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Open Networking Foundation warns of perils of big vendor SDN influence

Open standards have a way of disrupting the competitive landscape of technology markets, and the emergence of software-defined networking has the potential of significantly impacting networking vendors that maintain proprietary technology.

Wireless-only enterprise driving need for 802.11ac

Arguably, with faster transmission speeds and more reliability, the only network an enterprise needs is a wireless one. That is one of the factors driving the adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol.

Bare-metal switches to account for quarter of data center switching ports by 2019

There's still the argument out there that open networking equipment is only for web- and hyper-scale companies. But those focused on arguing the unimportance of bare-metal switches and the likes of the Open Compute Project may be in for a shock in the next few years.

Remote workers: Got trust issues?

There's a trust issue when it comes to remote workers. Since they're not within the four walls of the enterprise--or at a branch under control of the IT department--there's a tenuous connection between the centralized IT systems and that worker.

Windows Server 2003 still running in majority of businesses

Like Windows XP on the desktop, work on phasing out Windows Server 2003 in businesses is proving to be slow-going. In a new survey of 1,300 IT professionals in North America, EMEA and the Asia Pacific, Spiceworks found that 61 percent of businesses are still using Windows Server 2003.

Apple reportedly orders white-box servers in data center refresh

A new report claims that Apple has placed orders with white-box server makers to refresh the hardware in its existing data centers, and for use in new data centers.

Windows 10 to launch within next 6 months; will be a free upgrade for all--even pirates

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be launched in summer, or within the next 6 months. Importantly, even pirated versions of Windows will be eligible for the free upgrade, too.

The eyes are the windows to the new Windows 10 Hello feature

Passwords are so passe, so Microsoft wants to do away with them. That's why Windows 10 will enable users with the right hardware to use their eyes, face or fingertips as the new way of logging-on using the new Windows Hello feature.

Juniper SDN solutions overlapping one another

Juniper Networks has been tackling software-defined networking (SDN) from various angles, and  Network World's  Jim Duffy speculated that the networking vendor may now have too many SDN solutions. Can some consolidation be on the way?

Spotlight: What you can learn from Hanson's deployment of Xirrus

Maybe shoddy hotel Wi-Fi will soon be a thing of a past. It's a nice thought, anyway, right?