Cisco CEO Chambers: Most corporations will die unless networks can adapt

With the aid of an animation that literally depicted the Cisco logo mowing over competitors, the CEO opened his annual conference with the most optimistic sounding threat imaginable.

Cisco Android desktops: Its bid to replace PCs in the office

Executives might not want another screen cluttering their desks. So Cisco is working to give them a reason to kick one of those screens off.

Spotlight: In search of engagement in IT

Ron Miller takes away a handful of approaches to the perennial problem of IT's place in the 21 century management scheme.

FCC's net neutrality dissenters: Deregulation is better alternative

With opponents of newly proposed net neutrality rules strongly against any regulation, the anti-fast-lane argument is now being championed by no one.

AT&T, DirecTV merger will reignite 'regulated duopolies' issue

In a market where Internet value can be tuned up or down and prices can be tuned to match, you don't need to be a monopoly to prosper.

What have we learned this week at Microsoft TechEd 2014?

Can a company that's accustomed to setting the tone for an entire industry become content with simply finding some degree of harmony?

Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 come closer to almost near convergence

The whole point of Windows 8 was to unify the Windows platforms. After an upgrade to the update to the point release, is "close" close enough?

Is the cloud more secure today than yesterday?

Organizations remain uncertain of the integrity of the cloud. But can the company that brought you Windows XP allay your concerns?

Spotlight: Cisco rejects leaving a backdoor key for governments, omits mentioning Huawei

In an empassioned statement, Cisco's general counsel calls for governments to step out of the network and network components design businesses.

Citizens for a free and open service bus

Unite, O Internet-i-zens of the world, behind the causes of freedom, openness and compatible software for every processor of every shape, size and color.

Microsoft's Russinovich: 'Azure is the new Windows'

The technical fellow that thousands came to Houston specifically to see, gives a roar that has a familiar ring to it--one that the Microsoft faithful have longed to hear.

Microsoft Oslo bids to supplant Google+, LinkedIn with tailored content streams

What makes social networking work is the free exchange of content. But if we were all charged with having to create that content for ourselves, we'd be at a deficit. The success of social...

Cisco cloud service will moderate multiple public clouds

A service called InterCloud aims to create a layer of abstraction giving hybrid cloud customers more freedom to use the equipment they choose.

Microsoft decouples .NET Framework from Windows

Application developers will soon be able to write applications in C# that work for Windows well enough, but run in iOS and Android, using their native code.

Microsoft relocates enterprise file system to the cloud

The center of gravity for Microsoft's Active Directory, and its system of authentication and identity management, moves away from Windows Server.

Spotlight: A post-Heartbleed debate on whether open source has failed

Two of ZDNet's finest examine the question of whether the Heartbleed bug happened on account of open source.

Microsoft TechEd 2014: The move from Windows Server to Azure

A de-emphasis of the operating system as the leverage point for all Microsoft services is the key theme this year.

AT&T's Stephens: We need strategic services to drive total enterprise growth

AT&T's strategic business services suite, including cloud and Ethernet, will be the key growth engine for the enterprise services business, but they have yet to surpass legacy service losses.

Live beta of browser-based SIP conferencing without plugins

The public Internet may never have the reliability or quality of service to substitute for the telephone. But that doesn't mean someone can't build high-fidelity chat for Web browsers.

Advantage Oracle: Appeals Court finds APIs can be copyrighted

Nobody is disputing that Google copied huge portions of Java in creating Android. But now, Google's defense that it didn't copy anything serious has been blasted to bits.