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How IoT Affects Your Enterprise
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything may seem like mere buzzwords, but enterprises are deploying real IoT projects that affect their enterprise networks, data centers, cloud services, and personnel.
7 Hot Technologies To Watch At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/23/2014  | 
From SDN and DevOps to containers and the IoT, Interop New York will feature the hottest technology trends in the tech industry today.
ONF Develops SDN Certification
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
The Open Networking Foundation kicks off a program to develop vendor-neutral certification to validate knowledge and skills in software-defined networking.
20 Computer Science Degrees: The Most Bang For The Buck
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014  | 
The computer science programs at these universities offer the best long-term return on investment, according to PayScale's calculations.
Breaking Down Silos: Soft Skills Required
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
These tips will help build your communication and soft skills, breaking down the silos IT departments have built.
How To Survive In Networking
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Jeremy Schulman shares his secrets for navigating the transition in network operations by leveraging lessons learned from DevOps.
IT Hiring: Social Media Matters
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
A survey by TEKsystems shows that both IT pros and those in charge of IT hiring rely heavily on LinkedIn and other social media to find and screen each other.
Confessions Of A VMworld Virgin
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
I'm heading to WMworld for the first time, and relying on a schedule filled with smart people and intriguing activities to keep me on track.
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
Slideshows  |  8/20/2014  | 
IT certification and training can help you advance in your career, strengthen your IT skills, and provide your employer with a more qualified and dedicated staff.
Cisco Certifications Confront Changing Skills Needs
Commentary  |  7/30/2014  | 
New certs focused on network programmability, IoT, and IT/business skills will help steer IT pros toward emerging technologies. They could also help Cisco keep its hold on the market.
Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day by showing some gratitude toward the IT pros who do it all.
IT Budgets Up In 2015, Hiring Tepid
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
A survey shows organizations will spend more on IT next year, but IT pros don't expect those extra dollars will translate into bigger IT departments.
Cisco DevNet Focuses On Developers
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
The program provides APIs and aims to promote DevOps by bringing network engineers and software developers together.
8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn
Slideshows  |  7/8/2014  | 
With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
Slideshows  |  7/1/2014  | 
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.
IT Hiring Climbs Despite The Cloud
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Computer Economics survey indicates that many organizations expect to expand their IT staffs this year, but IT capital budgets remain flat.
Testing Fuels The NVMe Revolution
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Testing procedures and tools developed at places like UNH's InterOperability Laboratory help technologies like NVMe advance.
11 Best IT Certifications For Cutting-Edge Skills
Slideshows  |  6/17/2014  | 
Networking and infrastructure professionals looking to improve their job skills should consider these groundbreaking training programs.
Chris Hoff Talks SDN, Security & More
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
Join us on Friday, June 13, to discuss network security with Chris Hoff, one of IT's most insightful security leaders.
IT Pro Salaries: The Gender Gap Widens
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
InformationWeek's 2014 US IT Salary Survey showed a growing disparity between what female networking and datacenter professionals are paid compared to their male counterparts.
Cisco Live's 7 Best Scenes
Slideshows  |  5/22/2014  | 
Attendees at Cisco Live this week were showered in APIs and ACI, and swimming in selfies. Take a look at the highlights from the annual customer event.
Infrastructure IT Salaries: Flat & Happy
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
When it comes to IT salary, keeping an even keel is OK, according to the results of InformationWeek's annual US Salary Survey for infrastructure pros.
IT Pros Stressed Out, Looking To Jump Ship
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
A survey indicates pressure from management and lack of resources is leading to high anxiety and job dissatisfaction among IT admins.
DevOps: Embrace Failure & Change
Commentary  |  4/29/2014  | 
In order to benefit from cloud computing, enterprises must change their attitudes and integrate platforms like OpenStack via the DevOps model.
Infrastructure Challenge: Build Your Community
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Network Computing provides the platform; help us make it your community.
Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
IT Certification Exam Success In 4 Steps
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
There are no shortcuts to obtaining passing scores, but focusing on key fundamentals of proper study and preparation will help you master the art of certification.
Building an Information Security Policy Part 4: Addresses and Identifiers
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Proper traffic identification through techniques such as IP addressing and VLANs are the foundation of a secure network.
SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.
Heartbleed's Network Effect
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The crypto bug likely will have a long-lasting impact on internal servers, clients, and VPN networks.
Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Commentary  |  4/15/2014  | 
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
Networking Vendors Issue Heartbleed Fixes
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Cisco and Juniper report progress in addressing far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability that hit switches, VPNs and other products.
Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.
VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The true benefits from network virtualization come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about vendors' SDN products, according to the CTO.
Will SDN Leave Network Engineers Jobless?
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Software-defined networking will shake up the network engineer career path, so plan now to broaden your skills, an Interop panel of experts advised.
VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.
VMware Touts Virtualization For Datacenter Security
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Hypervisor-based security would be like Goldilocks -- "not too hot, not too cold" -- when it comes to halting malware and intruders well inside the enterprise perimeter, say VMware leaders at Interop.
Interop SDN Panel: Become The IT Generalist
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Software-defined networking will require network engineers to broaden their skills and knowledge, an Interop panel of experts said.
SDN: Programming Skills Needed - Or Not?
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills in order to work in a future of software-defined networks.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Cisco's CIO, Rebecca Jacoby, described the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
The SDDC is poised to bring revolutionary changes by providing flexibility to data center storage, switching, security and other infrastructure components.
Interop: Find The Fun
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
Interop: Find The Fun
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Attending a conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
The technology industry -- especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. I offer three ways to cope.
3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
The technology industry -- and especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. Here are three ways to cope.
Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Midokura teams with Cumulus Networks to connect physical networks to a network overlay.
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