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Celebrating 25 years of Cisco Networkers

Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that surveillance impacts technology sales | An H-1B cap hike would mean a grim future for workers

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Celebrating 25 years of Cisco Networkers
Cisco launched in 1984, and its first Networkers customer event was held a few years later. Here's a look back at what's changed at this now $50 billion company – and the world – since Networkers events began. Read More


Achieve Deeper Network Security and Control
Not all next-generation firewalls are the same. For optimum protection, Dell NGFWs provide a scalable, multi-core hardware architecture, along with a single-pass, low-latency, RFDPI engine that scans all traffic regardless of port or protocol. This ensures that every byte is inspected, and maintains the high performance that busy networks require. Learn how Dell™ SonicWALL™ NGFWs deliver deeper network security and control, including real-time SSL decryption and inspection, sophisticated anti-evasion technology, context-aware application control and network-based malware protection.

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Survival Tips for Big Data's Impact on Network Performance
The pressure is on to show tangible value from big data rollouts. Learn how performance monitoring tools can provide network managers and IT administrators insight and visibility into networks, infrastructures and applications far in advance, resulting in smooth transitions, accomplished network managers, and project success. Learn More

Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that surveillance impacts technology sales
Cisco Systems' CEO John Chambers has written to U.S. President Barack Obama, asking for his intervention so that U.S. technology sales are not affected by a loss in trust as a result of reports of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. Read More

An H-1B cap hike would mean a grim future for workers
If Congress approves comprehensive immigration reform, it will likely more than double the cap on H-1B visas. What happens then sounds dystopian for workers. Read More

15 most powerful OpenStack companies
OpenStack at its core is an open source project - it's free code. But what makes OpenStack come alive are the vendors that have contributed to make that raw code and then turned it into a product businesses can use. Read More


The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts
According to Dr. Devlin's white paper "The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts", data is still data, whether big or small. It needs to be managed effectively if organizations want to be gain value from it. Although big data may present special challenges for IT organizations, the principles of data management haven't changed. Learn More

Microsoft's money pit: Surface has lost $1.2B
Microsoft has lost more than $1.2 billion so far on its Surface tablet business, an expensive experiment that makes tomorrow's revelations of new hardware an important milestone for the "devices" side of its corporate-refashioning strategy. Read More

Cisco offers an ACI migration path
Cisco this week extended its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) programmable networking product line with new switches, integration with UCS Director, and migration tools for existing Nexus infrastructure. Read More

FCC's net neutrality notice: What's in it?
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to release a controversial proposal to restore net neutrality rules and seek public comment on a number of ways to proceed after a U.S. appeals court threw out the agency's old rules in January. Read More

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Intuit Turns to Self-Service IT
Intuit empowered its users to resolve their own IT issues with a consumer-like experience to free IT to focus on more strategic initiatives. See how Intuit got here Learn more

Identity and access management for 10 million users? No sweat!
The state of North Carolina is undertaking a massive initiative to put all of its school districts – more than 250 of them – on one IT infrastructure in the cloud. A foundational service for this infrastructure is an all-encompassing identity and access management system built on Amazon AWS. The IAM system is built to support at least 10 million identities at once. Read More

IBM adds OpenStack to its cloud marketplace
To make it easier for users to build their own private and hybrid cloud systems using IBM technology, the company has added its distribution of the OpenStack cloud hosting software to its recently launched online market of products and services. Read More

Google hopes fashion expertise will give Glass a boost with new hire
Google has hired a former Calvin Klein and Gap executive to help make Glass socially acceptable and turn it into a mainstream product. Read More


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