From social platforms to mobile apps, there is no shortage of innovation rapidly coming to market, available via a wide variety of new devices. But, these services need to be highly accessible, reliable and scalable, while supporting increasing complexity.
Tech is known for rapid change. Tony Byrne points out that some things stay the same. Byrne, of the Real Story Group, outlines six lessons for enterprise software buyers based on trends that have persisted for years and that will remain important in 2014 and beyond.
Sound deadly dull? It's actually pretty interesting and potentially useful. Phil Wainewright digs in on Diginomica.
The government-run insurance site Healthcare.gov launched with a loud flop on October 1. This much we all know. Now details are emerging of the fix-it process.
This is what the kids jump out of bed for on Christmas morning: Shiny new developments in the Ethernet world. Network World's Jim Duffy outlines eight such predictions, providing real-world users who exemplify most of these trends.
Looks like a lot of IT shops are on the naughty list again this year for letting security issues fester unattended. The annual year-end security stories are hitting the wire, and this year's topics include… well, just about everything.
What's happening at your company--is major analytics work underway? If not, what is everyone waiting for? The transformational and disruptive potential of big data is too big to ignore.
Network Computing reports that the co-founder and CEO of Chinese switch maker Huawei is giving up on the U.S. market "amid a growing stockpile of accusations, conspiracy and intrigue surrounding his company, almost none of it conclusive," as Scott Fulton writes.
Stung--like numerous tech companies--by criticisms and accusations of providing the government with too much data access, Microsoft announced plans this week to encrypt customers' information traveling on MS services.
Now that you've got desktops, smartphones, Wi-Fi, IP phones, videoconferencing systems, surveillance cameras and maybe a few refrigerators and Xboxes running on your network--how do you know what's causing problems and who gets to fix it?
Intel announced a new generation of chips aimed at the networking market, where the company currently holds just 5 percent market share.
Engineers from Google and Amazon dazzled the crowd at the recent Usenix LISA conference in Washington D.C. Joab Jackson's write-up for IDG News Service includes numerous gems.
Eight qualified candidates for every 10 job openings. That's the estimate of one high-tech headhunter.
Imagine being able to allocate network resources to any task as the need arises. What a wonderful world it would be… And while advocates say software-defined networking (SDN) is the way there, a small obstacle lies in the road--in the form of today's legacy infrastructure.
What a difference a day makes--by absorbing Enterasys, Extreme Networks jumps past competitors in the network switch market including Dell, Brocade and IBM, according to data from the Dell'Oro Group. So now what?
What does the next-generation contact center look like? Stephen Leaden paints an ambitious picture on UC Strategies.
Most of the activity in software-defined networking (SDN) is taking place in the core, says Arthur Cole.
Gaming consoles on the corporate network? Sounds like a recipe for somebody getting fired.
Research and Markets, based in Dublin, says the Software-Defined Data Center market will grow by a 97 percent compound annual rate through 2018.
The WebRTC technology for in-browser communications offers much promise in the enterprise space--for quick-and-easy videoconferencing, video customer service and other applications. However, it's going to take some more work to put the 'easy' in quick-and-easy.