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May 5, 2008  5:23 PM

PacketTrap shares vision of integrated network management, monitoring tools

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

At Interop, I sat down with PacketTrap CEO Steve Goodman, who showed me PacketTrap's network management console and talked about the company's philosophy of integrating disparate tools.


May 4, 2008  2:34 AM

University of Florida PHD offers new energy-saving Ethernet idea

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

At Interop Las Vegas 2008, I talked with the Ethernet Alliance and their University White Paper Challenge Winner Francisco Blanquicet, a PHD student at University of South Florida. In this video he explains the topic of his winning white paper, "PAUSE Power Cycle: A new backwards compatible method...


May 2, 2008  5:20 AM

MacGyver challenges network pros at Interop

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

One of the more entertaining exhibits on the Interop Las Vegas 2008 show floor this year was Mazu's "MacGyver Challenge," which pitted attendees against timed puzzles which could be solved with the help of the "Mazu Profiler." Mazu tweaked some kids' games to represent network problems. MacGyver...


April 15, 2008  4:39 PM

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

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

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...


March 30, 2008  1:53 PM

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

SusanFogarty Susan Fogarty Profile: SusanFogarty

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


March 5, 2008  5:54 PM

Nokia’s Morph travels back from future to save world, prepare lunch

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

I'd like to share a piece from Kate Dostart, associate editor for the networking group. She wrote this for SearchMobileComputing.com's newsletter, and I thought it might be of interest. Please feel free to post comments here or 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 21, 2008  11:10 PM

Geeks defy (and underscore) geek stereotypes

Ron Richard Profile: Ron Richard

I spend a lot of time, possibly too much time, thinking about geek culture, and apparently I'm not the only one. No sooner had I blogged about pundits trying to define the image of the 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 1, 2008  6:22 PM

Video tour of Juniper’s EX 4200 series network switch

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

Juniper's Michael Peachey, senior product marketing manager, points out some of the major features -- including an LCD screen, hot-swappable fans and user-replacable batteries -- of the newly-launched EX 4200 series network switch.