Michael Cooney

Senior Editor

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

Cisco Jasper grows Internet of Things reach, breadth

Cisco Jasper grows Internet of Things reach, breadth

Nearly a year after it bought Jasper for $1.4 billion, Cisco this week strengthened the company’s Internet of Things reach by adding support for an emerging low-power WAN technology and expanding its partner programs further into...

Verizon and Cisco team to bring 5G network pilot program to the masses

Verizon and Cisco team to bring 5G network pilot program to the masses

The 5G hype from the World Mobile Congress started early as Verizon said it would roll out pilot 5G network services on the back of Cisco communications gear. Verizon said its 5G pilot will be one of the world’s largest and will...

11 low-tech, decidedly cool cars

11 low-tech, decidedly cool cars

Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, James Bond, Aston Marton

Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers.

 HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem

HPE joins Cisco, Juniper with faulty clock technology problem

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest vendor to identify a faulty clocking component of its products that can cause them to crash and not recover.

Cisco reserves $125 million to pay for faulty clock component in switches, routers

Cisco reserves $125 million to pay for faulty clock component in switches, routers

In its quarterly financial results announcement, this week, Cisco said it had set aside $125 million to help cover the cost of replacing networking gear impacted by a fatal clock component.

Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches

Juniper facing fatal clock flaw that impacts Cisco routers, switches

Communication clock signal component dies over time killing key networking gear.

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

In an attempt to address such anxieties Cisco today announced Umbrella, a secure, cloud-based gateway, based on technology from OpenDNS and other technologies it acquired such as CloudLock as well as existing Cisco security services...

Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

Cisco today said it would expand its hybrid cloud offerings by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its Unified Computing System. The turnkey package, officially known as the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack,...

Juniper founder, CTO Sindhu cuts role to focus on startup

Juniper founder, CTO Sindhu cuts role to focus on startup

Founder and current CTO of Juniper Pradeep Sindhu says he will reduce his role at the company to focus on developing technology for a startup he co-founded in 2015 called Fungible.

Cisco: Faulty clock part could cause failure in some Nexus switches, ISR routers, ASA security appliances

Cisco: Faulty clock part could cause failure in some Nexus switches, ISR routers, ASA security appliances

Cisco this week issued a notice that faulty clock timing chips in some of its switches, routers and security appliances could fail after about 18 month of service – causing those devices to crash and not recover.

Cisco amps-up Tetration platform with better security, reduced footprint, AWS cloud option

Cisco amps-up Tetration platform with better security, reduced footprint, AWS cloud option

Cisco has rolled out a second release of its Tetration Analytics package with features such as a smaller footprint and a cloud service that will go a long way toward making the system alluring to more data center customers.

Juniper battles Cisco, Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Juniper battles Cisco, Huawei with new cloud infrastructure software, switches

Helping customers transform their enterprise environments to the cloud is the driving strategy behind new software, switches and services introduced this week from Juniper Networks.

Has Cisco broken out of the network hardware box?

Has Cisco broken out of the network hardware box?

Cisco has for a few years now touted software over its hardware powers but with this week’s AppDynamics buy it may have broken out of its traditional bailiwick for good.

10 of the latest craziest and scariest things the TSA found on your fellow travelers

10 of the latest craziest and scariest things the TSA found on your fellow travelers

Interestingly the TSA finds some amusement or amazement in these finding as it now posts its own Top 10 Most Unusual Finds which outlines the most “dangerous and often times wacky items” it has kept off commercial airliners.

Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in U.S. after agency reverses patent finding

Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in U.S. after agency reverses patent finding

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and...

Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in pictures

Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in pictures

From Pokemon Go phenomenon and iPhone 7 to Donald Trump and Deadpool, Reuters visualized the Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in order. Take a look.

Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

As we close out the year and look at some of the, shall we say more interesting, stories of the year we find quite tech collection. Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious...

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