• 2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions
    by Peter Sayer on December 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The biggest tech mergers and acquisitions of 2017Image by Peter Sayer/IDGOne of the most talked-about acquisitions of the year, a $78 billion takeover of Accenture by Oracle, turned out to be nothing more than rumor, roundly dismissed by Oracle.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch
    by Brandon Butler on December 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application-container-based applications.The move represents the latest example of a network vendor evolving its automation tooling to operate in […]

  • Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN
    by Brandon Butler on November 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    IDGSoftware-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018.Research firm IDC predicts SD-WAN revenues will hit $2.3 billion in 2018, growing 69% on a compound annual growth rate to reach more than $8 billion […]

  • Wi-Fi i2018: What does the future look like?
    by Jon Gold on November 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    IDGThe world of enterprise Wi-Fi moves fast, but 2018 is going to see gear based on 802.11ac Wave 2 remain the state of the art – its successor, 802.11ax, is still one for the future.Wave 2 is the latest Wi-Fi standard to be certified by the IEEE. Its main technological innovation is MU-MIMO, […]

  • What to expect from Cisco in 2018
    by Brandon Butler on November 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    IDGAs the preeminent networking company shapes its plans for 2018, analysts and users say Cisco is at somewhat of an inflection point, transitioning from a hardware-based company to an integrated hardware and software-focused one.In doing so, Cisco has plotted the next generation of its network […]

  • Three tips for developing a digital strategy
    by Paul Whimpenny on November 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Paul Whimpenny is Senior Officer for Digital Strategy at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), an agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality […]

  • What is 802.11? Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained
    by Keith Shaw on November 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    In the world of wireless, the term Wi-Fi is synonymous with wireless access, even though the term Wi-Fi itself (and the Wi-Fi Alliance) is a group dedicated to interoperability between different wireless LAN products and technologies.The standards themselves are part of the 802.11 family of […]

  • IoT needs to be secured by the network
    by Jon Gold on November 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Everyone who has a stake in the internet of things, from device manufacturers to network service providers to implementers to customers themselves, makes important contributions to the security or lack thereof in enterprise IoT, attendees at Security of Things World were told.“The key to all […]

  • What CIOs can learn in the wake of a major IT outage
    by Andrew Martin on November 16, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Outages from Australian organisations across the financial, government, travel and telecommunications sectors seem to be occurring on a weekly basis often caused by hardware failures, software upgrades, human error and ransomware attacks - causing major service interruption.The impact of […]

  • 10 of the world's fastest supercomputers
    by Peter Sayer on November 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    10 of the world's fastest supercomputersImage by Peter Sayer/IDGThe cream of the Top500 supercomputer list in November 2017, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena. They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, […]

  • What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall
    by Brandon Butler on November 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security professionals to constantly evaluate their defenses. Typically, firewalls […]

  • How does SD-WAN work?
    on November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Learn about the latest networking technology, SD-WAN, which uses policy-based rules to orchestrate applications routing in the cloud. Jerry Kennelly, CEO of Riverbed, describes the functionality and benefits. […]

  • VMware jumps into SD-WAN with VeloCloud purchase
    by Brandon Butler on November 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    VMware today announced plans to acquire VeloCloud, one of the leading companies in the fast-growing software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market.SD-WAN represents a new way to manage network connectivity to branch and remote offices using software-defined networking principles. Software-based […]

  • 23% off APC 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on October 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    The APC Back-UPS BE600M1 provides instant battery power to your critical electronics when the power goes out, keeping you connected and available both personally and professionally. Designed specifically to enhance the features that matter most to you, including more runtime, more battery backup […]

  • GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite
    by Marc Ferranti on October 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    To solidify its position at the center of the industrial IoT (IIoT), GE Digital is going to the edge. That is, it's adding features to its Predix platform as a service (PaaS) to let industrial enterprises run predictive analytics at the network edge, as close as possible to data sources, whether […]

  • Fidelity Investment’s key to hybrid cloud: Application flexibility
    by Brandon Butler on October 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

    From an infrastructure perspective, Fidelity Investments uses a combination of private cloud hosted in company data centers plus multiple public cloud platforms, leading to the question, how to manage this hybrid infrastructure?One key is being flexible, say Maria Azua Himmel, senior vice […]

  • Cisco snaps up streaming-data startup Perspica
    by Brandon Butler on October 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Cisco today announced plans to acquire San Jose-based startup Perspica, a company that specializes in using machine learning to analyze streams of data.Cisco says it will integrate the Perspica technology into its AppDynamics product, which provides network and application monitoring and […]

  • GE CIO: Machines will tell humans what to do, not the other way around
    by Brandon Butler on October 18, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    General Electric outfitted 650 British Petroleum (BP) oil rigs with sensors and software that report operational data to a central GE platform that analyzes it to optimize how the rigs run – making them 2 to 4% more efficient than before.General Electric Jim Fowler, CIO, General […]

  • What is a firewall?
    by Brandon Butler on October 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats.A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Research firm IDC estimates […]

  • Extreme Networks' MoJo to outdo Cisco, HPE: CEO Ed Meyercord
    by Yogesh Gupta on September 30, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    A year ago, Extreme Networks started its hyper acquisition spree with Zebra Wireless LAN. The networking giant since then bought the networking division of Avaya and Brocade’s datacenter networking business.CIO India had an exclusive interaction with Ed Meyercord, president and CEO, Extreme […]

  • What is intent-based networking?
    on September 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

    The networking industry's hottest new buzzword -- intent-based networking -- is the next evolution of network software management. Get up to speed fast with this visual explainer. […]

  • Bossies 2017: The Best of Open Source Software Awards
    by Doug Dineley on September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Open source software isn’t what it used to be. The term used to conjure images of the lone developer, working into the night and through weekends, banging out line after line of code to scratch a personal itch or realize a personal vision. But with each passing year—and every new survey […]