25 top network and IT industry news stories of 2011

2011 will be remembered for Jobs? death, Cisco?s refocusing, IPv6?s coming out party and mor
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2011 could be described as “The Year of…” many things.  The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad .  4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on. The shift to cloud computing sped up. despite hiccups.  Data centers took on new looks with the emergence of fabric switching architectures and a revamped Cisco. And  the shape and faces of the industry changed as IBM, HP, Google and Apple all announced new leaders, and Microsoft, AT&T and Google made blockbuster acquisition bids. Here’s a look back at 25 stories that marked huge industry change in 2011.

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