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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 into a proprietary solution.

    02 Sept. 16 02:40 Written by Staff
  • Network World celebrates 30 years

    Thirty years ago today we published the first issue of Network World and, needless to say, a lot has happened since then.

    24 March 16 21:00 Written by John Dix
  • Overcoming 5 Major Supply Chain Challenges with Big Data Analytics

    Big data analytics can help increase visibility and provide deeper insights into the supply chain. Leveraging big data, supply chain organizations can improve the way they respond to volatile demand or supply chain risk--and reduce concerns related to the issues.

    20 Feb. 16 14:21 Written by Antonia Renner
  • Just give up on mobile already, Microsoft

    How many ways can Microsoft fail with mobile technology? There was Windows CE -- a failure. Windows Mobile -- a flop. And, more recently, Windows Phone -- a fiasco.

    11 July 15 03:47 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Broadband for all

    There's no mere digital divide in the United States; it's a chasm. It ensures that the have-nots will always have less, and those with broadband access will have more. It's time to finally end that, and guarantee that everyone in the country, no matter how poor, gets broadband and its many benefits.

    03 July 15 04:24 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Restoring a vibrant and open Internet

    The Internet has functioned well for decades with minimal regulation of either access or edge providers. The <a href="">Federal Communications Commission's open-Internet order</a> replaces that stable equilibrium with an asymmetric regime that is inherently unstable and antithetical to investment and innovation.

    28 May 15 00:04 Written by By Anna-Maria Kovacs
  • Broadband is like a river (but not the way you think)

    In his 2014 book, <em>The Accidental Superpower</em>, Peter Zeihan traces the origins of America's economic prosperity to its abundance of rivers. The U.S. has more miles of navigable waterways, which provide a uniquely efficient and inexpensive means for transporting goods across a continent, than the rest of the world put together. According to Zeihan, this difference was a critical factor in the country's emergence as the world's leading superpower. And because rivers do not require large-scale efforts to build and operate, they favor decentralized development, which has encouraged local entrepreneurs, who represent a distinctive aspect of the U.S. economy. The U.S. is also blessed with many natural harbors that are another major contributor to a country's economic success.

    30 April 15 19:11 Written by By Richard Adler
  • Let's rethink email

    I've been using email longer than most people (more than a quarter of a century), so I think I have the credibility to say it's overdue for an overhaul.

    06 April 15 19:03 Written by Evan Schuman
  • We've got net neutrality. Now the real work begins.

    Now that <a href="">net neutrality is the law of the land</a>, you may feel inclined to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. After all, a big reason the FCC backed net neutrality was the outpouring of support for it.

    31 March 15 05:59 Written by Preston Gralla
  • The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

    Back in the dark ages, when the only way to get onscreen entertainment was by tuning in a television set at a specific time (get home late? miss your favorite show? too bad for you!), networks had a habit of scheduling similar shows opposite each other. The notion was presumably, that the competition would cause one show to win out over the other, which would eventually drop in the ratings and get cancelled. The idea that viewers might be interested in seeing both apparently was not in the networks' psychology.

    27 March 15 05:01 Written by Barbara Krasnoff
  • Pulling net neutrality from a swamp of lies

    On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted, along strict party lines, to <a href="">approve new net neutrality rules</a> by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility. So does that save the Internet or lock it up in a bureaucratic, censored, expensive prison?

    06 March 15 22:49 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Fave Raves 2015: What's your favorite enterprise IT product?

    Do you have a favorite enterprise IT product you can't live without? Tell us about it and we'll share your raves with our readers. (Here's a link to <a href="">last year's Fave Raves</a> collection.)

    03 March 15 00:41 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • The FCC's Orwellian Internet policy

    President Obama's secret plan to protect the "open Internet" is locked inside the Federal Communications Commission. We don't know what's in the 322 pages, but we are told it includes a transparency rule.  

    26 Feb. 15 01:04 Written by By Bret Swanson
  • Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

    Most business and IT leaders learned to negotiate with outsourcers 15 or 20 years ago, when the virtual corporation was seen as the organization to emulate. Although virtual organizations have faded, they provided valuable lessons regarding how to structure outsourcing contracts. Unfortunately, those lessons are being lost. Over the last few years, I have encountered multiple organizations making "first-time buyer" mistakes when negotiating with outsourcers.

    21 Jan. 15 06:46 Written by Bart Perkins