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.

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...

How to get a handle on multicloud management

How to get a handle on multicloud management

Multicloud management tools promise to bring order, control and insight to disparate environments.

For enterprise storage, persistent memory is here to stay

For enterprise storage, persistent memory is here to stay

Persistent memory – also known as storage class memory – has tantalized data center operators for many years. A new technology promises the key to success.

NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption

NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption

By delivering high speed and low latency storage over a network fabric, NVMe over Fabrics promises to take demanding applications to a new level of performance. Here's what you need to know.

5 times it’s smart to pull apps back from the cloud

5 times it’s smart to pull apps back from the cloud

Even the cloud has its limits. In certain situations a traditional data center is the best place to host one or more applications.

How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

How to adopt a disruptive network technology with minimal disruption

Emerging network technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN and intent-based networking promise to improve service and streamline operations, but don't let the transition process throw a wrench into existing activities.

How AI can improve network capacity planning

How AI can improve network capacity planning

The tricky art of provisioning network bandwidth is getting help from new tools. AI and machine learning provide the ability to precisely predict network needs.

5G vs 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G vs 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G wireless network technology is set to boost the bandwidth, capacity and reliability of cellular broadband. Are you ready to leave your 4G world behind?

Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

The choice facing hyperconverged-infrastructure shoppers is simple: an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence software. It's making the final decision that's difficult.

Tips and tricks for a successful SD-WAN

Tips and tricks for a successful SD-WAN

Early adopters share their secrets for achieving cost savings and performance benefits.

8 tips for building a cost-effective IoT sensor network

8 tips for building a cost-effective IoT sensor network

Here are some tips for deploying an IoT sensor network, culled from interviews with Coombs and others who have gone down this road.

Eye-opening optical research projects that could supercharge the Internet

Eye-opening optical research projects that could supercharge the Internet

Nikola Alic, a photonics research scientist at the University of California’s Qualcomm Institute in San Diego, argues that optical research offers the best hope for helping the Internet accommodate the ever growing flow of multimedia...

4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth

4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth

As compression and other existing bandwidth enhancement techniques reach their limits, academic researchers worldwide are investigating a variety of technologies and methods that promise to bring wireless broadband up to speed—and...

Internet of Things breathes new life into RFID technology

Internet of Things breathes new life into RFID technology

After failing to live up to the initial hype, RFID hopes to become the chip of choice for IoT deployments.

Make mine modular: The rise of prefab data centers

When John Campbell talks about Purdue University's soon-to-be implemented modular data center, he can hardly hide his enthusiasm.

Grow your data center with colocation

Brian Burch knew the moment had arrived. Two of his data center's key services -- availability and business continuity -- needed fast and dramatic improvement. Design and location limitations meant that his company's existing data...

A hardened approach to system security

Glenn Phillips, president of Pelham, Ala.-based Forté, says that the dedicated Windows workstations his company sells to hospital emergency room administrators must not only be secure, but absolutely tamperproof as well. After all,...

How to minimize server consolidation mistakes

Joe Latrell, IT manager and lead programmer for GetMyHomesValue.com, a real estate data services company in Lancaster, Pa., knows that it's all too easy for even a knowledgeable and experienced IT veteran to make mistakes while...

Minimize server-consolidation mistakes

Joe Latrell, IT manager and lead programmer for GetMyHomesValue.com, a real estate data services company in Lancaster, Pa., knows that it's all too easy for even a knowledgeable and experienced IT veteran to make mistakes while...

The incredible shrinking data center

Tom Gonzales is planning to shrink his company's data center footprint from 45 feet by 15 feet to a mere 12 feet by 12 feet -- and he couldn't be happier. "We're using more space than we need," he says. "We're going to return some of...

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