John DixEditor in Chief, Network World

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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).

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?