Small Business News, Features, and Interviews

  • Juniper's new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

    Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use.

    27 May 16 07:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

    Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

    26 May 16 06:54 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco's Meraki spreads its cloud to voice

    If you manage your whole LAN in the cloud, why not add in the desk phones, too? That's what Cisco's Meraki division has done. Its first phone, the MC74, can be managed on the same dashboard Meraki provides for its switches, Wi-Fi access points, security devices and other infrastructure.

    25 May 16 06:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

    Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

    25 May 16 02:56 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Has Google finally found enterprise religion?

    Google has known for some time that the enterprise is where the money is, but it sure hasn't shown it in the past. That looks to be changing.

    20 May 16 06:34 Written by Scot Finnie
  • Google declares war on copy and paste

    Google’s ready to kick Control+C and Control+V to the curb – the company on Thursday announced new APIs and enterprise partnerships today at its annual I/O developer conference, designed to simplify common workflows and make its Google Apps product line more competitive.

    20 May 16 05:59 Written by Jon Gold
  • Google's mobile productivity apps bury Microsoft's

    According to SurveyMonkey, mobile versions of Microsoft's core Office apps -- Excel and Word -- in April badly trailed their rivals from Google, Sheets and Docs, respectively.

    19 May 16 23:55 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Google I/O: Expect A.I., virtual reality

    Virtual reality and artificial intelligence -- as well as cars, drones and other self-driving gizmos -- are expected to get big play at this week's Google I/O developer's conference.

    17 May 16 05:15 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Networks need automation -- just ask the U.S. military

    IT professionals are looking to software-defined networking to automate what are still complex and vulnerable systems controlled by human engineers. Major General Sarah Zabel knows where they’re coming from.

    12 May 16 00:52 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Verizon strike taking trickle-down toll on business customers

    With the strike by Verizon union members now in its fourth week – and no settlement appearing near -- frustrations born of service delays and cancelations remain primarily the bane of consumers, although business customers are also taking on collateral damage, some of which may not be visible to the untrained eye.

    06 May 16 06:11 Written by Paul McNamara

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