John Dix

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Dix helped launch Network World in 1986 after chronicling developments in networking and distributed processing first at IDC (1980-1984), then at Computerworld (1985-1986).

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Cloud plays prominently in an IT overhaul at Milwaukee Tool

Cloud plays prominently in an IT overhaul at Milwaukee Tool

Eric Hanson, VP of Information Technology and Business Optimization at Milwaukee Tool, joined the company five years ago to help rethink IT as the company was remaking itself. Cloud ended up playing a critical role, especially when...

Can’t find all the tech people you need?  The Blind Institute of Technology can help

Can’t find all the tech people you need? The Blind Institute of Technology can help

The fledgling organization says there is a large untapped pool of talent waiting in the wings

Most SDN OpEx benefits can be realized by automating existing use cases, Cisco says

Most SDN OpEx benefits can be realized by automating existing use cases, Cisco says

Customers have less than 5% of basic connectivity automated, so benefits come quick. A Q&A with Cisco’s Frank D’Agostino

Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Most advanced research and education networks have transitioned to 100 Gbps, but as fast as the core networks progress, the capabilities at the edge progress even faster

CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge

CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge

Sprawling health care system has an unusual mix of Brocade for wireline, Cisco for wireless

Collaboration companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent event gave up and coming companies four minutes to explain why they matter, followed by Q&A with judges.

Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent event gave up and coming companies four minutes to explain why they matter, followed by Q&A with judges.

Cloud companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent event gave up-and-coming companies four minutes to explain why they matter, followed by Q&A with judges.

Using people to fight cyber attacks is like bringing a knife to a gunfight

Using people to fight cyber attacks is like bringing a knife to a gunfight

It’s time to automate security response, says the CSO of a $1.6b company, who swears by a new tool he has deployed

In case you aren’t suitably impressed by the scale of Amazon Web Services

Check out these facts (and the embedded video)

When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to Riverbed performance management tools

When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to Riverbed performance management tools

With TurboTax and QuickBooks becoming increasingly cloud based, user experience is key

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