The Network Hub

October 2007

  • The IT Guy: Cable under the table

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 30 Oct 2007
  • > Continue reading part 2, "Amazing Grace." > View all our IT Guy cartoons on This cartoon is partially based on an idea suggested by our reader, Jim Shumaker. Jim will ...

  • Network management can be just plain ugly

    Susan Fogarty - Editorial Director 26 Oct 2007
  • I've been a writer and editor in the enterprise networking market for 11 years now, and one topic I dread being asked about is network management. I didn't really understand it when I started ...

  • What's the opposite of networking?

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 23 Oct 2007
  • Last night I was watching Attack of the Show again and they mentioned a site called BuzzFeed, which picks up the latest and greatest Web trends and conversations and compiles them all with an ...

  • You mean I won't get paid more for getting this cert?

    Tessa Parmenter - Contributor 19 Oct 2007
  • Tell me you haven't heard this before: Getting a certification earns you more pay. This week, however, Foote Partners LLC released a study revealing just the reverse: the average premium pay for ...

  • The problem of network management

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 16 Oct 2007
  • Back in July, I wrote in a SearchNetworking newsletter about the challenge of choosing the right network management tool: There's not only overlap among these tools, but also a lot of variation in ...

  • "Most awesome router ever"

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 15 Oct 2007
  • Last Friday, G4TV's Attack of the Show named the wireless Belkin N1 Vision the "most awesome router ever." Co-hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn rattled off a list of winning specs including ...

  • Bizarro VoIP: Is it evil? Do you care?

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 12 Oct 2007
  • Recently, Tom Keating at TMC wrote in his blog about Digium acquiring Switchvox, a proprietary Asterisk-based VoIP solution. Keating had interviewed Asterisk inventor and Digium CTO, Mark Spencer, ...

  • Is NAC stuck in the mud?

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 12 Oct 2007
  • Around this time last year, network access control (NAC) was the be-all, end-all for network security. Performing pre- and post-admission checks on devices before allowing them access to the ...

  • The "other" kind of networking

    Ron Richard - Ron Richard Consulting 04 Oct 2007
  • For about as long as routers, switches and cables have been connecting critical functions of the business network, people have been using that same technology to connect socially -- whether for ...