John Dix

Editor in Chief

John Dix helped launch Network World in 1986 after chronicling developments in networking and distributed processing first at IDC (1980-1984), then at Computerworld (1985-1986).

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Cisco sales tick up; CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco sales tick up; CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco announced Wednesday that it eked out 1% revenue growth in its fiscal first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, in what CEO Chuck Robbins described as a “challenging global business environment.”

Comcast Business pushes into the national services market

Comcast Business pushes into the national services market

Hires talent, acquires assets, teams with other provides to reach beyond its core footprint

The top 15 tech companies on the Fortune 500

The top 15 tech companies on the Fortune 500

AppleApple passed HP as the largest tech company (on a trailing 12-month basis) in 2012 and there has been no looking back since. The company now dwarfs all other tech companies and tops the F500 list in two categories: Apple is the...

Cloud plays prominently in an IT overhaul at Milwaukee Tool

Cloud plays prominently in an IT overhaul at Milwaukee Tool

Eric Hanson, VP of Information Technology and Business Optimization at Milwaukee Tool, joined the company five years ago to help rethink IT as the company was remaking itself. Cloud ended up playing a critical role, especially when...

Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Most advanced research and education networks have transitioned to 100 Gbps, but as fast as the core networks progress, the capabilities at the edge progress even faster.

CoxHealth finds relief in a network overhaul that pushes Layer 3 to the edge

Sprawling health care system has an unusual mix of Brocade for wireline, Cisco for wireless.

Cyber-crooks are automated; you need to be, too

Cyber-crooks are automated; you need to be, too

It’s time to automate security response, says the CSO of a $1.6 billion company, who swears by a new tool he has deployed.

When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to performance-management tools

When Intuit’s network gets taxed, it turns to performance-management tools

With TurboTax and QuickBooks becoming increasingly cloud based, user experience is key.

School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

South Washington County Schools standardizes on one vendor, leans on software-defined networking.

EnerNOC powers up BPM to automate a core business process

EnerNOC powers up BPM to automate a core business process

Bonitasoft business process management tool reduces errors, ensures process scalability.

How Etsy makes DevOps work

How Etsy makes DevOps work

Etsy, which describes itself as an online “marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods,” is often trotted out as a poster child for DevOps. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Etsy...

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