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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2012
The Importance of Inbound QoS Grows
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
As SaaS and cloud adoption grow, the need for organizations to take the reins and manage inbound QoS on their own has never been greater.
Olympics Lessons For Social Media Strategists
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
London's Olympic Games are generating enormous interest on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. Look to the Games for new ways to bolster your own social media strategies.
Calling Xsigo Software-Defined Networking Doesn't Make It So
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Oracle snapped up Xsigo today. The technology is a great fit for Oracle clusters, but it's not software-defined networking.
Oracle Acquires Xsigo, Fills Networking Technology Hole
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Virtual networking startup Xsigo Systems brings Oracle expertise in building high-performance clusters and virtual networks. Meanwhile, Cisco increasingly finds itself alone in data center networking.
4 Bandwidth Management Tips For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
An expert explains how to identify and eliminate data hogs from your company's network.
11 Most Common Grammar Gaffes On Social Media
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
When good people make bad language choices on social media, it's not pretty.
Is Intel's Romley for You? Getting the Most Out of the Xeon E5-2600
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Intel's Xeon E5-2600 supports PCIe 3.0. The increase in performance can substantial, but it can also be lost if I/O peripherals aren't up to the task. Here are the details on the new Romley chips and how to best take advantage of them.
What's Next For Facebook
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Facebook's first earnings report as a public company was a mixed bag. Do you agree with our experts about what's next for the social network?
Facebook Reports $1.18 Billion Revenue, Mobile Progress
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Revenue is up 32% compared with $895 million in the same period last year. Meanwhile, Facebook said its nascent 'sponsored story' product is showing good results and could translate into mobile advertising.
Twitter Goes Down, Bounces Back
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Second outage in a little more than a month disrupts service.
Novell Jumps Into the Mobile Device Management Pool--Again
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
Novell's new ZenWorks Mobile Management aims to help enterprises manage their own devices and BYOD policies. Here's a look at what it offers, and where it may fall short for some.
5 Facebook Rivals Hot On Its Heels
Slideshows  |  7/25/2012  | 
As Facebook tackles big challenges, its competitors are increasingly drawing new users and increased participation. Take a look at who's nipping at the heels of Facebook's success.
Two MDM Vendors Make Tablets Into Purpose-Specific Devices
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
MDM vendors Soti and AirWatch add features to tightly lock down tablets. Here's how one company is making a business from the technology.
How To Stop Storage Node Sprawl
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
Many IT departments deal with capacity demands in scale-out storage by adding nodes. That may not be the best way to fix the problem.
Will Broadband Internet Metering Hurt SMBs?
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
As some major ISPs test usage-based Internet service plans, startups and other smaller companies worry that "metering" could adversely affect how they do business.
Juniper, Riverbed Announce Joint Product Development Deal
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Juniper Pulse and the company's multiservice router will both get an infusion of Riverbed technology, with products to be released next year.
VMware Finally Gets a Network Strategy
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
After some ill-fated attempts, VMware has left private cloud networking to its partner Cisco. By purchasing Nicira, the company regains control of its virtual network strategy in a big way.
VMware Buys Nicira: Validates Software-Defined Networking as Strategy
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware makes a strong move into network virtualization, but at what cost to its relationship with Cisco? We take a look at VMware's latest move toward a software-defined data center.
VMware Buys Nicira: Start Of Networking Wars?
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware's $1.26 billion bid for OpenFlow startup Nicira may herald a new round of competition between physical, virtual network switch vendors.
Fortune 500 CEOs Shy Away From Social
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
70% of Fortune 500 CEOs have zero presence on social networks, according to new report. Perhaps newly minted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, with her 183,022 Twitter followers, will inspire them.
Google+ Satisfies While Facebook Slides
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Google+ doing better than Facebook in pleasing users, American Customer Satisfaction Index report says.
What to Do About the Scarcity of IPv4 Addresses
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
It's time to speak out and demand that your vendors develop IPv6 migration plans. IPv4 addresses are becoming expensive, and there's no good reason for it.
Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
Try as you might, social and mobile make it tough to get away from it all. But that's not all bad.
Carrier Ethernet A Home Run With The Philadelphia Phillies
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Carrier Ethernet, where you can get it, is less expensive and provides higher bandwidth than comparable legacy WAN services. Here's how the Philadelphia Phillies are saving 30% to 40% and getting more bandwidth.
Academia To Apple: Fix Your AirPlay Wireless Protocol
Commentary  |  7/12/2012  | 
College campus users are increasingly looking to use Apple TV and AirPlay in the classroom, but to really embrace the products, they'll need to bid adieu to the Bonjour protocol.
Facebook Data Shows What Works
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Study of nonprofits' Facebook performance offers lessons for all organizations.
Research: New SOHO Router Vulnerabilities May Put Enterprises at Risk
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
A researcher will present findings at Black Hat later this month regarding a new vulnerability in small office, home office wireless routers that gives an attacker root-level access, along with the ability to extract arbitrary files from the router file systems, including plain-text passwords.
Reality Check on the 802.11ac Wireless Standard
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
Vendors are introducing 802.11ac products--are you ready for the wireless standard? Here's what you need to know.
Forget Multiple Hypervisors
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
Multiple hypervisors in the data center may seem like a good idea: You get leverage during negotiations, and potentially avoid vendor lock-in. But dig deeper and the arguments begin to fall apart.
Cisco's Connect Cloud Policy Change Was Bad Business
Commentary  |  7/6/2012  | 
Late last month, Cisco started requiring users to create Connect Cloud accounts to manage their routers, and changed its policy to allow data collection and retention. The company has changed course; find out why that's for the best.
9 Facebook Buttons We 'Want' To See
Commentary  |  7/6/2012  | 
Facebook users have long clamored for more options to express themselves. Here are nine new buttons, including the long-rumored 'Want' button, that would do the job.
Social Service Is In Fashion
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Clothing retailer Bonobos realized it needs to be where its customers are: on social media platforms. And that's opened up a whole new world of customer engagement.
Throw Hardware At The Problem
Commentary  |  7/6/2012  | 
Sometimes you have to fix a performance problem quickly. Solid state storage can help you do that, if you consider these tips.
The Olympics and WAN Traffic Prioritization: Are You Ready?
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
The Summer Olympics are just weeks away. Can your network handle the extra bandwidth and application burden of users catching up with events online? Experts offer WAN traffic prioritization insights.
Buddy Media On Social Software Pitfalls
Commentary  |  7/5/2012  | 
Chief Product Officer warns against annoying viral tactics that will backfire, API standards that aren't all that standard, and more.
Early Twitter Team Member Dishes On Service's Origins
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Dom Sagolla talks about Twitter's origin, as well as Twitter creator Jack Dorsey's payment service, Square.
Dell Looks to Boost Software Business With Quest Acquisition
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Quest's portfolio bulks up Dell's software group with identity management and security products, as well as migration tools.

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