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HBO has confirmed that the company's internal sites have been broken into, and  that proprietary information (including reportedly scripts of upcoming episodes of the hit series "Game of Thrones") have been seized. According to an article in Variety, “HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which...

Cisco's (and competitor's) intent-based networking should reduce network cost and complexity for supporting ever-increasing real-time applications. As you may previously have read on No Jitter, Cisco last week introduced its intelligent network offering, dubbed "the network intuitive." The core concept is to make networks application-aware, enabling...

As I write this I'm on my way back from attending Cisco's annual "Cisco Live" customer event in Las Vegas, and the corresponding "C-Scape" analyst conference.  While most of the big announcements focused on Cisco's new intent-based  networking initiative, dubbed "The Network Intuitive," Cisco did...

There's been a lot of buzz around Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods. The upshot? Most pundits conclude that Amazon wants to enhance its ability to offer groceries online. That may be true, but we think it's far from the whole story. Our view is that Amazon's purchase...

As enterprises adopt team chat applications, IT leaders should examine security tools. End-to-end encryption, for example, can provide key access to messaging servers. More companies are now using team chat applications, such as Atlassian HipChat, Cisco Spark, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral Glip and Slack. As a result,...

InfoComm reinforced key collaboration market trends, including emergence of digital whiteboards, cloud, team apps, and the need to provide demonstrative business value of collaboration investments. The annual InfoComm show in Orlando took place last week, reportedly drawing more than 40,000 attendees focused on audio and video...

Digital transformation is driving rapid change in how organizations interact and with their customers. The driving goal of customer-facing digital transformation is to provide new interaction methods, and to optimize those interactions to improve customer satisfaction, generate new revenue, and/or enhance relationships. To support digital transformation, contact center operators...

Videoconferencing use is accelerating, thanks to growing demand, falling prices, and availability of cloud-based meet-me and interoperability services. Nemertes Research recently published the results of its second-annual study on enterprise adoption of videoconferencing in small rooms (five or fewer seats) and use of cloud videoconferencing "meet...

Yeah, I'll admit it: I can be cranky. Very cranky. So when my colleague texted me and asked if I was planning to blog about the WannaCry ransomware attack last week, my response was approximately, "Big whoop. Ransomware happens all the time. People never learn.  I've been...

We are big fans of the SD-WAN revolution (although looking forward to the time when we stop thinking of SD-WAN as something new and different and start thinking of it as table stakes for WAN edge connectivity). One of the big benefits of rolling SD-WAN...

Although traditional models of separation of duties are incompatible with DevOps, the principle can certainly be applied--and must be, in the long term. Separation of Duties: The Boogieman? Today in an interview for our Cloud and Network benchmark, the IT professional on the other end of the...