adapted to the scale demanded by virtualization and cloud architectures. Distributed system designs may show the way.
Facebook Comment Photos: Worth 1,000 Words
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Adding images to Facebook comments is a small change that can reap big rewards.
Flash Balances The Books With Atomic Writes
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Flash is a great fit for applications that rely on atomic writes, such as finance and inventory, where data values have to be correct immediately.
Cumulus Brings the Red Hat Model to Networking
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Startup Cumulus Networks launches a Linux-based network operating system designed for low-cost hardware that puts programmability first.
Wi-Fi Alliance Opens 802.11ac Certification Program
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance is now certifying interoperability of 802.11ac products for the consumer and enterprise markets. It's a milestone on the road to full ratification of the 11ac standard.
Red Hat Aims To Boost Enterprise OpenStack Adoption
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
OpenStack platform is aimed at advanced cloud users; Puppet adds Red Hat certification; Avaya brings video collaboration to SMEs; DataCore's SANsymphony-V gets a refresh; Parasoft adds testing support for mainframes; Nutanix debuts two platforms.
Microsoft Offers Up To $100,000 For Bugs
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft will pay researchers as much as $100,000 in cash for software vulnerabilities, a change from its previous stance on bug bounties.
Cumulus Networks Casts a Shadow On Cisco Strategy
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Startup Cumulus Networks announced a Linux-based network operating system that runs on commodity hardware. It could mean clouds ahead for Cisco's proprietary profit engine.
How Software Defined Storage Impacts SSD
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
Enterprises need a storage solution that balances performance with features. Software-defined storage could be the answer.
SDN: Not Necessarily A Job Killer
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
ATMs and airline kiosks have been demonized on the consumer side for replacing people. Automation via software-defined networking is just the latest bogeyman.
SMB IT Confidence Reaps Benefits, Symantec Says
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Small and midsize companies with a self-assured approach to technology are more apt to use IT to boost business, survey shows.
Green IT Discussion Changes
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
New tools and technologies have made it easier to be green in the data center, even if we don't call it that these days.
Huawei's FusionCloud: Optimized Cloud Infrastructure in a Software-Defined World
Huawei's FusionCloud: Optimized Cloud Infrastructure in a Software-Defined World
Network Computing Videos  |  6/19/2013  | 
Huawei's FusionCloud: Optimized Cloud Infrastructure in a Software-Defined World
8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
Slideshows  |  6/18/2013  | 
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.
Video Evolution: Brace Yourself For Impact
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
Video traffic is rapidly changing as trends like streaming video continue to surge. IT teams should prepare for the onslaught.
Security ROI: 5 Practices Analyzed
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
Which security practices bring the best return on investment? Not all of the most popular practices are good for your company.
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