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Some parting thoughts on the networking industry — This is my final byline at TechTarget. I'm moving on to another opportunity, which you'll hear about soon enough if you care to know. Before I go, I want to share with you how much I've enjoyed writing about the networking industry. When I joined TechTarget nearly nine years ago, I thought I was giving something up.

Networking pros describe their 2015 SDN projects — Some organizations have moved beyond the proof of concept stage. In fact, some are already replacing their first SDN deployment with a new one. One engineer at a wide-area network operator, who asked for anonymity, said his organization is refreshing its first SDN production network with a new one.
Dec 18, 2014

Want to know what some of your peers are doing with #SDN in 2015? read my story.

Top 10 expert tips on UC services from 2014 — From SIP to H.264, there are standards that are the building blocks of enterprise mobility. But there are emerging standards like WebRTC and VP8 that have the potential to make mobile UC deployments cheaper and easier. Wireshark provides essential information to VoIP administrators about what is happening on the network.

Top 10 UCC news highlights reveal 2015 trends — More enterprises adopted cloud-based UC in 2014. According to Nemertes Research's Enterprise Technology Benchmark, 63% of companies had at least one UC app in the cloud, with Web conferencing as the most widely adopted product. One in 3 enterprises moved to a cloud-based email or calendar platform, with another 12% planning to migrate in 2015.

IT buyers leaning toward desktop video software — A large majority of IT buyers interested in video conferencing are most likely to buy desktop video software, a TechTarget survey revealed, with mobile video the second most-likely purchase.
Dec 18, 2014

They're far from perfect, but desktop video apps are a favorite among enterprises. #SearchUC

Phone tablet hybrids heading for enterprise dominance — Phone tablet hybrids are increasing in popularity, including in the enterprise. Their combination of size and power provides a more user-friendly experience.

Anticipation builds for enriched storage capabilities in vSphere 6 — With vSphere 6 expected in the first half of 2015, VMware is expected to deliver more enhanced features for storage to make life easier for busy administrators.

EHR system developments don't translate to better record-keeping

Multifactor authentication products: SecureAuth IdP v8.0 — Andrea Danti - Fotolia SecureAuth IdP offers user-based pricing, as quoted below (see chart). There are surcharges for a version that supports more than five applications, and a higher charge for a version that supports more than ten applications. On top of this, risk-based authentication adds another $3 per user per year.
Dec 17, 2014

Another in a series for @searchsecurity on multifactor tools, includes @secureauth…

Multifactor authentication products: SafeNet Authentication Service — Nmedia - Fotolia SafeNet has a variety of token, mobile and desktop authenticators (see table). Its wide selection even includes an interesting "grid" hardware-based token that asks users to type in a pattern, similar to what's available on most Android smartphones today.
Dec 17, 2014

My latest in a series for @searchsecurity on multifactor tools, includes @safenetInc…

Commonly missed VMware best practices — Using VMware best practices as a guide, administrators can make adjustments with storage and networking to solidify the performance of their vSphere infrastructure.
Dec 17, 2014

Tidy your #vSphere infrastructure by following commonly missed best practices in storage and networking @bsuhr

Wireless upgrades, cloud adoption top 2015 networking projects — Plenty of networking pros told us they are refreshing switches in their data centers, but some are doing things a little differently in 2015. Some enterprises are shrinking their data center network footprints as demand for ports drop. In some cases the expanded use of cloud-based applications has translated into fewer workloads in the data center that need connectivity.
Dec 18, 2014

7 networking pros kindly told me about their 2015 #networking projects. see what your peers are working on.

Dec 17, 2014

I talked to a bunch of network managers about their 2015 networking projects. Here's what they're working on.