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Art Wittmann is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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Huawei Quits U.S. Market

4/23/2013
Huawei announced Tuesday it is no longer interested in the U.S. market. The move follows a string of rulings by the U.S. government that stopped Huawei from bidding on both public and private contracts.

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10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research

1/3/2012
When an InformationWeek Research trending survey shows a 10% or 20% year-over-year shift (or more), I take notice. I do the same when a much-hyped tech barely manages to squeak up five points in 12 or 18 months. So if you're tired of end-of-year punditry backed up by nothing but speculation, take a look at these enterprise IT trends--and the hard data behind them from our research.

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IT Managers Have Had Enough

2/2/2010
We're just now beginning to sort through the data from our annual salary survey, which drew more than 20,000 respondents. You'll find a preview of responses from some 850 information security professionals. Our annual salary survey indicates that security pros aren't getting a sufficient sense that their work and expertise are valued.

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Don't Rush To Cloud Computing

1/13/2010
What's more fun than being called out to a public debate? My colleague Bob Evans and I often see the challenges faced by IT organizations very differently. Bob's a visionary who has spent nearly three decades watching the evolution of IT and imagining how it could be done better, and I respect that. I spent the first 15 years of my professional career in IT, and tend to take a more conservative view on how IT should evolve, and he seems to respect that. Yet I wasn't surprised when Bob asked if h

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SQL Injection: The Fastest-Growing Security Threat

11/16/2009
Few things make a CIO's eyes glaze over like the mere mention of SQL injections. Unless they cut their teeth in security or SQL programming, chances are that the folks who control the purse strings don't understand these increasingly common attacks. That's a real issue because you're probably making decisions that could exacerbate the problem.

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Research Shows Cutting Costs Not A Gov IT Priority

10/8/2009
I started my career in government, running the IT operations of a college within a large state-funded university. While that's a far cry from the scale of federal agencies, I don't think the mind-set necessarily is. First rule of government: If you don't spend your budget, it'll be given to someone who will. We did our best to make great and clever use of the funds we had for the benefit of students, faculty, researchers, and staff, but I understood that a dollar saved was never going to trickle

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Following Up With Paul Marcoux

1/11/2008
Last week I blogged about conflicting reports on new plans laid out by Cisco's new Green Guru, Paul Marcoux. I had a chance to catch up with Paul this morning -- here's what I learned....

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Cisco's Approach To Green: Sensible Or Stupid?

12/27/2007
Maybe It's all in the interview. Cisco recently hired green guru Paul Marcoux from APC. As is typical for a hire like this, which is as much for public relations as anything, Marcoux set out for a round of interviews, and depending on which story you read, his plans lie somewhere between sensible contributions to the green movement or a very unlikely attempt at world domination.

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Dell Buys EqualLogic

11/6/2007
Dell's purchase of EqualLogic fits well both in Dell's grand vision for the Data Center as well as in its product design philosophy. But what about EMC?

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Sun: Clever as a...

10/31/2007
I spend an hour with EVP and manager of Sun's System's group, John Fowler yesterday. Surprisingly, the meeting came just a week before Sun announces its FYQ1 numbers.

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Data Center On Wheels!

10/11/2007
About a month ago, green computing vendor Rackable Systems announced ICE Cube. It's a data center in a tractor trailer, and it's pretty cool (pun intended)....

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HP-UX Gets New Features

10/2/2007
It's like watching grass grow, but less exciting. Every three years, HP puts out a new version of HP-UX 11i, then every six months it issues updates and patches, more or less like Microsoft releases service packs....

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Symantec / Veritas Enters the VMware Ecosystem

9/12/2007
Symantec today announced an update for Veritas Cluster Server for VMware ESX. I spoke with company reps last week about the product, which aims to do for ESX what other versions of cluster server do for other hardware platforms and...

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Startup Gear6 Speeds Storage

8/30/2007
For most applications, the storage industry is fairly adept at delivering requisite performance. All, that is, except for large data set processing. Think: Financial market modeling, or digital image rendering, or seismic analysis for the gas and oil industry. For...

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Taking Virtualization Security Seriously

8/24/2007
Virtualization security has been on the minds of a lot of IT folks lately. There's no doubt that virtualization changes the security game - and because it involves new software - the potential for new exploits exists....

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Welcome

8/24/2007
Welcome to the Virtualization Immersion Center. Normally this first blog post would come from your site editor, Joe Hernick, but Joe is taking a few weeks to move and settle into a new home. So, in Joe's absence, I welcome...

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Citrix's End Game

8/16/2007
Citrix buying XenSource is a bit of a surprise, but the real shocker is the price tag. A half billion dollars for a three year old company with a few hundred customers, almost no profits and a part of its...

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IBM and HP, old rivalries alive and well

7/26/2007
Earlier this week I had the chance to catch an HP briefing on data center efficiency. It's a hot area with surprisingly little groundbreaking technology. But that doesn't stop old rivals from taking a good jab at each other....

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Strategy Session: Transformations

6/22/2007
We're saying goodbye to the standalone print version of Network Computing. But worry not--we're not going gently into that good night. Art Wittmann explains NWC's bold, new initiative.

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Strategy Session: Judging Products

3/16/2007
What makes a product right for one industry could make it exactly wrong for another industry. By exposing our detailed evaluation process, you can more effectively assess products for

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DEMO doesn't do complexity

2/1/2007
DEMO continued this afternoon with another spate of vendors, you guessed it, demo'ing their products. The format of DEMO is an interesting one. Each vendor gets six minutes to show off its product, and the time limit is strictly observed....

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Greetings From Demo 2007

1/31/2007
This week finds me at Demo 2007. Chris Shipley now drives this show, and quite honestly, it's not an obvious fit for Network Computing. The technologies discussed tend toward the consumer side, or at least toward enabling B-to-C business. If...

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Don't Try This at Home!

1/23/2007
Sean Ginevan, one of our frequent contributors out of our Syracuse lab found a study that delves into the addictive nature of the BlackBerry. Anyone who's been around a gaggle of BlackBerry users has surely seen some of the phenomena...

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BlackBerry Tips from the Field

1/17/2007
Ok, I'm done obessing over the iPhone. Five months is a long to drool over a phone. And like other, ahem, mature technologists - I'll probably wait for the second generation (yeah, right). As I mentioned previously, I got some...

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Some iProduct iDeas

1/11/2007
I'm still obsessing on the iPhone. I promise I'll get back to the BlackBerry thing shortly, but Apple's newest creation has got me thinking about the company's overall business model. iPods, iPhones, iBooks, iTVs, what else might the company have...

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My blog: Over Before It Started?

1/9/2007
So less than a week after I start my hip and trendy BlackBerry blog, Apple introduces the iPhone. Everything about the iPhone is interesting, to the point where you have to wonder why someone else didn't come up with at...

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The Introduction

1/8/2007
A blog on a BlackBerry, well that's original, isn't it? Ok, it's not so original; Google reports over seven million hits for "blackberry blog". However I recently wrote a column on getting the thing, and received about ten times as...

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NWC's NAC Battleground

12/6/2006
Network Access Control, or NAC, has emerged as the technology approach of choice for securing enterprise assets. Twelve leading NAC vendors entered the NWC NAC Battleground to stake their architectural

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Bottom-Up Compliance

9/22/2006
Although compliance with specific regulations certainly requires a good bit more than simple common sense, keeping data safe usually demands exactly that.

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