Michael Cooney

Online News Editor

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701

What Extreme’s string of networking acquisitions means for enterprises

Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco gets MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI technology for voice-embedded apps

Cisco patches critical IOS security fault found after CIA WikiLeaks dump

Cisco patches critical IOS security fault found after CIA WikiLeaks dump

Cisco this week said it patched a critical vulnerability in its widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits earlier this year.

Verizon taps into open source, white box fervor with new CPE offering

Verizon taps into open source, white box fervor with new CPE offering

Verizon this week said it would begin offering x86-based servers with OpenStack software aimed at customers looking to support all manner of advanced cloud, software defined networking and network functions virtualization (NSF)-based...

FBI/IC3: Vile $5B business e-mail scam continues to breed

FBI/IC3: Vile $5B business e-mail scam continues to breed

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) this week said the plague it calls the Business Email Compromise continues to rack-up victims and money – over 40,000 worldwide victims and $5 billion in the latest count.

Ultimate geek dream? NASA challenges you to jump on the FORTRAN bandwagon!

Ultimate geek dream? NASA challenges you to jump on the FORTRAN bandwagon!

NASA is looking to bolster the speed – from ten to 10,000 times -- of the software on its Pleiades supercomputer and is issuing a public challenge to get the job done.

Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds

Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds

The legal ping-pong battle between Cisco and Arista today found Cisco on the winning side as In the International Trade Commission ruled that Arista switches infringe two additional Cisco patents

Fragmented, disorganized IT systems thwart feds ability to track visas

Fragmented, disorganized IT systems thwart feds ability to track visas

DHS OIG says ineffective IT process has contributed to a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstay cases.

Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme said it expects the Avaya and Brocade deals to push its revenues to over $1 billion for its Fiscal 2018

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco bolsters analytics clout with Saggezza buy

Cisco drops critical security warning on VPN router, 3  high priority caveats

Cisco drops critical security warning on VPN router, 3 high priority caveats

Cisco today warned user of a critical vulnerability in its CVR100W Wireless-N VPN router execute that could let an attacker issues arbitrary code or cause a denial of service situation.

Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco today said it would offer its virtual switch users technology to get around VMware’s recent elimination of support for third party virtual switches.

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