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Cisco’s Sourcefire Buy Will Let It Monitor Users Instead of Packets

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Sourcefire’s intrusion protection will help Cisco analyze secure user activity within specific apps. continue…

Converged Datacenter Market Shows Few Signs of Slowing Down

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Extreme Networks is the latest to focus on a packaged, integrated but multivendor converged system. continue…

Cisco’s Vision Moves Beyond SDN, But Product Plans Don’t

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Cisco lays out a new vision for the next-generation network. But details on how it would actually work are few and far between. continue…

Cisco Buys Ability to Virtualize Data Networks

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Composite Software’s assets will offer Cisco a central point of contact for data, network information. continue…

Cisco Looks to New Grads for UX Solutions

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The people at Cisco are smart enough to know that a key factor in the company’s future success will be the user experience. Specifically, if consumers can’t easily get its devices to do what they want them to do, they’re not going to be worth very much. As a solution, Cisco is hiring fresh college graduates and putting them to work on projects designed to make sure that customers find its products logical and easy to use. The idea is… continue…

Ethernet Buyers Favor Big Switches, Avoid Routers

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As Ethernet gets faster, switch sales keep growing while router sales sink. continue…

Internet Growth Will Challenge Data Analysts, App Builders

Cisco’s new Visual Networking Index suggests stressed-out data workers’ heads could simply explode (metaphorically speaking) by 2017. continue…

Look Out, Cisco: Open Compute Project Is Moving to Switches

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The next step for the Open Compute Project is a top-of-rack switch built entirely from the ground up. continue…

A Hung Jury on Certifications

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When it comes to enhancing skills, the most often-asked question is about certifications: Are they worth the time and money? Do they really help you get that new job, or do hiring managers just shrug them off? Once upon a time, the right certification was a ticket to job security, but more recently the tech industry has reshaped its attitude. While some employers still require them, a growing number are giving more weight to experience. Some certifications are still in… continue…

Oracle Acquires Tekelec, Boosting Networking Stakes

Oracle will need to figure out how Tekelec’s assets best fit with its own business-support and service-delivery platforms. continue…