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The scourge of LEDs everywhere: Readers speak out

An overabundance of blinking, beaming LEDs on network and other gear is driving sysadmins and others crazy, and some are doing something about it.

Riverbed upgrades set sights on the SD-WAN edge, cloud integration

At Riverbed’s Disrupt event in New York’s upscale Conrad Hotel today, the company announced new products aimed at making it a bigger part of the average customer’s network.

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How Dyn is rising to the cloud challenge

Trying to capture an end-to-end picture of application performance across an enterprise is challenging enough. Providing that level of visibility for hybrid- and public-cloud-enabled applications presents a whole new level of...

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These mundane jobs bots can take in the enterprise

The good news is that there are several enterprise tasks that are ripe for bot intervention, and fortunately for end-users they are some of the most painful employee responsibilities within large organizations.

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Lights out! Why IT shops are disabling wireless AP LEDs

Having seen all sorts of makeshift fixes – from post-it notes to bandages to condom wrappers – used to block Wi-Fi access point LEDs from beaming and sometimes blinking, some IT shops have begun turning off the lights altogether even...

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Survey reveals desire and constraints of enterprise network modernization

There’s broad recognition among enterprises of the need for network modernization, but many decision-makers are constrained by the prospect of capital equipment outlays, proving a solid return on investment, or fear of being locked...

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10 under-the-radar software products users love

G2 Crowd, an online platform hosting more than 100,000 user reviews, has shared its list of top mid-market software products as rated by users of such tools based on how much they like the software and would recommend it to others....

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Automate, integrate, collaborate: Devops lessons for security

Devops is transforming application development; the same principles of automation, integration, and collaboration can vastly improve security as well

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7 cool Internet of Things companies to watch

Industry watcher CB Insights earlier this month showed that venture capital funding of internet of things companies is actually on the decline after years of growth. But we've still seen enough fresh funding in the months since we...

Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC). The Simple...

Anatomy of a service outage: How did we get here?

The right analytics system can help IT prevent problems before they actually crop up

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10 ways to celebrate Sysadmin Day

Yes, Sysadmin day is just around the corner again, as we prepare to recognize business IT’s foot soldiers in the war against downtime and general stuff-not-working-right-ness. Here are 10 ways to celebrate these great and deserving...

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Microsoft expands cloud management licensing to include on-premises tools too

Microsoft Monday announced that customers can purchase a joint licensing agreement for its Operations Management Suite cloud management product and it’s popular on-premises infrastructure manager, Systems Center.

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Riverbed debuts cloud, UC management features for SteelCentral

Riverbed has several new features baked into the latest version of its SteelCentral application performance and network management suite, designed to help manage networking components and applications that live in the cloud and...

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SolarWinds CEO reflects on taking the company private

Kevin Thompson took his company private for $4.5 billion, and the trend is only going to get hotter, says a managing partner at an equity investment firm that has amassed a large portfolio of tech companies

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Catch up on Interop 2016 with these videos

From architecture to Wi-Fi issues, Interop interviews with networking and security experts.

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Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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Interop: 12 killer (and free) tools for network engineers

Visibility is key to troubleshooting network woes, but getting such access can be expensive. To help out, a veteran networking pro shared with attendees of the big Interop conference in Las Vegas his list of a dozen mostly free...

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