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Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
Slideshows  |  8/20/2014  | 
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York -- and beyond.
NYC Vs. Vegas: 10 Fun Interop Differences
Slideshows  |  8/14/2014  | 
Which city has enough neon light to circle the entire continental United States? Learn the answer and other funky facts about Vegas and NYC -- site of the next Interop conference.
Eating At Interop: 8 NYC Dining Options
Slideshows  |  8/12/2014  | 
Baffled by where to eat near the Javits center? You're not alone: Check out these eight walkable and delectable options for Interop NY attendees.
Geek's Guide To NYC Travel: Interop Preview
Slideshows  |  8/8/2014  | 
Superheroes, Dr. Who bars, video games, Seth Meyers, and more. Check out some of the coolest things a geek can see while in New York for Interop.
Bring The Office To The Beach: Yea Or Nay?
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When you go on vacation, do you actually go on vacation, or does work tag along? Has our culture made it impossible to really get away?
An IT Admin Walks Into A Bar…
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Got a good IT joke? Share it! We’re collecting IT humor in anticipation of Seth Meyers’ comedy keynote at Interop New York.
Collect It All: The NSA Surveillance Doctrine
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
The Interop Book Club continues with Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place To Hide” and asks: Should there be limits on NSA data collection?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
4 IT Cultures: Which One Are You?
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
From White Knight to Curmudgeon, IT cultures fall into four categories. Which one describes your organization?
Cloud WLANs: Weighing Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Cloud-managed wireless networks offer significant benefits, but IT must consider cloud downsides to make an informed choice.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Shadow IT Is An Opportunity, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Shadow IT isn’t a scourge. It’s an opportunity for IT to engage the business and add value, says CBS Interactive’s Steve Comstock.
Let's Experiment On Facebook
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Facebook angered lots of people with its experiments to manipulate users’ moods. What might happen if 800 million users decide to return the favor?
BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Extreme Networks Announces OpenDaylight SDN Controller
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Extreme Networks will release an SDN controller based on OpenDaylight software. The company also announced an SDN application development challenge.
New Devices To Target Gluttony, Stupidity, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Inspired by the self-serving Amazon Fire, industry leaders in packaged food, gambling, and government services will release a slate of new mobile devices in time for Christmas.
Quick Takes: ScienceLogic and Cyan Announce New Products
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
ScienceLogic updates CloudMapper to track dependencies in public and hybrid environments. Cyan announces Planet Orchestrate, a new application to help carriers and providers offer cloud services to customers.
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
IoT: Get Security Right The First Time
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Let's start building security into the Internet of Things now, before everything becomes connected -- and hackable.
Should Edward Snowden Come Home?
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
The Interop Book Club debuts with “No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” by Glenn Greenwald.
HP Links SDN, OpenStack In New Application
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
HP has released a new application that integrates OpenStack with its SDN controller. The company also launched a new service offering and switch line.
Product Recalls From Our IoT Future
Commentary  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google’s Nest recall may indicate what’s in store as software and network connectivity invade more consumer products. Here’s a peak into a plausible near future.
Cisco's 3 Commandments
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
At Cisco Live, CEO John Chambers pledged to lead customers to the promised land -- if they follow a few commandments.
The $13,000 Man
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
InformationWeek’s latest salary survey charts the gender gap in IT pay and other money matters.
Quick Takes: IBM Storage; Datapipe AWS Service
Commentary  |  5/16/2014  | 
IBM announces Elastic Storage and Datapipe rolls out a beta analytics service for AWS users.
Collaboration Drives UC While Video Lags
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Deployments of UC platforms have increased since 2013, but videoconferencing has yet to entice customers, according to a new survey.
Centralized Authentication: A Double-Edged Sword
Commentary  |  5/13/2014  | 
Active Directory is a great centralized authentication service for security and compliance, but Macs, mobile devices, and remote access cause headaches.
Quick Takes: Druva, Eucalyptus Systems, Pica8
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
New products tackle e-discovery, private and hybrid cloud orchestration, and OpenFlow.
The Last Security Report You Need To Read
Commentary  |  5/8/2014  | 
There’s a glut of security reports that are essentially interchangeable year over year. Save time with this handy summary instead.
Would You Pay For Twitter?
Commentary  |  5/2/2014  | 
Wall Street has doubts about Twitter’s growth. Is it time to rethink giving the service away for free?
New Cloud Survey Highlights Performance Anxieties
Commentary  |  5/1/2014  | 
Respondents aren't satisfied with cloud SLAs and say providers hide problems that affect performance.
Dell Taps Big Switch To Expand Bare Metal Options
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Dell will resell Big Switch’s Big Tap application and Switch Light OS on a selection of Dell top-of-rack switches.
Network Computing: Built For Community
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Network Computing’s redesign creates a platform for IT pros to get insights, share knowledge, and connect with peers.
SDN & The Programming Pushback
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
There’s growing pushback against the idea that network engineers must become programmers in an SDN world.
Inside A Bank's Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Seattle Bank uses HotLink technology to spin up applications in AWS in case of disaster in the bank’s own data center.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Cisco’s internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Cisco CIO describes the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
SDN: Do Network Engineers Need Programming Skills?
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills as industry moves to software-defined networks.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
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