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Verizon’s 5G network is now hitting gigabit download speeds VERIZON’S 5G NETWORK IS NOW HITTING GIGABIT DOWNLOAD SPEEDS

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May 16, 2019

What a difference a few weeks can make. Last month, I came to Chicago for the launch of Verizon’s 5G network, which is now live both here and in Minneapolis. The inaugural 5G device was the Moto Z3 equipped with Motorola’s 5G MotoMod, and my experience — and that of many other tech...

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Accelerate Business With Bicle: The E-Mobility Networking Platform ACCELERATE BUSINESS WITH BICLE: THE E-MOBILITY NETWORKING PLATFORM

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May 16, 2019

Starting as an e-bike business portal one year ago, Bicle® is a digital platform that allows industry professionals in the e-mobility industry to have a social network and build business connections. The website covers all aspects of e-mobility from electric automotive vehicles, light electric v...

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Arm Showcases Latest IoT Test Chip Musca-S1 for Secure IoT device Designing ARM SHOWCASES LATEST IOT TEST CHIP MUSCA-S1 FOR SECURE IOT DEVICE DESIGNING

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May 15, 2019

At the Samsung Foundry Forum, Arm, in a joint effort with Samsung Foundry, Cadence, and Sondrel, showed the first 28nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) embedded MagnetoResistive Random Access Memory (eMRAM) IoT test chip and advancement board. The Musca-S1 is intended to offer decision t...

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How Will 5G Wireless Impact Healthcare? HOW WILL 5G WIRELESS IMPACT HEALTHCARE?

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May 14, 2019

The 5G wireless network has been a topic of discussion in 2019, providing unprecedented speed and capacity compared to previous generations of cellular networks. Its implications for general phone usage are obvious, with users downloading and streaming content faster, however this high-speed network...

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Not All SD-WANs Are Created Equal NOT ALL SD-WANS ARE CREATED EQUAL

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May 14, 2019

As SD-WAN surges toward maturity and more companies join the market, separating the hype and buzzwords from the actual technology is getting more difficult. John Proctor, president and CEO of Martello Technologies, told SDxCentral in an interview that “the SD-WAN market is still fairly new, bu...

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Shining a Light on 5G Industry Progress SHINING A LIGHT ON 5G INDUSTRY PROGRESS

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May 13, 2019

For almost a decade, Samsung and our partners across industry and government have worked tirelessly to develop and nurture the technologies that will thrust the world into a whole new level of intelligence and connectivity. Often referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this fundamental shif...

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Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson Top 100Gbps in Trial Microwave Link over Millimeter-wave Spectrum DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, ERICSSON TOP 100GBPS IN TRIAL MICROWAVE LINK OVER MILLIMETER-WAVE SPECTRUM

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May 13, 2019

Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom recently achieved a landmark data transmission rate by consistently topping 100 Gbps in a trial microwave link over 1.5km. Conducted at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens, the joint innovation project represents a major technical breakthrough, achieving more ...

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With Great Wi-Fi Comes Great Vendor Headaches, Unfortunately WITH GREAT WI-FI COMES GREAT VENDOR HEADACHES, UNFORTUNATELY

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May 13, 2019

These are weird times in Enterprise wireless. We have a Wi-Fi culture that continues to push wired Ethernet further to the margins for client access, and where access points were once THE THING that vendors competed on, they are now just part of big honkin’ super systems and grand stories to t...

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THE FIRST MID-RANGE 5G SMARTPHONES FROM HUAWEI WILL ARRIVE IN 2020 THE FIRST MID-RANGE 5G SMARTPHONES FROM HUAWEI WILL ARRIVE IN 2020

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May 11, 2019

The first worldwide 5G network has made its debut in South Korea last month, followed a few weeks later by the first European network, the one launched in Switzerland. Even the first 5G smartphones have made their debut on the European market but so far these are expensive models while to see a mid-...

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Five ways to make Office 365 the catalyst for network transformation FIVE WAYS TO MAKE OFFICE 365 THE CATALYST FOR NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

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May 10, 2019

Office 365 doesn’t work well in a traditional hub-and-spoke corporate network. There. I said it. If enterprises don’t transform legacy networks to accommodate Office 365, their end users will force them to. Gartner predicts cloud software revenues to grow more than 17% in 2019. Driving t...

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A glossary for the terms and types of WAN technologies A GLOSSARY FOR THE TERMS AND TYPES OF WAN TECHNOLOGIES

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May 09, 2019

In the beginning, there were LANs. Well, it wasn't the very beginning, but the creation of LANs eventually led to other networking advancements, such as wide area networks and different types of WAN technologies. LANs, or local area networks, connect computers and devices in the same geographic ...

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SD-WAN Traffic Steering Moves Enterprise Apps Across Clouds SD-WAN TRAFFIC STEERING MOVES ENTERPRISE APPS ACROSS CLOUDS

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May 09, 2019

Traffic steering classifies traffic and matches application requirements with network characteristics, conditions and behaviors. It’s similar to a car’s GPS or Waze effect that directs drivers to the best route for their destination, based on conditions like congestion, accidents and pri...

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Machine learning meets 5G wireless MACHINE LEARNING MEETS 5G WIRELESS

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May 08, 2019

Channel sounding of 5G signals started years ago with the intent of gaining knowledge on how 5G signals will react in a real-world environment. From those experiments, engineers have developed channel models. 5G New Radio is, however, much more complex than LTE given beam steering and mmWave signals...

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How 5G is used for creating and consuming live traffic maps HOW 5G IS USED FOR CREATING AND CONSUMING LIVE TRAFFIC MAPS

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May 08, 2019

The latest Mobile World Conference (MWC) event was all about the transition from 4G to 5G technology. At the same event, location intelligence startup Mapbox demonstrated how 5G networks are used for creating and consuming live maps on smart devices, leading to safer and more efficient traffic manag...

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How SD-WAN Overcomes Last Mile Constraints HOW SD-WAN OVERCOMES LAST MILE CONSTRAINTS

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May 07, 2019

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How SD-WAN Overcomes Last Mile Constraints
May 7, 2019
As more businesses require 24/7 uptime of their networks, they can’t afford to “put all their eggs in one basket.” Even MPLS with ...

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SD-WAN Considerations For Sourcing Professionals SD-WAN CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOURCING PROFESSIONALS

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May 07, 2019

Over the last several years, SD-WAN has become one of the hottest topics across the IT and Telecom space. I want to use this blog to provide some context for sourcing professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the technology and make more strategic supplier selections. To start, let&rsq...

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Why 5G requires new antenna designs to deliver faster speeds WHY 5G REQUIRES NEW ANTENNA DESIGNS TO DELIVER FASTER SPEEDS

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May 06, 2019

Mobile network operators worldwide are beginning their initial rollouts of 5G network services, surfacing difficulties in how to deploy 5G mobile networks. In order to deliver faster speeds to subscribers, 5G standards require more complex antenna designs and deployment strategies, according to ABI ...

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Will Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and CBRS Continue to Co-Exist? WILL WI-FI 6, 5G, AND CBRS CONTINUE TO CO-EXIST?

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May 03, 2019

This is the final blog in a 4-part series on three prominent wireless technologies, the previous blogs included: Is Wi-Fi 6 the Dominant Choice for the Future of Wireless Technology? Can 5G Actually Replace Wi-Fi? What is CBRS Technology? Should I Care About It? In this post, I want to wrap up with ...

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5G moves multifamily wireless from amenity to utility 5G MOVES MULTIFAMILY WIRELESS FROM AMENITY TO UTILITY

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May 02, 2019

Revolutionary. Transformative. Game changer. These are just a few descriptors attached to 5G, the next generation of wireless that will succeed 4G. The new standard is set to vastly improve connectivity between people and things. It dominates press headlines and takes center stage at nearly every te...

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Using SD-WAN to Secure the Digital-First Workplace USING SD-WAN TO SECURE THE DIGITAL-FIRST WORKPLACE

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Apr 30, 2019

The digital workplace has been in everyone's mind since the arrival of the cloud in everyday business. This is not a single technological solution, but an overall approach that brings together different technologies to enable centralized and simplified IT management, to provide users with a pers...

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Three Secrets to SD-WAN Success THREE SECRETS TO SD-WAN SUCCESS

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Apr 29, 2019

It’s no secret that business applications are moving out of the data center and into the cloud. In fact, more than 40 percent of business applications now reside in the public clouds according to RightScale. This migration has forced organizations to re-evaluate their network architectures and...

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Cisco Ushers in a New Wireless Era with Wi-Fi 6 CISCO USHERS IN A NEW WIRELESS ERA WITH WI-FI 6

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Apr 29, 2019

Cisco is announcing solutions that can help customers embrace a new age of wireless connectivity.  Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) is the new standard for Wi-Fi networks.  Built on the same fundamental wireless innovations as 5G, these new standards could reshape how businesses and consum...

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StarHub Unveils SD-WAN Solution Through Partnership with ngena STARHUB UNVEILS SD-WAN SOLUTION THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH NGENA

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Apr 28, 2019

StarHub unveiled an innovative Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution through its partnership with the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena), which currently has 24 international partners. As a partner of ngena, StarHub is connected to a single global network through a co...

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To Be Cloud-Native or Cloud-Tourist Involves Pervasive Design Decisions TO BE CLOUD-NATIVE OR CLOUD-TOURIST INVOLVES PERVASIVE DESIGN DECISIONS

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Apr 28, 2019

The term “cloud-native” is often invoked for applications that run in the cloud. In fact, only a few of these applications are actually “cloud-native”. And those that are typically involve stateless workflow indicative of most web-scale projects. Is this distinction important...

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5G Set to Change Mobile World As We Know It 5G SET TO CHANGE MOBILE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

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Apr 27, 2019

From smartphones and smart TVs to autonomous cars able to communicate with other vehicles on the road, it’s all part of the emergence of a vast network of devices and technologies called the Internet of Things (IoT). Just as the internet connected personal computers, the IoT is connecting all ...

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Want to Empower Your IT Team? Give Them Better Network Security That’s Easy to Use WANT TO EMPOWER YOUR IT TEAM? GIVE THEM BETTER NETWORK SECURITY THAT’S EASY TO USE

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Apr 26, 2019

With our recent acquisition of Duo, Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewalls work with Duo to give you the enhanced security your business requires today. Just as importantly, it addresses a concern we’re hearing more frequently from our customers: How to help an overwhelmed IT team. Better n...

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Networking over coax: evolutions in both LAN and WAN NETWORKING OVER COAX: EVOLUTIONS IN BOTH LAN AND WAN

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Apr 26, 2019

As regular readers may recall, Comcast is my broadband Internet (WAN) service provider. And regular readers may also recall that MoCA is one of the LAN technologies in current use in my home (containing my office), along with 802.11ac mesh wireless and GbE Cat5e and Cat6 wired (powerline isn't c...

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Wyebot is Capable For WLAN Performance Monitoring and Testing WYEBOT IS CAPABLE FOR WLAN PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND TESTING

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Apr 26, 2019

For the past few months I’ve been evaluating Wyebot, a cloud-managed wireless network performance tool that jumps to life quickly and has some nice features. I’ve laid hands on a number of competing products- those solutions that promise to solve wireless problems and to alert you when t...

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Aruba Networks Continues Innovation In Wireless Area ARUBA NETWORKS CONTINUES INNOVATION IN WIRELESS AREA

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Apr 26, 2019

to setup a manufacturing unit here. “Aruba’s entire R&D facility functions between Chennai and Bangalore, and we should be able to inaugurate our manufacturing plant in India sometime in June to September,” said Santanu Ghose, Director, Aruba, HPE, on the sidelines of the Netwo...

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The Consequences of a Broadband Deployment Report With Flawed Data THE CONSEQUENCES OF A BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT REPORT WITH FLAWED DATA

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Apr 25, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission is required by law (under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996) to initiate a notice of inquiry and report annually on whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion. This annual ...

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Multi-Cloud Is Real, But So Are Its Blindspots MULTI-CLOUD IS REAL, BUT SO ARE ITS BLINDSPOTS

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Apr 25, 2019

Multi-cloud is marching its way beyond “buzz word” to a real deployment scenario. Some key drivers behind this new normal include: Preference: Different internal teams can have different preferences when picking clouds due to each team’s competency and specialization No lock-in: To...

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Demystifying SD WAN cost savings DEMYSTIFYING SD WAN COST SAVINGS

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Apr 25, 2019

Enterprises relying on MPLS can significantly reduce networking cost by implementing software defined wide are networks. In addition to cost saving, SD-WAN enables automation, intelligence and centralized management which makes enterprise networks cloud ready. Weighing all these factors into conside...

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Benefits of 5G BENEFITS OF 5G

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Apr 25, 2019

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to be made available for 5G. The first benefit of devel...

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New options to enable remote access in the network NEW OPTIONS TO ENABLE REMOTE ACCESS IN THE NETWORK

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Apr 25, 2019

We're witnessing a transition toward software-based networking across almost every aspect of IT. Without repeating any holy grail marketing statements about software-defined WAN, we do have to discuss the future of VPN services and how software is driving change both now and in the future.

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The Benefits of SD-WAN for Banks and Credit Unions THE BENEFITS OF SD-WAN FOR BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS

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Apr 24, 2019

In the age of digital transformation, it can be difficult for financial institutions to offer their business operations and customers the most value. Here’s an easy place to start: software-defined wide area networking. SD-WAN taps software to route a network connection through the fastest pat...

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Cisco SD-WAN Partnership Propels Nitel CISCO SD-WAN PARTNERSHIP PROPELS NITEL

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Apr 24, 2019

Nitel has expanded its partnership with Cisco in hopes of giving partners unparalleled software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) flexibility. The company has integrated Cisco Secure SD-WAN (powered by Viptela) into the Nitel Connect SD-WAN platform. Nitel already partners with Versa Networks fo...

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Palo Alto Networks at ONUG Spring 2019 and Understanding the Security Landscape for SD-WAN PALO ALTO NETWORKS AT ONUG SPRING 2019 AND UNDERSTANDING THE SECURITY LANDSCAPE FOR SD-WAN

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Apr 24, 2019

With many organizations adopting a direct-to-internet networking strategy for their branch locations, there is considerable interest in how to architect the security. This is especially true if the organization is also adopting SD-WAN as part of their branch networking strategy. That’s because...

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Key Findings on the State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity KEY FINDINGS ON THE STATE OF OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 24, 2019

Operational technology (OT) refers to the hardware and software used to run industrial control systems (ICS), such as SCADA, that serve as the foundation of various areas of critical infrastructure. This includes industries that are essential to public safety and well-being, including power plants, ...

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Here’s how to fix Windows was unable to find a certificate error HERE’S HOW TO FIX WINDOWS WAS UNABLE TO FIND A CERTIFICATE ERROR

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Apr 24, 2019

If you have set up a new wireless router or Internet connection, the possibility is that you may end up with the Windows was unable to find a certificate to log onto to the network error while trying to connect to the network. Disable FIPS for your network. If you’re getting Windows was unable...

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Managing 5G migration MANAGING 5G MIGRATION

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Apr 23, 2019

How do you streamline the upgrade to integrated networks to allow for quick 5G deployment? A new approach from Huawei may have some of the answers. Operators need to act quickly and efficiently to meet current demand, while ensuring networks are flexible and adaptive to rise to the challenges 5G wil...

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Four Steps to Managing Complexity and Simplifying your SD-WAN Migration FOUR STEPS TO MANAGING COMPLEXITY AND SIMPLIFYING YOUR SD-WAN MIGRATION

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Apr 23, 2019

One of the main concerns when adding any new technology to your infrastructure is creating a more complex architecture. While an SD-WAN can help simplify your overall network architecture and management, it is important to assess your network to eliminate as much complexity as possible while plannin...

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5 Criteria for Evaluating Managed SD-WAN Solutions 5 CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING MANAGED SD-WAN SOLUTIONS

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Apr 23, 2019

SD-WAN has made networking sexy again—and for good reason. Many CIOs view SD-WAN technologies as key to their cloud-first strategies. After all, it's known for optimizing WAN performance and connecting branch offices quickly and securely all while reducing costs. But, the market is flooded...

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Obstacles and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Regulation and Legislation OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CYBERSECURITY REGULATION AND LEGISLATION

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Apr 22, 2019

As our world becomes increasingly dependent on the internet, more safeguards must be put in place in order to keep our information and services we rely on secure. In the last few years, we have seen an increase in regulations and legislation passed to uphold these safeguards, but it is unclear how m...

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What do SD-WAN, Logistics, and Speed Have in Common? WHAT DO SD-WAN, LOGISTICS, AND SPEED HAVE IN COMMON?

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Apr 22, 2019

We’ve shared stories before about the speed of deployment that we can do with our automation as well as our large network-focused project, engineering, and support team. But, why does speed matter? Most IT projects are just that, they’re projects. They’re often long-term rollouts t...

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School WLAN design: Top-of-Line Wi-Fi 6 and an AP in Every Classroom SCHOOL WLAN DESIGN: TOP-OF-LINE WI-FI 6 AND AN AP IN EVERY CLASSROOM

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Apr 22, 2019

As we are fond of saying around here at Ruckus HQ (and in the field, and on the phone, and in webinars, over drinks, etc.) all answers in Wi-Fi begin with, “it depends”. As a rule of thumb, and this has been consistent for many years, a school typically needs 1 Ruckus AP for every other ...

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Enhanced Routing Protocol for Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks ENHANCED ROUTING PROTOCOL FOR EFFICIENT WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

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Apr 22, 2019

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) rely on low-power and lossy networks (LLNs) for a wide range of applications. Nodes in LLNs have limited resources and often operate in harsh communication environments. However, this also leads to loss in tr...

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Wi-Fi 6 Devices are Coming. Is Your University Campus Ready? WI-FI 6 DEVICES ARE COMING. IS YOUR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS READY?

