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Content tagged with Networking posted in June 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Future of IT Is Not Extinction, Say Readers
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Consumerization of technology could kill off the IT department by 2020, according to Forrester Research. Network Computing readers disagree.
BYOD: Why You Will Lose
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
Restrictive BYOD policies will fail because humans have a compulsive attachment to mobile devices.
HP's Turnaround: It's Time To Believe
Commentary  |  6/17/2013  | 
Not only does CEO Meg Whitman seem to have a solid strategy, but there's plenty of evidence it's starting to work. Maybe it's time for skeptics like me to admit we're wrong.
802.11ac: 10Gig Uplinks Are Overkill
Commentary  |  6/17/2013  | 
There's talk that 802.11ac requires 10Gig uplinks to support maximum throughput. But you may not even need 2Gig uplinks. Here's why.
Sourcefire Improves IPv6 Support, Adds Appliances To Security Platform
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Updated Sourcefire FirePOWER simplifies NAT policy management; Infoblox ups protection against DNS threats; Fortinet fortifies its OS; Polycom unveils RealPresence for desktop and mobile; BT offers BYOD advice.
Newest Broadcom XLP Processors Promise Performance Leap
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Chip maker aims to raise the bar for communications processors with new system on a chip.
Vine: 5 Get-Started Facts For Businesses
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Vine makes creating video easy, but using the social video app effectively is not as easy as you think.
NSA PRISM Violates Rights, Fails to Protect, Say Readers
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Revelations about NSA’s PRISM program and the collection of phone records have sparked debate about data gathering and government surveillance. Network Computing’s readers weigh in.
With Online Connections, Appearances Can Deceive
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
Are we visually biased when dealing with LinkedIn invitations from strangers? I'm selective, but I had a recent reminder to watch for red flags.
Troubleshooting Wires in Wireless Networks
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
When troubleshooting wireless networks, sometimes you have to deal with wires and other physical components. You may even need to leave your computer and go questing.
#Facebook Supports #Hashtags: Better Late Than Never
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Facebook's new hashtag support will be good for users, but also good for businesses looking to increase exposure to their brands.
Cavium SoCs Promise Fast, Cheap IT Hardware
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Relentless miniaturization will fuel a new generation of low-cost network and storage appliances with enterprise features and performance.
5 Ways iOS 7 Will Change Social
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system is becoming more and more like a social network itself. What does that mean for you?
iRobot, Cisco Create Telepresence Robot
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
The day we send robots to work in our places might be closer we think, if Cisco and iRobot's hallway-roaming video-equipped robot, the Ava 500, proves a hit.
Blue Coat Acquires Security Threat Intelligence Tools
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Solera deal provides security analytics and forensics capabilities; Dell unveils Citrix-friendly VDI offerings; SolarWinds NPM has new monitoring features; Marble releases mobile security service.
Give Us Better Wi-Fi, Say Employees
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Over a third of U.S. workers say their workplaces don't give them adequate Wi-Fi, according to new survey research from BT and Cisco Systems.
LinkedIn: When To Say No To Connecting
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Should you accept LinkedIn connection requests from strangers? Before deciding, make sure you understand the security and reputation risks.
Dell VRTX Rethinks Blade Servers
Commentary  |  6/6/2013  | 
Dell's VRTX converged infrastructure uses PCIe switch slots instead of a conventional blade chassis with mezzanine cards to give customers more flexibility and choice.
Big Switch Leaves OpenDaylight, Touts White-Box Future
Commentary  |  6/6/2013  | 
Big Switch is stepping away from the OpenDaylight project, which is building an open-source controller. As it departs, the company says the market clamors for white-box SDN switches. Is that right?
Dell Challenges Cisco, HP With Converged Infrastructure Lineup
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Dell's newly expanded hardware and software range gives small offices and large data centers storage, networking, and computing in a single chassis, under one management console.
IBM Targets Fortune 500 With SoftLayer Acquisition
Commentary  |  6/5/2013  | 
IBM's purchase of cloud provider SoftLayer show how serious Big Blue is about beefing up its enterprise services business. The acquisition comes with important technology, new customer segments and substantial capacity.
Data Center Demand Drives Growth in Risky Areas
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
The U.S. is the safest place to build a data center, according to a new study, but global demand is driving construction worldwide.
Cisco Announces Meraki Cloud-Managed Network Service
Commentary  |  6/4/2013  | 
Cisco has introduced the Cisco Meraki Managed Services Dashboard, which lets managed service providers run their customers' WLANs and wired networks.
Data Center Decision Time: Stay Or Go?
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Is your glass house a sparkling hub of IT innovation or a financial albatross? For many, it's the latter.
Avaya SPB Fabric Put to the Test at Interop
Commentary  |  6/3/2013  | 
Data center fabrics have been overshadowed by SDN, but vendors are still moving forward with fabrics. This year's Interop was a big, visible test for Avaya's implementation of the Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard.

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