The Network Hub:

July, 2009


July 30, 2009  5:55 PM

Are wireless LANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

Persistent, reliable and secure wireless LANs (WLANs) remain the top concern for networking professionals across all verticals. However, John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), has presented a compelling case to use it in the health care industry...

July 29, 2009  5:06 PM

Dell’Oro will adjust reporting after WLAN market share squabble

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Earlier this month I wrote a story about how Aruba and Meru were both claiming second place in the 802.11n enterprise wireless LAN market based on the same numbers from Dell'Oro Group. There were a...


July 28, 2009  2:44 AM

Computer networking trends 2009 from senior Burton Group analyst at Catalyst conference

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

The needs of the network are changing in 2009 as enterprises centralize their data centers, rely on fluid storage sources and depend more and more on wireless LANs instead of wired Ethernet. At this year's

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July 21, 2009  1:45 AM

How will Cisco’s core businesses fare as it expands?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

In the early days of Barack Obama's presidency, a new meme emerged among the pundits who make their living assembling straw men and tearing them down again on the various cable news networks. Is Obama trying to do too much? Shouldn't he be focusing on the economy and leave things like health-care...


July 20, 2009  6:25 PM

IBM exec leaves to head Avaya’s Nortel integration?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

IBM veteran exec Mohamad Ali will leave IBM after more than 13 years and join Avaya as a senior vice president of corporate development, focusing on M&As, he told his contacts in a personal...


July 20, 2009  3:19 PM

Avaya buys Nortel’s enterprise business

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

After months of rumors, Avaya has finally struck a deal to buy Nortel Enterprise Solutions, the bankrupt Canadian company's enterprise division whose assets include its voice and unified communications portfolio and its Ethernet enterprise networking business. Avaya has agreed to pay $475 million...


July 13, 2009  4:10 PM

Nortel out, Cisco in, as 2012 London Olympics sponsor

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

As E.T. would say, "Ouch." [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/-yVLoJjEJrE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Nortel received another black eye this week when the organizers of the 2012 London Summer Olympics announced that it has

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July 13, 2009  3:14 PM

This week in WLAN adoption: Schools love Ruckus, Aruba gets logistical

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Looking at last week's wireless LAN adoption news... Ruckus took the opportunity this week to announce that 24 colleges and universities have decided to install Ruckus' 802.11n wireless LAN technology over the last 90 days. The most recent school to sign on is Benedict College in Columbia,...


July 7, 2009  5:57 PM

Cisco matching ProCurve prices

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The rivalry between HP ProCurve and Cisco continues to heat up. According to a leaked email from ProCurve, Cisco has been telling its channel partners to match any price that ProCurve offers. ProCurve appears to be...


July 3, 2009  5:02 PM

Cisco internal memo: Changes to sales strategy and channel org

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

If you think Cisco has grown too large, too unwieldy, too fragmented in its offerings, guess what? Cisco may agree with you. Or at least the company wants to be sure it doesn’t live up to these criticisms.

According to an internal memo from Cisco vice president of worldwide operations...


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