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Apr 22, 2019

In the transportation world, communities everywhere are upgrading road systems to prepare for the driverless revolution, reduce congestion, speed up overall traffic flow and increase capacity – much of it driven by population increases and the anticipated arrival of connected vehicles. Urban p...

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How SD-WANs Can Help Secure Endpoints HOW SD-WANS CAN HELP SECURE ENDPOINTS

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Apr 22, 2019

With Silicon Valley constantly in search of the new, new thing, everyone from vendor bloggers to conference organizers to research firm analysts have touted the next big thing as SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking). For example, researchers at IDC project that the market for SD-WAN will g...

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Is Software-Defined Networking Right for Your Small Business? IS SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING RIGHT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Apr 22, 2019

Still an emerging technology, SD-WAN sees large adoption rates: About two-thirds of IT professionals recently reported they already have some of their WAN software-defined, while half have active SD-WAN projects. The enthusiasm for the tech comes down to its ability to help businesses find the faste...

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11 Powerful hi-tech routers for seamless connectivity 11 POWERFUL HI-TECH ROUTERS FOR SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY

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Apr 20, 2019

When you rely on your Wi-Fi to get things done or for gaming, it’s essential that you get a strong connection. These powerful hi-tech routers will ensure that you enjoy seamless connectivity around your home. Is it worth upgrading my router? Quite possibly. A more powerful router may help you ...

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Retirement of the Copper Wireline Leaves Some Vulnerable RETIREMENT OF THE COPPER WIRELINE LEAVES SOME VULNERABLE

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Apr 20, 2019

It’s no wonder that with the availability of new communications technology, telco providers are retiring copper wirelines. This new technology is rendering the 100-year-old copper landline technology - once so integral to our communications infrastructure - obsolete, and thus leading many telc...

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Cisco and Google Cloud: Flexible Cloud for Government CISCO AND GOOGLE CLOUD: FLEXIBLE CLOUD FOR GOVERNMENT

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Apr 19, 2019

The Federal Government has been advocating a move to the cloud for almost a decade now. And yet, a great amount of applications are still sitting in agency data centers. This is due to several reasons: complexity of re-writing the application for the cloud, belief that the cloud is not as secure as ...

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SDWAN 2.0: The Right Stuff for a Multi-Cloud World SDWAN 2.0: THE RIGHT STUFF FOR A MULTI-CLOUD WORLD

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Apr 18, 2019

When I started my career in networking  (longer ago than I care to admit), the industry was struggling with incompatible systems at the protocol and interface level. As a budding young engineer concerned with ordering a chaotic technosphere, the OSI model seemed like just the remedy. That was a...

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Why New 5G Services Will Be Free WHY NEW 5G SERVICES WILL BE FREE

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Apr 18, 2019

Where there are opportunities there are problems. You might think I’ve got that the wrong way around but not when it comes to 5G and mobile phone billing. Billing is hard, really hard. Some people contend that mobile phone networks make it deliberately confusing so that you don’t end up ...

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5G: Three Areas to Watch 5G: THREE AREAS TO WATCH

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Apr 18, 2019

Sometimes I wish the 3GPP standards organization would just quit numbering random milestones in the progress of cellular technology -- though they are good for the consulting business. In reality, there are important things going on all the time in wireless, but when 3GPP identifies a new “gen...

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How SD-WAN Provided an Alternative to MPLS – A Case Study HOW SD-WAN PROVIDED AN ALTERNATIVE TO MPLS – A CASE STUDY

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Apr 18, 2019

What’s transitioning like to SD-WAN? Ask Nick Dell. The IT manager at a leading automotive components manufacturer recently shared his experience transitioning his company from MPLS to Cato SD-WAN. During the webinar, we spoke about the reasons behind the decision, the differences between carr...

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Securing the New Network Edge SECURING THE NEW NETWORK EDGE

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Apr 18, 2019

This is a summary of a byline article written by Fortinet’s John Maddison, entitled “Addressing the Challenges of Moving Security to the Edge,” that first appeared in Security Week on April 04, 2019.
For the most part, the traditional network perimeter is gone. In its place ...

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HOW ARYAKA’S MANAGED SD-WAN HELPED ELEMENT SOLUTIONS SUCCEED WITH A COMPLEX AND RISKY BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE HOW ARYAKA’S MANAGED SD-WAN HELPED ELEMENT SOLUTIONS SUCCEED WITH A COMPLEX AND RISKY BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE

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Apr 18, 2019

As they say, business happens. Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, expansion, and CHANGE! All necessary, but at times quite disrupting. While the role of technology as a disruption enabler has been widely noticed, with old business models being radically disrupted by new ones with a “technolo...

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Ericsson and Swisscom in European commercial 5G ERICSSON AND SWISSCOM IN EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL 5G

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Apr 17, 2019

Ericsson and Swisscom, the telecommunications service provider in Switzerland, have switched on the large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe to support commercially available smartphones. The long-term strategic partners went live with the network in the first minute of April 17, following Swissc...

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Cisco and Redline Team at ENTELEC 2019 CISCO AND REDLINE TEAM AT ENTELEC 2019

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Apr 17, 2019

The 91st Annual ENTELEC Conference & Expo runs April 23rd – 25th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.  As one of the premier events for communications and control technologies in the energy industry, it brings together leading communications, IT/OT and networking p...

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AI in Cisco IT Operations: Finding Golden Needles in Ever Larger Haystacks AI IN CISCO IT OPERATIONS: FINDING GOLDEN NEEDLES IN EVER LARGER HAYSTACKS

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Apr 17, 2019

Customers often ask us whether artificial intelligence (AI) will be the kind of game changer that analysts are predicting. From what I’m seeing, the answer is an unconditional yes. The trick is figuring out the right use cases. While any computer can calculate pi to a million places faster tha...

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Driving the digital transformation of AgTech, an interview with Prospera CEO Daniel Koppel DRIVING THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF AGTECH, AN INTERVIEW WITH PROSPERA CEO DANIEL KOPPEL

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Apr 17, 2019

Cisco invested in IoT very early on, mainly to gain market visibility and build the ecosystem. As part of that IoT strategy, we’ve focused on verticals that create strategic value to Cisco, mostly around the IoT business unit. And as such, digital agriculture has always been an emerging catego...

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Change is the only constant – vPC with Fabric Peering for VXLAN EVPN CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT – VPC WITH FABRIC PEERING FOR VXLAN EVPN

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Apr 17, 2019

Dual-homing for endpoints is a common requirement, and many Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MC-LAG) solutions were built to address this need. Within the Cisco Nexus portfolio, the virtual Port-Channel (vPC) architecture addressed this need from the very early days of NX-OS. With VXLAN, vPC was enha...

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Navigating Your Security Options with SD-WAN NAVIGATING YOUR SECURITY OPTIONS WITH SD-WAN

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Apr 17, 2019

For virtualized security, as more companies adopt SD-WAN technology to enhance the agility of their networking architecture, they must give strong consideration to how and where to apply security across the network. For example, retailers with a lot of store locations can benefit from virtualized SD...

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Custom Network Development? No Problem. CUSTOM NETWORK DEVELOPMENT? NO PROBLEM.

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Apr 17, 2019

We love to talk about the cool projects we’ve gotten to do at QOS. From working with some of the largest SD-WAN deployments today to some of the smallest as well. From customers just down he street to those with sites across the globe in dozens of countries. From all of these experiences we&rs...

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Moving to the Cloud? SD-WAN Matters! MOVING TO THE CLOUD? SD-WAN MATTERS!

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Apr 17, 2019

This is the second installment of the blog series exploring how enterprises can realize the full transformation promise of the cloud by shifting to a business first networking model powered by a business-driven SD-WAN. The first installment explored automating secure IPsec connectivity and intellige...

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HCI Powered vSAN – Why Should Customers Care HCI POWERED VSAN – WHY SHOULD CUSTOMERS CARE

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Apr 17, 2019

VMware vSAN powers hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions with vSphere-native, flash-optimized storage for private and public cloud deployments. A core building block for the Software-Defined Data Center, more than 17,000 organizations have deployed vSAN - from edge to core to cloud – o...

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Westcon-Comstor Builds a more Visible WAN WESTCON-COMSTOR BUILDS A MORE VISIBLE WAN

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Apr 16, 2019

For Michael Soler, a senior infrastructure manager at Westcon-Comstor, a major IT distributor, moving to a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) was as much about taking control of the network as it was about saving money. The move accomplished both, according to Soler. “It’s been ...

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Nyansa Reveals Voyance IoT, An AI-based Solution to Integrate IoT Security and Device Performance NYANSA REVEALS VOYANCE IOT, AN AI-BASED SOLUTION TO INTEGRATE IOT SECURITY AND DEVICE PERFORMANCE

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Apr 16, 2019

NetReveal platform enhancements empowering financial institutions to combat financial crime and fraud. Nyansa, an innovator of AIOps solutions, recently revealed Voyance IoT, the industry’s first inclusive AI-based solution to integrate IoT security and device performance analytics in a solita...

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What SDN is and where it’s going WHAT SDN IS AND WHERE IT’S GOING

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Apr 16, 2019

Hardware reigned supreme in the networking world until the emergence of software-defined networking (SDN), a category of technologies that separate the network control plane from the forwarding plane to enable more automated provisioning and policy-based management of network resources. SDN's or...

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4 Real World Challenges in Enterprise Networking & How SD-WAN Can Solve Them 4 REAL WORLD CHALLENGES IN ENTERPRISE NETWORKING & HOW SD-WAN CAN SOLVE THEM

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Apr 16, 2019

Even though an enterprise network is considered the lifeline of an organization, there are certain challenges that have limited the efficiency of the enterprise networks. Malware threats, limited data replication performance, network availability, sluggish network connectivity  — all are ...

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What Will 5G Really Mean For You? WHAT WILL 5G REALLY MEAN FOR YOU?

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Apr 16, 2019

Over the past few months, we have seen a storm of hype about 5G, the next evolution in mobile network technology. Handset manufacturers are starting to come to market with 5G-ready smartphones, while many mobile network operators worldwide looking to deploy 5G networks in 2019 and 2020.  KT in ...

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Improve enterprise IT procurement with Private Catalog, now in beta IMPROVE ENTERPRISE IT PROCUREMENT WITH PRIVATE CATALOG, NOW IN BETA

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Apr 16, 2019

With the sheer number of applications in today’s enterprises, it can be hard for procurement departments and cloud administrators to maintain compliant and efficient procurement processes for their cloud development teams. Last week at Next we introduced you to Private Catalog, a new service f...

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The Internet of Things Ushers in a New Wave of Cybersecurity Needs THE INTERNET OF THINGS USHERS IN A NEW WAVE OF CYBERSECURITY NEEDS

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Apr 15, 2019

The internet has changed rapidly since its inception in 1983. The way we communicate, consume news and media, shop, and collect data are just a few examples of the way the internet has changed the world. A term you may have heard crop up in recent years is IoT, or The Internet of Things. IoT is abou...

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Building Flexible Workplaces with Cloud Technology BUILDING FLEXIBLE WORKPLACES WITH CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 15, 2019

As employees demand more flexibility, companies are looking to the cloud for answers. Digital disruption is dramatically changing the way companies operate, paving the way for new ways of working. Mobile computing, cloud networks, social media and data analytics, among others, are ushering a new way...

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IoT business challenges and best practices IOT BUSINESS CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES

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Apr 15, 2019

It seems that ambiguity surrounds many technology buzzwords and phrases. For instance, the phrase Internet of Things, what does it mean, and what impact can this have on our lives and business? If you were to ask a dozen people to define what the Internet of Things really means, you would likely get...

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Fujitsu: Solution For 5G Transport Networks FUJITSU: SOLUTION FOR 5G TRANSPORT NETWORKS

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Apr 14, 2019

Fujitsu unveiled an expanded Smart xHaul transport solution to accelerate seamless and efficient evolution to 5G networks. The complete solution is offered in collaboration with HFR Networks and Volta Networks. It enables 5G transport networks to leverage legacy 4G Centralized Radio Access Network (...

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Q&A: How to control access to IoT data Q&A: HOW TO CONTROL ACCESS TO IOT DATA

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Apr 14, 2019

IoT is responsible for driving the biggest quantity of data into data lakes for businesses to analyze and leverage for analytics. With so much data at stake, companies must control who can and cannot access that data. This is the concern of Gerry Gebel, vice president of business development at Axio...

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The Path to 5G Is Clear: And We Just Turbocharged Network Innovation THE PATH TO 5G IS CLEAR: AND WE JUST TURBOCHARGED NETWORK INNOVATION

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Apr 12, 2019

Our deal is complete. And, ARRIS is now officially part of CommScope. Here, Bruce McClelland, newly appointed COO of our combined company, shares his vision of the future of networking – and why CommScope is uniquely positioned to shape it. Read the blog.

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Turning Game of Thrones into Game of Drones with 5G TURNING GAME OF THRONES INTO GAME OF DRONES WITH 5G

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Apr 12, 2019

When we talk about tech, we're almost always looking ahead into the future. But what happens when we look back into the past? The other day I was a bit taken aback by one of those 'This time, 10 years ago' reminders from Facebook...you know, the ones where they show you what you posted 1...

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Impact of 5G on Location technology IMPACT OF 5G ON LOCATION TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 11, 2019

We bring you a few interesting facts about the impact of 5G on Location technology. Why did we decide to inform you about this topic? Well, location tech is the most interesting area of advancement in 5G. In the modern world, it means that 5G is stepping up, bringing entirely new techniques that imp...

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Why Wi-Fi 6 is a breakthrough technology for the IoT WHY WI-FI 6 IS A BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE IOT

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Apr 11, 2019

Tom Soderstrom, the IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), recently wrote an article titled “The Next Computing Wave: Ultra Powerful, Ultra-Accelerated, Ultra Connected.” The article, published on MeriTalk, touches on a number of topic...

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Developing with SD-WAN, a Cisco Champion Radio Podcast (S6|Ep.10) DEVELOPING WITH SD-WAN, A CISCO CHAMPION RADIO PODCAST (S6|EP.10)

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Apr 11, 2019

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we chat with Adrian Iliesiu about developing with SD-WAN and how you can streamline your workflow with vManage. Interviewing Adrian are Cisco Champion hosts, Daren Fulwell and David Peñaloza.

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Consistent Security in the Cloud Requires Consistency CONSISTENT SECURITY IN THE CLOUD REQUIRES CONSISTENCY

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Apr 11, 2019

For the past four years running, we've asked global respondents about the challenges faced on their journey to a modern, multi-cloud operating model. For the past three years, we've consistently been told the top challenge is "consistent security across all applications". Now certa...

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Developing with SD-WAN, a Cisco Champion Radio Podcast DEVELOPING WITH SD-WAN, A CISCO CHAMPION RADIO PODCAST

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Apr 11, 2019

In this episode of Cisco Champion Radio, we chat with Adrian Iliesiu about developing with SD-WAN and how you can streamline your workflow with vManage. Interviewing Adrian are Cisco Champion hosts, Daren Fulwell and David Peñaloza

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Episode 1: Why SD-WAN matters for physical retail EPISODE 1: WHY SD-WAN MATTERS FOR PHYSICAL RETAIL

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Apr 11, 2019

Simplifying the IT architecture is super important for retailers — for scalability and technology efficiency to name a few reasons. The challenge that presents itself is the core foundation and the network that all the digital touchpoints rely on. Many times, it’s just not there. The goo...

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Keeping the Momentum Going for Cisco Webex and Google Cloud Customers KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING FOR CISCO WEBEX AND GOOGLE CLOUD CUSTOMERS

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Apr 10, 2019

In the world of open, public APIs, the SaaS world is undoubtedly moving toward integrated solutions. Developers are creating apps for popular platforms, and sites like Salesforce App Exchange and G Suite Marketplace are filled with hundreds, if not thousands of apps to boost productivity.

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Network Automation: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job NETWORK AUTOMATION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

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Apr 10, 2019

My father is a real craftsman.  He always used to tell me whilst I was growing up (and still does to this day :-), “you cannot do all the jobs with the same tool. You would not use a hammer to cut wood, right?” He’s right of course, and the same folk wisdom is true for network...

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Introducing Anthos: An entirely new platform by Google Cloud for managing applications in multi-cloud world INTRODUCING ANTHOS: AN ENTIRELY NEW PLATFORM BY GOOGLE CLOUD FOR MANAGING APPLICATIONS IN MULTI-CLOUD WORLD

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Apr 10, 2019

Let’s face it, even in the best of cases, enterprise IT can be rigid, complex and expensive. When we talk to customers with extensive on-prem investments, they tell us they want to take advantage of the cloud’s scalability, innovative services and geographic scope, but they’re worr...

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How 5G will make telcos major players in gaming HOW 5G WILL MAKE TELCOS MAJOR PLAYERS IN GAMING

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Apr 10, 2019

At Digital Transformation World this May, Santi Magazù, Vice President, PlayGiga will share his insights and experience of launching cloud gaming propositions through 5G. In the lead up to the big event, read his article below. Gaming is an enormous market with high customer engagement. A rec...

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Google Cloud Introduces Cloud Run, A New Serverless Computing Stack GOOGLE CLOUD INTRODUCES CLOUD RUN, A NEW SERVERLESS COMPUTING STACK

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Apr 10, 2019

Google Cloud Next ’19: When it’s about to increase developer velocity, or to lower the operational overhead of managing infrastructure, with the use of serverless compute developers can focus on writing code that delivers business value. Oren Teich, Product Management Director, said, &ld...

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What does HTTPS protect? WHAT DOES HTTPS PROTECT?

