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  • OpenDaylight Executive Director spells out where this open source SDN efforts stands

    By John Dix | 16 September, 2014 03:57

    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is the public face of the Software Defined Networking movement, spelling out requirements and defining standards. The group's board includes Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs on the data center side, and Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Communications on the service provider side. Additionally, there are close to 150 members, from global telcos to startups. To get a sense of where the movement stands, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix tracked down ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt, who spent 20 years developing network architecture, technology, standards, and products at IBM Networking Systems, Hewlett Packard and Bay Networks.

  • Cisco describes its SDN vision: A Q&A with Soni Jiandani

    By John Dix | 24 July, 2014 00:10

    Soni Jiandani is one of Cisco's serial entrepreneurs, having been a key member of the teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System (which in five years has leapt to the top of the x86 blade server market in North America, according to IDC). Today Jiandani is Senior Vice President of Cisco's Insieme business unit, the group pushing the company's Software Defined Networking vision. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught with Jiandani to get her take on how SDN plays out.

  • The future of networking is a NOS on your choice of bare metal, says Cumulus Networks

    By John Dix | 24 June, 2014 06:52

    If Cumulus Networks has its way, companies will use its Cumulus Linux to decouple the network operating system from the hardware and break free of the integrated approach that has driven the industry for decades. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix talked about the vision with Co-Founder and CEO JR Rivers.

  • Q&A: 3D gun maker Cody Wilson defends freedom to print guns

    By Lucas Mearian | 03 June, 2014 07:42

    Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, contests claims his 3D printed gun isn't safe and will try to continue to make 3D gun plans available.

  • Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

    By Stephen Lawson | 13 February, 2014 02:18

    Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

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  • Apple admins convene in The Mini Apple

    By Ann Bednarz | 25 October, 2014 07:41

    At JAMF Software's annual user conference, the venue and the attendees made an impression on me. The venue was the Guthrie Theater, a striking building in downtown Minneapolis on the banks of the Mississippi River. The attendees (1,300 people registered for the event) were Apple admins and users of JAMF's software for managing Apple devices in corporations, schools and government agencies.

  • 10 iPad Air 2 reviews in 10 quintessential quotes

    By Caitlin McGarry | 23 October, 2014 06:43

    Apple's just-announced tablets, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, haven't hit store shelves yet, but the early reviews are in.

  • Watson shows the power of intelligent computing

    By Rob Enderle | 11 October, 2014 00:18

    At IBM's Think Forum in New York, CEO Ginni Rometty took us through the success and future of Watson, IBM's automated decision engine. This technology fascinates me because it's the first major step to change the basic computing paradigm.

  • How Windows 10 plans to win back PC power users: Bribery and compromise

    By Brad Chacos | 01 October, 2014 07:04

    In Windows 10, you'll finally be able to paste in the Command Prompt using Crtl + V.

  • 10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

    By J. Peter Bruzzese | 23 September, 2014 00:49

    Migrating to Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular among businesses both large and small. The upside of moving from an on-premises environment to one hosted online by Microsoft offers compelling benefits. But switcher beware: Early Office 365 adopters have come back from their migration path battle-worn by a slew of unexpected perils they encountered along the way.

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