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Round Table
  • Business Solutions: Death of the CIO?

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 08:18

    The transformation of IT through new delivery models like cloud computing raises questions about the role CIOs and IT managers will play in a more business-oriented, on-demand world.

  • Business Solutions: Selling business efficiency

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:05

    Selling technology for technology’s sake simply doesn’t cut it anymore. ARN recently brought together a panel of industry representatives to look at why selling business productivity, ROI and innovation are critical to the channel’s success and how these elements will be the force behind cloud computing take-up.

  • Business solutions: Usage versus ownership

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:20

    Microsoft’s Gianpaolo Carraro challenged the fact that everything should be paid for by usage.

  • Business Solutions: Business model evolution

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:15

    A critical question posed by Microsoft’s Gianpaolo Carraro was whether the channel was innovating from a business model perspective to meet new demand for more accountability, ROI and solutions success.

Features
  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    By Nancy Gohring | 20 August, 2014 20:48

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

  • Five things Microsoft needs to do to save Windows Phone

    By Ryan Faas | 20 August, 2014 02:04

    At this point, it's obvious Windows Phone is in trouble. The platform remains a distant third in almost every market behind Android handsets and the iPhone. It remains far behind behind both platforms in terms of available apps. Its market share contracted last quarter and many people don't even know the platform is out there. About the only good news for Windows Phone is that seems to be holding steady ahead of BlackBerry.

  • How risky will it be to run old IE after Microsoft's 2016 patch stoppage?

    By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 06:28

    Microsoft's decision to stop patching older versions of Internet Explorer in 17 months may not be as big a show-stopper as many assume.

  • Deja vu all over again: Windows 7 will be the new XP

    By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 03:02

    Even as enterprises try to get rid of their last Windows XP machines, Gartner analysts are urging them to start planning for the end of Windows 7.

  • 15 technologies changing how developers work

    By Peter Wayner | 11 August, 2014 23:51

    A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

Interviews
  • 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.

  • Interview: New Juniper MD lays down A/NZ strategy

    By Brian Karlovsky | 19 June, 2014 07:00

    Juniper's new managing director sits down with ARN to discuss the path forward for the Australian arm of one of the largest networking companies in the world.

  • HP CIO, Ramon Baez, sees your future in the Cloud

    By Joab Jackson | 13 June, 2014 08:03

    At its annual Discover user conference, Hewlett-Packard put cloud computing and big data on the top of the agenda, capitalizing on the heavy work it has been doing with these technologies.

  • Healthcare provider finds SDN is the proper Rx

    By John Dix | 22 May, 2014 07:02

    William Hanna, vice president of technical services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), went out looking for a way to add capacity to a backup network and found what he wanted in Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools from Alcatel-Lucent. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Hanna to learn about the process and experience.

Opinions
  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 16 August, 2014 04:23

    The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

  • The 3 best iOS and Android apps of winter 2014

    By James A. Martin | 11 August, 2014 23:20

    If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you probably know that iOS app icons dance around when you tap and hold a finger on them to move or remove one. They do a little jig, hoping to entertain you and thereby save themselves from deletion.

  • Five reasons to build an enterprise app store ASAP

    By Ben Alexander | 06 August, 2014 06:45

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Satya Nadella at six months: Grading Microsoft's new CEO

    By Woody Leonhard | 04 August, 2014 23:12

    Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft's CEO six months ago, on Feb. 4, 2014. While that six months seemed to have gone a lot quicker than the gestation period prior to Nadella's coronation, it's plenty long enough for us to get a bead on the kind of supremacy it will be in Redmond.

  • OpenFlow Supports IPv6 Flows

    By Scott Hogg | 01 August, 2014 10:25

    OpenFlow is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocol used for southbound communications from an SDN controller to and from a network device. OpenFlow is the protocol used to inform the topology of network switches on which flows should be added to their flow tables and advise switches how they should handle traffic flows that are not in the current flow tables. Initially, OpenFlow did not have any definition for handling IPv6 communications. Now, newer OpenFlow versions have IPv6 capabilities and more vendors are deploying products that use the newer OpenFlow versions. This article goes over the IPv6 functions within the OpenFlow protocol and describes how these are being used.

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