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Spotlight: Nearly half surveyed say SDN may be too immature to be secure

If you give a group of C-suite executives a list of bad things to choose from and tell them to arrange them in order of bad-to-worse, like a tally of "Brady Bunch" episodes, does the one...

Microsoft identifies human error as root cause behind November Azure outage

Microsoft has shared the results of its root cause analysis, and admitted that--surprise--human error was the reason behind the Microsoft Azure outage in November.

Congress defunds ICANN/IANA governance transition

Inspired by a belief that ICANN and IANA extend First Amendment protections to Internet users worldwide, representatives in Congress successfully thwart budget provisions for a transition plan.

DNS governing body ICANN admits its systems are compromised

A security upgrade process just begun by ICANN on its zone domain transfer system revealed a compromise whose signature implies the hacker knew what he or she was doing.

Internet of Things presents solution to single sign-on

If you're scared by the idea of a central server out there in the world granting you access to your company network, maybe you'd feel easier with your company network granting you access to the world.

Gigabit over cable beckons as DOCSIS 3.1 passes interoperability tests

Gigabit level Internet connectivity over cable networks is now one step closer as the new DOCSIS 3.1 passes an important landmark.

Microsoft touts improvements to Azure cloud offering

Slowly and steadily, Microsoft is rolling out new tweaks and enhancements to its Azure cloud platform.

FCC insists rural broadband come to par with urban at 10 Mbps

It may not be an official re-definition of "broadband" just yet, but the FCC's alteration of its Universal Service Fund order does give it double-digit download speeds. The question remains, will enough carriers sign up?

Top 10 issues in communications: Number 4, the virtualization of devices

One of the most productive and useful innovations in the history of communications may not happen because some folks are making headway characterizing it as unnecessary.

Spotlight: Advocacy group urges FTC to go to war with FCC on net neutrality

Since the principle of divided government has performed so well in recent years, why not try pitting one government regulatory agency against another in order to effectuate a stall of net neutrality?...