Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Get Hands-On Practice With GNS3

How does a network engineer or aspiring network engineer get hands-on practice? One solution is GNS3, which is a free tool available for download. Keith Barker, consultant and trainer, explains how its used and tips and tricks for getting the most out of GNS3. Read More

Demonstrating IT Value, Illustrated


What I’m promoting is a new approach called “Business Demand Design,” writes Hani Elbeyali of Dell. He asserts IT value corresponds directly to both Total Cost of Ownership and the Expected Return, and increasing the value of IT requires balancing both ER and TCO. Reducing TCO alone is not enough and will result in lowering the expected return to the IT end-users, and by virtue, reduce IT value. IT has become the single face of the company to its customers, staying in today’s competitive market requires increasing IT value, not decreasing it. Read More

Top 10 IT Predictions for 2013

In 2012, CIOs and IT teams in enterprises worldwide leveraged cloud computing architectures,while they designed their data centers to best manage the explosive amount of structured and unstructured data. In the next year, Red Hat envisions even more significant movement in the data center — in cloud, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies, writes Paul Cormier of RedHat. Read More

Cloud Security Frameworks: Security by Design


Bob Deutsche of Intel has been working to craft a security approach that changes the fundamental way an enterprise views and implements security. As it turned out, the answer is deceptively simple and even somewhat intuitive, he writes. “You just have to view and manage security like you do any other business investment. The challenge is to get your CEO, CFO, and CIO to view security using the same fundamental criteria.” Read More