Posts by Randy Cross

Aiming Towards an Unfettered and Secure IoT

Aiming Towards an Unfettered and Secure IoT

  • Randy Cross
  • November 8, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • Last week, we heard bold claims by a networking vendor that they could make the Internet of Things (IoT) safe because they “own” the network.…
Evolution of Disaggregated Switching: Bringing Whitebox to the Masses

Evolution of Disaggregated Switching: Bringing Whitebox to the Masses

  • Randy Cross
  • June 15, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • For years, hyper-scale technology companies like Google have flexed their IT muscles and considerable buying power to create highly specialized operating environments with equally optimized…

How Enterprise Virtualization Will Save Your Business in the Era of IoT

  • Randy Cross
  • November 30, 2015 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Having a backyard full of trees is quite therapeutic during a marathon day of conference calls, but it also comes with a fair share of…

Spring into the Avaya Technology Forum

  • Randy Cross
  • January 29, 2015 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • It’s that time of year, again. The Avaya Technology Forum (ATF) is once more upon us.  Despite the added workload and dizzying deadlines, it really…

What Does BYOD Mean for the Future of the Workplace?

  • Randy Cross
  • May 20, 2014 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  •   While reading an email from the CTO recently regarding our BYOD program, I found myself contemplating the future of the workplace. If you work…

Dispelling "F.U.D." in the Brave New World of Software-Defined Networking

  • Randy Cross
  • April 30, 2014 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The world is changing... at least my world of networking. It's evolving into a long overdue state. As a result, my skills have to evolve.…