Open Source News, Features, and Interviews

  • Alexa for Business paves way for smart A.I. assistants at work

    Amazon hopes to push Alexa into the office. At the same time, Cisco and Microsoft also see potential for voice-activated A.I. assistants to automate mundane tasks such as starting video conferences and booking meeting rooms.

    08 Dec. 17 04:43 Written by Matthew Finnegan
  • VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

    VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application container-based applications. The move represents the latest example of a network vendor evolving its automation tooling to operate in not just traditional data center and campus networks, but increasingly in cloud environments that cater to a faster-pace of application development.

    06 Dec. 17 04:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Hyperconvergence gathers speed in 2018

    Hyperconverged systems combine storage, compute and network functionality in a single, highly virtualized solution. Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017 as enterprises shifted storage spending to software. As the new year rolls in, the momentum will continue.

    30 Nov. 17 04:31 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN

    Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with branch and remote offices, more big changes will accompany it.

    30 Nov. 17 01:48 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Wi-Fi in 2018: What will the future look like?

    While your enterprise Wi-Fi setup might not change beyond recognition in 2018, the next year is still going to bring some shifts. The basic technology should remain largely the same, but the way you manage it could be very different.

    30 Nov. 17 01:47 Written by Jon Gold
  • What to expect from Cisco in 2018

    As the preeminent networking company shapes its plans for 2018, analysts and users say Cisco is at an inflection point, transitioning from a hardware-based company to an integrated hardware and software-focused one. In doing so, Cisco has plotted the next generation of its network management products in the form of intent-based networking. Meanwhile, as hardware sales growth slows due to workloads shifting to the public cloud, the company eyes the Internet of Things and edge computing as new frontiers for revenue growth.

    30 Nov. 17 01:37 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Three tips for developing a digital strategy

    Paul Whimpenny offers three tips for developing digital strategies based on his work at the United Nations’ agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization.

    29 Nov. 17 06:39 Written by By Paul Whimpenny
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