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.

  • NetApp sets its sights on cloud data management: A Q&A with CEO Tom Georgens

    By John Dix | 22 July, 2014 06:50

    Moving virtual servers around a hybrid cloud environment isn't hard, but managing the data is. That's why NetApp wants to be "the enterprise data-management standard across the enterprise," says CEO Tom Georgens. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Georgens to get his take on what changes in the cloud computing world.

  • Early user of VMware NSX net virtualization tool extols fine grain controls

    By John Dix | 26 June, 2014 04:09

    Canadian airline company WestJet is one of the earliest customers of VMware's NSX network virtualization tools, which initially reached for the tech to address a security issue. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently sat down with WestJet technologist Richard Sillito to learn what the company is learning about network virtualization and its broader NSX plans.

  • Silicon Memory Technologies sheds light on partnering with Seagate

    Mobile printing has never been easier. For a busy office, reliable and easy-to-use tools are essential. Samsung's latest smart printers are equipped for wireless printing from mobile devices. Find out more about what is all about.. Read more

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

    By Stephen Lawson | 31 May, 2014 04:56

    Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.

  • Interview: Sophos CEO, Kris Hagerman, on the channel, and a world of Cloud-based security

    By Allan Swann | 23 May, 2014 15:15

    Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman has overseen a year of super growth, which he claims is due to a new Cloud management platform, a channel first distribution model and the stumbling of the big security players.

  • 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.

  • Ex-Cisco CEO reflects, looks ahead on 25 years of Networkers

    By Jim Duffy | 20 May, 2014 00:17

    John Morgridge was Cisco's first CEO. He took the company public and presided over its growth until John Chambers took over as CEO in 1995. On the 25th anniversary of the Networker's user conference this week, Morgridge, 80, reflects on the past and looks ahead to the future as Cisco's Chairman Emeritus.

  • CIOs must adapt or risk being replaced

    By Tom Kaneshige | 13 May, 2014 03:04

    Michael Keithley has more than two decades of experience as a CIO. However, the IT veteran says he's seeing more change now than ever before. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige sat down with Keithley to talk about the challenges he and his colleagues face, the need to speak the same language as the business side and the reality of what lies ahead for CIOs who refuse to change their approach.

  • Whirlpool CIO moves 69,000 global employees to Google Apps

    By Mary K. Pratt | 05 May, 2014 23:46

    Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim is taking IT, and all the other business units, in a new direction. Heim is moving the company, with its 69,000 global employees, to http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247616/4_things_to_do_now_to_get_ready_for_the_Internet_of_Things?. He says the move could transform how Whirlpool employees get work done by increasing real-time collaboration. Indeed, he sees the potential for IT-driven transformation in other areas, too. Here Heim, who joined Whirlpool in May 2012 after 33 years at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, shares his ideas on leading IT through change.

  • How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

    By Taylor Armerding | 17 April, 2014 08:55

    Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

  • Lenovo: The challenge is to focus on moving towards the PC+ era

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 04 April, 2014 07:21

    Lenovo is gearing up for a consumer push in the A/NZ region. In an interview with Reseller News, Matt Codrington, MD of Lenovo A/NZ describes the shape that drive will take, the products the region might soon see in retail stores and the changes the company foresees in an increasingly commoditised hardware market.

  • There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

    By Stephen Lawson | 29 March, 2014 11:03

    Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

  • Google targets the enterprise

    By Allan Swann | 24 March, 2014 10:05

    Poached from Juniper in October last year, Google Enterprise’s new Australian managing director, Kevin Ackhurst, is seeing the company’s Cloud collaboration business model grow in leaps and bounds.

  • Connector Systems: Double-digit growth in Australia is a bare minimum

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 24 February, 2014 09:30

    Value-added distributor Connector Systems aims for double-digit growth in Australia as a ‘bare minimum’, and looks for acquisitions to strengthen its presence in the market. But that is just one part of the story.

  • 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).

  • Interview: Palo Alto Networks' founder and CTO, Nir Zuk

    By Allan Swann | 03 February, 2014 18:04

    Palo Alto founder and CTO, Nir Zuk, is a network security luminary who certainly doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to boxing his company’s rivals – after all, he has worked for most of them, and didn't enjoy the experience.

 

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