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What's Behind The Open Source Software Explosion?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
We've always had open source software. The difference now is that vendors are commercializing it.
No Lazy Days of Summer In Storage
Commentary  |  8/8/2015  | 
The dog days of August are when the storage industry heats up, with two major events. Contributor Howard Marks will be speaking and joining the fun at Flash Memory Summit and VMworld.
Why I'm Listening To John Chambers' Dire Warning
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
The final keynote by Cisco's former CEO reeked of fire and brimstone. But do regular IT pros need to worry about an impending IT apocalypse?
Networking Career: How To Make It To The Big League
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Networking pros who want to make the leap from a small shop to a big network environment can learn from how our newest network engineer got the job.
The Evolution Of The System Administrator
Commentary  |  7/31/2015  | 
Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating these unsung IT heroes and take a look at how much the role has changed through the years.
VMware Certifications To Boost Your Data Center Skills
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
Specialized training in virtualization, cloud, and virtual networks is becoming increasingly important for infrastructure professionals. VMware certifications like the VCAP and VCDX can help hone your skills.
Ensuring IT Project Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Two simple questions can help keep IT projects on track by spotting issues and addressing them early on.
Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff.
3 Ways To Enable Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
As organizations continue to adopt cloud services, IT teams can make themselves valuable by facilitating the move towards a hybrid cloud model.
Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
There are lots of buzzwords on the storage scene these days. But don't even think about buying in until you truly understand your business' storage needs.
The Hottest IT Skills And Salaries
Slideshows  |  7/7/2015  | 
Keeping IT skills current is an ongoing challenge, but training and certification pay off in higher salaries. Find out which roles, skills, certifications, and industries are hot now.
Virtualization Administrator: 6 Key Skills
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
If you're trying to get up to speed on virtualization technology, here are six areas to focus on to accelerate your journey.
11 Top Resources For Women in Technology
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
Working as a woman in IT doesn't have to be isolating. We've compiled the best organizations for women to connect with their peers, learn about career advancement, and receive the support to persevere.
Shadow IT: Not Taking Over Yet
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
A new CompTIA study finds that business units aren't circumventing IT as much as feared and that IT pros still wield a lot of power.
Ethernet Standards Ramp Up For Faster IT
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
The Ethernet Alliance and UNH-IOL hosted a plugfest to test interoperability of 40 and 100 GbE, define the 25 GbE standard, and help businesses deploy new Ethernet technologies more quickly.
Data Disconnect, Data Overload
Commentary  |  6/25/2015  | 
The rise of DevOps highlights the fact that IT teams are drowning in data, much of it with little or no context. Here's what needs to happen to improve communication.
Pros & Cons Of Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  6/19/2015  | 
Being the first vendor to support a new platform or the top vendor based on revenue can be a good thing, but also carries risks.
Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
Networking Pros Enjoy New Resources At Cisco Live
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
New educational focuses at Cisco Live -- including DevNet, virtual labs, and mentoring -- show the impact of SDN and the shifting role of the networking professional.
10 Questions To Ask Your SDN Vendor
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Avoid making mistakes in your SDN deployment by asking SDN vendors the right questions.
Cisco Live Recap: Change (And Rock 'n Roll) Was In The Air
Commentary  |  6/16/2015  | 
Networking pros at Cisco Live witnessed changing leadership and new technology, along with the usual technical deep dives and killer entertainment.
Cisco Live: The Real Experience
Slideshows  |  6/11/2015  | 
Network engineer David Varnum shares his thoughts and snapshots of the annual conference/party/geekfest sponsored by Cisco.
Cisco Live: Chambers Passes Baton To Robbins
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Networking pros bid longtime CEO John Chambers a fond farewell at Cisco Live as Chuck Robbins prepares to replace him.
What IT Can Learn From Hollywood
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
The film industry has undergone a dramatic shift in how movies are made, and IT management can benefit from a similar transformation.
Lab Carries SDN-Based Software From Concept To Reality
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Gencore Systems took advantage of Juniper Networks' OpenLab facility to test and bring to market new cloud analysis software that relies on SDN.
Tech Jobs: 12 Killer Locations
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
The number of technology jobs is increasing across the country, but you might need to look in some unexpected cities and states to find them.
9 Cool, Free Summer Classes For Tech Pros
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
Looking to enrich your brain this summer? Look no further than these free online courses on everything from cyberwarfare and Python programming to superheroes, robotics and cooking for geeks.
8 Hot Online Colleges For IT Pros
Education  |  5/19/2015  | 
Check out these colleges and universities that offer online IT courses and degrees to help keep your tech skills and knowledge fresh.
IT Management: Are You Old School Or New School?
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
IT management flounders today in the midst of a dramatic shift in mindset and process. That's evident in the tension between old school IT know-how versus new school IT policy.
Cisco Recruits Surprising Chambers Successor
News  |  5/4/2015  | 
Cisco revealed that Chuck Robbins will step in as its next CEO, replacing industry fixture John Chambers.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Interop In Action
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
Network Designs Duke It Out At Interop Live vDM
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
The Virtual Design Master competition will hold its first networking-themed event live from the show floor at Interop Las Vegas this week.
Expanding IT Roles For Business Growth
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
The business expects more from IT than back-end support. Today's IT teams are expected to help drive business. Here's how to do it.
IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Education  |  4/21/2015  | 
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
Meet The IT Rock Stars
Commentary  |  4/20/2015  | 
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Network Computing Videos  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
SDN & The Evolution Of Network Automation
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
Jeremy Schulman explains how organizations can ease into network automation, and why this is an opportunity for networking pros to seize the reins of IT.
4 IT Job Resume & Interview Pitfalls To Avoid
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
Don't sabotage your job search by loading up your resume with jargon, fixating on old experience, or going overboard with certifications.
Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
IT Job Search: Talent Shortage Or Discrimination?
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Complaints of IT staffing shortages by hiring organizations puzzle IT pros who are looking for work. Experts cite some factors behind the disconnect.
Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
Be My Valentine: 8 Ways IT Pros Feel the Love From End Users
Slideshows  |  2/12/2015  | 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, IT professionals share their stories of end users' expressions of gratitude. As it turns out, IT pros get a lot of love.
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