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Apr 09, 2019

Unlike the fine folks at The SSL Store, the majority of the world doesn’t spend its time thinking about encryption. In fact, it’s a concept most people have a rudimentary knowledge of, at best. So things like prime factorization and perfect forward secrecy don’t really move the nee...

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International IoT Day: The role of IoT in shaping the IT landscape in India INTERNATIONAL IOT DAY: THE ROLE OF IOT IN SHAPING THE IT LANDSCAPE IN INDIA

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Apr 09, 2019

At a remote corner of Satara district in Maharashtra, thousands of cows are wearing sensors that track everything from pregnancy, diseases, state of vaccination and other health-related parameters. This dairy farm in Bhilawadi has proven that the Internet of Things (IoT) can deliver value to Indian ...

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Juniper Networks Reveals Cloud-Delivered Verison of Its SD-WAN Solution JUNIPER NETWORKS REVEALS CLOUD-DELIVERED VERISON OF ITS SD-WAN SOLUTION

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Apr 09, 2019

Juniper Networks announced a cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN solution. Juniper’s Contrail Service Orchestration now gives enterprises a simple way to manage and secure not only the WAN infrastructure but also branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside it.

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How to Improve Network Packet Broker Functionality with DPI-Based Traffic Classification HOW TO IMPROVE NETWORK PACKET BROKER FUNCTIONALITY WITH DPI-BASED TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION

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Apr 09, 2019

The latest generation of Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) are playing a key role in simplifying network management and the move to virtual infrastructures. They have strengthened their capabilities and strategic value by adding intelligence that ensures a network tool only receives the data it needs to...

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Enea, Fortinet Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Secure SD-WAN on uCPE ENEA, FORTINET PARTNER TO ACCELERATE ADOPTION OF SECURE SD-WAN ON UCPE

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Apr 09, 2019

Enea announced a partnership with Fortinet, a global supplier of cybersecurity solutions, around secure SD-WAN for white box universal customer premise equipment (uCPE). The partnership aims to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution integrating Enea NFV Access and FortiGate Next Generation F...

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A Quick Guide to SD-WAN Security: Internet Risks, Bundled Features, and Buyer Tips A QUICK GUIDE TO SD-WAN SECURITY: INTERNET RISKS, BUNDLED FEATURES, AND BUYER TIPS

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Apr 09, 2019

oday nearly every IT decision maker wants to invest in innovation that will facilitate network performance and agility without compromising security. For many, the answer is SD-WAN. The intersection between security and SD-WAN is critical in keeping data not only accessible but safe. Here’s a ...

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New SD-WAN ASIC Changes the Playing Field NEW SD-WAN ASIC CHANGES THE PLAYING FIELD

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Apr 09, 2019

All digital transformation can be boiled down to two fundamental requirements. The first is application performance. Today’s distributed organizations require instant and universal access to SaaS applications such as O365 and SalesForce, as well as rich media services such as VoIP and video co...

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What is the average price for an SD-WAN service? Here’s some data that will help WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR AN SD-WAN SERVICE? HERE’S SOME DATA THAT WILL HELP

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Apr 09, 2019

How much should you expect to spend on for an SD-WAN service? It’s a question that I’m often asked and one that depends highly on your network configuration. Pricing involves capacity at locations, whether it’s fully managed or not, and the services being included.

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Google Cloud announces new regions in Seoul and Salt Lake City GOOGLE CLOUD ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONS IN SEOUL AND SALT LAKE CITY

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Apr 09, 2019

In three years, Google Cloud has opened 15 new regions and 45 zones across 13 countries. We continue to expand our global footprint to support our growing customers around the world. Today we’re announcing two new additions to our global infrastructure: new Google Cloud regions in Seoul, South...

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3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features 3 SIGNS YOU’RE GOING OVERBOARD WITH CLOUD FEATURES

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Apr 09, 2019

I’ve been working with new trendy tech for years, and one of the things that’s been driving me crazy is not the speed at which things move but the fact that my clients want to keep up at any cost.There are several new features (aka cloud services) that are announced or released from publ...

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5 Exciting Reasons to Bring Your SMB to the Cloud 5 EXCITING REASONS TO BRING YOUR SMB TO THE CLOUD

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Apr 08, 2019

Are you a small-to-medium business (SMB) considering moving from an on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool to Oracle ERP Cloud? While productivity, security, and cost efficiency are major motivators for any organization looking to take advantage of this generational shift in computing, ...

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Stepping Out: 5G Finds Its Stride in 2019 STEPPING OUT: 5G FINDS ITS STRIDE IN 2019

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Apr 08, 2019

Every past generation of cellular mobile communications has delivered lower latency and greater cost efficiency. It’s clear that this alone wasn’t going to be enough for 5G, yet for some time the industry wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. The primary reason was market confusion: ...

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4 Ways Private Sector Security Professionals Can Make Peace With IoT Platforms 4 WAYS PRIVATE SECTOR SECURITY PROFESSIONALS CAN MAKE PEACE WITH IOT PLATFORMS

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Apr 08, 2019

Internet of Things-connected devices are not just new security tools; they are tools that could spark a security revolution. Smart security cameras are an excellent example. While they record video just like traditional cameras, they do not require a human monitor to identify threats and alert autho...

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Securing the Internet of Things SECURING THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Apr 08, 2019

It’s getting harder to remember a time before the internet, and with continuous advances in technology, particularly in the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT), people’s lives are becoming more connected, easier and better. Thanks to IoT, we’re becoming healthier by competing wit...

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A New Perspective: Changing How We Think About Cybersecurity Training A NEW PERSPECTIVE: CHANGING HOW WE THINK ABOUT CYBERSECURITY TRAINING

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Apr 08, 2019

What if someone told you that there was a new way to commute to work in the morning? A way that was more efficient than taking the highways or backroads to avoid traffic – a way that would allow you to save time, headaches and the dangers of driving altogether…you’d be interested,...

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What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider Channels WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE NEW MICROSOFT EDGE INSIDER CHANNELS

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Apr 08, 2019

Today we are shipping the first Dev and Canary channel builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge, based on the Chromium open-source project. We’re excited to be sharing this work at such an early stage in our development process. We invite you to try out the preview today on your devices, a...

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SD-WAN Orchestration Gives Business a Great Performance SD-WAN ORCHESTRATION GIVES BUSINESS A GREAT PERFORMANCE

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Apr 08, 2019

A magnificent piece of music performed live by a symphony of talented musicians can be an unforgettable experience. But, can you imagine sitting in the theater, watching the musicians with much anticipation – but the conductor is a no-show?

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Upgrade Now Or Wait? The Business Case For Wi-Fi 6 UPGRADE NOW OR WAIT? THE BUSINESS CASE FOR WI-FI 6

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Apr 08, 2019

Wi-Fi 6, also known as IEEE 802.11ax and “High Efficiency” wireless, is focused on improving throughput for wireless networks with a high client density. For organizations that care about wireless user experience, Wi-Fi 6 should be keenly interesting.

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5 ways 5G could transform tech 5 WAYS 5G COULD TRANSFORM TECH

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Apr 07, 2019

5G is the hottest buzzword in the telco industry right now. The first 5G mobile devices can be used in the US and South Korea, with other countries preparing to support the new network standard. But 5G doesn't just mean faster video downloading for your phone. Here's how next-gen connectivit...

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Amazon aims inclusive Internet with 3,236 satellites AMAZON AIMS INCLUSIVE INTERNET WITH 3,236 SATELLITES

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Apr 07, 2019

In a bid to provide internet to the “unserved and underserved communities around the world”, Amazon is working to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites into low-Earth orbit. The project “Kuiper” will consist of 784 satellites at an altitude of 367 miles from the earth, 1...

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Google Home User Data Can Be Seen on Shared WiFi Networks and Devices Controlled by Other Users, Not for Use in Universities and Offices – EXCLUSIVE GOOGLE HOME USER DATA CAN BE SEEN ON SHARED WIFI NETWORKS AND DEVICES CONTROLLED BY OTHER USERS, NOT FOR USE IN UNIVERSITIES AND OFFICES – EXCLUSIVE

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Apr 06, 2019

The user name, device name, streaming information, and other details of Google Home devices are visible to any user on shared networks such as those found in Universities and offices Users that are not the registered owner of a Google Home device can also change the device name, control the volume, ...

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How Cloud-based Wi-Fi enables real-time retail HOW CLOUD-BASED WI-FI ENABLES REAL-TIME RETAIL

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Apr 06, 2019

Boston Retail Partners (BRP) recently published a detailed survey that explored the real-time retail expectations of shoppers. The survey, cited by ChainStoreAge, notes that 57% of retailers offer in-store Wi-Fi, while 45% of retailers provide customer-facing in-store Wi-Fi. In addition, the survey ...

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LINKSYS launches Velop Tri- Band WIFI System in India LINKSYS LAUNCHES VELOP TRI- BAND WIFI SYSTEM IN INDIA

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Apr 05, 2019

Linksys announced the introduction of Velop, its premier Whole Home WiFi product in India. Velop is the Tri-Band modular WiFi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations providing fast and reliable WiFi to the edge of a home network. The Linksys Velop Whole Home WiFi is available at ...

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What Are Wi-Fi Standards? What Are Its Types? [Explained] WHAT ARE WI-FI STANDARDS? WHAT ARE ITS TYPES? [EXPLAINED]

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Apr 05, 2019

Wi-Fi has a brief history, and it’s been over two decades. It was invented and first released for consumers in 1997 when a committee called 802.11 was created, which further lead the creation of IEEE802.11, a standard that defines communication for wireless local area networks (WLANs).
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5G Networks’ Update On Melbourne Data Centre Acquisition 5G NETWORKS’ UPDATE ON MELBOURNE DATA CENTRE ACQUISITION

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Apr 05, 2019

5G Networks Limited (ASX: 5GN) operates in the telecommunication services sector and is engaged in the operations of providing services oriented to data networking, cloud and hosting, etc. The company has a culture, which is firmly centred around people, collaboration and trust. The company today, o...

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Making the most of your XG Firewall MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR XG FIREWALL

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Apr 04, 2019

XG Firewall v17.5 recently delivered several new innovations including Lateral Movement Protection, management via Sophos Central, and a variety of new features focused on education. With Maintenance Release 4 (MR4) announced earlier this week, there are a few new important features I want to ensure...

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Verizon First in the World to Activate 5G Network – Top Trending Stories VERIZON FIRST IN THE WORLD TO ACTIVATE 5G NETWORK – TOP TRENDING STORIES

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Apr 04, 2019

Verizon is the first carrier in the world that has activated 5g network across two United States cities — Chicago and Minneapolis. It is the first in the world to put the 5g system online. Verizon said that 5G network will soon cover over 30 different markets. The 5G network works 10 times fas...

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SK Telecom Unveils Details of 5G Network with 5G Price Plans SK TELECOM UNVEILS DETAILS OF 5G NETWORK WITH 5G PRICE PLANS

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Apr 04, 2019

SK Telecom this week announced details of its 5G network along with 5G price plans and services.
SK Telecom said it has built a total of 34,000 units of 5G base stations. The company rolled out its 5G network in data traffic-concentrated areas, including main areas of 85 cities nationwide (Se...

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Blockchain Still Receives Less Investment than AI and IoT BLOCKCHAIN STILL RECEIVES LESS INVESTMENT THAN AI AND IOT

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Apr 04, 2019

A new report by media outlet HardFork has revealed that there is still much more interest from high-profile tech companies in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) than in blockchain technology. Citing a report compiled by enterprise identity firm Okta, the report states that...

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Cisco Blog > Innovation
Innovation CISCO BLOG > INNOVATION INNOVATION

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Apr 04, 2019

“Dream big, start small.” This may sound like a clichéd phrase from a motivational poster, but it’s actually a very valuable piece of advice for enterprises to heed when deploying Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. By now, we all know that IoT has the power to drive digit...

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Vodafone Idea Limited automates the India mobile enterprise with Cisco VODAFONE IDEA LIMITED AUTOMATES THE INDIA MOBILE ENTERPRISE WITH CISCO

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Apr 04, 2019

Vodafone Idea Limited, the largest telecom service provider in India, is deploying a state-of-the-art, automated multicloud network across the country to enable an unmatched experience for its retail and enterprise customers. Vodafone Idea Limited’s automated cloud scale architecture is synchr...

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Poor Wi-Fi Can Cause Teachers to Disconnect from Digital Learning POOR WI-FI CAN CAUSE TEACHERS TO DISCONNECT FROM DIGITAL LEARNING

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Apr 04, 2019

Are teachers really on board (and online) with digital learning? Students look so fearless swiping and tapping on iPads and Chromebooks. Teachers, on the other hand, can look a little shell-shocked when things don’t go as expected. Like when the Wilton middle school in Connecticut debuted onli...

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How are 5G and geospatial powering future cities? HOW ARE 5G AND GEOSPATIAL POWERING FUTURE CITIES?

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Apr 03, 2019

Accurate geospatial information helps governments design better cities, improve public services and engage with citizens. Urbanization of the future would be driven by geospatial data and location would be a crucial component in digitalization of cities. And as cities get smarter, much of this locat...

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Nokia, Qualcomm Power up 5G Industrial IoT Use-Cases using Live OTA 5G NR Network NOKIA, QUALCOMM POWER UP 5G INDUSTRIAL IOT USE-CASES USING LIVE OTA 5G NR NETWORK

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Apr 03, 2019

Qualcomm Technologies announced demonstrations of industrial IoT applications using a live over-the-air 5G NR network at Hannover Messe 2019 in Germany.The test which was conducted with Nokia and with nine other companies, utilized mobile test devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem ...

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What is proxy and why do you need it? WHAT IS PROXY AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

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Apr 03, 2019

Let’s talk about the least sexy but most vital part of your workplace: network security. At a school or large office, there is usually an intricate system of security measures keeping private data safe. Many are familiar with firewalls when talking about network security, perhaps because of th...

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Intel Announces Advancements In Hardware, Cloud And Connectivity, Collaborates With Facebook INTEL ANNOUNCES ADVANCEMENTS IN HARDWARE, CLOUD AND CONNECTIVITY, COLLABORATES WITH FACEBOOK

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Apr 03, 2019

Researchers predict that Artificial Intelligence will make its way to a majority of computer systems by the year 2023. Intel has always been pro-AI, and the company even has a Developer Program to encourage programmers to develop AI systems based on Intel’s Xeon Chips. At the Open Compute Proj...

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The Internet Is Everywhere - but Challenges Remain THE INTERNET IS EVERYWHERE - BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

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Apr 02, 2019

In every business, the story is the same. More cloud, more SaaS, and the move to Internet-centric networks to deliver them, in conjunction with MPLS - or replacing it.“Move to the Internet.” It seems like a simple solution, but for many reasons the www is still the ‘wild wild west&...

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Sky’s the Limit for Cloud-Based SD-WAN Security SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR CLOUD-BASED SD-WAN SECURITY

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Apr 02, 2019

There are parts of IT security that are inherently complex. For example, thoroughly understanding and working with the nuts and bolts of cryptographic hashes takes a fair amount of math. Development of secure applications requires attention to detail and specialized knowledge. However, there are als...

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What is 5G? And why are people talking about 6G already? WHAT IS 5G? AND WHY ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT 6G ALREADY?

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Apr 02, 2019

5G wireless is an umbrella term to describe a set of standards and technologies for a radically faster wireless internet that ideally is up to 20 times faster with 120 times less latency than 4G, setting the stage for IoT networking advances and support for new high-bandwidth applications. It will b...

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What is 5G? How is it better than 4G? WHAT IS 5G? HOW IS IT BETTER THAN 4G?

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Apr 02, 2019

5G wireless is an umbrella term to describe a set of standards and technologies for a radically faster wireless internet that ideally is up to 20 times faster with 120 times less latency than 4G, setting the stage for IoT networking advances and support for new high-bandwidth applications. What is 5...

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What Is The New Wi-Fi 6 And How Is It An Improvement On Standard Wi-Fi? WHAT IS THE NEW WI-FI 6 AND HOW IS IT AN IMPROVEMENT ON STANDARD WI-FI?

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Apr 02, 2019

All around us, cellular and wireless data delivery systems are being upgraded. Mobile technology is being boosted by the much-hyped 5G and wireless technology is moving into its less talked about sixth generation – Wi-Fi 6. But what exactly is Wi-Fi 6 and how will it impact? "Along with 5...

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Multi-Modal Wireless Security: Air, Users, and Data MULTI-MODAL WIRELESS SECURITY: AIR, USERS, AND DATA

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Apr 02, 2019

Wireless networks are integral to most business’ computing infrastructures. The security on these networks needs to be planned with the utmost care. Unfortunately, we often see that the planning for air security is an afterthought. It shouldn’t be. And it’s not difficult to plan ho...

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SD-WAN SD-WAN'S ROLE IN ENHANCING THE CAPABILITIES OF CLOUD-BASED ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

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Apr 02, 2019

The increasing demand from businesses for more flexible and reliable network technologies has helped augment the adoption graph of software-defined wide area networks across a multitude of application areas. The technology has emerged as a viable solution to address challenges created when using sim...

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DNS is Key to Connected Customers DNS IS KEY TO CONNECTED CUSTOMERS

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Apr 02, 2019

DNS remains one of the least appreciated application services in existence. Its role is so important, that its failure is considered catastrophic. If every DNS system stopped answering queries, it would bring the digital economy to its knees within minutes.

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How To Best Design Your WAN for Accessing AWS, Azure, and the Cloud HOW TO BEST DESIGN YOUR WAN FOR ACCESSING AWS, AZURE, AND THE CLOUD

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Apr 02, 2019

In 2014, Gartner analysts wrote a Foundational Report (G00260732, Communication Hubs Improve WAN Performance) providing guidance to customers on deploying communication hubs, or cloud-based network hubs, outside the enterprise data center. Five years later, that recommendation is more important than...

