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Network Computing: Built For Community

Network Computing: Built For Community

Network Computing has revamped its Web site to create an online community where infrastructure administrators, engineers, and architects can connect with peers, analysts, and independent experts. For 25 years, Network Computing has provided insight and analysis on networking, the data center, storage, the cloud, and…

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SDN & The Programming Pushback

SDN & The Programming Pushback

A common refrain about SDN is that it will force network engineers to become programmers as they grapple with APIs and more highly automated environments. Certainly there’s significant demands on network to speed up provisioning and increase scalability to match what’s possible with virtual machines….

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Interop New Exhibitor Crossword Puzzle

Interop New Exhibitor Crossword Puzzle

Interop is just one week away! We’re delighted to introduce a host of new exhibitors to the Expo floor. Help us welcome these new exhibitors by playing our crossword puzzle (download a PDF of the puzzle here). Bring your finished puzzle to the Interop HQ…

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A Visual History Of Interop

A Visual History Of Interop

From its origins as a workshop on networking protocols, Interop has grown into global technology conference on networking, cloud, mobility and more. Marcia Savage at Network Computing put together a slideshow that traces Interop from its founding to the present. I’ve shared a few highlights…

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How Can IT Departments Conquer SDN & BYOD Challenges?

How Can IT Departments Conquer SDN & BYOD Challenges?

Two Hot Keynote Panels Offer Actionable Advice for IT Pros Interop’s main stage will feature two keynote panels focused on the challenges and opportunities BYOD and SDN present to enterprise IT. BYOD: Not just a trend, but a state of mind Business users are demanding…

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C-Level Execs Note Critical Need for IT Expertise at the Top

C-Level Execs Note Critical Need for IT Expertise at the Top

Interop Las Vegas Keynoters Explain How a Technology Culture Leads to Enterprise Success Technology enhances how people work. But can a technology-forward culture directly contribute to a business’ bottom line? To talk through this potential, three C-level technology experts from Deloitte, Symantec and ASCD will…

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Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014

Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014

Interop has announced the finalists for the 2014 Best of Interop awards. Judges chose 27 products and services in 9 categories, including SDN, networking, mobility, cloud, and security. The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative products and services from Interop exhibitors that advance business technology….

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Nicira: The Last Billion-Dollar SDN Acquisition?

Nicira: The Last Billion-Dollar SDN Acquisition?

Nicira’s billion-dollar acquisition by VMware may turn out to be the high-water mark for venture capitalists that are backing a host of SDN startups. This notion occurred to me during a VC panel at the 2014 Open Networking Summit. One panelist, Peter Levine, General Partner…

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InformationWeek Conference To Bring IT Executive Community Together at Interop Las Vegas

InformationWeek Conference To Bring IT Executive Community Together at Interop Las Vegas

Being held alongside Interop Las Vegas for the first time this year, the InformationWeek Conference is taking a sharp focus on digital business: Big Data, Marketing Automation, Cloud Computing, Mobile & Social. The initial speakers headlining this year’s executive event include Oracle’s Mark Hurd &…

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Advice to IT Managers: Find More Programmers

Advice to IT Managers: Find More Programmers

The following post is from CJ Daab, an IT pro in education and a member of Interop’s advisory board. When I started in technology, there was a clear line between programmers and other IT roles, such as hardware engineers. They were distinct disciplines with their…

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