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Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2012
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Pinterest: Why Your Company Should Take An Interest
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Social network aimed at sharing what interests and inspires users may be the next big social business marketing and engagement frontier.
Bumps Ahead For Feds' Data-Center Consolidation
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
While the federal government has mandated that nearly 40% (more than 800) of its data centers be consolidated by 2015, the results of at least two recent studies indicate several concerns about the implications of the consolidation. According to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), federal government data centers quadrupled between 1998 and 2010, from 432 to 2,094, and, on average, they have been using only 27% of their computing power. As a result, federal CIOs are looking
Unified Communications Suffers An Identity Crisis
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Feature sprawl, vendor marketing shifts, lack of education, confusion and other higher priorities are all contributing to the slower-than-expected spread of unified communications in the enterprise. In fact even the UC name is in danger of disappearing
Cyber Security Is Getting Its 'Butt Kicked'
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Companies selling network security technology typically boast about how well designed and effective their solutions are, whether it’s malware protection, intrusion detection or the latest-generation firewall. But John Vigouroux has been telling the security industry the rhetorical equivalent of "we’re doomed." He’s sharing a startling statistic from an FBI cyber-crime statistics report from 2011 (along with industry analysis) showing that while the amount of money spent globall
Unified Communications Suffers An Identity Crisis
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Feature sprawl, vendor marketing shifts, lack of education, confusion and other, higher priorities are all contributing to the slower-than-expected spread of unified communications in the enterprise. In fact, even the UC name is in danger of disappearing.
Clemson University CIO Champions Social Listening
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Modeled on Dell's social command center, social media listening center aids university strategy, student research.
Trying To Stay Sane In A Crazy Wireless World
Commentary  |  3/4/2012  | 
I'm here to tell you, supporting wireless and mobile clients is nothing like keeping our Ethernet-tethered users happy. In the wired network world, you either get the speed that you're supposed to, or some counter or log somewhere points you to what's wrong. In the wireless realm, the variables are almost infinite. It's way more complicated, and getting worse. A lot worse.
Facebook Page Welcome Tabs: Big Loss Or Good Riddance?
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
Facebook's latest update is causing redesign pain among businesses promoting themselves on the service, but some developers and designers see the upside.
5 Misconceptions About Optimizing WAN Traffic For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
When it comes to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), performance over the wire seems to be one of the most critical elements for success. Yet, many administrators approach that concern incorrectly, relying on what has worked in the past as a solution for today's VDI performance issues.
HireRight Data Center Refresh Ups Performance 50%, Cuts Power 45%, Footage 60%
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
HireRight--a provider of cloud-based, on-demand employment screening programs--in collaboration with Cisco and EMC has implemented green technology while launching a refresh to its data center infrastructure. The company says the new deployment increases performance by 50%, decreases power consumption by 45% and reduces data center square footage by 60%.
How To Secure Your Flat Network
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
You don't have to trade control for a faster network architecture.
Microsoft, Citrix And KVM Continue To Erode VMware's Virtualization Domination
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
As virtualization continues its proliferation throughout the enterprise, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM are all expected to be strong contenders to erode VMware's market share, say industry observers.
Inside Flat Networks
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
New designs promise faster, more reliable networks, but use caution.
Smart Taps Define Future of Network Intelligence
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
Observing, analyzing and protecting data traversing private, hybrid and public clouds has become one of the biggest challenges for IT administrators today. Can smart tap technology provide the critical answers everyone is looking for?
Akamai, Riverbed Shrink SaaS App Latency
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
One of the dirty little secrets of software as a service (SaaS) is how long it takes to get the service. A request for access to a SaaS application travels from the client device, across the corporate WAN, across the public Internet to the SaaS provider's data center where the app is hosted--and back--so a lot of time is spent making the connection, not to mention the hundreds or thousands of round trips made in just one session in which the app is being used. Application delivery platform provi
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