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3 S.A.F.E. Observations from Enterprise Connect 2019 3 S.A.F.E. OBSERVATIONS FROM ENTERPRISE CONNECT 2019

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Apr 01, 2019

Enterprise Connect is one of the premier annual events in business communications and collaboration. A vast, vender-neutral forum, it's the perfect setting to acquire in-depth insights necessary for making informed decisions about IT investments and enterprise operations.  This year's c...

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How 5G Will Make the Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Model a Reality HOW 5G WILL MAKE THE NETWORK-AS-A-SERVICE (NAAS) MODEL A REALITY

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Apr 01, 2019

Cellular networks have become an important connectivity asset for businesses, allowing them to support mobile workers and devices that sit outside the enterprise. Despite the importance of connectivity, mobile networks have been limited in their ability to provide unique experiences for different ty...

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Tomorrow’s Customer Experience: Why Cisco Invested in Whatfix TOMORROW’S CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: WHY CISCO INVESTED IN WHATFIX

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Apr 01, 2019

Too often, enterprises spend significant sums on application development, deployment and planning, only to see a small fraction of users actually use the application. And convincing users to adopt newly released features? Even harder. Traditionally, enterprises focus on improving application adoptio...

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There’s a Billion Ways to Use Cisco Webex Board THERE’S A BILLION WAYS TO USE CISCO WEBEX BOARD

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Apr 01, 2019

A thing of beauty, isn’t it? All written out like this?” Those are the words of Douglas Mason, talking with Taylor Mason in the March 31 episode of Billions, the hugely popular high-stakes drama about finance and power that airs on Showtime. Billions dramatizes the lives and conflicts of...

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Automation Can Close the Gap on Cyber Exposures AUTOMATION CAN CLOSE THE GAP ON CYBER EXPOSURES

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Apr 01, 2019

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: It is tempting for physical security professionals to take this passive approach to cybersecurity. End users can be blind to threats and vulnerabilities from their security system and other IoT devices. Many integrators and installers don’t feel comfor...

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Why Flexible Security Is a 5G Business Essential WHY FLEXIBLE SECURITY IS A 5G BUSINESS ESSENTIAL

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Apr 01, 2019

In today’s digital world, the more trust a user has in a service, the more likely they are to buy it. At the same time, digital service providers seek to monetize their investment in security through the provision of cloud-based managed security services. In the era of 5G, flexible security is...

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To imagine the ‘5G’ future, revisit our recent wireless past TO IMAGINE THE ‘5G’ FUTURE, REVISIT OUR RECENT WIRELESS PAST

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Apr 01, 2019

The mobile industry is cranking up its hype machine for sleek new “5G” networks that it says will make your phone and everything else faster and wonderful. If you believe the marketing. But no one can really say how 5G will change your life; many of the apps and services that will exploi...

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Managed Firewall Services MANAGED FIREWALL SERVICES

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Apr 01, 2019

As cybercrime continues to plague companies of all sizes, across all industries both public and private, we wanted to take this opportunity to explore options that can help protect your data and your business. We are often asked whether “Security as a Service” is the right option for man...

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Getting a fresh start with Airtame in your new IT role GETTING A FRESH START WITH AIRTAME IN YOUR NEW IT ROLE

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Apr 01, 2019

Have you started a new IT admin role and are newly in charge of your company’s Airtame deployment? Here are a few tips for a stress-free start So, you’ve landed your dream job as an IT admin or CIO at a school or business, or finally got that promotion you were aiming for. Congratulation...

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How to eliminate the security risk of redundant data HOW TO ELIMINATE THE SECURITY RISK OF REDUNDANT DATA

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Mar 29, 2019

When you move, you have a few choices of what to do with all the stuff you’ve accumulated. You could sell or donate most of the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Or, you could just move it, because you don’t have the time or the energy to figure out what you keep and how to ...

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5G access in the making—are you ready to party? 5G ACCESS IN THE MAKING—ARE YOU READY TO PARTY?

blog article

Mar 29, 2019

Work hard, play hard. That’s the mantra I lived by in college. Times have changed since then. I’m now working hard to attend soccer games, drive around town for play dates, and enjoy a barbecue with friends on the weekends. Yet I can’t help but think of 5G from this perspective. Th...

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Monetizing your 5G partners MONETIZING YOUR 5G PARTNERS

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Mar 29, 2019

Partner monetization capabilities are critical because the primary goal for all parties in a digital ecosystem is to generate revenue. Platform providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Ads and YouTube are successful not only because of their platforms’ functional capabilities but also bec...

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Keysight Technologies and Qualcomm® Launches 5G KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AND QUALCOMM® LAUNCHES 5G

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Mar 29, 2019

Keysight Technologies, Inc. a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company, in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. which is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has revealed t...

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Cyber Security Edge Analytics CYBER SECURITY EDGE ANALYTICS

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Mar 28, 2019

For most, “analytics” represents a broad term, and rightfully so. As the prevailing winds of digital transformation continue to push interconnection to the digital edge, a plethora of real-time analytics requirements (and capabilities) have irreversibly raised the ante for immediately av...

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6 Steps to a More Secure IoT 6 STEPS TO A MORE SECURE IOT

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Mar 28, 2019

Concerns about securing the Internet of Things have not stopped firms from implementing IoT. Fueled by the potential of IoT to help reduce costs, improve efficiency, and provide more visibility into all facets of operations, manufacturers continue to push plans to roll out connected IoT technology.

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Automating SD-WAN: Deploying with Intelligence and without Manual Effort AUTOMATING SD-WAN: DEPLOYING WITH INTELLIGENCE AND WITHOUT MANUAL EFFORT

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Mar 28, 2019

The SD-WAN space has made some major strides in the last few years. From moving out of that “early adopter” phase into a mainstream status as the answer for network ill-performance. With that, enterprises and multi-nationals are struggling to identify the SD-WAN solutions that can not ju...

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5G could be the foundation of next-gen 5G COULD BE THE FOUNDATION OF NEXT-GEN 'CLOUD VR'

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Mar 28, 2019

Virtual reality proponents see 5G as part of the answer to an vexing problem: What happens if you want high-resolution VR, but don’t have a powerful enough PC to run it? Meet cloud VR, the next stage in VR’s evolution. Rendering the scene on a remote server and then streaming it to a hea...

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How to Invest in 5G Stocks HOW TO INVEST IN 5G STOCKS

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Mar 27, 2019

In the last decade, one of the most obvious areas of improved technology has been the growth and mass adoption of smart mobile devices. Near the end of 2010, 4G (fourth-generation) wireless networks began coming out for commercial and consumer use, allowing for greater download speeds and with lower...

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How 5G Can Advance the SDGs HOW 5G CAN ADVANCE THE SDGS

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Mar 27, 2019

A powerful tool for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is already here. African governments must come together not only to invest in building 5G networks, but also to seize all of the opportunities those networks create – including a quality education for all. DDIS ABABA –...

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Enter The Cloud Maturity Era (Until The Next One) ENTER THE CLOUD MATURITY ERA (UNTIL THE NEXT ONE)

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

The last few months have been quite interesting from a cloud perspective with lots of new innovations.
Just before the end of the year we announced and made available our latest hybrid solution, a product of collaborating with AWS, the Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS (yes there ar...

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4 Data Center Cabling Strategies That Will Make Your Job Easier 4 DATA CENTER CABLING STRATEGIES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER

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Mar 27, 2019

When people think about data centers, the first things that come to mind are probably exciting technologies like high-density server racks and liquid cooling solutions. Next in line might be a bit of the human touch, such as remote hands services or on-site security solutions. What most people proba...

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Reducing WAN Spend when Adopting UCaaS REDUCING WAN SPEND WHEN ADOPTING UCAAS

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Mar 27, 2019

Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) is increasingly attractive to organizations looking to eliminate the cost of operating on-premises platforms and PSTN access contracts. However, those looking to adopt UCaaS to save money may be in for a nasty surprise. UCaaS offerings move unified communi...

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Why Enterprises Use Private LTE as Wireless LAN WHY ENTERPRISES USE PRIVATE LTE AS WIRELESS LAN

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

WiFi has a valuable place in our world. However, as IoT devices and high-bandwidth applications continue to spread their tentacles into every industry, it is clear that one of WiFi’s biggest limitations is in large areas where a wireless LAN is needed. Challenges of WiFi related to cost, perfo...

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Is Digital and 5G Forcing the OSS/BSS Vendors to Grow up and Reach Their Potential? IS DIGITAL AND 5G FORCING THE OSS/BSS VENDORS TO GROW UP AND REACH THEIR POTENTIAL?

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

Recent research by Global Market Insights revealed that the global OSS/BSS market is set to grow to more than $50 billion by 2024. This would suggest that the BSS space is set for a major bounce. But before we get too carried away, let's consider the recent Ericsson news about its failed Revenue...

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Networks to platforms – What’s delaying telco transformation? NETWORKS TO PLATFORMS – WHAT’S DELAYING TELCO TRANSFORMATION?

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Mar 27, 2019

If there is one word that has been [overly]heard, seen and spoken in telecoms and technology in the past decade – that is “transformation”. And, when we talk about different transformations in different industries, the one that is frequently discussed, yet least accomplished is &ld...

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How to stream Netflix using a VPN from anywhere in the world HOW TO STREAM NETFLIX USING A VPN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

Netflix is the world’s premier movie streaming service. Granted, it also provides an incredible selection of made-for-TV films, series, cartoons, and other exciting online entertainment options. Netflix has servers all over the world. They are primarily based in the United States, but there ar...

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Addressing Cloud-based DNS – It’s Time to Move ADDRESSING CLOUD-BASED DNS – IT’S TIME TO MOVE

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

DNS remains one of the least appreciated application services in existence. Its role is so important, that its failure is considered catastrophic. If every DNS system stopped answering queries, it would bring the digital economy to its knees within minutes.

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Why Enterprises Use Private LTE as Wireless LAN WHY ENTERPRISES USE PRIVATE LTE AS WIRELESS LAN

blog article

Mar 27, 2019

WiFi has a valuable place in our world. However, as IoT devices and high-bandwidth applications continue to spread their tentacles into every industry, it is clear that one of WiFi’s biggest limitations is in large areas where a wireless LAN is needed. Challenges of WiFi related to cost, perfo...

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What you should know about serverless computing before you start WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SERVERLESS COMPUTING BEFORE YOU START

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Mar 26, 2019

Are you considering serverless computing? So is everyone else in IT. A recent survey released by New Stack reveals that half of IT executives in the survey say they are already running with a serverless architecture, and 28 percent intend to do so within the next 18 months. The survey of 608 compani...

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Huawei is reportedly building its own chip factory in the UK HUAWEI IS REPORTEDLY BUILDING ITS OWN CHIP FACTORY IN THE UK

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Mar 26, 2019

Huawei is the world’s second largest smart phone manufacturer, but the company has essentially been blocked from selling smart phones in the U.S. The U.S. smart phone market continues to be an Apple-Samsung duopoly, and Huawei is currently under a concentrated stream of pressure applied by the...

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SCALABLE Networks: Cyber Resilience Using Network Simulation SCALABLE NETWORKS: CYBER RESILIENCE USING NETWORK SIMULATION

blog article

Mar 26, 2019

An alternative to testing by using physical networks is to use high-fidelity, at-scale, network simulation, which provides a low-cost, low-risk, and easy-to-use means for assessing the resilience of networks to diverse cyber threats. Simulations can be used to assess cyber resilience without subject...

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DataBank Launches New Cloud Connect Service to Enable Fast, Secure and Compliant Offsite Cloud Backups DATABANK LAUNCHES NEW CLOUD CONNECT SERVICE TO ENABLE FAST, SECURE AND COMPLIANT OFFSITE CLOUD BACKUPS

blog article

Mar 26, 2019

Downtime for any sized enterprise can have a significant financial impact, as well as damage brand credibility. Data Bank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services and cloud solutions, announces the expansion of its data protection services through a partner...

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Why is the UK jeopardising its Five Eyes partnership over 5G? WHY IS THE UK JEOPARDISING ITS FIVE EYES PARTNERSHIP OVER 5G?

blog article

Mar 25, 2019

The looming UK decision on 5G and Huawei has profound consequences for the UK, for the four other members of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group (the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and for the future technological landscape of Europe. But it’s in danger of happening while those ar...

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Tips for securing SD-WAN in the retail environment TIPS FOR SECURING SD-WAN IN THE RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

blog article

Mar 25, 2019

Until recently, many retailers often either limited their interactions with individual stores to a weekend sale and inventory update combined with physical communications such as email and phone calls.Or, they implemented a secured hub-and-spoke connection between each store and the central network,...

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Make Your WiFi Faster With These Router Locations MAKE YOUR WIFI FASTER WITH THESE ROUTER LOCATIONS

blog article

Mar 25, 2019

The heart of every WiFi network is a router. Many of us like to place it either near the TV or even hide it completely. Depending of course on what it looks like and how it fits the environment. But we often look over the importance of location. A correctly positioned router can noticeably improve t...

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KT Selects Ericsson to Roll Out 3.5 GHz NSA 5G Network KT SELECTS ERICSSON TO ROLL OUT 3.5 GHZ NSA 5G NETWORK

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Mar 22, 2019

South Korean Operator, KT has awarded Ericsson a 5G commercial contract to enable the nationwide launch of commercial 5G services starting early April 2019. Korean operators have joined forces to target early April 2019 as the go-live date for the world’s first nationwide provision of 5G comme...

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5 Edge Computing Use Cases With Huge Potential 5 EDGE COMPUTING USE CASES WITH HUGE POTENTIAL

blog article

Mar 22, 2019

Edge computing is an exciting development in network infrastructure that is only beginning to realize its potential. While it’s easy to find explanations about what edge computing is and how it works, most companies really want to know how it could affect their business. Internet of things (Io...

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Study finds AT&T’s 5G E slower than T-Mobile and Verizon’s 4G STUDY FINDS AT&T’S 5G E SLOWER THAN T-MOBILE AND VERIZON’S 4G

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Mar 22, 2019

It’s obvious to some that 5G is going to be a smart phone seller over the next couple of years. Not only that, but it could also persuade some people to switch to a carrier that has the fastest 5G network in their area. The thing is, most people will unlikely need or notice issues with their m...

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3D optical sensing is ready for prime time 3D OPTICAL SENSING IS READY FOR PRIME TIME

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Mar 22, 2019

The 3D optical sensing market is once again surging – and it’s all thanks to Apple. What will we see in the next wave of end products enhanced by this technology, how will other market segments approach—and eventually use—3D optical sensing, and which suppliers stand to gain ...

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New TrendSpotting Episode Focuses on “Pushing 5G to the Edge” NEW TRENDSPOTTING EPISODE FOCUSES ON “PUSHING 5G TO THE EDGE”

blog article

Mar 22, 2019

Check out JSA’s fourth episode of Trend Spotting focuses on “Pushing 5G to the Edge” on the floor of Telecom Exchange in Dallas Have you checked out the latest  in JSA’s interactive video series, Trend Spotting, where we highlight what’s on the minds of top decisio...

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VMware announces new features in WMware Cloud, Dell EMC integrations VMWARE ANNOUNCES NEW FEATURES IN WMWARE CLOUD, DELL EMC INTEGRATIONS

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Mar 22, 2019

VMware has announced advancements to VMware Cloud that further the company’s vision for delivering a digital foundation to support customers’ and partners’ digital transformation.
These advancements include updates to VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware vCloud Director, and Clou...

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Why 6G research is starting before we have 5G WHY 6G RESEARCH IS STARTING BEFORE WE HAVE 5G

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Mar 21, 2019

While much of the world is still wondering how long it will take to get 5G networks, and what it could mean to their lives and economies, a group of telecommunications researchers is looking further ahead to what comes after that: 6G. Next week in Levi, Finland, a group of 250 researchers will gathe...

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5 Common Types of Enterprise Networks an NPM Tool Can Monitor 5 COMMON TYPES OF ENTERPRISE NETWORKS AN NPM TOOL CAN MONITOR

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Mar 21, 2019

More often than not, enterprises have more than one type of network built in their infrastructure. Usually, the company needs multiple networks operating at once to cover all necessary areas of their business. They need to satisfy the demands of their employees, as well as any other group of people ...

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The Enterprise Prepares for IoT THE ENTERPRISE PREPARES FOR IOT

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Mar 21, 2019

Enterprise IT organizations are deeply familiar with the concepts behind the Internet of Things -- connected devices that generate and harvest data and can be monitored to help predict problems, needed maintenance, and replacement. IoT extends that idea beyond the IT infrastructure to an enterprise&...

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The Enterprise Prepares for IoT THE ENTERPRISE PREPARES FOR IOT

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Mar 21, 2019

Enterprise IT organizations are deeply familiar with the concepts behind the Internet of Things -- connected devices that generate and harvest data and can be monitored to help predict problems, needed maintenance, and replacement. IoT extends that idea beyond the IT infrastructure to an enterprise&...

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How Edge Computing is Shaping Data Center Networking Trends HOW EDGE COMPUTING IS SHAPING DATA CENTER NETWORKING TRENDS

blog article

Mar 21, 2019

The miniaturization of computer processing has caused a fundamental shift in the ways networks gather and analyze data. While the traditional network is very centralized in structure, today’s internet of things (IoT) devices operating on the network’s edge are increasingly capable of han...

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SD-Wan Consideration Factors for Global Companies SD-WAN CONSIDERATION FACTORS FOR GLOBAL COMPANIES

blog article

Mar 21, 2019

For global companies still operating with a legacy WAN architecture, WAN modernization is mandatory today for a variety of reasons. For example, digital transformation is based on business speed, and the lack of network agility can hold an organization back. A company that has to wait months to inst...

