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3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to “aligning with the business,” but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how the company makes money.

VCs bet $33M you’ll want to use Avi Networks’ white box hardware for app delivery

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications...

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Monster snow: How Buffalo-area businesses kept things going in the storm

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.

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BYOD forces users' personal information on help desk

The help desk can be caught in the middle when users put not-safe-for-work (NSFW) material on their personal devices.

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Don't engineer a mess

If there ever was a fundamental axiom or first principle in network design, it is this: don't engineer a mess.

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Free and cheap ways to learn about network administration

These nine self-taught labs give you hands-on experience with various networking tasks -- and most don't cost anything.

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Network maintenance myths busted

Curvature debunks most popular misconceptions about network maintenance and support.

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!

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