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January 11, 2010  4:17 PM

Cisco supply chain woes: Core networking product shortage



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aruba, Cisco, Network, product shortages, Routing and switching, wireless LAN

The Channel Insider reports that Cisco is struggling to fill orders for core networking products after enterprises started buying products in greater numbers at the end of...

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...


December 11, 2009  7:42 PM

New wireless standard with speed that slaughters 802.11n … in a very small world



Posted by: rivkalittle
60 GHz channel model, 802.11n, beamforming, WiGig 1.0, WiGig Alliance, Wireless Gigabit Alliance, wireless specification

A new wireless standard that outpaces 802.11n in speed by tenfold -- but at a much shorter range -- was approved by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance this week. The Multi-Gigabit Wireless...

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December 9, 2009  3:30 AM

Kensington MicroSaver Alarmed Computer Lock review: Will it protect your laptop?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Laptops, Locks, Network security, Network testing and hacking, Networking, Security, USB port blocking

After watching this video on how to pick a tubular Kensington lock with a toilet paper roll, I had some serious doubts about my laptop's safety: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/as-CPdf-rKI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Had I watched this video...


December 3, 2009  6:28 PM

IDC: IBM will buy Juniper in 2010



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Routing and switching

IBM will step back into networking in a big way in 2010 by buying Juniper Networks, according IDC.  The New York Times "Bits" blog says IDC will unleash some of its year-end predictions for...

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December 3, 2009  5:11 PM

Motorola brand to disappear? I don’t think so



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
mergers & acquisitions, Mobile, Motorola, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

On the blog 24/7 Wall Street, Jon Ogg boldly predicted this week that Motorola is one of 10 brands that will disappear in 2010. It's time to break up the company and "scuttle a brand with a bad...


December 2, 2009  10:43 PM

Port blocking: Why corporate computers need disabled USB ports



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network device management, Network devices, Network security, Networking, USB, USB port blocking

CableOrganizer.com asked me to review a few products as part of a data theft prevention promotion they were advertising. One such appliance was a USB port block. You may be wondering why you would want to block ports on your laptop, and if...


November 23, 2009  5:49 PM

Who started this food fight? Cisco or HP?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Cisco, HP 3com acquisition, HP ProCurve, Networking, Routing and switching

BusinessWeek asked a question a few days ago that I asked last June. Is

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November 19, 2009  9:29 PM

Eureka! There’s no data center without the network



Posted by: rivkalittle
cloud computing networks, Interop, network automation

Move over data center, networking has regained its rightful place here at Interop NY this week. Interop was once the networking show, but that ended years ago as the conference tried to become the virtualization show and the data center show to remain relevant. That...


November 18, 2009  7:43 PM

Networks get flat and IT orgs become cloud service providers at Interop NYC



Posted by: rivkalittle
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton, cloud computing networks, flat networks, Interop

Guess what networking teams? Consider yourselves service providers. At least that seems to be the message here at Interop New York. This morning Citrix CEO Mark Templeton and Cisco VP Marie Hattar keynoted the conference, both highlighting consumerization of enterprise IT and its influence on...


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