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February 4, 2009  9:14 PM

Google can hear you now



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Cisco, DataCenter, Google, Network, Network management, Unified communications, VoIP

A college professor once warned me never to put things in writing -- which was funny given that he was a writing professor. What he meant was that to ensure confidentiality between people I communicated with remotely, I should speak with them over the phone. That way, he said, it would be much...

January 15, 2009  3:24 PM

How network engineers can avoid the data center move blues



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
DataCenter, disaster recovery, Network, Network engineering, Network management, vendor, Virtualization

Just because we're surrounded by bad news doesn't mean we can't turn our lemons into lemonade. That's at least what network management software solution company Advanced Systems Group (ASG) has done (not to be confused with the

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October 20, 2008  10:03 PM

TelePresence, now yours for an hourly fee



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, Network, Technology, TelePresence, Unified communications

Have you been eyeing Cisco's TelePresence ever since Vice President Noah Daniels and Russian President Suvarov squared off over one in 24, Season 6? Well now's your chance to re-enact your favorite moments, as


July 22, 2008  4:14 AM

Brocade grabs Foundry Networks, challenges Cisco in the data center



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, DataCenter, Ethernet, Foundry, Network, Routing and switching, Storage

There's one vendor out there who is poised to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in the data center networking market. No, it's not Juniper with its new line of EX switches. ProCurve Networking by...


June 30, 2008  6:15 PM

SolarWinds Hulks out about nonessential traffic



Posted by: 2020viip
Network management, network monitoring, social networking, SolarWinds, video demo

I can't resist a networking/comic book analogy, so I taped this booth demo from SolarWinds at Cisco Networkers. "Head Geek" Josh Stephens talks about how nonessential traffic -- such as the Hulk movie trailer -- can make network engineers very angry, and how the latest SolarWinds Orion release can...


May 20, 2008  7:58 PM

Wall Street insiders float idea of a Cisco and EMC merger



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, EMC, Network, Storage, Technology

Either it's wishful thinking or some keen insight. Yesterday Eric Savitz, the west coast editor of Barron's, speculated that Cisco Systems might try to buy storage giant EMC Corp. He wrote...


May 7, 2008  3:12 PM

How sexy is your network diagram?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
contests, design, IT humor, Network, Network Diagrams, Networking, ranking

Sample diagramWhat, you don't know a precise number? Then get over to RateMyNetworkDiagram.com and find out exactly...


May 4, 2008  2:58 PM

Finisar and Neterion partner for smaller, faster, cooler cable



Posted by: 2020viip
DataCenter, Ethernet, Interop, Network, Network cable

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March 5, 2008  5:54 PM

Nokia’s Morph travels back from future to save world, prepare lunch



Posted by: 2020viip
Mobile, Technology

I'd like to share a piece from Kate Dostart, associate editor for the networking group. She wrote this for SearchMobileComputing.com's newsletter, and I thought it might be of interest. Please feel free to post comments here or

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February 25, 2008  6:42 PM

UPDATE: Amazon says Kindle ‘does not violate net neutrality’



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Amazon, Internet, Net neutrality, Network, Technology

Amazon got back to my questions about whether or not Amazon's Kindle eBook reader violates net neutrality. Their answer: No. Heather Huntoon, a PR manager for Amazon...


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