Profile of Andrew Conry MurrayDirector of Content & Community, Interop
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Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop.
Articles by Andrew Conry Murray
posted in July 2007
Web 2.0 ventures have discovered a simple formula for success: encourage users' conceit that what they say, do, and think is interesting enough to share with others. This is how Twitter, a hot startup, turns a stream of drivel into cold, hard cash.
We have to kill the firewall in order to save it. That's the essential message from startup Palo Alto Networks.
The next leader of the free world may have stood on stage at The Citadel last night, but the real power in the room was YouTube. Politicians are terrified of the video sharing site. How else to explain their participation in a 90-minute YouTube infomercial masquerading as a debate?
You have to admire the chutzpah of startup Palo Alto Networks. The company has raised $28 million to sell a "next-generation" firewall based on ideas that are 20 years old.
Enterprise security problems and regulatory requirements give rise to startups the way cow pies give rise to mushrooms. That's certainly the case in the nascent information leak prevention (ILP) market, where a handful of startups aim to help enterprises stop sensitive data from leaving the enterprise.
Counterfeit gear casts a shadow over the used IT equipment market. Just how long a shadow is difficult to judge, however. Cisco-a popular target of counterfeiters-wouldn't provide any information on the amount of fake gear it thinks is on the market, or how much it has recovered.