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Infovista Enhances SD-WAN with Application Intelligence and Cloud-Native Orchestration INFOVISTA ENHANCES SD-WAN WITH APPLICATION INTELLIGENCE AND CLOUD-NATIVE ORCHESTRATION

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Mar 21, 2019

Infovista, a leader in modern network performance, announced new cloud-native management and control with next-generation Application Intelligence+ for Ipanema SD-WAN, delivering improved application performance across any WAN.The enterprise network has become the central nervous system of modern di...

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SD-WAN: Hitting the Mainstream SD-WAN: HITTING THE MAINSTREAM

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Mar 20, 2019

2018 was the year that interest in SD-WAN began to ramp up in the networking industry as more enterprises started to assess the benefits of the technology, and more early adopters started to make concrete purchasing decisions. In this SD-WAN: Hitting the Mainstream e-guide sponsored by ComputerWeekl...

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How To: International SD-WAN and Edge Network Deployment HOW TO: INTERNATIONAL SD-WAN AND EDGE NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

blog article

Mar 20, 2019

It’s no surprise that companies today struggle to identify the best-suited network for their business. It’s not a “one size fits all” world and especially companies with locations across borders, it’s not even a “one size fits” experience. Working with custo...

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Molex Announces Membership in Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance MOLEX ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP IN NETWORKING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (NAV) ALLIANCE

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Mar 20, 2019

Molex has joined the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders in the development and adoption of next-generation multi-gig Ethernet automotive networking. Founded by Aquantia, Bosch, Continental, NVIDIA, and the Volkswagen Group of America, the NAV...

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Cloud in the Crosshairs CLOUD IN THE CROSSHAIRS

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Mar 20, 2019

When the Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) was launched 14 years ago, 10 Gbps attacks made headlines and took networks down. Today, attacks forty times that size are routinely mitigated with little to no disruption to online services. Indeed, that is good news. But think about that for...

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DQE Communications Brings Fiber-Optic Network to School Districts in Western PA DQE COMMUNICATIONS BRINGS FIBER-OPTIC NETWORK TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN WESTERN PA

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Mar 20, 2019

DQE Communications (DQE), has been contracted by ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 (IU28) to provide its member school districts with high-speed internet services. DQE is the premier provider of high-speed, fiber optic networks for businesses and carriers throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern ...

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Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WIFI PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

blog article

Mar 20, 2019

Frustrating might be too mild a description for the emotions a subpar wireless network can evoke. When it’s fast and reliable a wireless connection can help you accomplish some pretty amazing feats, but when the signal keeps dropping and the speed is so slow you might as well be on dial-up&mda...

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Thrive vs. Survive the Data Onslaught THRIVE VS. SURVIVE THE DATA ONSLAUGHT

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Mar 19, 2019

The importance of data in not only business but our day-to-day lives continues to grow – no one is arguing that. But the pace at which it’s growing is mind-blowing. In a recent study sponsored by Seagate Technology, IDC forecasted that the global data sphere will grow to 163ZB by 2025. C...

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Southern Telecom’s 270 Peachtree Street Colo Facility is GigSouth’s New Network Hub SOUTHERN TELECOM’S 270 PEACHTREE STREET COLO FACILITY IS GIGSOUTH’S NEW NETWORK HUB

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

In Follow Up to Recent Partnership, Southern Telecom’s Atlanta Colocation Facility offers GigSouth Data Storage and Backup, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery GigSouth has selected Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI)’s colocation services via the company’s 270 Peachtree Street fac...

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UCS Director and Cisco Intersight – Better Together UCS DIRECTOR AND CISCO INTERSIGHT – BETTER TOGETHER

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Mar 19, 2019

Cisco continues to invest and enhance our data center automation and private cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, Cisco UCS Director. At the same time, we are leveraging the Cisco Intersight platform to deliver additional value and operational benefits when coupled with UCS Director. W...

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Get Hands-on with the Cisco UCS C480 ML GET HANDS-ON WITH THE CISCO UCS C480 ML

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

It’s Chloe here, your trusty engineer-turned-biz-dev-manager. I’ve been working with the developer and partner ecosystem team in Cisco DevNet, and I’m especially excited to have the opportunity to reach the 2019 GPU Technology Conference developer audience with this post. I want to...

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Establishing a vibrant environment to grow innovation ESTABLISHING A VIBRANT ENVIRONMENT TO GROW INNOVATION

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Mar 19, 2019

By 2021, spending on smart city technology is expected to reach $135 billion. But a truly ‘smart’ city needs more than connected street signs, self-driving cars, smart parking meters and hyperloops to thrive. Although such technologies promise to streamline transportation, enhance public...

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Connecting the Unconnected: 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Will Play a Pivotal Role in Bridging the Digital Divide CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED: 5G AND WI-FI 6 WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona showcased some of the newest mobile innovations along with interactive 5G demos and a bevy of product announcements. In the midst of all this progress and promise, there remains an undeniable fact — there are still Internet access disparities between re...

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How To Create Composite AWS Systems Manager Documents HOW TO CREATE COMPOSITE AWS SYSTEMS MANAGER DOCUMENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

I recently wrote an article about how you can use AWS Systems Manager (SSM) documents to automate tasks within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. As handy as these documents can be, each document tends to be dedicated to a single task. A document might, for example, be used to run Sysprep or to te...

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Data Center Experts Weigh in on Future of 5G and IoT DATA CENTER EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON FUTURE OF 5G AND IOT

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Mar 19, 2019

Data centers have long played a central role in the development of IT infrastructure. They have been quick to adapt to new technologies that enable companies to deliver the products and services that customers demand. As advancements in processors have made Internet of Things (IoT) devices more viab...

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Cradlepoint Extends the Benefits of First Responder Dedicated Networks CRADLEPOINT EXTENDS THE BENEFITS OF FIRST RESPONDER DEDICATED NETWORKS

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Mar 19, 2019

Every year disasters put lives at risk and cause damage to buildings, homes, and naturally preserved areas.  At the time of a disaster or emergency, multiple agencies with different responsibilities in the community are called upon to come together to protect lives, property, and to help establ...

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CEB FibreNet selects ECI for Fibre-optic Backbone Network in Mauritius CEB FIBRENET SELECTS ECI FOR FIBRE-OPTIC BACKBONE NETWORK IN MAURITIUS

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Mar 19, 2019

ECI has won a contract with CEB FibreNet - a subsidiary of the Central Electricity Board in Mauritius - to expand and leverage its existing fibre optic network coverage. Under the agreement, ECI will provide advanced telecom services and connectivity to the country as a whole and to realize the coun...

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How to Negotiate Better Carrier Contracts for SD-WAN, MPLS, and Other Managed Network Services HOW TO NEGOTIATE BETTER CARRIER CONTRACTS FOR SD-WAN, MPLS, AND OTHER MANAGED NETWORK SERVICES

blog article

Mar 19, 2019

Most people have limited experience in negotiating carrier contracts whether for traditional MPLS service or for SD-WAN services.  I have seen the best contract lawyers and attorneys from big-name law firms totally botch their review of a carrier contract since they didn’t have the first-...

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Top-10 Ways a Failsafe SD-WAN Delivers Better QoE, Part 2 TOP-10 WAYS A FAILSAFE SD-WAN DELIVERS BETTER QOE, PART 2

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Mar 18, 2019

In the first half of our series on how a Failsafe SD-WAN enables superior Quality of Experience (QoE), we highlighted five specific benefits of failsafe SD-WAN technology. Each of those five SD-WAN capabilities contributes to better real-time experiences for enterprise end users.

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Mike MIKE'S BLOG: 5G INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET SET TO NEARLY DOUBLE EVERY YEAR THROUGH 2025

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Mar 18, 2019

Allied Market Research (AMR) is constantly pumping out new market forecast reports, and one of the group's latest contains some eye-popping numbers regarding planting the roots for 5G. AMR's new report, "Global 5G Infrastructure Market: Opportunities and Forecasts, 2018-2025", stat...

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Want to change the world? Join the Keysight IoT Innovation Challenge WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD? JOIN THE KEYSIGHT IOT INNOVATION CHALLENGE

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Mar 18, 2019

Technology has been transforming our world for millennia, from the invention of the wheel around 3,500 B.C., through Archimedes’ screw and the steam engine, to the Internet. These and other innovations have delivered huge benefits to our societies in terms of prosperity, health, and knowledge....

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Delivering SD-WAN with White Glove Service DELIVERING SD-WAN WITH WHITE GLOVE SERVICE

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

We usually associate the term “white glove,” with service that goes above and beyond the normal. One that brings everything to the customer, leaving no detail to chance or overlooked. This perfectionist approach is how some SD-WAN as-a-Service providers describe the way they do business....

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The Updated VMware Horizon 7.7 Help Desk THE UPDATED VMWARE HORIZON 7.7 HELP DESK

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

VMware's Help Desk Tool, which provides basic help desk support for Horizon administrators and users, was first introduced in Horizon 7 version 7.2, which I covered in an article last year. Since then, VMware has renamed the tool simply to Help Desk, and has updated some of its features. In this...

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What WHAT'S NEW IN VMWARE HORIZON 7.8 AND CART 5.0

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Mar 18, 2019

VMware announced the availability of Horizon 7.8 and CART 5.0. CART is the client software that's used to connect to a Horizon desktop. Although no major changes were included in this release, it did include support for new OSes for the Horizon infrastructure and extended some existing features ...

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Cloud-based DCIM vs. On-premise: Just the Facts CLOUD-BASED DCIM VS. ON-PREMISE: JUST THE FACTS

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Mar 18, 2019

First, let’s review what data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is. It’s software that gives you visibility into critical infrastructure to monitor its performance, energy consumption, and environmental conditions, among other things. How important is DCIM? Put it this way: Running...

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Trusted Infrastructure in a 5G World TRUSTED INFRASTRUCTURE IN A 5G WORLD

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Mar 18, 2019

As I reflect on Mobile World Congress, what an incredible event as we explored innovation that will shape humanity made possible with 5G.  User Endpoint (UE) that will transform healthcare, manufacturing, smart cities and more is not just about mobility connectivity, but about critical infrastr...

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5G Implications for Security 5G IMPLICATIONS FOR SECURITY

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Mar 18, 2019

Mobile network infrastructures have evolved dramatically over just a few short years. The evolution from 3G to 4G, for example, enabled the mobile infrastructure to deliver new data-centric services to consumer, such as rich multimedia, along with enhanced content capabilities and services. 5G will ...

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Delivering SD-WAN with White Glove Service DELIVERING SD-WAN WITH WHITE GLOVE SERVICE

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

We usually associate the term “white glove,” with service that goes above and beyond the normal. One that brings everything to the customer, leaving no detail to chance or overlooked. This perfectionist approach is how some SD-WAN as-a-Service providers describe the way they do business....

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KT to roll out 5G UHD live broadcasting KT TO ROLL OUT 5G UHD LIVE BROADCASTING

blog article

Mar 18, 2019

KT will roll out its 5G-based UHD live broadcasting service in South Korea on Tuesday, the telco announced. The telco will provide an enterprise 5G network and 5G mobile news gathering (MNG) equipment to news broadcaster Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) for the live broadcast of its Morning Wide news...

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Dialing world for success in 5G era DIALING WORLD FOR SUCCESS IN 5G ERA

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Mar 18, 2019

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is making a strong push into overseas markets, after it strengthened its position as the second-largest player on its home turf. The Guangdong-based company believes that its 10 years of experience in exploring foreign countries, and its growing pool of patents and inte...

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We WE'RE HERE TO HELP! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT 5G

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Mar 17, 2019

The 2019 editions of CES and MWC have confirmed one thing: 5G is coming. The next generation of mobile connectivity remains obscure for many people. That is why, in preparation for a major dossier that we will publish in a few weeks' time, we would like to hear your questions or doubts about 5G....

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New Important Update for our Cisco RV340 Series AnyConnect Licensing NEW IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR CISCO RV340 SERIES ANYCONNECT LICENSING

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Mar 17, 2019

A quick note to update you on some new exciting updates to our RV340, RV340W, RV345 and RV345P. We have simplified the License Model for these RV Series models. The Bottom Line here is the additional Cisco AnyConnect Server is no longer required and 50 (yes, 50) tunnels on the server are enabled (Fr...

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What is 5G and will it live up to the hype? WHAT IS 5G AND WILL IT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?

blog article

Mar 17, 2019

Phone companies have made big promises for their new 5G networks, but will the next generation of wireless live up to the hype? Here's everything you need to know Since the first commercial wireless network went live in 1986, we've built a new one about every decade. The first-generation net...

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5 Cybersecurity Resources You Shouldn’t Scroll Past 5 CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES YOU SHOULDN’T SCROLL PAST

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Mar 17, 2019

With the cybersecurity environment changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest threats and what they may mean for your business. Having a few go-to resources makes it easier to continue to educate yourself on this important topic. While there are hundreds of places you can...

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Add custom network devices with just a few clicks ADD CUSTOM NETWORK DEVICES WITH JUST A FEW CLICKS

blog article

Mar 15, 2019

For some time now, Dynatrace has provided the ability to register and monitor custom (network) devices using the Dynatrace API. Over the past few months, this functionality has been widely used to gain visibility into custom devices where OneAgent can’t be installed. It’s amazing to see ...

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The 5 Best Benefits of Edge Computing THE 5 BEST BENEFITS OF EDGE COMPUTING

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Mar 15, 2019

Edge computing is an exciting new approach to network architecture that helps organizations break beyond the limitations imposed by traditional cloud-based networks. Although cloud computing continues to play an important role in modern network architecture, the exciting possibilities offered by Int...

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SKT tests the limits of 4G/5G combo SKT TESTS THE LIMITS OF 4G/5G COMBO

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Mar 14, 2019

SK Telecom (SKT) and Samsung completed device interoperability tests using dual connectivity technology on 4G and 5G networks, reaching a peak data speed of 2.6Gb/s using a Galaxy S10 smartphone. The tests at Samsung’s facilities in Suwon used 100MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum (a 5G band) and 65MHz of...

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Marek MAREK'S TAKE—IS DISH GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT ITS FUTURE 5G NETWORK?

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Mar 14, 2019

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen is known for driving a hard bargain. When his company snapped up wireless spectrum licenses in a variety of bands including the 700 MHz band and AWS-4 Band during recent FCC auctions, most of the industry assumed he’d sit on those licenses for a bit and then...

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Excited About 5G? Here Are The IT Challenges Accompanying It EXCITED ABOUT 5G? HERE ARE THE IT CHALLENGES ACCOMPANYING IT

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Mar 14, 2019

In pursuit of the super-fast, always-available digital delivery that is so vital to most businesses, the last mile has been the weakest link and the biggest challenge. Often used to describe the last leg of infrastructure that brings technological advances to an end user, the term “last mile&r...

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The Power of Cisco SD-WAN with 5G THE POWER OF CISCO SD-WAN WITH 5G

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Mar 14, 2019

Ian has spent the past 10 years working on leading communication enablement technologies across networking, telecommunications and healthcare. As a Product Manager in Enterprise Routing, Ian works on key Cisco strategic initiatives, including 5G, edge computing, and hyper-converged infrastructure. A...

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3 steps to take before deploying SD-WAN 3 STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE DEPLOYING SD-WAN

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Mar 13, 2019

As enterprises develop network strategies and technical roadmaps, one hot technology that will be on their radar is SD-WAN, a significant transformational solution in networking and a major change  from the MPLS status quo that most enterprises have deployed. As bullish as we are on SD-WAN, we ...

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Meet the vendor that claims it invented SD-WAN MEET THE VENDOR THAT CLAIMS IT INVENTED SD-WAN

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Mar 13, 2019

The vendor was founded in 2009 and claims to be the pioneer in the SD-WAN space for businesses. Scott has been in his role at the company for a little over a fortnight, but already has big plans to launch a new global channel go-to-market strategy to take full advantage of its partner relationships....

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet review: The Kasa Smart KP200 covers all the basics TP-LINK KASA SMART WI-FI POWER OUTLET REVIEW: THE KASA SMART KP200 COVERS ALL THE BASICS

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Mar 13, 2019

TP-Link’s Kasa smart home line has long included a variety off plug-in smart outlets, and now the brand is extending into the wall. With its Kasa model KP200 Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet, TP-Link offers a compelling way to turn any old outlet into a smart one—no smart hub required. Wiring th...

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Wi-Fi at 20: More Indispensable Than Ever WI-FI AT 20: MORE INDISPENSABLE THAN EVER

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Mar 13, 2019

In the 20 years since the first laptops with built-in Wi-Fi were introduced, the idea of totally wireless but completely connected personal devices has become commonplace. Today, many laptops don’t even have wired networking ports. Most IoT devices use Wi-Fi to communicate. Every smartphone ha...

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How Lighting Can Create a Platform for Your Building’s Networking HOW LIGHTING CAN CREATE A PLATFORM FOR YOUR BUILDING’S NETWORKING

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Mar 13, 2019

Bluetooth® mesh is the first low-energy communication standard to provide a reliable, fast, and scalable wireless lighting control system. Silvair has successfully tested the new technology at its headquarters in Krakow and implemented it for a customer in Dallas. At Silvair's headquarters, ...

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VMware Dominates the $359M SD-WAN Market VMWARE DOMINATES THE $359M SD-WAN MARKET

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Mar 13, 2019

A new report from IHS Markit found that in the fourth quarter of 2018 the SD-WAN market grew 26 percent from the previous quarter to reach $359 million. This number includes appliance, control, and management software. Built on VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, Mosaic SoftWave SD-WAN managed services comp...

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5G Networks Must Be Secure and Reliable 5G NETWORKS MUST BE SECURE AND RELIABLE

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Mar 13, 2019

5G promises to revolutionize how people use technology. From transportation to health care to entertainment, the way people interact with wireless internet devices will change substantially. And as 5G enables data to be transmitted much more quickly, the number of devices connected to the internet w...

