• Joining the Wi-Fi mile high club

    Conference centers are much further along the Wi-Fi adoption curve than the typical airline, many of which still appear to be stuck in the Dark Ages of days gone by. If you're like me, you like to work on those hours flying between home and conferences, but Wi-Fi is only beginning to emerge on airplanes. Hands up. How many of you have spent the last 10 minutes before a flight downloading a bunch of files simply so you can do some work while you're in the air?

HPE Networking looks good as HP closes out its final quarter

With the release of fiscal 2015's fourth quarter results, the final nail in the old HP's coffin has been hammered in. Although sales dropped in almost all categories, there's good news for the newly-formed HP Enterprise – and it's in the networking business.

Brocade sees strong switch growth while router business declines

Brocade's fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was slightly above the expectations of the financial community, with mild revenue growth, but the first quarter of fiscal 2016 isn't shaping up so well. Analysts expect the first quarter of the new fiscal year will not meet expectations.

Cisco executives: Where are they now?

It has been four months since Chuck Robbins stepped into the role of Cisco CEO. The passing of the torch from former CEO John Chambers to Robbins came at the expense of several lost executives, reducing the old school Cisco brain share and replacing it with up-and-comers.

Solve branch bandwidth issues with SD-WAN, says VeloCloud exec

With increasing WAN bandwidth needs to the branch and no sign of MPLS costs coming down, software-defined WAN vendors are positioning their products as the medicine for what's ailing the enterprise. And according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing for VeloCloud, it's entirely a scaling issue.

Most Skype for Business deployments fail, but you can improve the odds

There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, most deployments of the product fail.


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