Interviews

  • Palo Alto says its new endpoint protection tool can stop the bad stuff in its tracks

    By John Dix | 13 November, 2014 03:28

    The problem with signature based security tools is you are vulnerable until the signature is released and distributed. Palo Alto Networks takes a different approach with Traps, so Network World Editor in Chief John Dix tracked down Palo Alto VP of Product Marketing Scott Gainey for an inside look at how Traps works.

  • Profile: Insight’s Andrea Della Mattea

    By Allan Swann | 10 November, 2014 10:50

    The APAC MD and SVP discusses her career, gender politics, industry consolidation and her predictions for 2015

  • NetSuite: Why A/NZ businesses need to respond faster to digitalisation…

    By James Henderson | 10 November, 2014 05:00

    A worrying 26 per cent of Australian executives believe their industry is rapidly changing, representing a significant increase from 13 per cent in 2010.

  • Canalys Channels Forum: Why split makes HP stronger…

    By Susan Searle | 10 November, 2014 04:00

    Standing on stage with the backdrop of a bustling Shanghai behind him, Bill Veghte, fittingly spoke of change within Hewlett-Packard.

  • In focus: Saratoga and the shifting sands of distribution

    By Julia Talevski | 05 November, 2014 19:18

    Clocking up 22 years in business is major feat for many owners, particularly when faced with highs and lows in the changing face of the software distribution market.

  • Canalys Channels Forum: "We're under attack"

    By Susan Searle | 05 November, 2014 13:08

    “We are under attack,” claims Nick Earle, senior vice-president, worldwide Cloud and managed services sales, Cisco.

  • You are responsible for your own Internet privacy

    By Tom Kaneshige | 24 October, 2014 02:32

    Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to control the damage, Clinton admitted that he indeed experimented with the illegal drug but "didn't inhale." Imagine how history might have changed if a video of a glassy-eyed Clinton with a joint between his lips had shown up on Youtube (which, of course, didn't exist at the time).

  • VMware's Casado talks about evolving SDN use cases, including a prominent role for security

    By John Dix | 07 October, 2014 04:51

    Martin Casado, who helped launch the Software Defined Networking concept in the labs at Stanford, was recently elevated to the top business slot in VMware's Networking and Security Business Unit, giving him the rare opportunity to see the technology through from the incubator to the data center. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Casado for an update on the company and his thoughts on how the technology is maturing.

  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 04:19

    SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

  • 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.

  • Open Networking foundation (ONF) Executive Director on the group's achievements, goals

    By John Dix | 16 September, 2014 03:44

    OpenDaylight is a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that is building an Open Source SDN controller. To find out how the effort is going Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Neela Jacques, who joined the OpenDaylight project last November as Executive Director.

  • Q&A: David Gage on Microsoft's new Cloud partner focus

    By Allan Swann | 09 September, 2014 14:35

    ARN 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, David Gage, took some time out from Microsoft’s Annual Partner Conference to discuss the company’s channel partner programme across 2014.

  • EMC CEO defends federated business model, debunks storage myths

    By John Gallant | 04 September, 2014 06:35

    There's EMC and then there's EMC.

  • What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?

    By Elizabeth Heichler | 15 August, 2014 05:12

    The corporate landscape captured in marketing guru Larry Weber's new book, "The Digital Marketer: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric," is one where the CMO might be seen as increasingly moving onto the CIO's traditional turf. Weber sat down with IDG News Service recently to talk about how that relationship can work in the successful digital enterprise.

  • Interview: Spark Digital sets itself a three-year turnaround target, but that is just the beginning

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 11 August, 2014 09:17

    Spark is not just about a name change to a 27-year old company that has become synonymous with connectivity in NZ, or the slightly confouding primetime TV ads that have been airing since Friday last week. According to Tim Miles, CEO of Spark Digital (formerly Gen-I), the brand change is reflective of deep internal changes that the firm has invested in to take its customers on a digital journey, and to ensure that it is ready for future challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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