Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

NETWORK WORLD–Cisco Certified Network Professional demonstrates understanding of core networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as data center, security,and network programmability.

Latest AI articles

What is a chatbot? Simulating human conversation for service

What is a chatbot? Simulating human conversation for service

October 4, 2021
Coupled with artificial intelligence, chatbots are seeing massive growth in use in an expanding array of domains, from customer service to employee interfaces.
Top 5 enterprise augmented analytics benefits

Top 5 enterprise augmented analytics benefits

July 1, 2021
TECHTARGET–Learn how augmented analytics helps make companies more agile by expanding employee access to data and speeding the decision-making process — all while saving costs.
Citizen data scientist training for augmented analytics

Citizen data scientist training for augmented analytics

June 21, 2021
TECHTARGET–Augmented analytics have made data analysis more accessible and led to the rise of citizen data scientists. But using these tools still require extensive training.
Energy company deploys edge devices to improve drilling efficiency

Energy company deploys edge devices to improve drilling efficiency

May 28, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Stackable Hivecell boxes process data at the edge for real-time decision making and analytics.

Latest Cybersecurity articles

Paying Hackers’ Ransom Demands Is Getting Harder

Paying Hackers’ Ransom Demands Is Getting Harder

September 26, 2021
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a cryptocurrency exchange for its role in facilitating ransomware payments and issued an advisory to private companies against making such payments.
Taking a Close Look at the $2B for Cybersecurity in the $1T US Infrastructure Bill

Taking a Close Look at the $2B for Cybersecurity in the $1T US Infrastructure Bill

August 27, 2021
DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE–The $1 trillion spending package includes funds for bolstering cybersecurity posture in critical digital infrastructure.
What is a managed service provider? Strategic outsourcing for IT services explained

What is a managed service provider? Strategic outsourcing for IT services explained

August 12, 2021
CIO–MSPs are increasingly being turned to as strategic outsourcing partners that remotely manage or delivery IT services, thanks to talent and technologies most enterprises lack.
Ransomware recovery: 8 steps to successfully restore from backup

Ransomware recovery: 8 steps to successfully restore from backup

August 12, 2021
The best way to recover from a ransomware attack is to have a reliable and fast backup process. Here’s how to do it.

Latest Networking articles

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

Cisco adds specializations to its CCNP cert

September 10, 2021
NETWORK WORLD–Cisco Certified Network Professional demonstrates understanding of core networking principles plus specialized expertise in an area such as data center, security,and network programmability.
What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

September 9, 2020
NETWORK WORLD—Secure access service edge is a Gartner model for streamlining network access, improving security, boosting network performance and reducing the number of vendors and devices IT pros have to deal with.
SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

SASE helps healthcare company pivot to support remote workers

May 27, 2020
NETWORK WORLD—TrialCard rolls out secure access service edge (SASE), which combines SD-WAN capabilities with network security services.
Enterprises look to SASE to bolster security for remote workers

Enterprises look to SASE to bolster security for remote workers

May 26, 2020
NETWORK WORLD—Surge in telework drives interest in secure access service edge (SASE), which combines SD-WAN capabilities with network security services.

Latest Blog Posts

Online Filemaker alternatives: Coda, Zoho, AppSheet, AppGyver, and more

April 1, 2020
Online Filemaker alternatives: Coda, Zoho, AppSheet, AppGyver, and more

UPDATE FEB. 2021: Lately, I’ve been testing out a new online collaboration tool called Notion. The basic plan, which includes sharing with up to five collaborators, is free. It allows for embedded related tables. It supports PDF exports for things…

My writing groups meet on Zoom

March 25, 2020
My writing groups meet on Zoom

New update, June 18: I’ve started a new virtual Zoom-based MeetUp group for speculative fiction writers. If you write science fiction, fantasy or horror, check us out. Update: Since this post was first published, several people have contacted me from…

Otter.AI just announced a great free deal on its transcription

March 25, 2020
Otter.AI just announced a great free deal on its transcription

(Image courtesy Otter.AI.) Another tool useful for writers that I’ve talked about this one in writers’ meetings before is Otter.AI. It transcribes your dictation. You just talk, and it converts it into text, with any smartphone.…

The tech journalist starter kit

October 23, 2019
The tech journalist starter kit

Filming IDG Tech Talk in September of 2019. A friend of a friend just called me, asking for advice on how to become a technology journalist. I promised to send him some links and figured I’d…

The Lost King of Krim hits multiple Amazon category bestseller lists

September 6, 2019
The Lost King of Krim hits multiple Amazon category bestseller lists

The Lost King of Krim was #10 on Amazon’s Two-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads best seller list on September 11, 2019. The Lost King of Krim, a novella of the Krim virtual world that…

Sunday morning writing Mastermind group

August 29, 2019
Sunday morning writing Mastermind group

I am putting together a writers’ Mastermind group, to meet Sunday mornings via conference calls, such as Skype or Facebook video. You can read my full bio here, but the basic summary is that I’ve been a journalist for more…