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Software-defined networking touches every industry segment

Companies using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure are having success, proving software-defined networking (SDN) works and is ready for prime time.

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‘It’s time to take a stand’

“It’s time to take a stand,” says Redditor Grnslv, posting at r/iiiiiiitttttttttttt, “a subreddit dedicated specifically for Information Technology rage!”

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New F5 software addresses the needs of an increasingly digital world

F5 Networks’ new solutions include security, orchestration and public cloud integration features.

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House lawmakers work to replace the hated H-1B lottery

Two U.S. House lawmakers are involved in a bipartisan effort to change how H-1B visas are allocated.

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Riverbed debuts cloud, UC management features for SteelCentral

Riverbed has several new features baked into the latest version of its SteelCentral application performance and network management suite, designed to help manage networking components and applications that live in the cloud and...

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Flash Player update fixes zero-day vulnerability and 24 other critical flaws

Adobe Systems has released a security update for Flash Player in order to fix a publicly known vulnerability, as well as 24 privately reported security flaws.


Artificial intelligence will revolutionize Wi-Fi

The use of artificial intelligence to ensure uninterrupted performance of Wi-Fi isn't science fiction anymore.


SolarWinds CEO reflects on taking the company private

Kevin Thompson took his company private for $4.5 billion, and the trend is only going to get hotter, says a managing partner at an equity investment firm that has amassed a large portfolio of tech companies


Using radio frequency noise detection to identify and track electronic equipment

Disney researchers have discovered how to use electromagnetic signals to identify electronic equipment, even those of the same make and model.

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Catch up on Interop 2016 with these videos

From architecture to Wi-Fi issues, Interop interviews with networking and security experts.

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A guide to smarter vendor negotiation

Negotiating deals with IT vendors is never easy, but it is a skill you can learn. Experts in the art of negotiating say it’s important to understand the vendor’s pain points, look out for hidden costs and keep your emotions in check.


Cisco: How the Digital Network Architecture can help the network

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Cisco's Jeff Reed about how the company's new Digital Network Architecture will help enterprise networks with easier deployment, improving security and providing for new digital benefits.

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More than half of IT projects still failing

An annual survey from project management company Innotas shows that more than half of IT projects fail, three years after a similar survey showed nearly identical findings.

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Ixia’s CloudLens brings visibility to hybrid cloud environments

Ixia's CloudLens provides a holistic view of all network traffic across public, private and hybrid cloud platforms.

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Public sector embraces bigger, longer outsourcing deals

Public sector outsourcing deals are growing as the U.S. government seeks shared services efficiencies.


Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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The vendors that got you here may not get you there

An IDC report says digital transformation requires a fresh look at traditional and emerging vendors to see which ones can really help the organization exploit the latest technologies.

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7 ways to get the most from your vendors

Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your vendor lineup and choosing smaller vendor partners.

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