Networking

Individual computers can speak to each other and to shared resources over networks, which can be as simple as two linked PCs or as complex as the Internet. Computers communicate to each other via protocols, such as TCP/IP, over wired or wireless connections. Even the simplest LANs typically contain servers, machines devoted to networking functions, and networking hardware that route data traffic to the desired destination. Security is a critical aspect of network design as more users need to log on from various locations.


Articles

AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Expands

Linux Foundation open source Internet of Things collaboration effort now boasts 50 members. More >

SDN Isn't Growing Networking, It's Slowing It Down

Infonetics Research points to SDN hesitation as having a negative impact on the buying patterns in the service provider space. More >

Network Infrastructure Concerns for Big Data

Big Data initiatives require a rethinking of current data center network infrastructure. Is your network ready to enable business analytics on a large scale? More >

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Interviews

Why Xchanging Appointed a Head of Internet of Things

Xchanging is one of the firms aiming to lead on helping clients incorporate IoT planning into their business process integration and digitization efforts.

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What CIOs Should Be Thinking About But Aren't

A candid discussion with 451 Research Vice President Michelle Bailey about what’s right and what’s wrong with many IT departments today.

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Preparing for Tomorrow’s Network Today

Brocade's Jason Notel explains ways to bolster network functionality now to future-proof systems in order to avoid major upgrades when forward-thinking technologies become commercial products.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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