Networking News

Organizations have never been more networked. Interconnected computers and servers allow businesses to share resources and information. Read the latest networking news and analysis below:

Outdated servers are abundant

The end of Windows Server 2003 didn’t get nearly as much attention as that of XP – either from the media or IT pros. 

Cisco predicts businesses will have 1,000 cloud services by year’s end

If shadow IT wasn’t out of control already where you work, it soon could be. 

Survey: Most companies fall short of uptime goals

A survey of customers has found that companies have lofty expectations for the amount of uptime they get each year, but the reality of what their providers deliver may not live up to those goals. 

Infographic: The hunt for the fastest Internet speeds

Big data, streaming services, Voice over IP (VoIP) and more have driven demand for faster Internet speeds nationwide. But availability is still lagging behind demand – and in some cases, even where high-speed Internet is available, the cost can be sky-high. 

System changes put organizations at risk

IT is an ever-changing and adapting part of any business. But the way companies manage these changes could be putting their organizations at risk, a recent study has found. 

Facebook and work: A match made in …

Facebook and work usually don’t get mentioned in the same sentence – unless you’re talking about a security breach. But Mark Zuckerberg and Co. want to change that. 

Survey: Network outages are IT’s biggest issue

With so much data and so many services hosted in the cloud, IT has a very big problem on its hands: When networks are slow or unavailable, work could be, too. 

Office 365 offers unlimited cloud storage

Both business and personal subscribers to Microsoft’s Office 365 are about to receive a huge expansion to their cloud storage. It’s going from one terabyte to unlimited space. 

IoT update: Hackers can come in through the light bulb

For anyone who doubted the Internet of Things (IoT) poses security headaches, a recent report should be a wake-up call. 

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.