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  • Toshiba and Dicker Data take long-standing relationship to NZ

    By James Henderson | 20 April, 2015 09:02

    “Our relationship with Toshiba has been in place for over 25 years and is one of the most successful partnerships we have."

  • Extreme Networks CEO touts open SDN strategy, robust wireless as key assets in changing net market

    By John Gallant | 25 February, 2015 07:02

    It's been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme's financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities. Extreme CEO Charles Berger gave IDG US Media Chief Content Officer John Gallant an update on the progress of integrating Enterasys's technology and discussed how software-defined networking is reshaping the industry. He also discussed how Extreme's work on in-venue wireless with NFL teams and others will benefit all customers.

  • Nick McMenemy: More channel consolidation to follow in 2015

    By Allan Swann | 13 January, 2015 12:40

    Westcon Australia director of vendor alliances, Nick McMemeny, wrapped up his tenure on December 31, 2014, and took the time to chat with ARN about his predictions for 2015.

  • ARN Hall of Fame profile: Kate Burleigh

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 04 December, 2014 15:15

    2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Kate Burleigh, talks openly about the journey to the top and her leadership style.

  • 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.

Opinions
  • Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface

    By Mike Elgan | 11 April, 2015 21:22

    It's a cliché to say that in the past few decades "everything has become computerized" and that the power and quality of our computers has increased massively.

  • Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

    By Mike Elgan | 28 March, 2015 22:08

    Now we know why Facebook ripped Messenger out of the mobile version of the Facebook app last April: Messenger was destined to become a "platform" in its own right, complete with an API and developer program to help and encourage software companies to make Facebook Messenger-specific apps.

  • The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

    By Barbara Krasnoff | 27 March, 2015 05:01

    Back in the dark ages, when the only way to get onscreen entertainment was by tuning in a television set at a specific time (get home late? miss your favorite show? too bad for you!), networks had a habit of scheduling similar shows opposite each other. The notion was presumably, that the competition would cause one show to win out over the other, which would eventually drop in the ratings and get cancelled. The idea that viewers might be interested in seeing both apparently was not in the networks' psychology.

  • Web browsers are also to blame for Lenovo's Superfish fiasco

    By Michael Horowitz | 10 March, 2015 00:07

    Lenovo pre-installing Superfish software was a security disaster. Whether Lenovo was evil, or, as they eventually claimed, merely incompetent, it's hard to trust them going forward. If nothing else, their initial denials that anything was wrong, leave a lasting impression. Of course, Superfish, along with the software that they bundled from Komodia, also deserve plenty of blame for breaking the security of HTTPS and SSL/TLS.

  • Why Apple is the most successful company in history

    By Mike Elgan | 17 February, 2015 04:21

    Everyone knows that Apple had a great fourth quarter and that its most successful product line, the iPhone, is doing better than ever, too.

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