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5G vs 5G: Network Slices or Private Networks? 5G VS 5G: NETWORK SLICES OR PRIVATE NETWORKS?

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Mar 13, 2019

Here’s your bedtime history anecdote. Once upon a time (around 9th century BC) there lived a King called Shalmaneser in the Kingdom of Assyria, now northern Iraq. The king was worried. He had a hard time keeping his kingdom together and maintaining good relations with his neighbours. But in th...

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Learn how to overcome legacy WAN challenges with Aryaka Networks at Enterprise Connect 2019 LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME LEGACY WAN CHALLENGES WITH ARYAKA NETWORKS AT ENTERPRISE CONNECT 2019

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Mar 13, 2019

Are you attending Enterprise Connect 2019? We are too! Stop by the Aryaka Booth (1304) to discover why Aryaka is the industry-leading SD-WAN solution for global enterprises, enabling any application, anywhere in the world. Aryaka’s SD-WAN as-a-Service alters how enterprises connect sites and u...

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The “OK, So What Exactly Is 5G?” Syllabus THE “OK, SO WHAT EXACTLY IS 5G?” SYLLABUS

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Mar 12, 2019

Do you get excited when you hear the THX Deep Note sound effect before a film, even though you don’t know what THX means, does, or even stands for? If so, read on, because you may be at risk of buying an overpriced 5G-enabled smartphone for no discernible reason.

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Is Your Organization Prepared for the Enterprise 2G and 3G Shutdown? IS YOUR ORGANIZATION PREPARED FOR THE ENTERPRISE 2G AND 3G SHUTDOWN?

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Mar 12, 2019

Regardless which cellular carrier your organization uses, 2G and 3G networks are going away (or are already gone). While some carriers have announced shutoff dates and others haven’t made any public announcements, the end is inevitable. It’s been a good run, right? Many companies and pub...

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VMware Cloud on AWS with Transit Gateway Demo VMWARE CLOUD ON AWS WITH TRANSIT GATEWAY DEMO

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Mar 12, 2019

At AWS re:Invent 2018 last November, AWS introduced a regional construct called Transit Gateway (TGW). AWS Transit Gateway allows customers to connect multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) together easily. TGW can be seen as a hub and all the VPCs can be seen as spokes in a hub and spoke-type model...

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How SD-WAN changes the game for 5G networks HOW SD-WAN CHANGES THE GAME FOR 5G NETWORKS

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Mar 12, 2019

5G/SD-WAN mobile edge computing and network slicing will enable and drive innovative NFV services, according to Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks. Enterprises of all sizes and in every vertical market are developing digital transformation strategies in order to move fast with greater agility so that ...

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Why gamers should care about Wi-Fi 6 WHY GAMERS SHOULD CARE ABOUT WI-FI 6

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Mar 12, 2019

While old-timers might recall their first wireless router was the original 802.11b standard, the Wi-Fi that most of us use today is of the 802.11ac variety. This current standard offers fast throughput to a larger number of devices, across both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. However, it's be...

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WiFi 6 Speed Test – How fast is it? WIFI 6 SPEED TEST – HOW FAST IS IT?

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Mar 12, 2019

WiFi has been our day-to-day means of getting the internet on our smartphones and laptops for years. While we are all aware that WiFi is not the best when it comes to large data transfers, the latest generation of WiFi that is aptly named as WiFi 6, or 802.11ax, is here to spice things up again. Tod...

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Do We Really Need 5G? The Key Facts You Need to Know DO WE REALLY NEED 5G? THE KEY FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 12, 2019

First, there was 2G for phone calls and texting. Then, along came 3G for the Web. When 4G was released, our business processes, games, and video experiences improved. Now, there’s talk of 5G taking over and making everything better, faster, and more accessible. But, do we really need 5G? The 5...

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Plan for 5G during your network transformation PLAN FOR 5G DURING YOUR NETWORK TRANSFORMATION

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Mar 12, 2019

Mobile employees, distributed enterprises, and the move to the cloud are all forces that are driving organisations to transform their networks. But what about the arrival of 5G? Are you prepared for how that will affect your network? The growth of the mobile workforce and the need to provide a user ...

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2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you 2 SECURITY TRICKS YOUR CLOUD PROVIDER WON’T TELL YOU

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Mar 12, 2019

Cloudops (cloud operations) and secops (security operations) are quickly evolving practices. While I’m seeing some errors, what’s more common is that ops teams are leaving important things out. If these missing aspects are not addressed, secops will become problematic quickly. Here are t...

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The status of open source for 5G THE STATUS OF OPEN SOURCE FOR 5G

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Mar 12, 2019

This paper provides an overview of 5G architecture, with a focus on its application of open source principles, based on 3GPP Release 15-defined 5G system architecture. This 5G Americas white paper provides an overview of 5G architecture, with a focus on its application of open source principles, bas...

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4 Questions Mobile Operators Must Ask Before Deploying an IoT Edge 4 QUESTIONS MOBILE OPERATORS MUST ASK BEFORE DEPLOYING AN IOT EDGE

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Mar 12, 2019

An increasing number of mobile network operators (MNOs) have turned their attention to the Internet of Things (IoT) edge. They are being driven by the need to improve efficiency, lower costs and make operations more predictable, while enhancing the security and privacy of their networks. IoT edge co...

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Multi-cloud Complicates Security MULTI-CLOUD COMPLICATES SECURITY

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Mar 11, 2019

The agility and benefits of cloud computing are undeniable. Forrester predicts that the total global public cloud market will be $178 billion in 2018, up from $146 billion in 2017, and will continue to grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate. And IDC forecasts that by 2020, more than 90 per...

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Fortinet Recognized as Best Security Company at 2019 SC Magazine Awards FORTINET RECOGNIZED AS BEST SECURITY COMPANY AT 2019 SC MAGAZINE AWARDS

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Mar 11, 2019

Last week at RSA Conference 2019, Fortinet won an Excellence Award for "Best Security Company" and a Trust Award for “Best UTM Security Solution” at the 2019 SC Awards held in San Francisco during RSAC.“The Excellence Award honors those organizations and individuals whose...

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How to use output formatters in ASP.Net Core HOW TO USE OUTPUT FORMATTERS IN ASP.NET CORE

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Mar 11, 2019

ASP.Net Core provides built-in support for data exchange in the JSON and XML formats. If you want your ASP.Net Core application to transmit data over HTTP in a format that isn’t supported by one of these built-in formatters, then you will need to create a custom output formatter. As an example...

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5G Hype: It’s like deja vu all over again 5G HYPE: IT’S LIKE DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN

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Mar 11, 2019

Judging by the increasingly fantastic claims of wireless carriers and some technology pundits, the transition to 5G wireless networks is not only imminent but potentially the most important technology innovation in a generation. One carrier even goes so far as to put 5G on par with the Wright brothe...

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Mosaic SoftWave SD-WAN Visibility Helps IT See Clearly MOSAIC SOFTWAVE SD-WAN VISIBILITY HELPS IT SEE CLEARLY

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Mar 11, 2019

Eyeglass lenses make what was once blurry, clear. That’s the visibility Mosaic SoftWave SD-WAN delivers to network administrators. A WAN without visibility, is like someone with blurry vision trying to read without prescription glasses. Network administrators need the proper visibility tools t...

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Security Threats 7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CYBER SECURITY THREATS

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Mar 11, 2019

A KPMG survey on 1000 small and medium-sized businesses in the UK believe they are vulnerable to cyber breaches. Ironically, 60% of the businesses surveyed had experienced cyber security attacks before. Cyber attacks are devastating for businesses. The 2019 Cyber Security Report reveals that: Ransom...

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Mosaic SoftWave SD-WAN Visibility Helps IT See Clearly MOSAIC SOFTWAVE SD-WAN VISIBILITY HELPS IT SEE CLEARLY

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Mar 11, 2019

Mosaic NetworX is a managed SD-WAN provider that enables companies to simplify multi-carrier management, while increasing performance and control, and reducing operating costs. Many organizations struggle with the dichotomy of WAN infrastructure solutions. They want the centralized management, and r...

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Five Inconvenient Facts about the Migration to 5G Wireless FIVE INCONVENIENT FACTS ABOUT THE MIGRATION TO 5G WIRELESS

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Mar 10, 2019

An unprecedented disinformation campaign purposefully distorts what consumers and governments understand about the upcoming fifth generation of wireless broadband technology. A variety of company executives and their sponsored advocates want us to believe that the United States already has lost the ...

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5G health risks to be considered by City Council 5G HEALTH RISKS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CITY COUNCIL

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Mar 10, 2019

The City Council will consider requesting additional federal studies of the potential harmful health impacts of 5G wireless communication technologies on Wednesday. The resolution introduced by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly says some studies have suggested 5G technology could incre...

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How a network packet capture appliance evolve and stay relevant? HOW A NETWORK PACKET CAPTURE APPLIANCE EVOLVE AND STAY RELEVANT?

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Mar 10, 2019

Traditionally, network packet capture appliance ingresses network traffic and record in its storage system for future analysis or inspection. This fundamental traits remains the same until today, however the underlying technology shifted and move forward for larger data bandwidth requirements and 10...

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2 reasons a federated database isn’t such a slam-dunk 2 REASONS A FEDERATED DATABASE ISN’T SUCH A SLAM-DUNK

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Mar 08, 2019

It’s often the first problem you solve when moving to the cloud: Your enterprise is using dozens, sometime hundreds, of different heterogenous databases, and now you need to bind them together into hundreds of virtual views of the data in the cloud. What’s good about this is that you don...

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What is infrastructure as code? A big step up from server scripting WHAT IS INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE? A BIG STEP UP FROM SERVER SCRIPTING

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Mar 07, 2019

If you have ever had to provision and configure a server, you know the pain it can bring. Take the process of configuring hardware connections, the software stack, and their interdependencies, and then multiply that across however many servers you are deploying—you are talking days and days of...

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Virtual reality for stroke: is gaming effective for recovery? VIRTUAL REALITY FOR STROKE: IS GAMING EffECTIVE FOR RECOVERY?

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Mar 07, 2019

Every two seconds someone suffers a stroke. Around 55 to 75% of stroke survivors will display impairments and will need long-term care and rehabilitation. These staggering numbers highlight a pressing need to resolve the stroke crisis which accounts for a total estimated annual cost of €45 billi...

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Wireless spectrum shortage? Not so fast WIRELESS SPECTRUM SHORTAGE? NOT SO FAST

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Mar 07, 2019

The wireless industry has always had to deal with regular (and alarming) pronouncements that we're somehow running out of radio spectrum. We’re not. But the misconception regardless gives many IT and network managers pause. After all, if the availability, reliability and especially the cap...

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Securing 5G Networks: Do You Want Automation With That Slice? SECURING 5G NETWORKS: DO YOU WANT AUTOMATION WITH THAT SLICE?

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Mar 07, 2019

I have been covering 5G security for more than two years. From the outset, I was concerned about the wide-ranging security implications that 5G commercialization would have. That's not to downplay the success and progress that standards bodies, vendors, and even service providers have achieved i...

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What Is Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN? | Parallels Insights WHAT IS CITRIX NETSCALER SD-WAN? | PARALLELS INSIGHTS

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Mar 07, 2019

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) or NetScaler SD-WAN is the old name given by Citrix to a set of physical, virtual, and cloud-based appliances. They were designed to combine multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) connections with other network links like broadband, LTE, and...

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Announcing Duo’s MFA for Cisco’s Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) ANNOUNCING DUO’S MFA FOR CISCO’S FIREPOWER THREAT DEFENSE (FTD)

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Mar 07, 2019

More than 5,000 customers use Duo’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Cisco’s AnyConnect to provide secure VPN access to users – the integration with Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN is one of Duo’s most popular. Up until now, customers were able to secure their AnyConnect V...

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What is OTT SD-WAN? WHAT IS OTT SD-WAN?

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Mar 07, 2019

Companies evaluating which SD-WAN approach is best for them will have to decide between deploying an Over the Top (OTT) SD-WAN or having their SD-WAN bundled with the underlying network. The decision certainly has a big impact on SD-WAN’s complexity, performance, and affordability.
The ...

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Freight company wins, wins and wins again with SD-WAN service FREIGHT COMPANY WINS, WINS AND WINS AGAIN WITH SD-WAN SERVICE

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Mar 06, 2019

Mark Baker, the former CIO of JAS Forwarding Worldwide, a recognized leader in global freight forwarding and logistics, found a network solution to support his company’s effort to consolidate and centralize its global ERP resources, and then realized that network was the perfect platform to su...

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The SD-WAN Landscape THE SD-WAN LANDSCAPE

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Mar 06, 2019

One of the most common questions that enterprises asked QOS Networks at the NRF Retail Show in January was, “What is SD-WAN?” You may already know the answer to be “software-defined wide area network.” Nonetheless, the fact of the matter is that more enterprises are adopting ...

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Better Security with Trusted Access BETTER SECURITY WITH TRUSTED ACCESS

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Mar 06, 2019

As we think about security in 2019, let’s consider the theme for this year’s RSA Conference: Better
But as RSAC asks, what defines better?  It is better security tools?  Better threat intelligence, Better machine learning classifiers?  Yes.  And more. Much like...

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Rise of the Machines: Staying Ahead of the Next Threat RISE OF THE MACHINES: STAYING AHEAD OF THE NEXT THREAT

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Mar 06, 2019

Did you know that this is the 15-year anniversary of the release of the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines? Is the world like the movie portrayed it would be? Yes and no. Machines certainly do more than we dreamed possible. And yet…self-actualized robots are not the rise of the machines...

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Why Wi-Fi needs artificial intelligence WHY WI-FI NEEDS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 06, 2019

This week Juniper Networks plunked down $405 million to acquire Wi-Fi vendor Mist Systems. As always, Network World's Michael Cooney did a fine job covering the news, so I won’t rehash that. What I want to look at is something specific that Cooney wrote — that “Mist touts itsel...

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How 5G Will Change Your Life? Everything You Need To Know HOW 5G WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 06, 2019

5th Generation wireless systems, abbreviated 5G, are wireless networks which are expected to offer not just higher speed for end users but also have the capacity to connect with billions of devices like driverless cars and household appliances which will be connected to the internet in the near futu...

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SSL/TLS Certificate Toolkits: A Hot Commodity on the Dark Web SSL/TLS CERTIFICATE TOOLKITS: A HOT COMMODITY ON THE DARK WEB

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Mar 06, 2019

“One very interesting aspect of this research was seeing TLS certificates packaged with wrap-around services – such as web design services – in order to give attackers immediate access to high levels of online credibility and trust,” said security researcher and report author...

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END TO END ENCRYPTION IN GO WITH PUSHER CHANNELS END TO END ENCRYPTION IN GO WITH PUSHER CHANNELS

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Mar 06, 2019

You will need Go 1.8+ set up on your machine. Privacy is a hot topic this days. Who has access to what and who can read my conversation with a friend. Pusher Channels offers three kinds of channels Public Private Encrypted Basically, all three perform the same functions - flexible pub/sub messaging ...

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Cisco announces $5b financing for operators’ 5G transition CISCO ANNOUNCES $5B FINANCING FOR OPERATORS’ 5G TRANSITION

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Mar 06, 2019

Cisco announced that it is planning to fork out $5 billion funding over the next three years to help its customers for network transitions to 5G. Cisco said “the 5G movement is in steep ascent and service providers face significant financing pressures as they prepare for this 5G revolution.&rd...

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Spectrum Enterprise Rolls out Managed SD-WAN Service SPECTRUM ENTERPRISE ROLLS OUT MANAGED SD-WAN SERVICE

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Mar 05, 2019

Spectrum Enterprise, part of Charter Communications, unveiled the nationwide availability of its Managed SD-WAN service yesterday. Spectrum Enterprise claims a level  of differentiation over competing SD-WAN solutions is an integration of SD-WAN and Ethernet with their solution. The Managed SD-...

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Citrix Raises Bar for SD-WAN Security CITRIX RAISES BAR FOR SD-WAN SECURITY

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Mar 05, 2019

The days of manually applying security policies across branch locations are officially over. At least for customers of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS). The company today announced next-generation capabilities within its SD-WAN solution that enable enterprises to easily administer user-centric po...

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FortiGate-VM Next-Generation Firewall Extends Support for VMware NSX-T Data Center FORTIGATE-VM NEXT-GENERATION FIREWALL EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR VMWARE NSX-T DATA CENTER

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Mar 05, 2019

Today, Fortinet is announcing more extensive interoperability between Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM and VMware’s NSX-T Data Center to provide organizations centralized visibility into all workload environments. Fortinet's FortiGate-VM Next-Generation Firewall is a virtual appliance, provid...

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A Practical Approach to IBN and Improved IT Automation A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO IBN AND IMPROVED IT AUTOMATION

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Mar 05, 2019

Intent-based networking (IBN) is one of the most interesting and significant trends in networking in recent years. But, like many disruptive technologies, it’s still suffering through an initial adoption phase of being poorly-defined, over-hyped, and co-opted by too many disparate networking v...

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Meet the VMware Service-defined Firewall: A new approach to firewalling MEET THE VMWARE SERVICE-DEFINED FIREWALL: A NEW APPROACH TO FIREWALLING

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Mar 05, 2019

VMware has had front row seats to the digital transformation that has touched virtually every organization. We’ve been there (and helped drive!) the journey from monolithic applications hosted on a single server, to distributed apps running in VMs, to further decentralization in the form of cl...

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Cisco, Talos tout importance of IoT security at RSA keynote CISCO, TALOS TOUT IMPORTANCE OF IOT SECURITY AT RSA KEYNOTE

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Mar 05, 2019

By 2020, Gartner predicts 20 billion connected devices will be online — and more devices mean more security threats. Connected devices have exploded into the public and corporate landscape, rattling the bars of the cyber security cage.In a keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco...

