John Edwards

John Edwards is a veteran business technology journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous business and technology publications, including CIO, Computerworld, Network World, CFO Magazine, IBM Data Management Magazine, RFID Journal, and Electronic Design. He has also written columns for The Economist's Business Intelligence Unit and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Communications Direct. John has authored several books on business technology topics. His work began appearing online as early as 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he wrote daily news and feature articles for both the CompuServe and Prodigy online services. His "Behind the Screens" commentaries made him the world's first known professional blogger.

Smart network upgrades to consider before the next pandemic

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

7 ways to optimize IT team productivity during difficult times

Even in today's challenging environment, inspiring staff members to function effectively isn't as hard as many IT leaders believe. The secret lies in smart, adaptable management.

Microsegmentation product snapshots: Edgewise Networks, VMware and ShieldX Networks

Microsegmentation product snapshots: Edgewise Networks, VMware and ShieldX Networks

Vendors are stepping forward to help enterprises update their infrastructure security to prevent catastrophic intrusions and data thefts. Here's a look at three microsegmentation technology market players, showing what they offer, how...

Why choose microsegmentation? 3 enterprises explain.

Why choose microsegmentation? 3 enterprises explain.

As microsegmentation technology evolves, enterprises are taking different paths toward reaching the same goal: unyielding security.

How microsegmentation architectures differ

How microsegmentation architectures differ

Microsegmentation promises to thwart network attackers by curbing their movements and limiting access to enterprise resources. Architecture types include host-agent segmentation, hypervisor segmentation and network segmentation.

Essential things to know about container networking

Essential things to know about container networking

Networking is a crucial component in the container ecosystem, providing connectivity between containers running on the same host as well as on different hosts.

Hybrid-cloud management requires new tools, skills

Hybrid-cloud management requires new tools, skills

Organizations are turning to hybrid cloud technology for greater agility, security, compliance and other benefits. Now they face the challenge of making everything work together seamlessly.

Serverless computing: Ready or not?

Serverless computing: Ready or not?

Like any disruptive technology, serverless computing is surrounded by plenty of hope and hype. Getting at the truth and deciding if the technology is right for your organization requires an objective attitude and careful planning.

SSD vs. HDD: Choosing between solid-state and hard-disk drives

SSD vs. HDD: Choosing between solid-state and hard-disk drives

Hard disk drives may be headed into history, but before the last drive spins down, IT teams will need to navigate an HDD-to-SSD transition period. Here's a look at current options and best practices.

5 disruptive storage technologies for 2020

5 disruptive storage technologies for 2020

Leading-edge technologies, including NVMe, storage class memory, and intent-based storage management, promise to change the way IT organizations store, manage and use data.

High performance computing: Do you need it?

High performance computing: Do you need it?

As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes. Expanding options include supercomputer-based HPC systems, cluster-based HPC, and cloud HPC services. How can HPC...

Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Predictive analytics can reveal lurking network problems before they impact reliability or performance. Once considered a futuristic technology, predictive analytics is poised to become a mainstream network diagnostic and management...

Load More