Tuesday, November 26, 2013

10 things we learned – or didn't -- from Cisco's Insieme launch

  IBM Is Focused on Burgeoning Enterprise Security Requirements | Fitbit Force logs activity by day and night

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10 things we learned – or didn't -- from Cisco's Insieme launch
Cisco's introduction of the Insieme Networks product line and strategy was the most anticipated networking announcement in almost two years. It represents Cisco's response to the software-defined networking trend pervading the industry, and threatening Cisco's dominance and profits. While not a watershed moment – Insieme didn't change Cisco's modus operandii, as explained below -- Insieme is nonetheless one of the most important events and product introductions in Cisco's history. Here are 10 things we learned or have yet to learn from the Insieme launch: Read More

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IBM Is Focused on Burgeoning Enterprise Security Requirements
A few years ago, IBM's information security assets were haphazardly scattered throughout its business units. RACF sat with the mainframe crew, IAM lived within the Tivoli group, and what remained of ISS gathered dust within IBM Global Services (IGS). Read More

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Review: NAS goes outside the box
Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment—whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud. We looked at FreeNAS, Openfiler, Open-E DSS, NexentaStor, and SoftNAS. All offer some sort of free solution or service, with some being fully open sourced. 
Here are the individual reviews, Read More


Transition to the 3rd Platform for Enterprise Applications
The tech industry is in the midst of a major transition brought about by the combination of four forces. Since the lifetime of an application software package in a business is significant, application buyers need to consider support for the 3rd Platform. Learn more

15 programming productivity killers
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HP private cloud service leads the pack, followed by Cisco and Microsoft, Forrester says
Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester. Read More

Network World's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide - Something for Everyone
We've completed work on the 2013 edition of the annual Network World Holiday Gift Guide with one of the most diverse sets of great gifts ever. I'm pleased once again to have been part of Keith Shaw's team in testing and evaluating an astonishingly broad array of gift possibilities, for home and even for work. Read More

Google's Gigabit Internet: Not coming to a neighborhood near you
  When Google announced plans in 2010 to jump into the broadband business, the company received more than 1,000 applications from communities hoping to be selected for Google Fiber, which promised gigabit-speed Internet at low prices or even free Internet for seven years if you chose a slower speed. Read More



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