Neal Weinberg

Contributing writer

Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at neal_weinberg@idg.contractors.

COVID-19 upends disaster recovery planning

COVID-19 upends disaster recovery planning

Post-pandemic plans for disaster recovery and business continuity will need to reflect new business realities.

How IoT, edge computing, and AI can add up to actionable business insights

How IoT, edge computing, and AI can add up to actionable business insights

Enterprises are tapping machine-generated data that's captured at the edge to improve operations. AI processing can be done locally for latency-sensitive applications, or sent to the cloud to get the best of both the edge and cloud...

Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Highflying Nvidia widens its reach into enterprise data centers

Acquisitions bolster Nvidia's position in the data center and set the stage for more widespread use of GPUs for AI and machine-learning workloads.

How to consolidate network management tools

How to consolidate network management tools

Enterprise IT shops are getting serious about winnowing the tools they use for network capacity planning, monitoring, event correlation, configuration management and more.

How AI can create self-driving data centers

How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 vendors of network gear the biggest power players within the enterprise.

Pros and cons of cloud storage

Pros and cons of cloud storage

Cloud storage offers many advantages over on-premises data storage. Scalability at the push of a button (up or down), accessibility from any device at any location, and pay-per-usage pricing are a few of the draws. But there are some...

Hot job: Wireless LAN engineer

Hot job: Wireless LAN engineer

Given the realities of COVID-19, WLAN engineers are finding ways to extend enterprise security and Wi-Fi management capabilities to employees' home networks. They've also got a new role to play as enablers of future, contactless...

IBM's big hybrid-cloud gamble

IBM's big hybrid-cloud gamble

Red Hat OpenShift, containers and Kubernetes are all part of Big Blue's hybrid-cloud vision as laid out by IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna.

Private cloud reimagined as equal partner in multi-cloud world

Private cloud reimagined as equal partner in multi-cloud world

A new generation of private cloud options is leading enterprises to rethink their cloud strategies.

10 SD-WAN features you're probably not using but should be

10 SD-WAN features you're probably not using but should be

SD-WAN is more than an alternative to MPLS. Zero-touch provisioning, application-aware routing and microsegmentation are just a few of the features that SD-WAN products and services can deliver.

Top 20 highest-paying tech certifications

Top 20 highest-paying tech certifications

Certifications can add, on average, more than 7 percent to your base salary. But the question is which certifications offer the most bang for the buck. We examine that question from several angles and also identify the Top 20...

The VPN is dying, long live zero trust

The VPN is dying, long live zero trust

VPNs are part of a security strategy based on the notion of a network perimeter; trusted employees are on the inside and untrusted employees are on the outside. But that model no longer works in a modern business environment where...

29  top cloud certifications

29 top cloud certifications

When it comes to the most in-demand skills, the cloud is the place to be. Our guide to top cloud certifications looks at programs designed for AWS, Google and Microsoft services -- as well as vendor-neutral certifications.

How IT pros deal with SD-WAN security concerns

How IT pros deal with SD-WAN security concerns

When baseline SD-WAN security is not enough, enterprises are adopting extra measures such as intrusion prevention, anti-virus, unified threat management and more

5 reasons for and 5 against managed SD-WAN

5 reasons for and 5 against managed SD-WAN

When weighing the choice between DIY and a managed service for SD-WAN, consider current WAN conditions, IT skill levels, geographic scope of the WAN, and how much control you’re willing to relinquish.

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

VMware’s ongoing reinvention

Virtualization mainstay VMware wants to build and manage multi-cloud infrastructures…and more.

SSDs vs HDDs explained

SSDs vs HDDs explained

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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