Articles By Johna Till Johnson

Real answers from service providers

Real answers from service providers

Periodically I get the question, "What service provider should I go with?" Or, as a reader recently put it, "I...

July 2nd, 2003 Johna Till Johnson
The extranet emerges . . . right on cue

The extranet emerges . . . right on cue

I've written a lot about the emergence of extranets and extranet service providers, starting back when "extranet" was the buzzword...

May 15th, 2003 Johna Till Johnson
Worth a look if you’re linking remote workers

Worth a look if you’re linking remote workers

I've been asked a lot recently about how best to link remote workers in branch or home offices to the...

May 13th, 2003 Johna Till Johnson
How to pick a Web hosting provider

How to pick a Web hosting provider

Plenty of companies are looking to outside providers to host their Web sites, which is why the Web hosting market...

March 16th, 2003 Johna Till Johnson
An engineering approach to human interaction

An engineering approach to human interaction

IT folks need to keep in mind the importance of human interaction to IT success. Most projects fail not for...

November 13th, 2002 Johna Till Johnson
More on why the ILECs are crying wolf

More on why the ILECs are crying wolf

In a recent column I wrote that the incumbent local exchange carriers' anger over unbundled network element-platform pricing was misplaced....

October 23rd, 2002 Johna Till Johnson
Taking stock of the new WAN architecture

Taking stock of the new WAN architecture

About seven years ago, I described what at the time was the canonical architecture for most large enterprise networks. It...

September 10th, 2002 Johna Till Johnson
An action plan for IT consolidation

An action plan for IT consolidation

One of the biggest trends for companies over the past year is IT consolidation. In other words, IT functionality is...

July 14th, 2002 Johna Till Johnson
IP VPNs: Making a case for

IP VPNs: Making a case for

Last week I broke down IP VPNs into three types: Remote-access VPNs, which connect individual users to the corporate net;...

April 28th, 2002 Johna Till Johnson
IP VPNs: When, where and why

IP VPNs: When, where and why

Every few years the concept of IP VPNs gets a lot of press. The idea is simple: A company can...

April 21st, 2002 Johna Till Johnson