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Machine learning in network management has promise, challenges

Automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming critical network-management capabilities as network complexity skyrockets.


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Verizon deals with Microsoft, Nokia aim at making private 5G easier

At this stage of 5G availability, offerings that blend fast cellular service with compatible software and hardware may attract early adopters.


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Gartner crystal ball: Look to neuromorphic computing, DNA storage

New technologies will help meet IT goals, and responsibility for digital business success will rest more squarely on CIOs, Gartner says.


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Gartner: COVID-era infrastructure trends you should know about

A remote IT workforce, distributed cloud services, and core modernization efforts are driving changes in enterprise infrastructure and operations teams.


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Dell launches Apex, a per-use hardware-leasing program

Dell's Apex program is designed to accelerate adoption of IT-as-a-service, starting with storage-as-a-service across public cloud providers.


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How the Gap embraced the edge

2,500 North American GAP stores run on iPads and edge compute, aided by Wi-Fi, private LTE and the cloud.


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Gartner: IT spending to grow 4% in 2021

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 4% from 2020, according to research firm Gartner, but still shy of pre-pandemic levels. IT spending in 2020 is expected to total $3.6 trillion, down...


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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

Thousand Eyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, is providing Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS


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Disowning a process in Linux

When you disown a process in bash, you keep it from being terminated when you log out and allow it to finish on its own. This post shows how to use the disown command.


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Cisco targets WAN edge with new router family

Cisco unpacked Catalyst 8000, a new family of edge networking gear that support SD-WAN, branch office, zero-trust security, SASE,


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Masergy teams with Fortinet for at-home SD-WAN

Working from home is becoming more of a permanent option with each passing day, but working from home means your network is provided not by your corporate enterprise but by carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. Masergy...


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How to enforce password complexity on Linux

Linux gives you lots of ways to create complexity in passwords that include a lot more than just length, such as mixing upper- and lower-case letters with numerals and punctuation marks along with other restrictions.


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Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Cybersecurity mesh, AI engineering, and distributed cloud services are among the top trends that Gartner says will shape future enterprise IT operations.


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Tech Resume Library: 20 downloadable templates for IT pros

A well-crafted resume will attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers, but getting it just right is a daunting task. To jump start the process, Insider Pro has assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by professional...


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Backing up databases is critical and complex

Proper database backup is essential because of the importance of the data they contain, so understanding how the work is also a must.