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Software-Defined Networking (SDN): An Opportunity?

What is Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions (Routing) enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted […]


Funny IT Statistics – 11% of Americans think HTML is an STD

I think when we live in IT, we forget that other people may not know what we’re talking about. According some statistics that were compiled, 12% of Americans think USB is an acronym for a country, 42% think a motherboard is the deck of a cruise ship, and 18% thought a Blu-Ray was a type […]


Google Services Suffer Second Outage in Less Than a Month

If you noticed a few glitches Thursday with Google’s Drive, Docs, and other cloud-based productivity services, you weren’t the only one. The last time this many Google services were made unavailable was just under a month ago, when most Google Apps were interrupted for as long as six hours. http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/google-services-suffer-outage-n34986/


Announced today – Google Fiber may be coming to Phoenix!

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe would get citywide fiber-optic networks with Internet speeds of one gigabit — 100 times faster than basic broadband service — under a plan Google is exploring. Google announced this morning the three Valley cities are among nearly three dozen cities in nine metro areas the Silicon Valley company is considering for […]


The moon now has a better internet connection than you do

After months of testing, it looks like the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration is ready to be deployed in a real world scenario. Among other things, it likely means that we can send HD video into space at a greater speed than you can stream it to your home. http://www.geek.com/science/the-moon-now-has-a-better-internet-connection-than-you-do-1585053/


The 10 Worst Passwords of 2013

You no longer have to be a security geek to use a password management tool, experts say. Password management tools have matured and contain a wide variety of capabilities to take the strain off of accessing a bank account, website or service with a strong password. Many programs use strong encryption and contain syncing features […]


5 lessons for CIOs in the age of the cloud

Founded in 1899, Chiquita is proof positive that use of cloud — at least in the form of software-as-a-service (SaaS) products — is no longer just the province of startups and web 2.0 companies. The adoption of these technologies is integral to how older, established companies compete. And it’s a big part of how Chiquita […]


Lost in a Snap: How Should We React to Online Security Breaches?

“The way I look at it, there are two kinds of online services — the ones who have been hacked and lost private data and the ones who will be hacked and will lose private data in the future,” Paul Saffo, a technology forecaster and managing director at Discern Analytics, told The Wrap. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140131175129-1523803-lost-in-a-snap-how-should-we-react-to-online-security-breaches?trk=eml-ced-b-art-Ch-4&midToken=AQF1vFAYZcHuqA&ut=1s1eYPPkufUC41/