Jim DuffyManaging Editor, Network World

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Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 28 years, 23 at Network World. He covers enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers and switches. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy and at jduffy@nww.com.Google+

OpenFlow vs. Programmable ASICs

Will the open source API replace those already in network processors?

Cisco Buys Microsoft Office App Developer

Cisco announced acquisition of Versly, a privately held maker of collaboration software for Microsoft Office applications.

Skytap Automates Cloud Deployments

Skytap, a provider of cloud automation software, unveiled orchestration and configuration products designed to enable easy creation of virtual environments.

Former Cisco Engineer Indicted on Hacking Charges

A former Cisco engineer at the center of an extradition controversy has been indicted by a federal grand jury on computer hacking charges.

Google, Data Centers Using Less Power Than Expected

Data centers have been using less electricity than you think ... or at least, than they have in the past.

HP Extends Cisco Switch Trade-In Program

HP this week said it has expanded a trade-in program for customers looking to swap out Cisco switches for HP gear.

Cisco Sought to Paint Whistleblower as 'Sinister'

New details emerge of the Peter Alfred-Adekeye debacle.

10 Compelling Apps for Cisco Cius

Cisco Cius tablet's imminent arrival comes with an app store; here are the most interesting of the apps there.

Data Center Group Issues Cloud Usage Guidelines

Users and vendors this week got a framework for implementing virtual data center and cloud computing environments from a group formed eight months ago to define such requirements.

Ex-Cisco Consumer Chief Flips for Grilled Cheese

When Cisco dropped the Flip, its originator ditched, too -- for an edible alternative.

Cisco Adds IPv6 Migration Features to Routers

Cisco this week rolled out products and services designed to ease the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 for enterprise customers.

Internet cloud

How Is Cloud Computing Like an Airplane?

A cloud computing service is like an airliner. Even though it can experience devastating crashes that affect many people--like Amazon's last month--it's not the riskiest thing to turn to in tech.

Extreme Looks to One-up Cisco, Others in Data Center

At Interop this week, Extreme Networks rolled out two switches designed to migrate users from legacy data center infrastructures into cloud computing.

HP Counters Cisco With New Switches, Architecture

At Interop this week, HP unveiled products supporting a new architecture that attempts to unify enterprise data center, campus and branch networks under a common...

Cisco Enterprise Management Tools Take on New Network Realities

Cisco this week broadened the security and management capabilities of its enterprise products to help IT shops get a better grip on mobile devices and video.