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  • Survey reveals desire and constraints of enterprise network modernization

    There’s broad recognition among enterprises of the need for network modernization, but many decision-makers are constrained by the prospect of capital equipment outlays, proving a solid return on investment, or fear of being locked into a proprietary solution.

    02 Sept. 16 02:40 Written by Staff
  • Just give up on mobile already, Microsoft

    How many ways can Microsoft fail with mobile technology? There was Windows CE -- a failure. Windows Mobile -- a flop. And, more recently, Windows Phone -- a fiasco.

    11 July 15 03:47 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Fave Raves 2015: What's your favorite enterprise IT product?

    Do you have a favorite enterprise IT product you can't live without? Tell us about it and we'll share your raves with our readers. (Here's a link to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2289676/data-center/149931-Fave-Raves-33-tech-pros-share-their-favorite-IT-products.html">last year's Fave Raves</a> collection.)

    03 March 15 00:41 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

    While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

    18 Sept. 14 05:53 Written by Colin Neagle
  • Understanding SDN Vendor Ecosystems

    Followers of Software Defined Networking (SDN) might recognize a sort of market maturation. We don't mean maturity of the product sets, or even how SDN is technically achieved. Those elements are still coming along. We mean vendor SDN strategies are settling in.

    09 Sept. 14 23:24 Written by Ethan Banks
  • SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

    The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we're getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward. We also have a sense of when companies expect to start the process in earnest.

    09 Sept. 14 23:23 Written by Jim Metzler
  • Home automation's next big opportunity: Controlling the water heater

    Three years ago most people barely even thought about their air conditioning, until it didn't work. Then along came NEST, the smart thermostat that opened up a whole new world of home control, and most importantly, money savings. Suddenly, the state of your indoor climate was dinner-table conversation. Get ready to start talking about your water heater.

    06 Sept. 14 02:49 Written by Jennifer Tuohy
  • But it looks so nice now!

    It's summer, the time of year at this large wholesale plant nursery when business is slow and supervisors decide to spiff up their work areas, reports an IT pilot fish there.

    27 Aug. 14 03:14 Written by Sharky
  • OpenFlow Supports IPv6 Flows

    OpenFlow is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocol used for southbound communications from an SDN controller to and from a network device. OpenFlow is the protocol used to inform the topology of network switches on which flows should be added to their flow tables and advise switches how they should handle traffic flows that are not in the current flow tables. Initially, OpenFlow did not have any definition for handling IPv6 communications. Now, newer OpenFlow versions have IPv6 capabilities and more vendors are deploying products that use the newer OpenFlow versions. This article goes over the IPv6 functions within the OpenFlow protocol and describes how these are being used.

    01 Aug. 14 10:25 Written by Scott Hogg
  • Evan Schuman: The data dangers of free public Wi-Fi

    New York's plan to turn pay phones into free Wi-Fi stations could be a template for other cities, and bad news for IT departments trying to protect corporate data and intellectual property.

    29 July 14 23:04 Written by Evan Schuman
  • How to effectively manage the integration of IT/OT in the hyper-connected enterprise

    There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connected endpoints can help revolutionize the way businesses collect and process information from Operational Technology (OT) systems, but there are huge challenges in accessing the information and making it accessible to your other business systems, employees and business partners.

    26 July 14 07:31 Written by Greg Jones, Chief Technology Officer, MachineShop

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