• WAN planning podcast: Future-proofing for WAN performance demands

    Getting secure and acceptable WAN performance speeds under budget while keeping end users and CEOs happy can seem like an oxymoron. Listen to this WAN planning podcast with expert Bojan Simic to learn how to meet the business demands of today while future-proofing for tomorrow.

  • How does cloud computing affect WAN bandwidth?

    This podcast interview with IT network expert Zeus Kerravala answers the question: How does cloud computing affect wide area network (WAN) bandwidth? Learn the answer to this question and discover what a WAN manager can do to lessen the negative effects imposed by public cloud environments.

  • Telecom transformation requires new services architecture

    As telecom networks converge on IP, the promise has been that new services will be easy and fast to configure. But reality needs to catch up with the promise. In this podcast, CIMI Corp. President Tom Nolle talks about ExperiaSphere, his open source next-generation network (NGN) services architecture.

  • Application benchmarking for QoE podcast

    In this podcast, Dennis Drogseth and Kara Gattine focus on application benchmarking and quality of experience in order to determine if networked applications are functioning optimally and users are productive.

  • IPv6 network security issues podcast

    Learn about the network security issues associated with the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) from 'IPv6 Security' book author Scott Hogg. In this podcast interview he explains how you can protect your enterprise network against these vulnerabilities and more.

  • Cut your certification costs with advice from Learning@Cisco -- Podcast

    After readers wrote in to ask how they could get certified for less, we got Learning@Cisco's Fred Weiller on the phone to explain why certifications are more important than ever, and how you can afford them. (Podcast)

  • Tips to secure your network against data theft

    If you're looking for a new take on network security, listen to our three-part podcast series on preventing data theft and leakage with Christopher Burgess, author of the recent book, "Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century." Christopher is a senior security advisor with Cisco Systems.

  • Wireless LAN vulnerabilities

    Learn about common wireless LAN vulnerabilities and how a few best practices can change wireless LAN issues from a problem into a helpful tool for any enterprise in this 10-minute podcast with Burton Group analyst Paul DeBeasi.

  • Next-gen networks: Why you need to get there

    This 10 minute podcast addresses what communications service providers need to deliver to create higher margins and differentiate themselves from their competitors or face selling commodity bits per second.

  • From NOCs to ROCs: Helping service providers monitor business operations

    The introduction of more complex service offerings on multiple platforms, and the sheer volume of services rocketing across multiple carrier networks around the globe, means more complex revenue tracking, too. Studies show "revenue leakage" from technical errors and fraud is increasing to near-epidemic levels, and that, along with service providers ramping up a record number of new service packages with individual price points can lead to flawed processes, poor systems integration, invoicing errors and incomplete or incorrect usage data. In this 10 minute podcast, Jeff Cotrupe and Kate Gerwig discuss how service providers are using a revenue operations center (ROC) to at long last integrate revenue processes with the rest of their OSS/BSS fabric.

  • Affordable IPv6 upgrades are possible -- unless you wait

    In this podcast, IPv6 expert Chip Popoviciu shares his advice on how best to manage an IPv6 upgrade without breaking the bank. Popoviciu is co-author of the book "Global IPv6 Strategies" as well as a Cisco technical leader.

  • Networking podcasts

    Listen to our networking podcasts and learn more about technologies you need to know to keep your network running smoothly.

  • Wireless hot spot security -- podcast

    Learn how to keep your enterprise network secure while your mobile workforce utilizes public wireless hot spots, in this podcast.

  • Earn more money and further your networking career -- podcast

    Learn how to further your networking career in this podcast featuring advice from training and certification expert Ed Tittel. You'll have a better idea of how to earn more money, and you'll learn what area of networking is the hottest right now, as well as whether certifying -- CCNA or otherwise -- is better than a degree.

  • Podcast: Data storage for network managers: Avoid remote office disaster

    A sound data storage strategy incorporates data security along with regular and timely backups, replication, snapshots and archiving among other techniques. This podcast takes a look at five common data storage and availability hazards along with existing and emerging technologies to assist network managers in protect against and avoid data loss or application downtime.

  • Embedded network security

    The line between networking and security products keeps getting fainter, but is there an end in sight? This podcast explores what to expect in the next 12 to 18 months and how IT professionals specializing in networking or security should prepare themselves.

  • Network disaster planning for pandemic flu: Plan for the worst, get the best results

    Hear from networking industry guru Zeus Kerravala in this podcast about best practices when developing a disaster plan for pandemic flu. Get the low-down on what's most critical to act on today and how you can map out a game plan for long-term protection.

  • Wireless LAN management strategies

    Implementing a WLAN is straightforward, but making sure it runs optimally can be challenging. Luckily, networking professionals can control and maintain their wireless networks by using well-known methodologies based on the OSI model. Here we outline a checklist of recommended activities for top-notch management of your WLAN and provide tips for providing a strong and reliable signal. Listen to this MP3 today!