A recap of the previous month’s notable tech news items, blog posts, white papers, video, events, etc. - For the week ending Thursday, July 31st, 2014.



Net neutrality supporters: Deep packet inspection is a dangerous weapon

Network access providers should be disallowed from using DPI, and should provide regular reports to demonstrate they're not, suggests yet another group of Internet technology leaders.


73 Percent of IT Staff Currently Have Unresolved Network Events

Forty-five percent of IT staff say they monitor network and application performance manually instead of using network monitoring tools.


Emulex: study shows network visibility can help avoid the IT blame game

Results of a study of 547 U.S. and European-based network and security operations (NetOps and SecOps) professionals, which found that 45% of IT staffs monitor network and application performance manually, instead of implementing network monitoring tools.


VoIP grows quicker, even as improvements may not be immediately

With its noted improvements in the business world, there's no question that VoIP is a technology that continues to be growing in popularity. Its adoption is consistent throughout companies worldwide, and as such many are looking for new and better ways to monitor their resulting savings.


The BYOD horse is out of the barn: Implementing the right mobile policy for your organization

Striking the proper balance between security, productivity and privacy is the key to establishing a successful mobile device policy.


Network Stories


Cisco describes its SDN vision: A Q&A with Soni Jiandani

Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught with Jiandani to get her take on how SDN plays out.


Blogger Exploits


Application intelligence: THE driving force in network visibility

Business networks continue to respond to user and business demands, such as, access to more data, bring your own device (BYOD), virtualization and the continued growth of IoT. Historically much of the traffic that runs through these networks has been known to network administrators but access to application and user data remains lacking.


The benefits of converged network and application performance management

A converged Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) solution gives organizations actionable information to resolve the most challenging performance concerns in minutes.


Why Network Monitoring Is Changing?

IT needs end-to-end visibility, meaning tool access to any point in the physical and virtualnetwork, and it has to be scalable and easy to.


OpenFlow Supports IPv6 Flows

Software Defined Networking systems are gaining IPv6 capabilities


Why Mid-Tier Companies Need to Start Monitoring Their Networks Like Big Companies

All the largest enterprises truly understand that, and most have a network monitoring strategy. On the other hand, there is another group of business owners not monitoring their network and not considering it for the future. Well, they’re in for a rude awakening if they don’t take a cue from those big companies and invest in network monitoring.


Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?

Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.


Understanding IPv6: Link-Local 'Magic'

Denise Fishburne performs a little IPv6 sleight of hand in the second post in her series on IPv6.


Food for Thought