When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
Data Encryption On The Rise
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Infonetics report shows that shipments of 802.11ac access points are picking up. The new WiFi standard offers many enterprise benefits, but watch out for integration issues.
Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Point-to-point wireless bridging can be complicated for a WLAN designer. Aerohive is the latest WLAN vendor to help streamline the process by including the capability in an access point.
WLAN Management Startup Aims High
Many WLAN administrators long for relief from native, legacy wireless networking management tools. Nira Wireless offers a new cloud-based system, but it isn't mature enough yet to displace Cisco and Aruba tools.
Drones Take On Cell Tower Maintenance
Fluke Networks aims to improve technician safety and streamline tower maintenance workflows by adapting its Wireless Work Advisor tool to drone technology.
Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program
A WLAN vendor wins a big role as an Apple partner in a federal effort to deploy WiFi gear and iPads in underserved schools. But will the grandiose program end up being a boondoggle?
Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.
IT & The Millennial Workforce
The modern workforce has high expectations for network performance and wireless access. But providing unfettered access can put the business at risk. IT must draw the line.
Business WiFi On A Budget
For businesses that can't afford enterprise WLAN products, there are a lot of low-cost WiFi options. Just be prepared for the tradeoffs.
Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
WiFi troubleshooting tools are moving beyond laptops to mobile devices. Though these professional-grade apps provide increased flexibility, they have their downsides.
Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn’t come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Software-defined networking is beginning to show up in the WLAN world with SDN-related developments from Meru, Extreme, and others.
The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
If you're looking for a good book to take on your summer vacation, we've got 12 recommendations, including technical guides to brush up on your skills and just-for-fun reads.