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Confessions Of Network Admins
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Director of Technical Product Marketing, SolarWinds
If you could talk to your network -- and we know you do, in private -- what would you say? These networking pros bear their souls with pleas, rants, apologies, and plain old admissions of love.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Director of Technical Product Marketing, SolarWinds,
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5 Steps To SIP Network Security
Kevin Riley, CTO & Vice President of Engineering, SonusCommentary
With network-based attacks on the rise, enterprises need to rethink their unified communications security strategy.
By Kevin Riley CTO & Vice President of Engineering, Sonus,
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Great Gifts For Tech Lovers
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Gifts for technologists don't have to be boring. Our tech gift guide offers fun and thoughtful options for your geeky friends and relations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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8 Enterprise WiFi Shortcomings
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Reliable WiFi is critical in today's enterprise, but the WiFi network can fall short. Here's a look at some of common problems with WiFi connectivity.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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10 Most Powerful Supercomputers On Earth
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
The biggest, baddest computers in the world have been revealed, ranked by performance.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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6 Tips Toward Painless Service Provider Relationships
Lenny Liebmann, Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong
Thinking of outsourcing your WAN? These tips will help you build and maintain a successful long-term partnership with the right network service provider.
By Lenny Liebmann Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong,
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The 12 Basic Truths Of Networking
Network Computing Editors,
Overwhelmed by all the change going on in the networking industry? Remember that it's all packets and protocols, along with a good helping of common sense.
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10 Big 2015 Tech Mergers That Will Transform Data Centers
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
The technology industry was buffeted by tremendous M&A activity this year. Here are 10 deals that will impact data center networking, storage, security and systems.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing,
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VLAN Implementation Guide: The Basics
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Virtual LANs are core to enterprise networking. This guide covers VLAN trunks, VLAN planning, and basic VLAN configuration.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Moving UC Into The Cloud
Kevin Riley, CTO & Vice President of Engineering, SonusCommentary
Before adopting a cloud-based unified communications system, organizations need to consider five things including security.
By Kevin Riley CTO & Vice President of Engineering, Sonus,
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Internet of Things: 5 Real-World Reasons It's Not Going Away
Network Computing, Contributor
Don't dismiss IoT as a technology of the future. We look beyond the hype and examine some of the ways enterprises are putting the IoT to work today.
By Joyce Chutchian, Contributor ,
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Managing Collaboration Tools For Millennials
John Newton, CTO, founder and chairman, AlfrescoCommentary
The first generation to grow up in a connected world requires a different approach to collaboration.
By John Newton CTO, founder and chairman, Alfresco,
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IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
CBT Nuggets, Commentary
IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication
By CBT Nuggets ,
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10 Reasons Data Centers Fail
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Operators sometimes make common mistakes that can lead to data center outages. Most outages can be avoided through proper maintenance, procedures, and common sense.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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8 Biggest Cloud Mistakes Companies Make
Network Computing Editors,
As companies take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, they can also fall prey to common pitfalls.
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Software-Defined Network Management: What We Need
Terry Slattery, Principal Architect, NetCraftsmenCommentary
Does software-defined networking need software-defined network management?
By Terry Slattery Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen,
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Shining a Spotlight on SD-WAN Interoperability
Beth Schultz, Managing Editor, No Jitter.Commentary
This hot WAN technology holds great promise, but isn't without its issues.
By Beth Schultz Managing Editor, No Jitter.,
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8 Open Networking Terms To Know
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Open networking is all the rage, but it covers a lot of ground. Get familiar with some of the basic terminology so you're not left in the dark.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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7 Building Blocks For Enterprise IoT
Network Computing, Contributor
Behind all those flashy applications enabled by the Internet of Things is a stark reality -- enterprises must create a highly reliable and secure infrastructure before they can capitalize on it.
By Alan Joch, Contributor ,
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IT Jobs 2016: Biggest Salary Increases
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Find out which networking positions will be getting the biggest raises in the new year, and calculate your own target salary.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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