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Neal Weinberg

Features editor

Responsibilities: Feature stories, product reviews, Enterprise Cloud Services.

  • Feature Stories: Send feature story pitches to me via email. Freelance writers with technical background can send resumes and/or story pitches via e-mail.
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Past experience: Assistant news editor, Computerworld; business/technology editor, Middlesex News.

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Recent articles by Neal Weinberg

Is SDN your next security nightmare?

February 28, 2014

The big buzzword in networking these days is Software-Defined Networking (SDN),  a de-coupling of the data plane and the control plane that allows you to manage physical devices via a software-based controller sitting on a general purpose server.

10 top tests of 2013

December 11, 2013

Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

Gartner: The cloud according to Daryl

October 10, 2013

Orlando -- Gartner Managing Vice President Daryl Plummer, the master of the concise, astute observation,  delivered his annual 'state of the cloud' report Wednesday at the company's Symposium. Here are his six key points:

How to build the immortal data center

October 10, 2013

If your data center is reaching capacity and you're thinking about cracking open the corporate piggy bank to fund a new data center, stop right there.

How to blunt spear phishing attacks

March 06, 2013

According to Allen Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks are the result of successful spear phishing. In other words, somebody received an email and either clicked on a link or opened a file that they weren't supposed to.

Cloud security forecast: Murky with an 80% chance of finger pointing

February 27, 2013

Despite the best efforts of cloud service providers and industry groups like the Cloud Security Alliance, cloud security remains a troublesome issue for IT execs.

Gartner: Private clouds are a last resort

October 19, 2011

Enterprises should consider public cloud services first and turn to private clouds only if the public cloud fails to meet their needs.

'You have to be masochist to be an IT person': FedEx CIO

October 19, 2011

"You have to be a masochist to want to be an IT person,'' says Robert Carter. And he would know. Carter is the soft-spoken, hard-driving CIO who has been fighting for the past 11 years to transform IT operations at FedEx, where "the planes don't fly and trucks don't roll without IT services.''

Best of the Tests

February 22, 2010

We tested more than 100 products in 2009 in a wide variety of categories, but 15 of those products were head and shoulders above the rest and earn our Best of the Tests Award. Here are the categories and winners:

IBM's internal innovations

October 19, 2009

If you had a blank check, access to IBM's latest products and its best talent, and your task was to renovate a 2,000-square-foot legacy data center, the result would be IBM's sparkling showcase in Southbury, Conn.