9 Security Best Practices For Safe Shopping
Don't be the next security breach to hit the headlines and crush customer confidence. Protect your corporate and cardholder data -- and business reputation -- with these security strategies.
Holiday Gift Guide For Networking Nerds
Don't know what to get for that office holiday gift exchange? We've got plenty of gadgets and other gift ideas that are sure to please your fellow networking pros.
8 Tools To Manage Holiday Family Stress
Wondering how you're going to survive all that time with the family over the holidays? Here are some tools to help calm your nerves as relatives try your patience.
11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs
Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.
Virtual Containers: 8 Basic Truths
The buzz around virtual containers is inescapable. If all the talk of containers and Docker has you curious or confused, here are the essentials.
10 Sizzling Storage Startups
Storage is anything but dull these days with so many startups shaking up the status quo with innovative technologies. Here are 10 of the hottest new storage companies.
SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn
Wondering how to get up to speed on software-defined networking? Here are some SDN training and certification programs plus other avenues for learning.
Why UC Implementations Fail
Unified communications and collaboration projects fall flat when companies don't understand needs or consult with their employees. Get the facts and figures from Softchoice's UC study.
The State Of Enterprise Backup
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
Elements Of IoT
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.
IT Certification's Top 10 Benefits
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.
Open Technologies: The Hottest 10
In today's tech world, the word "open" is on fire. IT pros are finally dismantling those much-maligned silos, and vendors are rushing to join open source projects to prove they're on board.
8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
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
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
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.
13 Nerdy Summer Vacation Spots
If you have to leave your comfort zone this summer and go on vacation, you might as well make it a good one. Check out 13 destinations where nerds like us can feel at home.
Cisco Live's 7 Best Scenes
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.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
The Best of Interop Awards recognize innovative hardware and software that represent technological advancement in a specific category. The Interop judging team poured through 129 submissions in nine categories, including networking, mobility, and security. This year we chose to mix this up a little by creating a separate storage category and adding a whole new SDN category. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. See who took home the prize this year
Greatest Moments In Interop History
It's hard to believe it's been 26 years since the first commercial Interop conference. Over the years, vendors made splashes with new technologies, Interop grew beyond its Silicon Valley roots, and celebrities like Mr. T joined the action. Here's a look at some of the best moments in Interop's rich history.
10 Nerdy Things To Do In Las Vegas
At the end of March, IT engineers and architects will descend upon Las Vegas for Interop, the biggest independent IT conference of the year. The show will be packed with the latest technology, including everything from OpenFlow to 802.11ac and SSDs to DIMMs. But even the biggest technophile needs have a little fun at the end of the day, and Las Vegas is certainly the place to find it. If you want to get away from the glitzy shows and casinos, check out these places where nerds can let loose.
A Geek's Guide To The 2014 Oscars
IT types have always liked certain types of movies: Fantasies, space films, and any flicks that prominently feature technology are always high on the to-see list. The upcoming Academy Awards offer techies no shortage of opportunities to root for the kinds of films they love, as well as the technologies that make them possible. With that in mind, we've gone through the Oscar lineup to identify what are likely to be some of the most geek-friendly moments of this year's awards ceremony.
6 Ways SDN Shakes Up The Enterprise
Software-defined networking promises improvements to enterprise IT that run the gamut from more responsive applications to heightened security and enhanced data analytics.
7 Super Certifications For IT Pros
It's a tight IT job market. Earning an IT certification can help you qualify for a position, make your resumé stand out, or move you up the corporate ladder.
Networking 2013: The Year of SDN
Software-defined networking and network virtualization grabbed the industry by the throat in 2013, dominating almost every conversation about the future of networking. The year also was marked by major M&A deals, the arrival of 802.11ac products, and the ongoing Huawei saga. Here, we take you back through some of the memorable moments in networking in 2013.
Top 10 Cloud Fiascos
We don't mean to give cloud laggards encouragement, but you can learn from their concerns. Consider the evolution of the cloud disaster.
10 Nerdy Gifts For Networking Pros
Does your favorite IT guy or gal have just about every Dr. Who, Star Wars or Star Trek collectible known to man? Are you looking for something a little different for that geeky loved-one or fellow cube-dweller? Have no fear, Network Computing has come to the rescue with this year's ultimate IT gift guide. We've got a range of gifts appropriate for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges, employee appreciation gifts and just plain old fun gifts for roommates or family members.
10 Free Network Analysis Tools
Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.
10 Ways Apple iOS 7 Targets Businesses
Apple has made great strides to appease not just business users, but also the IT administrators and security managers responsible for protecting and managing the infrastructure that supports mobile device use. The release of iOS 7 had many pundits lauding Apple's leadership for listening to the business contingent and releasing a raft of new management and security features that show progress for making iPhones and iPads more than consumer gadgets.
Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center
See inside Verne Global's new data center in Iceland and find out why cold-climate countries are becoming increasingly popular data center locations.
10 Ways Software-Defined Networking Will Change IT
When networking professionals converge upon New York for Interop this week, software-defined networking (SDN) stands to establish itself as a major theme throughout session talks and informal conversations. As the industry watches the results of early adopter case studies and hears pundits advocate for this new means of controlling the network fabric, consensus is building for the potential that SDN could be an IT game-changer. Here's how, in the words of experts from around the industry.
10 Software-Defined Networking Architectures
Software-defined networking is a hot topic for debate in the industry. Experts argue about the best way to implement it, the ways it might affect network engineers and administrators, and how it might disrupt the traditional power structure in the networking industry. While there are a lot of opinions about this emerging technology, there's one inescapable fact: SDN has brought new attention and innovation to the network.
To get a view into the various approaches to SDN, we asked 10 vendors to
10 Striking Sci-Fi Book Covers
Let's face it: The vast majority of the time, it isn't the title or premise of a book -- especially a science fiction book -- that draws us in. It's the cover art. And sci-fi has a long and venerable history of cover art that catches the eye and turns the head, even if what's inside hasn't always lived up to what's on the outside.
Here's a gallery of 10 of our favorites, from classic painted cover art to the modern-day trends of Photoshop-plus-stock-photo work that in the right hands can also b
8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros
The influx of employee-owned mobile devices into the workplace has certainly thrown many IT security professionals for a loop, but the same devices that are introducing so much chaos to established security practices also have a lot of potential to be used to bring back some order. The following mobile security tools are a good start for security admins looking for utilities to help them get their job done more efficiently.