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Building a Better Blade Server – Network Style….

…ices, toner, people, switches, servers, cables, people, storage, printers, monitors, proprietary Unix, people, gaming machines, photo printing, people, calculators and even paper (did I mention people…). In the data center, as in other areas of networking, we are focused on interoperability, standards, and going to market with a broad array of best-of-breed partnerships. Sure one company can try to own all of it, and everyone has some g…


Home Network Basics

…me network also enables you to connect other devices to each other and to the Internet such as an Xbox for live gaming or a internet camera for web chatting or even a wireless home audio device such as a Linksys by Cisco Director that allows you to play all your music and access Internet music services such as Rhapsody. Simply put, a home network can help you hook up and share all of your ‘stuff’ without even thinking about it. Cisc…


Cisco Edge Quest 2 Tournament – Week Two Begins

…e all audiophiles jealous, thereby providing an opportunity for you to brag about your outstanding Edge Quest 2 gaming skills.) First Prize: US$300 gift card Second Prize: US$100 gift card A thank you to the following for writing a bit about the game and challenging their community to play: ClickZ (nice coverage of some of our recent social marketing efforts) The VAR Guy Network Performance Daily (their “Man vs Wild” video is enjoya…


Will Virtual Worlds revolutionize the way people learn and interact?

…ing organizations is how to take advantage of commercial Virtual World products that are strong in the areas of gaming and social networking but not quite ready for prime time when it comes to training and development. Does it make sense for the enterprise to wait for global standards to emerge in virtual world platforms that meet the needs of the learning community or should we get on the train now by driving the features and requirements we nee…


Trade a cell phone for a loaf of bread?

…rtless photo-sharing with friends and family, streaming video from Netflix to Blu-ray disc players and Xbox 360 gaming consoles (and with CES starting today, there are clearly more new toys to come – LG video wristphone, anyone?).However, this year, we are surrounded by the wreckage of a globally challenged economy. Clearly, consumers are cutting back their spending across the board, as evidenced by early sales figures from this past holida…