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February 25, 2009  3:49 PM

Geek vs. Man vs. Wild: Get your grub on

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

What happens when you take a grizzled network admin and drop him in the wilds of Texas? I'm not sure either, exactly, but NetQoS put up a Man vs. Wild spoof featuring Cisco routers and NetFlow grub. Bear Grylls he's not ... but then again, I hear Bear himself needs off-screen assistance when he's...

January 17, 2009  2:29 AM

CNN viewers spooked by Cisco ad during flight 1549 coverage

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

You know how sometimes you're watching TV and the commercials seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to the program... and you wonder if it was just coincidence, or some kind of prank on the part of the programmers? In Cisco's case, the coincidental placement of their TelePresence "Business Travel...


January 15, 2009  6:47 PM

PCI Compliance: Not easy, but not optional

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

While working on a story about how updates to PCI compliance rules will phase out WEP for retailers who process credit cards, I came across one of the more interesting takes on PCI compliance, by...


January 15, 2009  3:24 PM

How network engineers can avoid the data center move blues

Tessa Parmenter Tessa Parmenter Profile: Tessa Parmenter

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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 5, 2009  9:54 PM

Cisco is branching out into everything

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Every year at Cisco Live, the vendor's giant annual customer conference, Cisco throws a big party for attendees. Last year the show was held in Orlando, and Cisco rented out a large portion of Universal Studios for the private party. Networking pros had the opportunity to try many of Universal's...


October 31, 2008  11:08 PM

Scariest computers in movie history

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

 This week, my friends and I decided to assemble our own lists of our all time favorite scary movies in honor of Halloween. I came up with a list of the top 30 movies that scared me the most in my lifetime. While at work, writing about networks and data centers, I starting thinking...


July 14, 2008  8:55 PM

Cisco WAAS 4.1 video demo

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

In this video, Feng Meng, solutions manager from Cisco data center, gives a quick tour of WAAS 4.1, which incorporates ease of deployment, application-specific acceleration, branch-ready video delivery capabilities, and flexible branch services delivery through virtualization...


July 9, 2008  7:40 PM

Good times at Cisco Live! (Networkers)

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

I promised to write more about Networkers, and here it is already almost two weeks later, and I haven't followed through. For the moment, instead, I'll share my personal videos from Orlando: One of the Peabody ducks, and two from the Journey cover band, Evolution, which performed at the Hard Rock...


July 1, 2008  8:18 PM

What’s up with WhatsUpGold

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

I just happened to be sitting next to an Ipswitch representative on my flight from Boston to Orlando last week for Cisco Networkers, so I decided to stop by their booth and take a look at their network monitoring and management product, WhatsUpGold. I apologize in advance for the video quality, but...


June 30, 2008  6:15 PM

SolarWinds Hulks out about nonessential traffic

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

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...


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