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Pica8 Earns Top 10 Spot on CRN.com's list of Cool SDN Networking Tools

  There are far worse ways to start 2021 than to be named a company with one of “The 10 Coolest Software-Defined Networking Tools of 2020” by CRN.com. Even better, in these days of almost zero investigative technology journalism and pay-for-play marketing to get onto lists like these, it was a...
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The Benthic Sadness of Cisco Colony Collapse

Once upon a time, Cisco effectively was the networking industry, starting around the time I joined in 1989 to help the company put together its IPO. The cachet of being an early Cisco customer was very real, and, frankly, Cisco earned its moment in the sun back then, a moment that — to its full...
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Why the Lights Just Dimmed at Cisco

In a clear echo of IBM’s ultimately futile efforts to cut costs in the early 90’s, October 5 was a watershed day for Cisco as over 2,000 of its best, and most senior, employees across the company took early retirement packages —technically, the Cisco Elect Program — and handed in their badges....
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Tech Blog: Network Access Control with Open Campus Networks

Years ago, Network Access Control (NAC) was a high-end security feature touted by legacy network switch vendors. But like so many other legacy vendor features, NAC has been successfully adopted by open network vendors and is ready for deployment in enterprise campus and access networks as part of a...
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Enterprise Open Networking Musical Chairs is Over — Who’s Still Sitting?

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