Neal Weinberg

Neal Weinberg

Executive Features Editor

Responsibilities: Feature stories, product reviews. Feature Stories: Send feature story pitches to me via email. Product reviews: Send information on enterprise network products to me at Experience: Assistant news editor, Computerworld; Business/technology editor, Middlesex News.

Network World's 2014 State of the Network survey

Exclusive research from Network World shows that cloud and mobility are gaining in importance

Is SDN your next security nightmare?

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...

10 top tests of 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...

How to build the immortal data center

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.

Gartner: The cloud according to Daryl

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:

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

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.

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

"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...

Gartner: Private clouds are a last resort

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

Best of the Tests

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

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.

Insight from Navisite

If you're an enterprise data center manager, saving money on heating and cooling plays a role in your company's bottom line. But if you're a data center hosting company, reducing data center costs is your bottom line.

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