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Secrets of bimodal IT success: Tiger teams, skunkworks and the camel’s nose

How IT departments are keeping the lights on while creating innovative development teams.

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NetOps: Can networks be both available and agile?

NetOps can help deliver a network that is agile in its configuration, capacity and operations, offering high levels of reliability, performance and security.

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Internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication?

Before you choose internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication, do a cost-benefit analysis.

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Fight firewall sprawl with AlgoSec, Tufin, Skybox suites

These three security policy management toolsets deliver orchestration and automation.

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Mobile networks still stink, with more workers coming

New survey says connectivity issues top complaints for enterprise mobile workers.

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Brocade Gen6 Fibre Channel prepares businesses for an all-flash world

Brocade continues to bring new features to Fibre Channel, helping companies as they move toward high-performance, all-flash data centers.

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Invisibility, teleportation among top superpowers that IT pros want

Carbonite & Spiceworks survey finds IT pros not bowing to ransomware, but wishing they had more time for technology modernization

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How to bring true interoperability to the Internet of Things

Multimode radios, software flexibility and hardware-based security allow IoT devices to work in concert in the home.

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Hyperconverged storage: Are your network and team up to the task?

The success of your hyperconverged infrastructure depends on whether your network can handle the traffic and if your storage and network experts work together.

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Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

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The future of networking: It’s in a white box

Thanks to the work of the Open Comute Project, white box switching has become a viable option over OEM networking equipment.

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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Q&A site Stack Overflow has answer to nagging question … about Stack Overflow

A systems administrator was showering the other day (maybe not literally) when he had this thought: “I’ve never actually seen Stack Overflow’s front page. I wonder what percentage of their traffic requests are to simply...

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An enterprise IT pro's guide to Mixpanel analytics

Here's what enterprise IT professionals should know about Mixpanel and its product analysis cloud software

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Extreme Networks buying Avaya networking good for customers of both companies

Combining Avaya’s networking business with Extreme Networks creates a company with best-inclass products that span the entire enterprise network.

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Cisco’s exam prices increase for first time in three years

Cisco recently updated the pricing for its certification exams, raising them by between 10 and 20 percent.

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Arista puts itself in a container

Arista’s EOS now runs in a container to support a broader range of ways to purchase and deploy the network operating system.

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