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Stories by Jeff Caruso

  • Facebook vs. Google+ vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn

    Much has changed since we examined the <a href="">ongoing war</a> between Facebook and <a href="">Twitter</a> in the spring of 2010. The stakes are higher, the competition has increased, and we see LinkedIn and Google roaring into the social networking arena like never before.

  • IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS

    Several different flavors have sprung up in <a href="">cloud computing</a> and each has their pros and cons. Add to these the plethora of vendor-created acronyms and it can be confusing to figure out the best option.

  • Cisco's moment of truth

    Cisco achieved a milestone in its most recent fiscal quarter, one with profound implications for the future of the company: Cisco made more money from its new products and services than it did from routers and switches.

  • Just for Valentine's Day: Geekiest marriage proposals of all time

    They say there's a lid for every pot. And when a geek has found his lid, there comes a time when he wants to take a soldering iron to it and make sure it's not going anywhere. But a true geek can't just hide a ring in the dessert and get down on one knee. Oh, no. He must pop the question with creativity and flair, to make it as memorable as possible for his geek princess in the only ways a geek knows how. And these days, that means he might just have to do a bit of coding. Read on for some of the geekiest marriage proposals ever.

  • Happy 25th, TCP/IP

    Believe it or not, it has been a mere 25 years since TCP/IP walked into our lives and changed them forever.

  • Cisco, Microsoft to clash on net security

    When Microsoft unveiled its security technology initiative last month, one interesting aspect of it was somewhat buried - the network equipment partners, which include most of the major players other than Cisco.

  • Link standard expected to be finalised in March

    Long popular for its resiliency, the technology of link aggregation is finally about to achieve standardhood. The IEEE has worked out much of the technical details of link aggregation in its 802.3ad specification, and the group expects to finalise the standard in March.

  • Fluke aims monitor at big networks

    Network software company Fluke next month will unleash a more grown-up version of its network monitoring software - one that discovers network devices, creates diagrams with Visio software and notifies network managers of problems via e-mail or pager. The current version of Fluke's Network Inspector is limited to a single Ethernet segment and is designed to help companies troubleshoot network problems.