Meeting the Makers at IDF14

From Technology to Product Intel may be the Godzilla of computer processing technology, but all giants have humble beginnings, and if they do not keep in touch with their inspirational grassroots, they may wither and die. At this years’ Intel Developers Forum (IDF14), Intel recognized the inspirational importance of young, untethered, way-out-of-box talent as manifested […]

The Truths And Costs Behind Free Public WiFi

Public WiFi usage is growing — and how! As a result, the likelihood is that your staff are using public hotspots.  Even if they are not allowed to access work-related systems via public hotspots (or can only do so via a VPN), your staff could still be exposing their (and your) mobile devices — and […]

Cloud, SDN, and The Perils of Ignoring Reality

Unlike people with regular jobs (a questionable premise for a mainly IT audience, but just play along with me for a moment) I spend most of my working hours reading, researching and talking to analysts and the builders, sellers. and buyers of IT products and services. Not surprisingly, not everybody — STRIKE THAT — rarely […]

Cloud Computing Set to Slowly Scale Slope

Unlike more recent inductees into Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies such as the ‘Internet of Things’ — which is is still mired atop Gartner’s Peak of Inflated Expectations –  cloud computing has almost bottomed out in the Trough of Disillusionment. In fact, cloud currently appears set to scale Gartner’s Slope of Enlightenment. But while there […]

5 IoT Solutions We Can Use – And One We Can Live Without

The industry is all a-buzz over the concept of Internet of Things (IoT).  Cisco did a study last year that sized the opportunity at $14.4 trillion over the next decade, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for start ups and traditional companies to use IoT as a significant growth engine.  Over the past few months, though, […]

Ensuring Quality Access To Cloud Apps

The ongoing shift of focus away from point-to-point communication towards Everything-as-an-App changes corporate users’ expectations regarding their LAN and WAN performance. Not only do they expect the apps to work across a range of end-user devices, they also expect them to synchronize across these devices and be available in any location they happen to be […]

SDN: Still A Solution In Search Of A Problem?

Networks are facing serious problems with the four Vs — volume, velocity, variety and variability — so it should come as no surprise that any glimmer of a hope, i.e. software defined networking, is generating significant interest. While most of the interest in SDN is positive — new and existing vendors and a growing number […]

Plugging the Skills Gap… If There Is One

In the early days of automobiles, the driver’s biggest friend was their tool box.  Cars, although simple, tended to break down quite often, and needed a tweak here, a thump there and a bit replaced over there for many a journey to be completed. As time went on, not only did cars become more dependable, […]

Speeding vCloud Air Performance By 25x

When Nevro Corp. needed to accelerate data to and from VMware’s vCloud, they looked to Silver Peak to provide a secure, scalable solution to maximize performance and speed critical business operations. As a medical device company, Nevro Corp. required a secure platform that was able to meet the industry’s stringent regulatory requirements. After choosing and […]

Navigating the Digital Danger Zone

Can you keep your secrets? Well, it’s certainly getting harder to keep any secret that you have committed to an electronic system: in your company, on your social networks, in your cloud-connected apps – in fact, all the aspects of your digital life are at risk. A recent report claimed that a Russian cybercrime group […]