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January 8, 2010  7:40 PM

IT jobs growth detected with a microscope



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, career advice, Network

National unemployment remains at 10% (officially), but if you include people who are underemployed and who have given up looking for work that number is actually at 17.3%. Not...

August 4, 2009  2:08 PM

The future of enterprise networking is no more networks



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Mobile, Network, Networking, Wireless, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

At Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, I chatted briefly with speaker Matt Lavallee about how the conference was going, and he asked me this question: "Have there been any surprises for you?" In...


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 22, 2009  7:44 PM

Riverbed gets Mazu Networks for a bargain



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Mazu, Network, Network Behavior Analysis, Riverbed, WAN optimization, Wide area networks

WAN optimization heavyweight Riverbed Technology gobbled up Mazu Networks this week for just $25 million in cash. Mazu is a privately held company that sells network behavior analysis (NBA) tools that analyze the...


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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January 8, 2009  6:25 PM

An IT industry stimulus bill? better than investing in Detroit’s dinosaurs



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, Network, Networking

Seventy-five years ago millions of young men were out of work. The Great Depression was in full swing. The ruling powers, nervous that so many idle, impoverished young men might might destabilize society, created the Civilian Conservation...

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December 18, 2008  9:14 PM

Forget cutting to the bone. Can you cut through the bone, too?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Applications management, budget, Network, Network Instruments, Network management

Hey, have you heard that the economy is in bad shape? It's bad out there. Just ask the newest Nobel Laureate for economics, Paul Krugman:

Seriously, we are in very deep trouble. Getting out of this will require a lot of...


December 17, 2008  4:03 PM

Trapeze not flying high over Magic Quadrant



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Gartner, Meru, Network, Trapeze Networks, Wi-Fi, Wireless networking

Every year Gartner's Magic Quadrant for wireless LAN infrastructure has some winners and some losers. One or two vendors will emerge from the crowded quadrant of niche players to become a market leader, a visionary or a challenger. And one or two other vendors will slip back into the crowd of niche...


December 5, 2008  8:24 PM

Gartner’s WLAN Magic Quadrant: Motorla, HP and Siemens on the rise



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Network

Where once there were two, now there are three. Gartner has published its 2008 Magic Quadrant for the wireless LAN infrastructure market. The most noteworthy change from 2007's Quadrant is the rise of Motorola....


December 5, 2008  3:32 PM

Cisco tightens their belt while Aruba sharpens the ax



Posted by: Michael Morisy
802.11n, Aruba, Cisco, IPocolypse, Network, Wireless

homersimpson49.jpg The notoriously frugal Cisco is tightening their belts a little tighter, more or less


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