Enterprise networks need to be reliable. That has been a given for many years. Flexibility wasn't part of the equation. But now software-defined networking (SDN) is changing the way IT and administrators are thinking about network architecture. With all the hype and promise surrounding SDN, what is the true state of this technology? To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke to Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.