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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
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.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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Building an Information Security Policy Part 4: Addresses and Identifiers
Natalie Timms, Commentary
Proper traffic identification through techniques such as IP addressing and VLANs are the foundation of a secure network.
By Natalie Timms ,
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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorCommentary
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.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Heartbleed's Network Effect
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The crypto bug likely will have a long-lasting impact on internal servers, clients, and VPN networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading,
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Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
James Bindseil, President & CEO, GlobalscapeCommentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil President & CEO, Globalscape,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
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.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Networking Vendors Issue Heartbleed Fixes
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco and Juniper report progress in addressing far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability that hit switches, VPNs and other products.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
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.
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Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetUCommentary
We’ve lost control to business users before. But this time, the thing that initiated our pain (the cloud) may also be the cure.
By David Fowler VP Marketing, INetU,
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5 Job Interview Tips Via Alice In Wonderland
Mark Aiello, Commentary
Curiouser and curiouser! Use these techniques during your next interview to win that IT or security job offer.
By Mark Aiello ,
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Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
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.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
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.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Interop SDN Panel: Become The IT Generalist
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Software-defined networking will require network engineers to broaden their skills and knowledge, an Interop panel of experts said.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN: Programming Skills Needed - Or Not?
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills in order to work in a future of software-defined networks.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Cisco's CIO, Rebecca Jacoby, described the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
Network Computing, News
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
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How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects
Avik Patel, Manager, Technology Contract Staffing, WinterWymanCommentary
Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.
By Avik Patel Manager, Technology Contract Staffing, WinterWyman,
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Manage Change – Or It Will Manage You
Robert Hewes, PhD, Senior Partner, Camden Consulting GroupCommentary
As technology increases the velocity of business, IT leaders must move beyond to-do lists.
By Robert Hewes PhD, Senior Partner, Camden Consulting Group,
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The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The SDDC is poised to bring revolutionary changes by providing flexibility to data center storage, switching, security and other infrastructure components.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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