John Dix

Editor in Chief

John Dix helped launch Network World in 1986 after chronicling developments in networking and distributed processing first at IDC (1980-1984), then at Computerworld (1985-1986).

Putting IoT to work: 5 real-world examples

An inside look at Microsoft’s booming cloud business

The ability to host Azure infrastructure on premise in a hybrid role is a key differentiator

Lessons learned: Tribune Media rebuilds IT from the ground up

Lessons learned: Tribune Media rebuilds IT from the ground up

With everything software-controlled, workloads can be moved at will, and VMware’s NSX offsets the need for more than $1 million of network gear

Will new accounting rule slow adoption of cloud computing?

Will new accounting rule slow adoption of cloud computing?

Yes, says one buyer, who can no longer write-off upfront project fees that can run into the millions

Q&A: Cisco describes its SDN vision

Soni Jiandani, senior vice president of Cisco's Insieme business unit, discusses the company's software-defined networking vision

Security game changes when bad guys are backed by foreign governments

Enterprise IT and government agencies aren't so different when it comes to protecting their networks, says Fidelis CEO

The Cisco security directive

The Cisco Security Group senior vice president talks about Cisco's plans for firewalls, security architecture, BYOD, and more

Eucalyptus CEO: Build your private cloud with our tools

In an interview, Mickos addresses where Eucalyptus fits in, typical use cases, how they're different from Piston Cloud and OpenStack, and more

The look ahead to a software-controlled world

Interop buzz was all about software-defined networks and using OpenFlow to give servers access to devices such as switches and routers

Siemens revamps VoIP/unified communications platform

Version 7.0 of Siemen's OpenScape UC suite enables the VoIP platform to support up to 500,000 users

Juniper exec gives inside look at QFabric

R.K. Anand expounds on Juniper's answer to high-end data center demands

IBM's top network exec talks strategy

Vikram Mehta, founder of BNT and now vice president of IBM System Networking, gives an update on IBM's network visions going forward

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