• January 18, 2017 18 Jan'17

    DARPA project could help with mobile security in the enterprise

    A DARPA project seeks researchers from academia and business to improve security for mobile networks and devices. The program could bring better tools for the enterprise.

  • January 17, 2017 17 Jan'17

    Cisco certification changes focus on data center and analytics

    Cisco certification changes, effective in January, mean trainees will need to focus more on data center and analytics topics.

  • January 13, 2017 13 Jan'17

    Dell's new multigig campus switches built for wired, wireless LAN

    Dell is pitching the open networking features of its new campus switches. The hardware's ability to run any of several network operation systems is a market differentiator.

  • January 12, 2017 12 Jan'17

    Seeking truth in network device configuration

    This week, bloggers look into network device configuration, the tools the next generation of network engineers will require and security scalability.

  • January 12, 2017 12 Jan'17

    Cisco market share report shows big lead for the vendor

    This week, a report shows a big lead in Cisco market share in multiple segments; Ericsson extends its Cisco partnership; and Extreme targets retailers with new products.

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  • January 10, 2017 10 Jan'17

    Chit chat: The new team collaboration apps go mainstream

    Gone are the days of dial-up internet and ubiquitous AOL accounts, when Meg Ryan had mail and no one owned a smartphone. Yet, many years and seven iPhone generations later, email -- for all its frustrations and shortcomings -- still reigns as the ...

  • January 05, 2017 05 Jan'17

    Private equity firms interested in Brocade networking business

    Several private equity firms are interested in buying the Brocade networking business, which would include the Ruckus wireless LAN portfolio.

  • January 05, 2017 05 Jan'17

    Looking at cybersecurity initiatives in 2016 and 2017

    This week, bloggers explore cybersecurity initiatives, Google Compute Engine and new Versa SD-WAN options.

  • January 03, 2017 03 Jan'17

    Nyansa user experience tools platform garners Network Innovation Award

    Nyansa uses a blend of cloud-based analytics, real-time DPI and an easy-to-understand console for its user experience tools platform.

  • December 28, 2016 28 Dec'16

    Looking back at the biggest 2016 tech trends in networking

    In 2016 tech trends in networking, the industry witnessed the growth of analytics, Cisco's embrace of software and services and new Ethernet standards.

  • December 27, 2016 27 Dec'16

    Cisco software strategy worries network operators

    Cisco's push into SDN concerns network operators who see the Cisco software strategy as de-emphasizing traditional hardware.

  • December 22, 2016 22 Dec'16

    Network overhaul performs in the clutch for auto supplier

    Clutch manufacturer FCC tore out its antiquated switches and mainframes in a network overhaul meant to keep the company alive.

  • December 20, 2016 20 Dec'16

    Data center forecast for 2017 focuses on SD-WAN, infrastructure management

    Eric Hanselman, 451 analyst, cites interconnect technologies and deployment of infrastructure management techniques as key data center forecast trends.

  • December 20, 2016 20 Dec'16

    Networking decides between modern Ethernet standards

    This week, bloggers discuss the debate between modern Ethernet standards, compare network management to landlords and examine 2017 cybersecurity threats.

  • December 15, 2016 15 Dec'16

    Cisco closing Intercloud Fabric in cloud strategy shift

    Cisco is in the process of moving customers off the Intercloud Fabric as the company prepares to close the infrastructure-as-a-service offering.