Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney is a Senior Editor with Network World who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at michael_cooney@idg.com.

IBM reinforces enterprise multicloud growth with automation tools, ServiceNow expansion

Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

With its new Catalyst 9000 switches, Cisco makes it possible to run, manage, automate, and secure wired and wireless networks all on top of a single operating system.

Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

Cisco secures SD-WAN software, bolsters cloud-based Office 365 application access, and offers DevNet SD-WAN development options.

Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches

Cisco has 400G Ethernet switches that fall into two camps: The Nexus 9000 family aimed at large enterprise networks and the 3400-S class for hyperscale users.

The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

The IBM-Red Hat deal: What it means for enterprises

IBM hopes the acquisition of Red Hat will give its customers the tools to expand their use of cloud by creating and deploying cloud-friendly applications on a larger scale, a goal shared by IBM competitors Google, Amazon and...

Arista joins Juniper, Cisco in 400G Ethernet race

Arista joins Juniper, Cisco in 400G Ethernet race

Arista’s 7060X4 Series switches feature 32 400G Ethernet ports and are based on Broadcom Tomahawk silicon.

Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion; enterprise software, IT services outlays lead way

Gartner: IT spending to hit $3.8 trillion; enterprise software, IT services outlays lead way

Enterprise software spending is forecast to experience the highest growth, with an 8.3 percent increase in 2019. Communications services such as MPLS and other WAN services will hit $1.4 trillion in 2018.

IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run

IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run

IBM’s new Multi-cloud Manager will manage workloads on Big Blue clouds, as well as workloads on Amazon, Red Hat and Microsoft infrastructure.

Gartner: Digital business projects in a quagmire? Hack your culture!

Gartner: Digital business projects in a quagmire? Hack your culture!

If you are a CIO or business leader and you are having trouble moving forward on a digital business project, Gartner says you should hack your current IT culture to get things moving.

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, sports evangelist, philanthropist dead at 65

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, sports evangelist, philanthropist dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, space enthusiast, owner of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Paul Allen, has died. He was 65.

ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

The KSK rollover involved generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers, according to ICANN. Such resolvers run software that converts...

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