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Content tagged with Networking posted in August 2012
Dell Gains In Lackluster Server Market
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
While global server revenue fell in the second quarter, Dell grabbed its largest market share to date. HP's share stays flat as it fights roadmap and identity problems.
Zappos Tries To Cash In On Pinterest
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Zappos and Pinterest combine e-commerce and social media with PinPointing. Will it stick?
VMworld Has VXLAN Winning the Network Overlay War
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
Several vendors, including VMware, showed VXLAN implementations with vSphere. That's a good start for a new protocol, and with VMware's backing we'll see even greater support coming up.
The Tao Of Twitter: Power Tips For Networking
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Twitter's secret is that it is not intuitive, but it can be a powerful business networking tool once you learn to use it properly, says author Mark Schaefer.
VMworld: Brocade Announces Support for VXLAN
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Brocade announces support for VMware’s preferred networking overlay protocol. Learn more about the ADX Series.
10 Social Lessons IT Should Teach
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Here's how IT can take the lead to make sure social media is used safely and effectively.
Wireless LAN's New Standard, 802.11ac: Prep Time
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
First products appearing based on wireless LAN standard that delivers 1.3 Gbps, and up to 7 Gbps in some cases. Start planning now.
The Hardest Part of BYOD Management? Policy
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Sure, BYOD is a hot topic--but you don't have to allow it. If you do, though, here's why determining your policy should be the first step to BYOD management.
License Changes, Backup Software, Spin out: VMware Rumors Settled next Week
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
VMworld kicks off in San Francisco next week: What does the vendor have in store? What do its partners and competitors have planned?
Application Defined Networking: The Next Wave
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Application defined networking's top-down approach is the next big wave in virtualized environments. Get on board or get left behind.
Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?
Slideshows  |  8/22/2012  | 
We're three-quarters of the way through 2012. Have you had your salary review yet? Did you get that raise? Take a look at what networking and data center professionals anticipated at the start of the year.
New Research: The Next-Gen WAN
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Cloud services shake things up as carriers go slow.
Social Business Moves Beyond Facebook's Coattails
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
Facebook's stock market plummet leaves LinkedIn and Jive Software looking good.
Social Media Vs. Water Cooler: Time Sink Showdown
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Surprise: Survey finds that we waste more work time at the water cooler than on Facebook and social sites.
Reimagining Cisco: You Aren't a Box Seller
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
For the duration of its existence, Cisco has been all about selling hardware and adding software that can run on only its hardware. It's time for a change of attitude.
Organizations Still Need Niche Vendors to Round Out Mobility Strategy
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Organizations are turning to managed service providers for a more holistic approach to a mobility strategy, according to a recent survey. The problem? Providers and vendors still aren't able to offer end-to-end services. That's where niche vendors come in.
About That Antenna: The Key Component of a Wireless System
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Graphical planning tools and predictive utilities are demystifying wireless network design. But you still need to know how to set up different antennae. Learn why.
5 Lessons SMBs Can Learn From
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Is's crowdfunded prototype a model for disruptive startups, or a social media mirage?
Cisco Boss Makes Contradictory Assumptions About Virtualization
Commentary  |  8/17/2012  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says smart hardware software is inextricably linked; VMware users beg to differ. How much control should a vendor have over a virtualization strategy?
Can SIP and IPv6 Co-Exist?
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Enterprises need to make transition plans for SIP endpoints that will have to be upgraded or replaced within the next five to seven years, as they move to a dual-stack environment. Learn more about getting SIP and IPv6 to work together.
Pinterest's Success, By The Numbers
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Analysis of 5 million conversations about Pinterest underscores the social site's popularity and potential value to your business.
Virtual Assistant Technology Makes Its Way Into the Enterprise
News  |  8/13/2012  | 
Enterprises may leverage Siri's buzz for their own virtual assistant technology using Nuance's recently released Nina SDK. Learn how it can help the business in ways that Siri can't.
FTC Confirms Facebook Privacy Settlement, Sans Fines
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Facebook will be subject to FTC oversight in its practices for ensuring consumer privacy and clearly explaining the bounds of social sharing
How Largest Companies' Social Efforts Stack Up
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Fortune Global 100 companies engaging with customers more, using increasingly targeted social accounts, new research shows.
Pinterest: Invitation No Longer Required
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Breakout social media site opens to all, as Apple reportedly sets its sights on rival Fancy.
#OccupyTwitter Petition Seeks Open API Commitment
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Since Twitter telegraphed its intention to tighten API policies, developers have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Now a petition asks Twitter for a renewed commitment to openness--or at least a clarification.
The Yin and Yang of Indoor Navigation
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
GPS units have become standard for driving, geocaching and other outdoor activities. But what about indoor navigation needs, like tracking merchandise and engaging customers? Learn who's using and offering location services.
VMware's SDN Strategy Is No Threat to Cisco, Juniper or Anyone Else
Commentary  |  8/7/2012  | 
VMware has purchased Nicira--but Cisco, HP and Juniper shouldn't worry about the company's SDN strategy. Find out why.
5 Social Skills IT Pros Must Have
News  |  8/7/2012  | 
IT pros must have this distinct set of skills to successfully guide and support the business' social media initiatives.
Inertech, Skanska Partner on Energy-Efficient Cooling Platform
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
A new coil technology helps the companies extend free cooling zone for data centers and reduces water and power consumption. Learn more about the cooling platform.
Are You Part Of The 1%?
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
That's how many U.S. Internet users are IPv6-capable. However, World IPv6 Launch showed new signs of movement. Are things finally poised to change for the 99%?
Four Tips for Monitoring Bandwidth Usage During the Olympic Games
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Has the U.S. Olympic team's success put added pressure on your network? Learn how Web-monitoring tools and packet shaping can help enterprises monitor bandwidth usage.
SSDs and Understanding Storage Performance Metrics
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
In the first of a three-part series, Howard Marks describes how storage system throughput is a bad indicator of performance and how SSDs can vastly improve performance, even for entry-level storage systems.
'Facebook Stories' A New Chapter For Social Network
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
Facebook site dedicated to showcasing members' unique uses of social network might recapture some positive mindshare--and teach us a lesson about savvy marketing.
VDI Snake Oil Check
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
You won't lose your shirt on a desktop virtualization initiative, but don't expect it to be easy to implement or free of unforeseen complications.
The New Olympic Sport: Information Security Attacks
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
Redouble patching and end-user education to avoid getting burned by information security attacks tied to current events like the Olympics Games.

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