The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer some futuristic thing that’s years off from being something IT leaders need to be concerned with. The IoT era has arrived. In fact, Gartner forecasts there will be 20.4 billion connected devices globally by 2020. An alternative proof point is the fact that w..
Today, the wide area network (WAN) is a vital enterprise resource. Its uptime, often targeting availability of 99.999%, is essential to maintain the productivity of employees and partners and also for maintaining the business’s competitive edge. Historically, enterprises had two options for WAN mana..
The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere these days, from smart houses to smart cities to industrial applications. And now it’s coming to the coolers in a drugstore near you. Walgreens is testing innovative, IoT-powered "smart coolers" that combine cameras, facial recognition software, and display..
Data breaches and security threats are a top concern among IT leaders, yet it’s harder than ever to hire skilled security professionals. That has organizations looking for ways to more easily improve their security strategy. One option is to implement a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). I recently talk..
If enterprise IT folks haven’t taken a look at their DNS ecosystem recently now may be a good time. This week the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told all federal agencies to bolt down their Domain Name System in the face of a series of glob..
Storage-class memory (SCM), RAM that has the ability to retain its contents like NAND flash memory but the speed of DRAM, will eventually supplant flash as the high-speed storage medium of choice. That’s the prediction of Ivan Iannaccone, vice president and general manager of HPE’s 3PAR storage unit..
Cisco has patched security vulnerabilities in four packages of SD-WAN Solution software that address buffer overflow, arbitrary file override and privilege access weaknesses that could have led to denial-of-service attacks or access problems. The first patch, called “Critical” by Cisco, fixes a vuln..
The Linux Foundation announced the foundation of a new umbrella group called LF Edge designed to help unify a fragmented edge-computing marketplace and offer a common framework for future edge projects. The initial announcement lists five open source projects that will serve as the nucleus of the LF..
Cisco’s AppDynamics business rolled out a raft of enterprise technologies it said will help customers better manage everything from software-defined networks and serverless computing environments to application performance. The wide-ranging announcement – easily AppDynamics largest technology upgrad..
Cisco’s AppDynamics business rolled out a raft of enterprise technologies it says will help customers better manage everything from software-defined networks and serverless computing environments to application performance. The wide-ranging announcement – easily AppDynamics largest technology upgrad..