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Cisco Meraki Adds Cloud-Managed Phone
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
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Company also debuts new Wave 2 access points and a multi-gigabit access switch. ...

Scaling Data Backup Beyond Data Protection
Commentary  |  5/24/2016  | 
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A new breed of scale-out backup enables enterprises to put secondary data to other uses. ...

What It Means To Embrace Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  5/24/2016  | 
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Going digital has different meanings for different enterprises, but no matter what, companies can't stand still. ...

WiFi Fast Roaming, Simplified
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
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A primer on the 802.11 wireless protocol and when to implement it. ...

IT’s Disconnect With Connected Users
Commentary  |  5/23/2016  | 
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Survey shows a widening gap between the needs of users and IT's ability to deliver against that need. ...

What Network Management Could Learn From Google Maps
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
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When it comes to network management tools, there's a lot of room for improvement. Peter Welcher considers some possibilities. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, May 20
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

AirCheck WiFi Tester Gets More Than A Facelift
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
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G2 ramps up the capabilities of the widely used enterprise WLAN support tool.   ...

SD-WAN: Rebuilding The WAN For The Cloud Era
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
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The software-defined WAN model gives enterprises the flexibility required for cloud environments. ...

Avoid the Pitfalls Of Storage Scaling
Commentary  |  5/19/2016  | 
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Enterprise storage pros should put aside the question of whether to scale up or out and instead focus on high performance at any capacity. ...

Are NVMe Fabrics In Your Future?
Commentary  |  5/19/2016  | 
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A look at the evolution of a technology that's poised to make big waves in storage. ...

IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
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Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM. ...

Tech Product Placement In Hollywood: The Inside Story
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
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Howard Marks recounts his early work helping his dad place high-tech gear in movies and TV shows. ...

Upgrading The Network In Healthcare: Two Approaches
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
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A look at how two healthcare companies are tackling today's networking challenges. ...

Is Capacity Planning Dead In The Cloud Era?
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
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Yes, the cloud is theoretically infinite. But consider whether you can afford it. ...

Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN
Commentary  |  5/17/2016  | 
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Study provides a view into how enterprise networks are changing. ...

GUI Vs. CLI In Networking
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
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Network devices should give engineers the ability to move beyond a graphical user interface to command line. ...

Making IT A Strategic Choice
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
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Strategic IT organizations treat compute, storage, and networking as a pool of general-purpose resources. ...

Packet Blast: Top Tech Blogs, May 13
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
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We collect the top expert content in the infrastructure industry and fire it along the priority queue.  ...

Monitoring Network Performance at Interop Las Vegas
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
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NetBeez was on-site at Interop Las Vegas, monitoring performance of the show's production network. Here's what we discovered. ...

Weak IoT Security Puts Networks At Risk
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
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A lack of security in IoT devices can provide a backdoor to corporate networks. ...

Can New IT Exist With Old IT?
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
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ONUG conference highlights the tension between innovation and interoperability with existing infrastructure. ...

Network Monitoring And Advanced Analytics
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
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EMA study shows that network pros are applying analytics to network data for security and other purposes. ...

The LTE-U Vs. WiFi Debate
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
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If carriers use unlicensed spectrum, it may not be the WiFi disaster that some expect. ...

How to Secure Access Switch Ports
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
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Follow these steps to protect your network from unauthorized users and devices. ...