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Bi-weekly IT/Computer Networking Industry Updates (14-27 January, 2013)

Welcome to another edition of bi-weekly IT/Computer Networking industry updates. In this edition, we shall look some news, product releases and articles published by vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (14th Jan – 26th Jan, 2013).

#1. Cisco unveils new CCNA Video & Cisco Network Video Specialist courses – To cater to the requirements of the video conferencing industry, Cisco has come out with two new certifications – CCNA Video and Cisco Network Video Specialist aimed at installers and partners. Read more…

#2. Juniper Networks introduces a new model for implementation of SDN (Software Defined Networks) – Juniper Networks has introduced a new model for enterprises/service providers to transition their current networks into SDN (Software Defined Networks). They have outlined their strategy, principles and license models for SDN. You can read more about it in this press release.

#3. Is the role of a CIO changing?This article published by Brocade talks about how the role of a traditional CIO is changing quickly in the face of individual departments hiring cloud resources by themselves and the increased (unpredictable) traffic, thereon.

#4. Fortinet launches new appliances for distributed enterprises and large service providers – Fortinet has launched four network security appliances and two POE switches tailored for distributed enterprises. Read more… They have also launched Fortigate 3600C for large enterprises and managed service providers. Read more…

#5. Radware releases global security report – Radware has released a detailed global security report analyzing 2012’s most notorious attacks. You can read the highlights or download the full report from here.

#6. Belkin announces intent to acquire Linksys – Cisco’s home/consumer networking division Linksys is going to be acquired by Belkin. Read this blog post from Cisco to learn more.

#7. Are you concerned about your server running hot? – In this blog post, Dell expert explains why their servers might be slightly hotter than what they could be and how it translated to savings in electricity and at the same time, maintains the reliability. If you want to learn more about server heating/thermal profiles, you should read it.

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