Stories by Rob Garretson

  • Why standards matter

    The fact that a particular enterprise-class piece of network gear meets a formal industry standard certainly doesn't guarantee that it works and performs as advertised.

  • Gerstner warns of proprietary 'trap'

    Without identifying Microsoft by name, IBM chairman Lou Gerstner last week warned against getting "trapped" by the "worst" elements of the industry, and instead called on IT and telecommunications companies to merge the best of their respective industries to forge the emerging Internet economy.