John Dix

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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.”

Need SDN control but don’t want to upgrade your Cisco switches? VMware wants to talk

Martin Casado says NSX gives Nexus 5000 and 7000 users the SDN features they want without ripping and replacing hardware.

Aruba succeeded where other Wi-Fi companies failed: A talk with the founder about the acquisition by HP, what comes next with Wi-Fi

Keerti Melkote talks about the acquisition by HP, product line rationalization, gigabit Wi-Fi, and IoT

Hybrid array helps cosmetics company address its storage performance and scale problems

Nimble Storage system reduces compiles from 12 hours to 25 minutes, and it even self diagnoses problems before they become IT issues,

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

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...

Can’t find all the tech people you need? The Blind Institute of Technology can help

The fledgling organization says there is a large untapped pool of talent waiting in the wings.

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.

In case you aren’t suitably impressed by the scale of Amazon Web Services

Check out these facts (and the embedded video)

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.

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