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  • BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

    The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.

    Written by Matt Hamblen16 Oct. 15 20:24
  • HP's divide, layoff and conquer strategy a challenge for managers

    HP CEO, Meg Whitman, announced layoffs of 30,000 workers in an attempt to refocus and restructure the company. But is it already too late? And how will front-line managers handle retaining and motivating workers?

    Written by Sharon Florentine21 Sept. 15 15:44
  • How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

    To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers.

    Written by Cindy Waxer17 Aug. 15 20:34
  • Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Pete Lorenzen, General Manager of Networking Services, IBM14 Aug. 15 07:29
  • The BYOD debate is not over

    While a recent U.S.-based poll of 375 IT professionals showed the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) fad is fading, there's new evidence showing that BYOD still has plenty of life.

    Written by Matt Hamblen18 July 15 00:00
  • SDN: The emerging reality

    Change is still afoot in Software Defined Networking, but it is now at least clear that SDN is here to stay, that SDN will be the way we build networks going forward. In this Network World Spotlight special report, pulled together by the editors of Network World, we analyze key developments and gauge where organizations stand today in their SDN planning.

    Written by John Dix09 July 15 00:14
  • Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

    When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

    Written by Colin Neagle30 June 15 00:50
  • Is your company culture driving away women tech workers?

    How long would you stay at a job, or in a career field, in which --regardless of your passion for the work and your talent, skills and achievements -- you were consistently bombarded with both overt and subliminal messages that you just did not belong?

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 June 15 01:44
  • Does Fortinet's Meru buy mean we're in for even more Wi-Fi industry consolidation?

    Cybersecurity firm <a href="http://www.fortinet.com/press_releases/2015/fortinet-announces-agreement-to-acquire-meru-networks.html">Fortinet's purchase last week of wireless network manufacturer Meru Networks</a> for $44 million is the second major acquisition of a Wi-Fi hardware vendor in three months and, potentially, the start of a broader pattern.

    Written by Jon Gold05 June 15 06:14
  • 4 tips to help CEOs find their CIO soulmate

    The role of a CIO involves more than overseeing the technological infrastructure of a company. A good CIO will demonstrate strong communication skills, flexibility and an ability to adapt and change. It can never be stated enough, but working in IT means you will be expected to keep up to date on changing and emerging trends in the industry.

    Written by Sarah K. White02 June 15 23:40
  • IT pros share tips for building strong peer networks

    Networking with peers isn't a science -- there is no right or wrong way -- but IT leaders who commit to fostering their networks of coworkers and colleagues online can benefit in myriad ways. Technology and social media will never replace face-to-face conversations. However, a well-built digital network of intelligent and influential peers can be invaluable for IT leaders who need to stay informed and connected with the issues and individuals that are key to their professional endeavors.

    Written by Matt Kapko28 May 15 23:41
  • An insider's guide to the private IPv4 market

    We've been hearing about the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses for years, but that day is finally upon us -- the free supply of IPv4 numbers in North America will be completely gone within a month or two.

    Written by Marc Lindsey, Janine Goodman28 May 15 04:35
  • Charter-Time Warner deal would get tough regulatory scrutiny

    Charter Communications' planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable faces a regulatory review by the same federal officials who were widely blamed for nixing the recent proposed merger of Time Warner with Comcast.

    Written by Matt Hamblen27 May 15 02:11
  • Could Facebook be your next phone company?

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications21 March 15 08:23
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