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John Dix is Editor in Chief of Network World where he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the newsweekly and overseeing its Web property, NetworkWorld.com.

Dell has its work cut out for it

Taking Dell private is a bold move, but won't ensure success. If you can't recognize opportunities and execute properly as a public company, buying yourself shelter from investors only takes you so far. The bigger challenge will be rejiggering the corporate culture and core processes to make more innovation possible.

The Water Pump Alarm

If nothing else, the now disputed "hacking" of an Illinois water utility has brought the spotlight back to shine on the vulnerability of our national infrastructure.

Blocking AT&T's Acquisition of T-Mobile May Not be a Plus

Analysis: Sprint is joining the justice department in opposing the acquisition, but what does this mean for mobile service for consumers?

Build a Cloud Service Review Board

Like it or not, the arrival of cloud means IT isn't the only game in town anymore.

Big Questions About Cyberwar

The Pentagon is expected to announce a cyberstrategy this month; is a cyberattack on the U.S. an act of war?

Complexity of IT Systems Will Be Our Undoing

Roger Sessions, CTO of ObjectWatch and an expert in software architecture, argues that the increasing complexity of our IT systems will be our undoing.

The Netbook: a Perfect PC Companion?

Another look at netbooks reveals they offer a solid laptop alternative that tablets can never deliver.

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Storm's Fans Crash Ordering System

Both Verizon's in-store systems and online portal were overloaded with demand for the newest Blackberry device.