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Catalyst 9000 the - erm - catalyst for surging Cisco software sales

Switchzilla's switches outstripped by code

Are you sick of hearing about Cisco's transformation yet? Bad news, then: with its Q3 results in, the company's waving its “we're a software company now” flag so high we may have to drop the “Switchzilla” nickname.…

Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

No deal! No talks! Fake news! China bad! So much winning!

United States president Donald Trump has again tried to clarify just what he meant when he Tweeted about protecting jobs at Chinese networking kit-maker ZTE.…

Oh, great, now there's a SECOND remote Rowhammer exploit

Send enough crafted packets to a NIC to put nasties into RAM, then the fun really starts

Hard on the heels of the first network-based Rowhammer attack, some of the boffins involved in discovering Meltdown/Spectre have shown off their own technique for flipping bits using network requests.…

No new 3PAR weirdness found behind crashes at Australian Tax office

DXC report is in but Tax Office won't say if it will ever see the light of day

DXC’s report on the twin outages in HPE 3PAR storage arrays that disrupted web services at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed nothing new about the incidents.…

nbn™ isn’t fixing HFC, it’s ‘optimising’ it

And seemingly just-about rebuilding it, too

nbn™, the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network (NBN), has revealed a little more about what it's doing to the hybrid fibre-coax networks it uses for some retail customers.…

Off with e's head: e-cig explosion causes first vaping death

See kids, your parents were right - smoking is bad for you

A forensics report has reported the first known death from the use of electronic cigarettes after a Florida man was killed when his device exploded and drove itself into his cranium.…

Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

Internet address industry given one week to introduce unfinished GDRP policy

Thousands of internet registries and registrars will have just one week to overhaul their customer databases to fit with a policy that is still under development, or face ruinous fines.…

Bowel down: Laxative brownies brought to colleague's leaving bash

Keep your friends close and your enemas closer…

Leaving parties can be an opportunity for more anally retentive colleagues to loosen up and go with the flow. But one woman took that to an extreme by bringing laxative brownies to a send-off bash.…

Agile development exposed as techie superstition

Try fast, frequent and frugal experiments instead

At DevOps-focused London conference Continuous Lifecycle* today, Linda Rising challenged the superstition of tech professionals, a group that ought to have some affinity for science.…

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