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Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection.
Cisco Retools CCIE Program
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Scope of Cisco's career certifications expanded to include emerging technologies such as SDN and IoT.
IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication
Interop Provides In-Depth Education With Industry Experts
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
The schedule for Interop Las Vegas 2016 is jam-packed with the training you need on IT's most important topics.
The Future Of Networking Is Watson
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
Forget SDN. IBM's cognitive system demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence, which will run our networks and transform IT management.
IT Jobs 2016: Biggest Salary Increases
Slideshows  |  11/1/2015  | 
Find out which networking positions will be getting the biggest raises in the new year, and calculate your own target salary.
IT Security Horror Stories
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015  | 
In honor of Halloween and Cybersecurity Awareness Month, these tales from the IT crypt are sure to haunt your nightmares.
Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program.
Best TED Talks For Technologists
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015  | 
Robotics, crowdsourcing, thought control, 3D printing –- the achievements of science are amazing, but those who work in tech every day often take them for granted. These TED Talks will remind you how wondrous and inspiring technology can be.
Interop 2016: It's All About The Network
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Next May's Interop conference will embrace the future of the network and the people who run it, offering practical and visionary insight.
7 Storage Experts You Must Follow
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
Storage experts abound on Twitter and writing blogs, both independent and vendor-affiliated. We’ve chosen some storage gurus who offer a wide range of perspective.
3 Ways IT Can Avoid Cloud Obsolescence
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
As businesses shift to the cloud, IT teams need to transform in order to remain relevant. Here’s how one CIO is doing it.
Telling Ain't Training: How To Transfer IT Skills
Commentary  |  9/21/2015  | 
Hands-on experience will help you learn an IT skill, but adapting that concept to other platforms or subject areas deepens knowledge even further.
The Case For Change Tolerance In IT
Commentary  |  9/18/2015  | 
Change is considered dangerous in IT, but IT teams must become more flexible and dynamic to keep up with today's business environment.
How The IETF Is Fixing Its Open Standards Process
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
The Internet Engineering Task Force is making changes to speed its work, which will help the networking industry. However, there are tradeoffs.
5 Ways Life Would Stink Without IT Professionals
Slideshows  |  9/14/2015  | 
What would happen if we suddenly had to live without the help of IT pros? The results could be scary.
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.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  5/19/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
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
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.
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