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The cloud needs a new type of network optimization

Analyzing how network optimization can evolve to meet the demands of cloud computing.

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2015 reality check: IT spending, confidence on an upswing

2015 continues to be a solid year for IT, with budgets rising, confidence growing and IT-business alignment strengthening. The pace of hiring dipped mid-year -- an indicator of the tight market for talent rather than a harbinger of a...

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How Comcast is changing tactics in response to cord cutters

Comcast recently explained how much of an impact cord cutters can have on its network, and what it's doing in response.


What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?

Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail.

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi...

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How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

Are comatose servers your next big IT headache?

Virtual machine sprawl might be costing your business tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how you can find out – and what to do about it.

It’s SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.


Why the Internet is often to blame for performance issues

There's a lot more going on behind your Internet connection than you think—and even more that stands to interrupt that connection.

Lacking broad visibility into your network? This cloud-based tool might help

Kentik Detect is a cloud-based service that allows customers to upload their flow, SNMP and BGP data into a single system at multi-terabit scale

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5 ways to improve morale for employees managing the mainframe

According to Gallup, 70% of employees describe themselves as “disengaged” from their work. The Washington Post reports that only 13% of people actually enjoy going to work, and Forbes found that unhappy employees outnumber happy ones...

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First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz

Newcomer NetBeez is strong on network troubleshooting; needs work on long-term performance analysis, reporting.


Review: Up close with NetBeez

Network World tester Joel Snyder offers his opinion on NetBeez, which lets you track network performance via a series of small hardware agents.

How engineered infrastructure can accelerate digital transformation

A look at how engineered solutions are helping transform IT.

Xirrus takes aim at headaches of ‘guest’ Wi-Fi networks

Wireless hardware vendor Xirrus is rolling out what it’s hoping is a way to simplify Wi-Fi management and make the experience less annoying – today, the company announced a new MDM suite called EasyPass.

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Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

After merging with Mass Relevance, Spredfast had to absorb 150 new employees in a single day. This is how it managed its growth.

Shocking study results: People actually think IT is doing a pretty OK job

Lame jokes about IT support have been around since businesses started using computers, flying in both directions. The results of a study released today by IT management firm Landesk, however, paint a much more peaceful picture of the...

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5 ways to fight mainframe malaise

An amusing analysis of employee dissatisfaction as it applies to mainframe programmers and what can be done about it. The next Jurassic Park movie and George Clooney are included as entertaining analogies.

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