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Cisco Firewall Named a 2018 Global Market Leader by Frost and Sullivan CISCO FIREWALL NAMED A 2018 GLOBAL MARKET LEADER BY FROST AND SULLIVAN

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Mar 05, 2019

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Cisco the 2018 Market Leadership Award in the Global Network Firewall Market. Frost & Sullivan defines firewall market leaders as “those that recognize the varied needs of the market and evolve their firewall platforms to meet those needs – now and in...

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Why You Should Setup a Guest WiFi Network for Your Home WHY YOU SHOULD SETUP A GUEST WIFI NETWORK FOR YOUR HOME

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Mar 05, 2019

If you own a wireless router in your home and have had a lot of visitors or family members come around to visit quite often (or not), I am 100 percent certain almost all have one time or the other connected to your WiFi network. They need to go online so you hand them the log-in details to the main ...

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How to hide your WiFi SSID/name and stop your neighbors from snooping on you HOW TO HIDE YOUR WIFI SSID/NAME AND STOP YOUR NEIGHBORS FROM SNOOPING ON YOU

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Mar 05, 2019

By default, your wireless router or mobile WiFi (MiFi) devices broadcast’s your network’s name — also known as service set identifier (SSID) — to all devices within range. This means that anyone (friends, visitors, passersby, strangers, hackers etc.) near your home/router can...

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Load Balancing VMware Cloud on AWS with Amazon ELB LOAD BALANCING VMWARE CLOUD ON AWS WITH AMAZON ELB

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Mar 05, 2019

This post demonstrates the connectivity between VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS and native AWS services. In the example below we will be using Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to provide highly available, scaleable, and secure load balancing backed by virtual machines hosted in the VMware Cloud Softwar...

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VMware at RSA 2019: Helping to Secure the Digital Workspace with Intrinsic, Zero Trust Security and Modern Management VMWARE AT RSA 2019: HELPING TO SECURE THE DIGITAL WORKSPACE WITH INTRINSIC, ZERO TRUST SECURITY AND MODERN MANAGEMENT

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Mar 05, 2019

There’s no shortage of excitement this week at RSA Conference 2019, as cybersecurity and IT professionals get a great chance to see examples of the latest threats and hacking techniques, the latest security products and innovations, and new security models and forensics techniques. Yet the sec...

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QOS Networks Recognized on MSP 500 List QOS NETWORKS RECOGNIZED ON MSP 500 LIST

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Mar 05, 2019

QOS Networks announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named QOS to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help...

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Applications and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) APPLICATIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

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Mar 05, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated devices that have unique identifiers and can autonomously transfer data over a network. IoT ecosystems consist of internet-enabled smart devices that have integrated sensors, processors, and communication hardware to capture, analyze, and send...

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Your Network Security Strategy: Time to Update or Reboot? YOUR NETWORK SECURITY STRATEGY: TIME TO UPDATE OR REBOOT?

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Mar 04, 2019

As the need for stronger network protection grows ever more urgent, many organizations are studying their security strategies and wondering whether rapidly evolving threat vectors have rendered their existing plans obsolete. This observation often leads IT and business leaders to ask themselves a cr...

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Better: Cisco Security Drives Innovation, Growth and Empowers Customers BETTER: CISCO SECURITY DRIVES INNOVATION, GROWTH AND EMPOWERS CUSTOMERS

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Mar 04, 2019

It has been a year since last RSAC when I became head of the Cisco Security Business Group. During this time, we have greatly expanded the number of customers we both serve and protect while continuing to deliver market leading innovation keeping ahead of today’s threats. Cisco continues to of...

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Cisco Stealthwatch becomes the only security analytics product to detect threats across private networks, public clouds, and encrypted traffic CISCO STEALTHWATCH BECOMES THE ONLY SECURITY ANALYTICS PRODUCT TO DETECT THREATS ACROSS PRIVATE NETWORKS, PUBLIC CLOUDS, AND ENCRYPTED TRAFFIC

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Mar 04, 2019

You have a bigger, more open, and diverse network than ever before. Whether you want to go all-in on cloud, spread your infrastructure across multiple public clouds, embrace containers and Kubernetes, leverage serverless architectures, or double down on on-premise, Cisco Stealthwatch has you covered...

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Juniper Networks buys Mist Systems for $405 million JUNIPER NETWORKS BUYS MIST SYSTEMS FOR $405 MILLION

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Mar 04, 2019

Juniper Networks said on Monday that it plans to acquire Mist Systems, makers of a wireless LAN network powered by artificial intelligence, for $405 million. Juniper plans to use the purchase to bolster its software-defined enterprise portfolio and multi cloud offerings and expand its presence in th...

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Function as a (More Secure) Service FUNCTION AS A (MORE SECURE) SERVICE

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Mar 04, 2019

There are several modern approaches to application architecture and development that basically take the form of "make it smaller and thus more efficient."Microservices and Function as a Service (FaaS) both rely on the notion of highly focused code. Now, while it's true that most organi...

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3 Reasons You Want Experts Handling Your IT 3 REASONS YOU WANT EXPERTS HANDLING YOUR IT

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Mar 04, 2019

Predictable Productivity Regardless of a business’ size, this is a primary concern: are they able to sustain their operations at a rate that means that they can remain open? This is one of the reasons that productivity is such a big buzzword in IT - the influence a given solution can have on a...

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On-the-fly WiFi Spot Checking and Troubleshooting with the Air Viewer and Wi-Spy Air ON-THE-FLY WIFI SPOT CHECKING AND TROUBLESHOOTING WITH THE AIR VIEWER AND WI-SPY AIR

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Mar 04, 2019

To describe the space, it is a converted industrial space that has the typical church-like auditorium and layout in the main gathering space. The main floor area is probably 100 feet by 130 feet, carpeted floors and high ceilings. About 150 – 200 people typically occupy the area and they all, ...

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Switch up your networking strategies for career success SWITCH UP YOUR NETWORKING STRATEGIES FOR CAREER SUCCESS

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Mar 03, 2019

There’s a misconception that networking is strictly for job hunting, but the most successful people do it on a daily basis, all year long. Your network is your professional currency, and trusts me, you want to be rich. And it’s not Instagram followers you need, but meaningful connections...

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WHY CELLPHONE CARRIERS ARE DREAMING OF A WORLD WITHOUT WI-FI WHY CELLPHONE CARRIERS ARE DREAMING OF A WORLD WITHOUT WI-FI

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Mar 02, 2019

Once relegated to coffee shops, by 2020 there will be more than 549 million global public and cable company-run Wi-Fi hot spots. As we strive to browse more, stream more, and download more, our networks will need to scale up to meet consumer demands. Enter two different visions on how companies plan...

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Three low-side LED biasing topology options and their trade-offs THREE LOW-SIDE LED BIASING TOPOLOGY OPTIONS AND THEIR TRADE-OFFS

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Mar 01, 2019

Many imaging products are moving toward more efficient LED array-based solutions and away from traditional technologies such as lasers or lamps. Applying resistive voltage dividers enables the linear forward biasing of LEDs for proper operation. However, because the biasing point of any LED can chan...

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Understanding SD-WAN Solutions: How to Ensure Peak Visibility and Performance UNDERSTANDING SD-WAN SOLUTIONS: HOW TO ENSURE PEAK VISIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE

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Mar 01, 2019

SD-WAN adoption is sharply accelerating. According to an IDG study, nearly 69% of IT professionals are either actively researching, piloting, or have SD-WAN in production. That’s because SD-WAN helps enterprises gain greater insight and control over the performance of their network, maximizing...

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Reasons For Recent Rapid Growth of Passive Optical LAN REASONS FOR RECENT RAPID GROWTH OF PASSIVE OPTICAL LAN

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Mar 01, 2019

Taking into consideration these key data indicate an accelerating use of fiber-based infrastructure in enterprise LANs – perhaps POL has hit a point of inflection. Whether it be greater awareness, increased players, growing customers both in North America or globally, POL is experiencing healt...

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The Top Factors Driving the Adoption of Passive Optical LAN THE TOP FACTORS DRIVING THE ADOPTION OF PASSIVE OPTICAL LAN

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Mar 01, 2019

Passive Optical LAN (POL) adoption has been steadily rising in the past year, and there are reasons for why organization are implementing this technology, writes Cemil Canturk, Nokia, a member company of the Association for Passive Optical LAN. A fast, reliable, and cost-efficient LAN remains an ess...

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Introducing IPv6 in NSX-T Data Center 2.4 INTRODUCING IPV6 IN NSX-T DATA CENTER 2.4

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Mar 01, 2019

With the latest release for VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4, we announced the support for IPv6. Since the advent of IPv4 address space exhaustion, IPv6 adoption has continued to increase around the world. A quick look at the Google IPv6 adoption statistics proves the fact that IPv6 adoption is ramping ...

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Taking Convenience Stores to the Next Level With IP Network Surveillance Systems TAKING CONVENIENCE STORES TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH IP NETWORK SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

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Mar 01, 2019

Convenience stores and mini marts have traditionally installed surveillance cameras to deter crime and encourage safety, but too often these have provided images that lacked detail, particularly in low light conditions. Retrieving video has usually been tedious, requiring endless searching and scann...

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Which Wifi Channels Should I Use For My Wireless Network? WHICH WIFI CHANNELS SHOULD I USE FOR MY WIRELESS NETWORK?

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Mar 01, 2019

Clearly, a bunch of Lifehacker readers have issues getting wireless networking to work — whether you’re trying to connect from a long distance away, you’re getting crappy speeds on your devices, or you’re frustrated because there are 300 different wireless networks irradiatin...

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Crypto Mining: A Potential Insider Threat Hidden In Your Network CRYPTO MINING: A POTENTIAL INSIDER THREAT HIDDEN IN YOUR NETWORK

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Mar 01, 2019

Exabeam’s research report details the latest insider threat, plus how to detect and combat it
Exabeam’s newly released research looks inside the hidden world of cryptocurrency mining by malicious insiders. Imagine a trusted and privileged insider, a system administrator for exampl...

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NetSpot Wi-Fi Scanner Review: Get to know your wi-fi network NETSPOT WI-FI SCANNER REVIEW: GET TO KNOW YOUR WI-FI NETWORK

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Feb 28, 2019

Etwok, LLC.'s NetSpot app is a Wi-Fi survey and troubleshooting app that helps you discover issues related to your wireless network and plan for future wireless network installations. NetSpot is available for Macs, Windows, and there is also a newly released Android version. The app is also avai...

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Why travelers should avoid dangerous virtual destinations WHY TRAVELERS SHOULD AVOID DANGEROUS VIRTUAL DESTINATIONS

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Feb 28, 2019

Think the real world is a dangerous place for travelers? Try visiting the virtual one, a place filled with shady travel offers and criminals who want to steal your personal information.It’s the time of year when people start planning their summer vacations, and with everyone watching the botto...

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Ethical hacking: How to get paid to break into computers ETHICAL HACKING: HOW TO GET PAID TO BREAK INTO COMPUTERS

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Feb 28, 2019

Ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing or pen testing, is legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization's defenses. It's among the most exciting IT jobs any person can be involved in. You are literally getting paid to keep up with the latest technology and g...

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Enterprise Network Security – Who is accessing my Network? ENTERPRISE NETWORK SECURITY – WHO IS ACCESSING MY NETWORK?

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Feb 28, 2019

Not long ago, property security teams could identify the perimeter they were protecting and work alongside IT operations to gain full control of resources such as networks, systems, applications and data. Today, a rise in technology disruptions such as: mobile, BYOD, IoT, virtualization, and cloud h...

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An Integrated Network – Are You Sure It Means What You Think It Means? AN INTEGRATED NETWORK – ARE YOU SURE IT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS?

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Feb 28, 2019

Vendors, especially networking vendors, use the term “integrated” to imply that their technology works with other parts of the IT infrastructure ecosystem in a blended, cohesive manner. This is especially true for cloud management platforms. However, every vendor seems to have a differen...

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Announcing Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac and new Threat and Vulnerability Management capabilities ANNOUNCING MICROSOFT DEFENDER ATP FOR MAC AND NEW THREAT AND VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

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Feb 28, 2019

we announced Microsoft Threat Experts, a new managed hunting service within the Microsoft 365 Security portfolio that enables customers to extend their expertise and insights with the help of Microsoft security professionals. This release showcased our philosophy that security is about leveraging cl...

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Can this solution slash the cost of enterprise 5G network build-out? CAN THIS SOLUTION SLASH THE COST OF ENTERPRISE 5G NETWORK BUILD-OUT?

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Feb 27, 2019

A new solution from HERE Technologies, Shield, and Infosys aims to help companies develop a cost- and time-effective strategy for 5G deployment and design, according to a Tuesday press release. The solution, which will be demoed at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, will save mobile network op...

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Why SD-WAN Shift to Managed Services a Significant Option WHY SD-WAN SHIFT TO MANAGED SERVICES A SIGNIFICANT OPTION

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Feb 27, 2019

Software-defined WANs have been available for the better part of five years with the on-premises vendors ruling the roost. This makes sense, because early adopters tend to have highly sophisticated IT organizations and embrace the do-it-yourself model. Now that the market is maturing, less-technical...

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How to Make Data More Manageable—and Trustworthy HOW TO MAKE DATA MORE MANAGEABLE—AND TRUSTWORTHY

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Feb 27, 2019

“The data is wrong. … We can’t format it with our existing tools. … There’s so much of it—coming from everywhere! We can’t keep up with it all!” Do these complaints sound familiar? If so, you and your organization are in good company. In its recent r...

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How 5G Networks Will Change America HOW 5G NETWORKS WILL CHANGE AMERICA

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Feb 27, 2019

One of the hottest topics at Mobile World Congress this week is 5G networks. The benefits are being widely touted by network providers: faster download speeds on cellular networks, and support for new technologies such as self-driving cars. The size and number of the “small cells” which ...

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Overcoming the challenge of securing SD-WAN OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE OF SECURING SD-WAN

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Feb 27, 2019

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) help overcome networking challenges that make branch-level activities slower than those processed at the network core. SD-WAN delivers better application performance along with deeper visibility into traffic.However, businesses shouldn’t assume tha...

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VMware and SD-WAN Technology Integrations Ease Application and Service Deployments and Provide Full Network Visibility VMWARE AND SD-WAN TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONS EASE APPLICATION AND SERVICE DEPLOYMENTS AND PROVIDE FULL NETWORK VISIBILITY

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Feb 27, 2019

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2019 -VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced the expansion of its software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) integrations and shared details of new and expanded collaborations with ADVA Optical Networking, Telco Systems, RingCentral, SevOne and Plixer. VMware is continuing to grow its tech...

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How to Use Your Network Without Being Annoying HOW TO USE YOUR NETWORK WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING

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Feb 26, 2019

This article originally appeared on InHerSight.com, a website where women rate the female friendliness of their employers and get matched to companies that fit their needs. Network, network, network. Professionals in every field have likely had this word beat into their heads, almost to the point wh...

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SD-WAN OPTIMIZES THE ECOSYSTEM THAT MAKES IOT WORK SD-WAN OPTIMIZES THE ECOSYSTEM THAT MAKES IOT WORK

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Feb 26, 2019

If the Internet is a network of networks, IoT is the ecosystem of everything network-connected. IoT encompasses the dynamic interaction between devices, sensors, actuators, applications, data, storage and networks. There are many reasons why IoT is exploding. One of the biggest factors is digital tr...

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Week-long network outage drives cloud migration at Amherst College WEEK-LONG NETWORK OUTAGE DRIVES CLOUD MIGRATION AT AMHERST COLLEGE

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Feb 26, 2019

It’s not just enterprise networks that are feeling the impact of digital transformation. From government agencies to higher education, cloud migration and SaaS adoption are changing networking from the top-down, and putting unprecedented strain on IT departments as a result.One recent incident...

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Why a 5G rollout requires $2.7T investment by 2020 WHY A 5G ROLLOUT REQUIRES $2.7T INVESTMENT BY 2020

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Feb 25, 2019

The rollout of 5G technology is expected to hit $2.7 trillion by the end of 2020, according to a Greensill report released on Monday. Infrastructure upgrades, necessary to accommodate 5G, are estimated to need $1 trillion of investment. A significant amount of 5G spending will also go toward Interne...

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Getting Started with VMware Virtual Print GETTING STARTED WITH VMWARE VIRTUAL PRINT

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Feb 25, 2019

In this article, I'll be looking at VMware Virtual Print, a new feature in Horizon 7.7 that enables a View user to print from his virtual desktop. Along with VMware Virtual Print, there are currently two other options to do so: Virtual Printing and using third-party products. Virtual Printing, V...

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5G wireless network technologies will dominate Mobile World Congress 2019, 5G WIRELESS NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES WILL DOMINATE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2019,

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Feb 25, 2019

Let’s start with a basic definition: 5G describes next-generation mobile networks beyond 4G LTE mobile networks, SDXcentral notes. May experts say 5G will feature network speeds that are blazingly fast at 20 G/bps or higher and have a latency that is mere milliseconds, the media site adds.The ...

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The Reality of Ostracising Huawei THE REALITY OF OSTRACISING HUAWEI

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Feb 25, 2019

Removing Huawei equipment that's already installed is fraught with difficulties. Furthermore, it's not clear removal is necessary, let alone shunning the company's gear from the start. What's a wireless company to do?“Be careful what you wish for” is the idiom that comes ...

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Addressing the Challenges of Delivering Best-in-Class Whole Home Wi-Fi ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF DELIVERING BEST-IN-CLASS WHOLE HOME WI-FI

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Feb 25, 2019

The challenges in providing a quality Wi-Fi experience throughout an entire home are well documented. These challenges include managing distance or interference from walls and even furniture. Homes larger than 4,000 sq. feet can be particularly challenging. Beyond coverage issues, service providers ...

