What We’re Reading, Week of 10/26

Posted: October 30, 2009 in Highlights

InformationWeek…
Keep Your Laptop Off Our Inadequate Network
In this post, Jonathan Feldman asks why IT people resist end-users bringing their own equipment to the enterprise network. To be able to address issues like this, InformationWeek launched a research survey about end-user device practices in enterprise networks. We look forward to seeing the data and hearing what people had to say!

Enterprise Networking Planet…
Build an IPSEC VPN Without Losing Your Mind
In this article, Charlie Schluting offers some tips on how to build an IPsec VPN. Most people expect to have a difficult time configuring IPsec, but Charlie explains the concepts and makes it a less intimidating process for readers.

InformationWeek…
Should Your Enterprise Network Be An Internet Hot Spot?
Alexander Wolfe discusses whether enterprises should open up their networks, effectively turning them into Internet hot spots. With the emergence of both cloud computing and Windows 7, he says this could be a growing trend. Wolfe suggests Microsoft’s new operating system makes it unnecessary for users to launch VPN clients; instead, the discovery and authentication takes place automatically in the background anytime and anywhere a user connects to the Internet. Therefore, the average user will now perceive the Internet and his/her corporate network as pretty much one and the same thing. What do you think about the idea of the enterprise network as an Internet hot spot?

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