John Dix

Editor in Chief

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).


How TD Ameritrade's Chief Data Officer is driving change

How TD Ameritrade's Chief Data Officer is driving change

CDO for almost three years, Derek Strauss has pushed through organizational change and launched many large-scale initiatives

The first place to tackle SDN?  In the WAN

The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN

Michael Elmore of Cigna argues that the best initial use case for SDN is in the wide area network

Nordstrom's use of APM lets it identify app performance issues in minutes vs. days

Nordstrom's use of APM lets it identify app performance issues in minutes vs. days

Application performance is critical in most organizations, but it is particularly vital when it comes to the booming world of online retail. Nordstrom uses Dynatrace Application Performance Management tools in development all the way...

Inside AT&T’s grand plans for SDN

Inside AT&T’s grand plans for SDN

Frame relay and ATM go away as the company virtualizes more functions. A Q&A with the man driving the transformation.

Directory-as-a-Service lets you extend Active Directory to all those items AD can’t support

Directory-as-a-Service lets you extend Active Directory to all those items AD can’t support

JumpCloud's cloud-based alternative to Active Directory adds support for Macs, tablets, Linux servers and smartphones. A Q&A with JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava.

New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

Core members of the Advanced Cyber Security Center meet twice monthly to discuss the latest threats

SolidWorks talks about what’s next in 3D design

Simulation, parallel development, built-in collaboration and 3D printing help further streamline product development.

What happens next in the Cisco suit against Arista?

What happens next in the Cisco suit against Arista?

Although the outcome is uncertain, the case will likely go to trial

How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn’t call it big data)

How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn’t call it big data)

When you have an organization the size of UPS, every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal.

HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

An in-depth conversation with Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, about where Helion fits in, cloud consumption models and coming change.

Fidelity peers into the future of investing by building customers virtual cities

Fidelity peers into the future of investing by building customers virtual cities

Fidelity Investments today announced a cutting edge way for customers to check on the health of their investments – by donning 3D goggles and peering around a personalized city where the size of each building relates the health of...

Load More