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June 25, 2008  5:01 AM

Cisco’s collaboration strategy: Adding vision to social networking

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers welcomed attendees of Cisco Live 2008 (a.k.a. Cisco Networkers) at his keynote address in Orlando Tuesday morning with the message that the network will become the platform for all communication, and that Cisco will be the leader in providing the...

June 9, 2008  9:59 PM

The NBA Finals and Lenovo

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Last week I took a "tech tour" of Boston's TD BankNorth Garden, home of the Boston Celtics. The tour, which took place hours before Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals, demonstrated how the NBA uses Lenovo tablet laptops to tracks statistics...


May 29, 2008  6:32 PM

Geek Squad vs. Sex and the City

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

Sure, Carrie Bradshaw was mystified when her Mac died, but that's no reason to hate on Sex and the City. As much as pop culture may have you believe that the worlds of beauty and brains lie as far apart as Mars and Venus (Ashton Kutcher's television "social experiment,"


May 7, 2008  3:12 PM

How sexy is your network diagram?

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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


May 6, 2008  3:35 PM

FastSoft demonstrates fast data transmission

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

After struggling for several hours to upload the first of my Interop videos to YouTube, I ran across FastSoft's video demonstration of their accelerated file transfer appliance, which struck me pretty compelling. In this video, Dan Henderson, VP of Marketing, explains and demonstrates how FastSoft...


May 6, 2008  3:31 PM

AdRem’s international approach to network monitoring

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

AdRem Sales and Marketing Director Jarek Jerzakowski gives a tour of the company's brand new network management and monitoring product, NetCrunch 5, at Interop Las Vegas 2008. The product, sold around the world by AdRem and its...


May 5, 2008  9:43 PM

Aruba Networks at Interop

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Aruba Networks is one of the top WLAN infrastructure vendors in the market. The last time I checked, they were second to the titan in the market, Cisco. A lot of vendors see the coming generation of 802.11n wireless technology as an opportunity to take on Cisco's market dominance. At Interop...


May 5, 2008  9:38 PM

Aerohive wireless at Interop

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Aerohive is a new company in the wireless networking space. It's developed some innovative access points that work cooperatively with each other. Many vendors rely on controllers to coordinate the activities of Wi-Fi access points. Aerohive's access points communicate with each...


May 5, 2008  7:52 PM

Vyatta more than just open source routing

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

Since I first encountered Vyatta two years ago, they have grown beyond merely being an open source software router. These days, Vyatta is calling itself an "open-source networking" company, and their router is now a router/firewall/VPN. Dave Roberts, Vyatta's VP of Strategy, spoke on a panel...


May 5, 2008  7:04 PM

Mushroom demonstrates organic growth at Interop

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

In this video, Cahit Akin, PhD and CEO of Mushroom Networks tells me about Mushroom's broadband bonding device, the "Truffle," and explains the significance of the company's name.