Computers never work. I can’t check my email. The Internet is always slow. No matter what I’m doing it seems like Information Technology is never the way I want it. Everything is completely broken. Or is it? Join us as we’ll discuss the various ways in which IT can be operating properly but still not as users want and why there is a huge difference between slow and broken.
The traditional office is dying. Since the rise of telecommuting in the 90s, less and less people need to be in the office. With open offices killing productivity, in the near term, we’re going to see the traditional office become extinct. The roundtable debates how true this is, and what makes it worth it for a lot of organizations to still keep the office lights on.
How hard is it to maintain old code? Can you keep upgrading architectures from the last decade indefinitely? When do you need to cut over to something more modern and familiar? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at one such choice from Cisco in the realm of wireless controller software.
Telling people “no” is hard. It’s extremely hard when you’re a company making products. But sometimes “no” is exactly what people need to hear to make them say “yes”. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Kentik and how a Negative Roadmap is a huge positive for them.
Visualizing something is one of the fastest ways to learn it. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the people of Apstra and how they’re using visual networking to help everyone learn advanced concepts around intent-based networking.
Would someone buy your product if you didn’t show them how effective it could be? Illumio did just that during Networking Field Day 19 in San Jose. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at why this is so important to the way we see software.
Two-factor authentication is a simple security measure, right? What if you could take that and build on it to the point where it becomes a huge piece of your overall security posture? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Cisco’s recent Duo acquisition and how it can be leveraged for more than just a few factors.
Think about all the mundane tasks you have to do on a regular basis in your network. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all automatic? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Silver Peak and how they can automate at least one thing you wish you didn’t have to do.
It’s always DNS, right? But what would happen in a world where DNS had better management, better reporting, and you had more control over things? How would it look then? What if it’s not always DNS?