ARIN's registry and transfer policies can help bridge the gap from IPv4 to IPv6

But the market must provide for greater trading transparency and security

What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?

Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 September, 2015 21:32

Tags: Apple, cisco

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?

Comcast is planning a gigabit broadband network based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. But the question is,

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers.

By Cindy Waxer | 17 August, 2015 20:34

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, twitter

Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By Pete Lorenzen, General Manager of Networking Services, IBM | 14 August, 2015 07:29

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, wan optimization, Network World

OpenStack is redefining the business model for data solutions

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Orlando Bayter, CEO, Ormuco | 14 August, 2015 03:40

Tags: HP, IBM, Networking, Open Source Subnet, Network World, Oracle, emc

Three critical considerations when optimizing infrastructure for application performance

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments | 14 August, 2015 02:04

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, Network World

With H-1B visa, diversity doesn't apply

Apple says workforce diversity "inspires creativity and innovation," but one of Apple's major contractors, Infosys, is far from diverse.

By Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis | 10 August, 2015 20:06

Tags: Apple, services, outsourcing, infosys, H-1B, IT outsourcing

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

By By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | 07 August, 2015 06:54

Tags: unified communications, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, IETF, World Wide Web Consortium

The BYOD debate is not over

While a recent U.S.-based poll of 375 IT professionals showed the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) fad is fading, there's new evidence showing that BYOD still has plenty of life.

By Matt Hamblen | 18 July, 2015 00:00

Tags: Line, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, wireless, mobile

SDN: The emerging reality

Change is still afoot in Software Defined Networking, but it is now at least clear that SDN is here to stay, that SDN will be the way we build networks going forward. In this Network World Spotlight special report, pulled together by the editors of Network World, we analyze key developments and gauge where organizations stand today in their SDN planning.

By John Dix | 09 July, 2015 00:14

Tags: SDN, Networking, OpenDaylight, Network World

Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

By Colin Neagle | 30 June, 2015 00:50

Tags: Quicken Loans, Google, Networking, wireless, LAN, LAN & WAN

Does Fortinet's Meru buy mean we're in for even more Wi-Fi industry consolidation?

Cybersecurity firm <a href="">Fortinet's purchase last week of wireless network manufacturer Meru Networks</a> for $44 million is the second major acquisition of a Wi-Fi hardware vendor in three months and, potentially, the start of a broader pattern.

By Jon Gold | 05 June, 2015 06:14

Tags: CouchBase, Dell, Gartner, Fortinet, Networking, wireless, Aruba networks, Meru Networks, HP

An insider's guide to the private IPv4 market

We've been hearing about the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses for years, but that day is finally upon us -- the free supply of IPv4 numbers in North America will be completely gone within a month or two.

By Marc Lindsey, Janine Goodman | 28 May, 2015 04:35

Tags: Internet Engineering Task Force, Networking, IETF, LAN & WAN

Charter-Time Warner deal would get tough regulatory scrutiny

Charter Communications' planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable faces a regulatory review by the same federal officials who were widely blamed for nixing the recent proposed merger of Time Warner with Comcast.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 May, 2015 02:11

Tags: Time Warner Cable, Networking, time warner, fcc, comcast, Charter Communications

Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said Tuesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 15 April, 2015 05:49

Tags: business issues, IT industry, alcatel-lucent, Nokia

Could Facebook be your next phone company?

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications | 21 March, 2015 08:23

Tags: unified communications, WebRTC, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, LinkedIn, IETF, Facebook

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order

The Federal Communication Commission's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released Thursday, will undoubtedly elicit lawsuits on various fronts once it is officially published in the Federal Register.

By Matt Hamblen | 14 March, 2015 01:01

Tags: Technology Law & Regulation, net neutrality, at&t, legal, fcc, comcast, netflix, government

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 March, 2015 00:56

Tags: (no company), Networking

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

I recently had the chance to sit down with Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks to get his insight on whats hot with SDN for 2015.

By Art Fewell | 10 March, 2015 01:48

Tags: SDN, Networking, Big Switch Networks, University of Maryland

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