Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lies that uptime vendors may tell you

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules | 25 geeky Mother's Day gifts

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Lies that uptime vendors may tell you
Whether your services are hosted in the cloud, you are a consumer of cloud services or you are a cloud provider, chances are you are dealing with vendors that are making promises about uptime and availability. Read More

WEBCAST: IBM Corporation

Transform your Business with Advanced Analytics
Consumer expectations are changing; retailers today have challenges in all fronts from acquiring to growing to retaining profitable customer base. 81% of consumers expect the same brand experience across all channels. Learn More


How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules
Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission Read More

25 geeky Mother's Day gifts
Especially for mom: 25 gifts inspired by tech, science and math. Read More

5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching
Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain. Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Winds of change blowing in the WAN
In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN infrastructure more than a decade ago. Things are about to change. Read More

WEBCAST: Alcatel-Lucent

The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

Extreme outlines SDN policy
Extreme Networks this week said it will support a community-driven policy framework in its SDN controller as well as tighter integration with Microsoft's unified communications platform. Read More

Palo Alto CEO on partnerships, platforms, the Internet of Things
Palo Alto CEO Mark McLaughlin sat down recently to talk about a range of security issues with Network World Senior Editor Tim Greene. Read More

New products of the week 05.04.15
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Extreme Networks and Cirba. Read More

VoLTE not the only mobile VoIP option
New entrants are adding diversity of choice for mobile VoIP, with Facebook topping the list of successful newcomers. Read More

WEBCAST: Scribe Software

How to Integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SAP
Anil Nair of West Pharmaceuticals shares his experiences & success integrating these systems to drive value across the business. Pierre will answer questions regarding best practices in CRM to SAP integration. Take-aways from this webinar include: - An overview of how to integrate CRM & SAP. - Case study in integration: West Pharmaceutical Learn More

Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on white boxes, SDN, leadership and the cloud
Little did we know that our interview with John Chambers at Cisco's Texas Data Center Day in April might be our last with him as the company's CEO. As we learned this week, he'll hand the reins to Chuck Robbins in July, though will remain the company's chairman and become its executive chairman as well. He'll also hand Robbins the challenge of making Cisco the No. 1 IT company by forging ahead with its data center, cloud and Internet of Everything initiatives. Chambers discussed those topics and more with IDG Enterprise VP and Chief Content Officer John Gallant. Read More

Zuckerberg's zeal for free Internet shows in Internet.org video
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't an evangelical preacher, but his latest video promoting the new Internet.org Platform is filled with a missionary zeal. Read More

Top tools to manage cloud apps
Once moved to the cloud, applications become more challenging to manage. Cloud app performance management and performance monitoring tools help identify bottlenecks and other performance metrics.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

NASA: The fine art of space "traffic" control around Mars
Around Mars the space traffic really isn’t all that bad – five spacecraft vying for hundreds of miles or open cosmos around the planet – but serious space traffic control is still necessary to prevent a collision.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which controls the airspace around the red planet this week said it implemented formal collision-avoidance technology that will keep the current and future orbiters a safe distance from each other and warn the scientists if two orbiters approach each other too closely.+More on Network World: Graphene is hot, hot, hot+To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins
Cisco's choice of Chuck Robbins, Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, as the company's next CEO came as a surprise given that two Cisco presidents were seen as frontrunners for the job. Read More


How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm.


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