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:

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.

Survey ranks enterprise cloud providers: Who came out on top?

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a cloud provider. But a recent survey shows which provider is most popular for businesses. 

Have Linksys routers? Watch out for this malware

There’s a new threat to one of the most popular equipment manufacturers. Malware targeting multiple Linksys routers is turning up all over the place – and it’s not immediately apparent what this particular worm is up to. 

Target hack wasn’t advanced

Stealing credit card and personal information from millions of customers might seem like the kind of thing only a criminal mastermind could pull off. New information shows it was the result of one dumb security decision. 

What to do when executives won’t follow IT policies

A common problem when trying to enforce IT policies: Executives and others in the company expect special treatment. Here’s what IT managers can do in those situations. 

The top threats facing SMB networks

Keeping networks up and running is a critical job of any company’s IT department. Problems with the network can lead to down time, which in turn may mean lost revenue. 

Have you got your network covered for the holidays?

Even when tech pros find time for a vacation, IT systems need to stay up and running. In this guest post, SolarWinds’ Mav Turner gives network admins a list of steps they can take to make sure things run as smoothly as possible while they’re gone for the holidays. 

3 simple ways to optimize your network budget

Pretty much all vendors want to sell you more. Whether it’s hardware, software, or services, vendors want you to buy more. When it comes to buying more hardware, it’s very hard to ignore the Sirens’ call to get the latest technology. I mean, who doesn’t need 10GB to the desktop? You only have 1GB today, […]

Report: IT must fix aging infrastructure before new projects

Reports show that for most companies, the IT budget is growing or at least staying flat – however, many have to use that extra money to fix aging infrastructure that is in need of an upgrade.