Neal Weinberg

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Neal Weinberg is a freelance technology writer and editor. He can be reached at neal@misterwrite.net.

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.

What's the future of server virtualization?

What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switchinig

What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switchinig

Multi-protocol label switching is a way to insure reliable connections for real-time applications, but it's expensive, leading enterprises to consider SD-WAN as a way to limit its use.

What is 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and what will it mean for 802.11ac

802.11ax is the emerging Wi-Fi standard that will likely displace the current 802.11ac standard with higher throughput and overcoming poor performance in crowded environments.

Big 3 endpoint vendors battle glitzy startups at RSAC

Big 3 endpoint vendors battle glitzy startups at RSAC

Three of the original anti-virus vendors – Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro – were out in full force at the show as well, scoffing at the unproven point products of the startups and touting their own reorganizations, renewed focus and...

How Google reinvented security and eliminated the need for firewalls

How Google reinvented security and eliminated the need for firewalls

In some ways, Google is like every other large enterprise. It had the typical defensive security posture based on the concept that the enterprise is your castle and security involves building moats and walls to protect the perimeter. ...

RSAC Innovation Sandbox winners: One year later

RSAC Innovation Sandbox winners: One year later

With the annual RSA security conference just around the corner, we decided to touch base with the 10 companies selected as finalists in last year’s Innovation Sandbox competition and see how they’re making out.

Gartner’s 10 strategic predictions for 2017….and beyond

Gartner’s 10 strategic predictions for 2017….and beyond

Claiming a 78% accuracy rate based on prior years’ results, chief of research Daryl Plummer delivered Gartner’s 10 strategic predictions for the next 3-5 years at the company’s Symposium/ITExpo yesterday.

5 ways to stop malware in the cloud

5 ways to stop malware in the cloud

An analysis of data stored in cloud applications found that 4 out of every 100 files contains malware. The spells data breaches and ransomware attacks.

The ultimate guide to small business networking

The ultimate guide to small business networking

In-depth product reviews that will help any SMB make critical strategic technology decisions.

Network World’s 20 Best Products of 2015

Network World’s 20 Best Products of 2015

Network World’s independent product reviewers and bloggers list their favorite products of 2015.

Gartner guru “shocked” by corporate reaction to Windows 10

Gartner guru “shocked” by corporate reaction to Windows 10

After the debacle that was Windows 8/8.1, no one was sure how enterprises would respond to Microsoft’s Windows 10.

IoT will become a matter of life or death for security pros

IoT will become a matter of life or death for security pros

Internet of Things means different things to different people; self-driving cars, smart cities, connected homes, health and fitness apps, etc. But for security professionals, IoT will become a safety issue.

Why is Akamai moving its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud?

Why is Akamai moving its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud?

Akamai Technologies Inc. is a content delivery network and cloud services provider, so you might think Akamai is totally cloud-based. But, of course, it has the same legacy systems -- HR, sales, marketing, databases – as any company...

The cloud according to Gartner guru Daryl Plummer

Gartner analyst lays out a roadmap for adoption of cloud services

Nadella wins over Gartner crowd

Nadella wins over Gartner crowd

Microsoft CEO gets positive reaction from Symposium attendees

AI gets real

AI gets real

Artificial intelligence projects are moving from the lab to the real world.

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