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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.
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Interop Debuts

After holding three more TCP/IP interoperability conferences, Lynch came up with a catchier name for the event: Interop. The first Interop was held in San Jose, Calif., in 1988. Vendors with TCP/IP products that could reliably interoperate were invited to participate. Fifty companies made the cut and 5,000 networking pros attended.

 

Marcia Savage is the managing editor for Network Computing, and has been covering technology for 15 years. She has written and edited for CRN and spent several years covering information security for SC Magazine and TechTarget. Marcia began her journalism career in daily ... View Full Bio

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