HP, IBM, Cisco and Juniper among those slimming down this year
Stories by Bob Brown
Google Reader has had plenty of company going to the grave this year
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo among those reading products their last rites
Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco Bay
Don't be scared, there’s plenty to do on Friday, Sept. 13
Microsoft, Apple and Samsung among those issuing mea culpas
Twitter has been celebrated for its ubiquity and impact on world events from natural disaster recovery to political uprisings. But researchers from a group of big time universities have found that useful tweets are few and far between.
Apple, riding continued high demand for its Mac computers and iPad tablets, has topped rivals in two new surveys of customer satisfaction.
Research in Motion, which has been losing ground to Apple, Google and even Microsoft in the mobile market, announced Monday it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or about 11% of its workforce.
Mark Hurd's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080610-hps-mark-hurd-resigns-amid.html">surprise resignation</a> as HP's CEO Friday following disclosure of a sexual harassment charge against him makes Hurd just the latest in a long line of tech CEOs forced to resign due to scandal.
M&A industry veteran Paul Deninger, a vice chairman at Jefferies & Co., has made a living advising companies on mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and the like. But even he acknowledges that too much industry consolidation isn't a good thing for technology innovation. Deninger talks about the state of the M&A market and what's likely ahead.
James Cupps, a former network engineer and information security officer for the U.S. Navy, is now on his second tour of duty with Sappi Fine Paper North America, a division of a US$4.7 billion South African manufacturing company. Cupps, the North American division's information security officer and Sappi's global security lead, recently shared his thoughts with Network World Executive News Editor Bob Brown.
Give us a feel for your job responsibilities and the company's network.
Four years ago, Michael Kamens joined Thermo Electron Corp. with marching orders to keep the US$2 billion-plus maker of scientific instruments' global network up and running. Fast-forward to now, and Kamens finds himself neck-deep in network security and making sure IT is doing its part to make Thermo compliant with rules outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires that a properly audited system of internal controls and processes is in place by November. Below is a summary of in-person and e-mail discussions between Kamens and Network World Executive News Editor Bob Brown.
Give me a thumbnail sketch of your job responsibilities and your company's network setup.