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5 Mobile Data Points You Need to Know 5 MOBILE DATA POINTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 25, 2019

Operational intelligence is the key to identifying the root cause of mobile problems to maximize performance, mitigate security threats, and control costs. Mobile connectivity and application performance are dependent on many variables. Understanding why a session or application performs poorly requ...

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Is a New Network Just a Virtual Router? IS A NEW NETWORK JUST A VIRTUAL ROUTER?

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Feb 25, 2019

I’ve been thinking about unidentified flying objects. The cool thing is that until one lands in your backyard, you’re free to assign any characteristics you like to them. The bad thing is that once you start doing that, asking how many little green men can fit in a disc, or how fast one ...

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TLS Pinning in Mobile Apps

Read more at: https://www.thesslstore.com/blog/tls-pinning-in-mobile-apps/ TLS PINNING IN MOBILE APPS READ MORE AT: HTTPS://WWW.THESSLSTORE.COM/BLOG/TLS-PINNING-IN-MOBILE-APPS/

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Feb 25, 2019

How key pinning could help with mobile app security… Ask about TLS pinning amongst people who talk about these kinds of things and you’re likely to get divergent opinions. It’s certainly true there are some risks involved, but there are also some potential benefits. One of the fac...

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Hotspot Shield VPN stopped working? Here’s how you can fix it HOTSPOT SHIELD VPN STOPPED WORKING? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN FIX IT

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Feb 25, 2019

we bring you some of the best troubleshooting solutions, to restore connectivity, if and when Hotspot Shield VPN stopped working.Hotspot Shield is one of the most prominent virtual network service providers out there, with a myriad of servers and a huge client-base across the globe. It is the ultima...

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Silver Peak Powers an SD-WAN Telemedicine Backpack SILVER PEAK POWERS AN SD-WAN TELEMEDICINE BACKPACK

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Feb 25, 2019

The software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) revolution knows no boundaries. Now the technology has found its way into a telemedicine backpack that can deliver real-time communications between doctors and first responders on scene in the field. Telemedicine pioneer swy Med, based in Lexington,...

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Intelsat: 5G needs satellites INTELSAT: 5G NEEDS SATELLITES

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Feb 24, 2019

BARCELONA—While Intelsat has been in the news a lot for its role in the C-Band Alliance (CBA) and its controversial proposal to make more mid-band spectrum available for 5G, the satellite operator has other intentions in mind while making the rounds at Mobile World Congress 2019.  The com...

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LG V50 ThinQ hands-on: A safe bet on 5G LG V50 THINQ HANDS-ON: A SAFE BET ON 5G

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Feb 24, 2019

Despite the “V50” moniker, the V50 ThinQ isn’t actually a huge step up from its predecessor (aside from the 5G compatibility). It’s essentially the same chassis as 2018’s LG V40 ThinQ. It has an aluminum frame, sandwiched between two glass panels on the front and back. ...

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Unleashing Cloud and IOT Developer Ecosystem on the Edge with Easy “Network” Button UNLEASHING CLOUD AND IOT DEVELOPER ECOSYSTEM ON THE EDGE WITH EASY “NETWORK” BUTTON

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Feb 24, 2019

The industry is in the midst of a perfect storm. We must support billions of devices and things that generate an incredible volume of data, prepare for the imminent arrival of 5G, and continue the multi-year, network transformation process by cloud economics across the network to the intelligent edg...

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The Fine Art of Networking THE FINE ART OF NETWORKING

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Feb 23, 2019

“When I worked for American Airlines I was laid off due to budget cuts. So, with that being said, I had to work my back-up plan and drive for Uber/Lfyt. During my rides, I always made conversations with my passengers. One time I picked up a couple that was heading to the airport for a vacation...

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Why Many Organizations Still Don WHY MANY ORGANIZATIONS STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND SECURITY

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Feb 23, 2019

“My management just doesn’t ‘get’ security.”Or, “We tried those cyber actions a few years back, but now our execs are on to something else.”And all over the world, people say: “My management thinks that we’ve had no major data breaches, so we mus...

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AI Getting in on the Ground Floor of Networking AI GETTING IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF NETWORKING

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Feb 23, 2019

AI is coming to enterprise networks in a number of ways, but the most fundamental shift will likely be on hardware. As can be expected, AI workloads are quite large and quite complicated, incorporating sophisticated algorithms, abundant compute cycles and highly dynamic data management. Already, lea...

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For Secure Cloud Computing, Get Control of Your Crypto Keys FOR SECURE CLOUD COMPUTING, GET CONTROL OF YOUR CRYPTO KEYS

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Feb 22, 2019

Organizations have rapidly embraced the cloud for its economies of scale and ease of use. It’s much easier to outsource the needed infrastructure, particularly in multi-tenant environments and for mid-market businesses that find it hard to finance infrastructure of their own. However, security...

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Verizon VERIZON'S 5G NETWORK LAUNCH: WHAT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW

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Feb 22, 2019

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband Network will roll out in 30 cities across the US in 2019, the company announced Thursday. Verizon 5G Mobility will launch in the first half of 2019, and Verizon 5G Home will expand coverage to more markets in the second half of the year, according to a press release. ...

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Why WPA3 Won’t Stop Wi-Fi Hacking (Reality Check WHY WPA3 WON’T STOP WI-FI HACKING (REALITY CHECK

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Feb 21, 2019

From corporate offices to friendly neighborhood coffee shops, nearly every organization operating a Wi-Fi network is highly exposed to vulnerabilities which bad actors can use to steal sensitive data, eavesdrop, and infiltrate further into the network. The Wi-Fi attack surface is one of the most des...

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MikroTik Firewall & NAT Bypass Exploitation from WAN to LAN MIKROTIK FIREWALL & NAT BYPASS EXPLOITATION FROM WAN TO LAN

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Feb 21, 2019

In Making It Rain with MikroTik, I mentioned an undisclosed vulnerability in RouterOS. The vulnerability, which I assigned CVE-2019–3924, allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to proxy crafted TCP and UDP requests through the router’s Winbox port. Proxied requests can even bypass the...

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Organizations are struggling to secure their SD-WAN deployments ORGANIZATIONS ARE STRUGGLING TO SECURE THEIR SD-WAN DEPLOYMENTS

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Feb 21, 2019

ecurity is the top concern when it comes to SD-WAN deployments, according to a Gartner report titled, “Survey Analysis: Address Security and Digital Concerns to Maintain Rapid SD-WAN Growth."
According to that survey, “Customers continue to strive for better WAN performance a...

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New Wireless Frontiers for the Enterprise: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and CBRS NEW WIRELESS FRONTIERS FOR THE ENTERPRISE: 5G, WI-FI 6, AND CBRS

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Feb 21, 2019

2019 is going to be an incredible year in wireless networking. Enterprises are going to be able to take advantage of several important innovations. First, 5G carrier-based wireless is going to start rolling out broadly, bringing a promise of dramatically better performance to mobile workers and the ...

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Ericsson and VMware form alliance to simplify network virtualization for CSPs ERICSSON AND VMWARE FORM ALLIANCE TO SIMPLIFY NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION FOR CSPS

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Feb 21, 2019

Ericsson and VMware have signed a five-year alliance agreement to simplify network virtualization for Communication Service Providers (CSP) The alliance will provide industry-leading experience for CSPs deploying and running a combination of Ericsson applications and VMware’s vCloud NFV platfo...

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Optimizing UCaaS Access with SD-WAN Services OPTIMIZING UCAAS ACCESS WITH SD-WAN SERVICES

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Feb 21, 2019

One of the key requirements of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) is the ability to connect to service providers via the Internet.  As I discussed in my previous blog, few companies, especially global organizations, have Internet access at every branch. UCaaS traffic must be backhauled...

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New Perspectives on Software-Defined WAN NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SOFTWARE-DEFINED WAN

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Feb 20, 2019

The integration of Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) with cloud management functionality into the Cisco family of routers in 2018 excited many of our customers. Instantly over a million installed Cisco ISR and ASR routers could be upgraded to become SD-WAN capable, improving application...

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How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN HOW MANAGED NETWORK SERVICES ARE EVOLVING TO SIMPLIFY THE GLOBAL WAN

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Feb 20, 2019

Fundamentally, the way that carriers (i.e. telcos) deliver managed network services hasn’t changed in decades. The core architecture of this network, known as hub and spoke, consists of branches talking to the data center over a managed network with a separate firewall in the middle. However, ...

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Network Performance and End-User Experience NETWORK PERFORMANCE AND END-USER EXPERIENCE

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Feb 20, 2019

What Impacts the End-User Experience?In this article, we’ll analyze how network performance impacts the end-user experience. Network metrics like round-trip time, packet loss, and throughput affect the response time of a web application and how the user interacts with it. Other factors related...

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Intention-Based Networking WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO INTENTION-BASED NETWORKING

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Feb 20, 2019

If you're not yet familiar with intent-based networking (IBN), you soon will be.Although software-defined networks (SDNs) now automate most network management processes, a growing number of organizations are coming to the realization that they need even more capabilities to ensure that their net...

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5G, edge computing and Batman 5G, EDGE COMPUTING AND BATMAN

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Feb 20, 2019

AT&T, Intel, Ericsson, Warner Brothers showing off 5G-powered mixed-reality at MWC Barcelona
Augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality–from here on out we’re going to use Qualcomm’s umbrella term, extended reality (XR), have long been hyped as a major 5G appli...

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How will edge computing impact service assurance? HOW WILL EDGE COMPUTING IMPACT SERVICE ASSURANCE?

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Feb 20, 2019

What role will edge computing play in telecom networks that are quickly becoming more virtualized and software-centric, and what challenges does multi-access edge computing present for service assurance? Network and service assurance needs are evolving rapidly, as more applications — both netw...

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Multi-gigabit connectivity: Why you need a 5G transport network now (Reader Forum) MULTI-GIGABIT CONNECTIVITY: WHY YOU NEED A 5G TRANSPORT NETWORK NOW (READER FORUM)

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Feb 20, 2019

In early December of 2010, Verizon launched the world’s first LTE network. Less than a decade later, we are entering the 5G era. However, 4G/LTE is not over yet.4G/LTE gave us an end-to-end, all-IP networking environment – from end-user devices, over radio access networks (RANs) and tran...

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Fiber optic vs. 5G wireless networks: A closer look at an emerging debate (Reader Forum) FIBER OPTIC VS. 5G WIRELESS NETWORKS: A CLOSER LOOK AT AN EMERGING DEBATE (READER FORUM)

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Feb 20, 2019

5G is the fifth generation of wireless networking. And while 5G doesn’t exist yet — and won’t be available for widespread use until the 2020s — the performance goals it promises are unprecedented for wireless networks. As a result, the projected performance of 5G has opened u...

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SDN is here to stay–Do you have an SDN validation strategy in place? SDN IS HERE TO STAY–DO YOU HAVE AN SDN VALIDATION STRATEGY IN PLACE?

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Feb 20, 2019

Software-defined networking (SDN) offers the promise of increased agility, programmability, and revenue services opportunities. While SDN has been widely deployed in the data center and enterprise environments, and many service provider deployments are underway, I think the best is yet to come. Acco...

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Service assurance challenges in virtualized, multi-cloud networks SERVICE ASSURANCE CHALLENGES IN VIRTUALIZED, MULTI-CLOUD NETWORKS

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Feb 20, 2019

What are the challenges for service assurance — and visibility and observability — as networks evolve toward virtualization, multi-cloud environments and edge computing? Network and service assurance needs are evolving rapidly, as more applications — both network functions that sup...

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Qualcomm chips will power new Airspan 5G NR RAN solutions QUALCOMM CHIPS WILL POWER NEW AIRSPAN 5G NR RAN SOLUTIONS

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Feb 20, 2019

Airspan building in support for massive MIMO, vRAN Radio access network infrastructure vendor Airspan, perhaps best known for its work with Sprint on the Magic Box small cell, has tapped Qualcomm’s 10-nanometer FSM100xx 5G New Radio chipset for small cells and remote radio units. The FSM100xx ...

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Why You Should Pay Attention to EVPN in Modern Data Centers WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO EVPN IN MODERN DATA CENTERS

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Feb 19, 2019

From the inception of data centers, there has been a need to standardize data transmission. At the current level of data transmission, we use something termed Ethernet VPN, or EVPN for short. EVPN, according to Juniper, is a network technology that utilizes a Layer 2 bridge in order to connect dispa...

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Cisco Advances Open-Source Hybrid Information-Centric Networking for 5G CISCO ADVANCES OPEN-SOURCE HYBRID INFORMATION-CENTRIC NETWORKING FOR 5G

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Feb 19, 2019

Today, Cisco CTAO, announces an important milestone to deploy an open-source version of Cisco’s Hybrid Information-Centric Networking (hICN), which is a unique network architecture based on the Internet protocol that rethinks communications around information itself and not on the location of ...

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5G Gets Top Billing, But Don’t Forget Wi-Fi 5G GETS TOP BILLING, BUT DON’T FORGET WI-FI

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Feb 19, 2019

This week, we released the latest update to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2017 – 2022). The annual study provides global, regional, and country-level projections and trends associated with mobile (cellular) networks as well as an analysis of mobile traffic that is of...

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6 Threats to Block for a Trusted Wireless Environment 6 THREATS TO BLOCK FOR A TRUSTED WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

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Feb 19, 2019

The majority of today’s Wi-Fi access points, routers, and hotspots are highly exposed attack surfaces. Practically every security company in the business focuses on layer 7 application attacks, such as zero-day malware and ransomware. Unfortunately, very little attention has been paid to Wi-Fi...

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A Single Solution for Network Optimization and Multicloud Agility A SINGLE SOLUTION FOR NETWORK OPTIMIZATION AND MULTICLOUD AGILITY

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Feb 19, 2019

As companies step up to the challenges of digital transformation, they often set aside time and resources to improve their existing IT infrastructures before they begin fully executing their digital strategies. For example, before deploying hybrid or multicloud infrastructures, they might first want...

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MWC19: Driving Through the Disruption MWC19: DRIVING THROUGH THE DISRUPTION

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Feb 19, 2019

With the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference looming, it is an important time to see what trends are evolving across the digital landscape. The buzzword phrase this year is the “internet of things” (IoT). IoT is contributing to digital disruption globally and across industries,...

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Fortinet Secures the Path to 5G FORTINET SECURES THE PATH TO 5G

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Feb 19, 2019

Fortinet has just announced its portfolio support for the Mobile Service Provider transformation to a 5G core network. Fortinet has a growing family of advanced security solutions not only designed for, but fully integrated together to protect today’s evolving networks and virtual infrastructu...

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SD-WAN: The promise vs. the reality SD-WAN: THE PROMISE VS. THE REALITY

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Feb 19, 2019

There’s no denying that the SD-WAN market is having a moment. After sliding into the Trough of Disillusionment on the 2017 Gartner Hype Cycle, SD-WAN was firmly on the Slope of Enlightenment for 2018, and continues to build both momentum and advocacy as the decade comes to a close. What’...

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Digisol DG-BR5411QAC: Wireless Ways @home DIGISOL DG-BR5411QAC: WIRELESS WAYS @HOME

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Feb 18, 2019

Six companies came together in 1999 to form the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance offering the technology that came to be known as Wi-Fi: wirelessly distributing data and Internet across home and office, at a top speed of 10Mbps.Today, as the industry marks 20 years of Wi-Fi, speeds have impr...

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Scaling the Network Wall in Data-Intensive Computing SCALING THE NETWORK WALL IN DATA-INTENSIVE COMPUTING

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Feb 18, 2019

Previous posts in the Computer Architecture Today series have explored how the broader adoption of smart NICs is providing applications a mechanism to push computation closer to the data and inside the network stack to hide the latency of accessing remote memory in a data center. This post discusses...

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Will Named Data Networking Kill The Cloud? WILL NAMED DATA NETWORKING KILL THE CLOUD?

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Feb 18, 2019

The cloud has become a central facet of both the modern economy and the way we view digital technology in general. Over the past few years alone, business professionals in just about every industry imaginable have witnessed the cloud enter, disrupt, and eventually dominate virtually every sector of ...

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5G wireless promises speed, hype — and risk 5G WIRELESS PROMISES SPEED, HYPE — AND RISK

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Feb 17, 2019

A much-hyped network upgrade called "5G" means different things to different people. To industry proponents; it's the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it's the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many...

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Today’s Digital Campus: A Hub for IoT Innovation TODAY’S DIGITAL CAMPUS: A HUB FOR IOT INNOVATION

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Feb 17, 2019

When we speak of the Internet of Things (IoT) the first things that come to mind are smart cars, connected appliances, and wearables. But, the ecosystem of connected devices, sensors, and technologies stretch far beyond that. Recent IoT innovations are leveraging connected technologies in new ways&m...

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What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ WHAT CLOUD COMPUTING CAN LEARN FROM GOOD BBQ

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Feb 15, 2019

You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. (Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the ...

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Network recovery advice: Experts weigh in NETWORK RECOVERY ADVICE: EXPERTS WEIGH IN

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Feb 15, 2019

Recovering from a network crash isn't as simple as it used to be, given the modern complex arrangements of hybrid cloud computing, security, and virtual servers. A systems administrator who wants to stay employed should consider the latest-and-greatest network recovery advice from Todd Matters, ...

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What is SD-WAN and Why you need it WHAT IS SD-WAN AND WHY YOU NEED IT

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Feb 15, 2019

A useful analogy to understand SD-WAN is where VPN’s are like manual gearboxes in a car; SD-WAN is an automatic radar-guided cruise-control solution. Both can achieve the same result: connectivity between 2 remote locations, but SD-WAN can automate much of the complexity in tunnel monitoring, ...

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