Articles By Johna Till Johnson

The meaning of ‘communication’

The meaning of ‘communication’

Every now and then you realize you've been using a word without thinking about what it really means.Take "communication": It...

September 3rd, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
The many modes of communication

The many modes of communication

Every now and then you realize you've been using a word without thinking about what it really means. Take "communication":...

August 27th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
Think of the edges when building a WAN

Think of the edges when building a WAN

Many IT executives consider the WAN to be a monolithic entity: a giant network that connects all the organization's sites...

August 18th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
Don’t pooh-pooh social networking

Don’t pooh-pooh social networking

A while back, I wrote about the concept of social networking. The upshot: Although the wisdom of crowds may be...

July 30th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
Your phone is making you smarter

Your phone is making you smarter

We've been hearing a lot lately about how communications technology reduces productivity and makes people stupider -- mainly by interrupting...

July 9th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
What we need to know about Net traffic

What we need to know about Net traffic

Determining how fast the Internet is growing is almost a parlour game among pundits these days. Part of the reason...

June 19th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
Becoming an internal services provider

Becoming an internal services provider

A big buzzword these days for network and communications teams is "internal services provider." The idea is for the communications...

June 15th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
The waning of the WAN? Not so fast

The waning of the WAN? Not so fast

Many of my clients are getting serious about the Internet. Let me explain: No, they're not Rip Van Winkles who've...

May 29th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
Don’t ditch your WAN for the Internet

Don’t ditch your WAN for the Internet

Many of my clients are getting serious about the Internet. No, they’re not Rip Van Winkles who’ve slept through the...

May 29th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson
IT must take control of the wireless enterprise

IT must take control of the wireless enterprise

Back in the day, wireless data was a neatly self-contained niche technology used by folks such as field force workers...

May 14th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson