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Why the Tail-F acquisition is a big win for Cisco

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Why the Tail-F acquisition is a big win for Cisco
Cisco announced its intention to purchase Sweden-based Tail-f Systems for about $175 million in cash and retention-based incentives. That seems reasonable for a software company that did about $30 million last year and is well aligned with the emerging SDN/NFV markets. Additionally, being headquartered in Sweden means Cisco can pay for this out of its foreign war chest instead of tapping into domestic cash. Read More

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Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
Watch this webinar recording featuring Forrester Research for an overview of the current 802.11ac technology, a discussion on how high-speed Wi-Fi & application control impacts your network architecture, and take a look at how a proper network strategy can save you 40% or more on your investment. View Now>>

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The Hidden Costs of APM
APM solutions can deliver relevant network visibility and help to prevent problems before they negatively impact the business. But which solution is best for your organization? With this white paper, you will learn key questions to ask your vendor to ensure that you are getting the best value for your investment. Learn More

What Bill and Melinda Gates said to Stanford grads
Following is the text of the address by Bill and Melinda Gates, philanthropists and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as prepared for delivery at Stanford University's 123rd Commencement on June 15, 2014. Read More

10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share
Although Windows and Windows Phone now have more in common than ever, Microsoft still hasn't quite nailed the "one Microsoft" experience that it's been aiming for. Spend enough time with these two operating systems, and chances are you'll be longing for features that are available on one, but not the other. Read More

Telltale signs of ATM skimming
ATM skimming schemes involve installing fraudulent equipment that criminals use to steal credit and debit card numbers and PINs. Industry estimates calculate that ATM fraud costs banks and consumers billions of dollars annually. Here are a few things to look for the next time you need to hit the ATM. Read More


Who does NSS Labs "Recommend" for NGFW?
In 2012, NSS Labs found that most available NGFW solutions "fell short in performance and security effectiveness." In 2013 NSS Labs noted "marked improvement" and bestowed their "recommended" rating on 6 vendors. Click here to find out who they were. Learn more >>

Open Networking: The Whale that swallowed SDN
SDN and networking conversations today have become overloaded with hype. The future is no longer just about one approach to SDN but has become much bigger. Welcome to the Open Networking Revolution. Read More

Three strategies for the new era of enterprise cybersecurity
New data center technologies such as virtualization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), service-oriented delivery models, and cloud computing have radically changed the typical IT infrastructure from a defined set of assets owned and controlled by the organization to a constantly fluctuating roster of resources that can come and go from IT department visibility and control. Read More

Six ways to prevent a breach like the one at AT&T
A data breach like the one recently reported by AT&T demonstrates that security policies alone are only a paper tiger without the technological teeth to make sure they are enforced, experts say. Read More


Analytics in the Hands of Everyone Who Needs It
Right-sized for individuals, workgroups or enterprises, each Cognos family member offers BI and performance management to address your company's needs. Read Now

Wireless data traffic more than doubled in US in 2013
The total amount of data handled by wireless carriers in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013, an increase driven in large part by video traffic. Read More

Amazon speeds up its cloud with SSD block storage
Amazon Web Services has launched a new general purpose Elastic Block Store that runs fully on solid state drives (SSD), which the leading IaaS cloud vendor says will provide dramatically better performance for users compared to previous-generation spinning disk persistent storage. here Read More

NetApp gets serious about all-flash shared storage with FAS8080 EX array
Growing demand for flash continues to rock enterprise storage, with NetApp becoming the latest big vendor to shape a new product around the high-speed media. Read More

Virtustream takes aim at complex cloud migrations
Virtustream is one of the most successful - yet least well known - public, private and hybrid cloud computing vendors in the market. While it doesn't have the brand name recognition of the giants of this industry, such as the Amazon Web Services, Microsoft's and Google's of the world, it does have the accolades. Read More


10 reasons why open source is eating the world

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