Computing networks are collections of hardware and information networks connected to one another by wire, wireless, cable, fiber, Internet or other means. Typical purpose-built uses include local-area networks (LAN) wide-area networks (WAN) and storage-area networks (SAN).


NewsThe Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics software for the most part remain separate islands. But over time, more IoT systems will connect with analytics workloads that are distributed over networks, new research suggests.
BlogIs this a “marriage of desperation” or two network solution vendors coming together to work on a broader vision for an increasingly connected world?
NewsBloomberg Terminals suffered a "global outage" that had an impact on markets in Asia and Europe but the market data and financial services giant said that its flagship Bloomberg terminals were up and running. But industry observers are noting that an over-reliance on a single vendor might add vulnerabilities to a market that does not like surprises.
NewsNokia Oyj’s $16.6 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent SA will create a leader in building networks for today’s smartphones. The companies are betting they can also get an edge connecting millions of intelligent machines that haven’t been invented yet.
NewsRussia rejected a report that its government had been involved in hacking a non-classified White House computer network.
NewsThe proliferation and sophistication of hackers, combined with increased reliance on interconnected applications, devices and systems has complicated the IT security landscape, according to new research.
AnalysisHow IT can truly master video surveillance technology -- especially as the worlds of corporate compliance, physical security, data retention, storage and analytics converge.
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NewsAvnet and IBM have unveiled a turn-key Hadoop solution -- hardware, software and support -- designed for on-premises big data deployments. It's the first of multiple Hadoop bundles that Avnet apparently intends to promote.
NewsHewlett-Packard Co. is well on its way to splitting into two separate companies around Nov. 1, CEO Meg Whitman told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.
BlogYour DevOps team is linked to the cloud. But are they meeting your corporate security or WAN performance standards? Time to call in your network engineers.
Emerging TechnologiesSoftware defined networking (SDN) is a promising technology, but it often lacks a compelling "must do" deadline to trigger immediate deployments.
NewsThe U.S. Federal Communications Commission will be sued by companies seeking to overturn net neutrality rules the agency passed last week, Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted.
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