Stories by Stephen Lawson

HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend

Bethany Mayer, who led Hewlett-Packard's foray into the growing field of network functions virtualization, has left the company to run network testing and optimization company Ixia.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 August, 2014 06:25

Tags: business issues, personnel, Ixia, Networking, Hewlett-Packard

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 August, 2014 08:34

Tags: Networking, transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, industry verticals

Compliance, BYOD help drive small-business storage

Small businesses are growing up when it comes to data, investing in bigger and smarter storage systems that can be shared among PCs, tablets and smartphones.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 August, 2014 06:25

Tags: IDC, storage

Cisco slashing up to 6000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 09:01

Tags: business issues, personnel, Cisco Systems, layoffs, Networking, financial results

Cisco Q4 revenue, profit flat in 'tough environment'

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called "a tough environment."

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 06:40

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Networking, financial results

IoT is here and there, but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 01:22

Tags: Cisco Systems, RacoWireless, Networking, internet, intel

Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand.

By Stephen Lawson | 13 August, 2014 05:07

Tags: application development, Internet-based applications and services, RacoWireless, Networking, software, internet

Security vendor Gemalto to acquire SafeNet for $890M

Gemalto plans to acquire SafeNet for US$890 million in a deal that would combine a big vendor of portable secure elements such as payment cards with a provider of enterprise data protection technology.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 August, 2014 04:52

Tags: SafeNet, business issues, security, Gemalto, Mergers and acquisitions

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

The tables could turn by the end of this year in the drama of the U.S. mobile underdogs, with T-Mobile possibly passing Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in the country.

By Stephen Lawson | 08 August, 2014 06:52

Tags: sprint, telecommunication, Carriers, mobile, T-Mobile US

SSD controllers may run your applications someday

It's time for enterprise applications and storage to work more closely together, even to the point where SSDs become a pool of computing power, according to Samsung Semiconductor.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 August, 2014 11:10

Tags: storage, hardware systems, Samsung Semiconductor

Marcelo Claure, Softbank's choice to lead Sprint, fits the mold by breaking it

Marcelo Claure, Sprint's incoming CEO, knows how to corner a market and make billions doing behind-the-scenes tasks that are pretty unglamorous -- except when he's on stage with J. Lo.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 August, 2014 11:01

Tags: Marcelo Claure, business issues, sprint, Carriers, telecommunication, Brightstar, mobile, Softbank, Dan Hesse, personnel

Samsung boosts flash density with 3-bit, 32-layer design

Samsung Semiconductor continues to pack data more into solid-state storage, announcing Tuesday a new generation of its V-NAND technology that should help bring down the cost and power consumption of flash later this year.

By Stephen Lawson | 06 August, 2014 09:24

Tags: storage, Samsung Semiconductor, Components

Cisco: Blackhole arrest cuts exploit-kit traffic, but don't let your guard down

Exploit kits of cybercrime tools fell into a big slump in the first half of this year after Russian authorities nabbed the alleged creator of the popular Blackhole kit, but users aren't necessarily safer.

By Stephen Lawson | 06 August, 2014 02:31

Tags: Cisco Systems, black hat, security

Storage maker builds fast SSD to prepare for life after NAND flash

Storage technologies much faster than NAND flash aren't expected to reach most smartphones and data centers for years, but preparations are already underway in order to make the most of them when they arrive.

By Stephen Lawson | 05 August, 2014 10:01

Tags: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, storage, Components

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