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  • August 19, 2009 19 Aug'09

    Arista continues to drain Cisco's brain

    Arista Networks, a networking start-up that sells high-end Ethernet switches for cloud computing environments, continues to hire former Cisco Systems executives.  At the top is CEO Jayshree Ullal, ...

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    Network considerations for virtualizing your SMB

    At Burton Group’s Catalyst conference 2009, Matt Lavallee of MLS Property Information Network presented a case study in enterprise virtualization on an SMB budget. Since server and storage ...

  • August 13, 2009 13 Aug'09

    Is Cisco killing your network? End-of-life blues

    No, Cisco isn't killing your network, but quite a few of its products reached end-of-sale/end-of-life status this month, as Amy Kucharik noted on our sister blog, Changing the Channel.  Some ...

  • August 04, 2009 04 Aug'09

    The future of enterprise networking is no more networks

    At Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, I chatted briefly with speaker Matt Lavallee about how the conference was going, and he asked me this question: "Have there been any surprises for you?" In ...

  • July 30, 2009 30 Jul'09

    Are wireless LANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?

    Persistent, reliable and secure wireless LANs (WLANs) remain the top concern for networking professionals across all verticals. However, John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro ...

  • July 29, 2009 29 Jul'09

    Dell'Oro will adjust reporting after WLAN market share squabble

    Earlier this month I wrote a story about how Aruba and Meru were both claiming second place in the 802.11n enterprise wireless LAN market based on the same numbers from Dell'Oro Group. There were a ...

  • July 27, 2009 27 Jul'09

    Computer networking trends 2009 from senior Burton Group analyst at Catalyst conference

    The needs of the network are changing in 2009 as enterprises centralize their data centers, rely on fluid storage sources and depend more and more on wireless LANs instead of wired Ethernet. At ...

  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    How will Cisco's core businesses fare as it expands?

    In the early days of Barack Obama's presidency, a new meme emerged among the pundits who make their living assembling straw men and tearing them down again on the various cable news networks. Is ...

  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    IBM exec leaves to head Avaya's Nortel integration?

    IBM veteran exec Mohamad Ali will leave IBM after more than 13 years and join Avaya as a senior vice president of corporate development, focusing on M&As, he told his contacts in a personal ...

  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    Avaya buys Nortel's enterprise business

    After months of rumors, Avaya has finally struck a deal to buy Nortel Enterprise Solutions, the bankrupt Canadian company's enterprise division whose assets include its voice and unified ...

  • July 16, 2009 16 Jul'09

    Network management from a service-based perspective

    With a service-based network management style, a government contractor breaks down organizational silos and puts an end to the troubleshooting blame game.

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Nortel out, Cisco in, as 2012 London Olympics sponsor

    As E.T. would say, "Ouch." Nortel received another black eye this week when the organizers of the 2012 London Summer Olympics announced that it has replaced the bankrupt Canadian company with Cisco ...

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    This week in WLAN adoption: Schools love Ruckus, Aruba gets logistical

    Looking at last week's wireless LAN adoption news... Ruckus took the opportunity this week to announce that 24 colleges and universities have decided to install Ruckus' 802.11n wireless LAN ...

  • July 07, 2009 07 Jul'09

    Cisco matching ProCurve prices

    The rivalry between HP ProCurve and Cisco continues to heat up. According to a leaked email from ProCurve, Cisco has been telling its channel partners to match any price that ProCurve offers. ...

  • July 03, 2009 03 Jul'09

    Cisco internal memo: Changes to sales strategy and channel org

    If you think Cisco has grown too large, too unwieldy, too fragmented in its offerings, guess what? Cisco may agree with you. Or at least the company wants to be sure it doesn’t live up to these ...

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