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Indeni utilizes expert knowledge to preempt network problems before they occur

Imagine if you had a solution that could tell you if your network was misconfigured or a problem was about to happen. What if it could pinpoint what is causing that flakey issue that comes and goes? Indeni is delivering a network...


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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

NetBeez is busy as a bee monitoring networks from an end user perspective

Traditional network monitoring primarily looks at the health and status of major net components. That's not enough to tell a story when an end user in a remote location contacts the help desk with a connectivity or application...

Outgoing Commerce Department CIO pushed to shake up the federated model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in Mirage 5.1 lets adminstrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track

CA focuses on the emerging markets of cloud and mobile management, security and devops

Riverbed bolsters net mgmt. software for greater automation

Riverbed targets configuration, security and design with new release.

Netscout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant rating

NPM company accuses Gartner of pay-to-play.

F5 CTO: We're working hard on the transition to software

SDN, cloud prompt major shift in technology directions for ADC manufacturer.

F5 CEO sees opportunity in myriad challenges facing IT

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam says future of IT is complicated, confusing and riddled with security threats - and that's a good thing.

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Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2

So, how can we get PingPlotter to track only the active node on our network? Let’s create a Bash script!

The Evolution of Cognitive Radio Systems: Part 1

This 10-part series will discuss the notion of “cognitive” radio, the combination of a radio transceiver with computerized intelligence to automate coordination of devices, networks and services for improved functionality,...

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PingPlotter and AT&T's flaky DNS servers

PingPlotter is one of my favorite diagnostic tools because it can track connectivity to multiple hosts over time. So when my Internet connection started acting up I turned to PingPlotter and discovered that AT&T's DNS servers appear...

Google gets into the weeds of Android Work

Approach offers a hierarchy of management controls for BYOD or company-owned devices (see video below)

Smooth like btrfs: Inside Facebook’s Linux-powered infrastructure

Btrfs creator showcases Facebook’s open-source storage.

OS X Snow Leopard desertion rate accelerates after patches stop

Mac price cuts may have also spurred users to ditch the 5-year-old OS

SevOne puts RapidEngines to work with new log analysis product

Network performance management hopeful trying to differentiate.

Comcast data usage meter accuracy measurement results

NetForecast just completed a report on the accuracy of Comcast’s Internet data usage meter.

How to get a handle on capacity management when workloads fluctuate wildly

Capacity management was relatively easy when workloads grew incrementally, but those days are gone.  Customer-facing Web and mobility services can spike unpredictably, and Big Data workloads can quickly overwhelm existing capacity....

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