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May 1, 2008  10:22 PM

Perfect storm on its way for networking pros?

Posted by: SusanFogarty
Applications management, Interop, IT conferences and events, Network, Network management

I flew back from Interop this morning, and my head is swimming from all there was to see and try to comprehend. One thing, however, is crystal clear: Today,...

April 30, 2008  6:37 AM

Motorola says that state of the enterprise WLAN market is strong

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Interop, IT conferences and events, Network, Wi-Fi, Wireless networking

At the beginning of Interop this week, Motorola announced that North American investment plans in WLAN technology looks to be strong in 2008. The wireless technology vendor, which recently announced plans to spin off its ailing mobile devices business, sponsored a Web-based survey of 550 North...

April 24, 2008  9:45 PM

What happens at Interop doesn’t stay in Vegas

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Interop, IT conferences and events, Network

Next week the SearchNetworking team will be reporting to you from Interop in Las Vegas. If my email inbox is any indication, there's a lot going on at the show this year. I've received at least 500 emails over the last three weeks from vendors...

April 15, 2008  4:39 PM

Outsourced and automated network skills: Is it the end of the keyboard cowboy?

Posted by: Michael Morisy
career advice, Geek culture, IT certification and training, Network, Networking

Aside from Angelina Jolie, the movie Hackers just didn't have a whole lot of redeeming factors if you took it too seriously: overwrought dialog, an improbable eco-terrorism plot, and CGI "hacking" visualizations to make the most neophyte...

April 11, 2008  9:41 PM

Cisco to add a job-matching service

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
career advice, Cisco, IT certification and training, Network

Cisco certifications recently reached 1 million but long-time rumors of the program starting an official job matching service may be actualized this summer. In an interview...

April 3, 2008  6:14 PM

Vint Cerf wows ‘em at SHARKFEST

Posted by: SusanFogarty
IT conferences and events, Network, Network analysis

Earlier this week, I

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March 30, 2008  1:53 PM

SHARKFEST: Open source network analysis fans churn up the waters with the Father of the Internet and Mother of Invention

Posted by: SusanFogarty
IT conferences and events, Network, Network analysis, Open source

Shark Just when you thought it was safe to go into the NOC….da, dum….da,...

March 21, 2008  8:21 PM

Grading the analysts

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Forrester Research, Gartner, Network

Chances are you deal with industry analysts pretty often, whether your company pays for their services or whether you meet with them at conferences. And if you don't talk to them, your boss probably does. As a tech journalist, I talk to a lot of industry analysts on a daily basis. I rely on them...

March 20, 2008  9:07 PM

Verizon Wireless wins prime C-block spectrum

Posted by: Michael Morisy
700 Mhz, FCC, Google bombed, It's the network, Network, Verizon

In networking news on a larger level, Verizon Wireless has officially won the coveted C block in the FCC's closely watched wireless auction. From a statement Verizon issued:

"We are very pleased with our auction results. Specifically, we were successful in achieving the spectrum...

March 19, 2008  7:26 PM

Cisco at VoiceCon Orlando 2008

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, IT conferences and events, Network, Networking, social networking, Unified communications, VoIP

Cisco has been relatively quiet at VoiceCon Orlando 2008. Well, they did make a bit of a splash today with a keynote address that featured CEO John Chambers and former vice president Al Gore discussing how communications technology can do its part to fight global climate change. I'll have...

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