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Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance.
WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service.
802.11ac Wireless Upgrades: 7 Key Considerations
Slideshows  |  7/21/2015  | 
The new 802.11ac wireless standard offers compelling benefits, but make sure you cut through the hype and understand your requirements before upgrading your WLAN.
Bringing Network And Security Teams Together
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
SolarWinds ThwackCamp tackles the age-old grudge match between security and networking staff.
Cloud-Managed WiFi For The SMB
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
Two startups promise to give consumer-grade WiFi access points enterprise-like capabilities via the cloud model.
The Hottest IT Skills And Salaries
Slideshows  |  7/7/2015  | 
Keeping IT skills current is an ongoing challenge, but training and certification pay off in higher salaries. Find out which roles, skills, certifications, and industries are hot now.
11 Top Resources For Women in Technology
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
Working as a woman in IT doesn't have to be isolating. We've compiled the best organizations for women to connect with their peers, learn about career advancement, and receive the support to persevere.
Cisco Unveils IoT Framework
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Networking giant expands its IoT portfolio with 15 new products for network connectivity, IoT security and manageability.
Juniper Teams Up With Ruckus Wireless
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Vendors will work together to sell wireless and wired networking products as realignment in the WLAN market continues.
WiFi Offloading To Skyrocket
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Carriers will offload a four-fold increase in mobile data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019, Juniper Research predicts.
Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015  | 
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.
8 Free WiFi Analyzers
Slideshows  |  6/16/2015  | 
Troubleshooting wireless networks can be tricky, but these free tools can help with everything from rogue access points to site surveys.
Better, Faster WiFi In 7 Steps
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
The enterprise wireless LAN is now indispensable, and will be the basis of a host of new services in the next decade. Follow these guidelines to ensure your wireless network is robust today and tomorrow.
In The WLAN Industry, The Only Constant Is Change
Commentary  |  6/1/2015  | 
The HP-Aruba and Fortinet-Meru deals are just the latest moves in an industry always roiling with M&A activity.
Campus Switch Upgrades: How To Make The Case
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
Deciding when to upgrade your campus switch involves ROI considerations, figuring out wireless user requirements, and understanding process implications.
Build WiFi To Weather The IoT Onslaught
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
The Internet of Things is coming. The four strategies here can help enterprises future-proof their wireless networks to support the looming demands.
Internet Traffic Will Hit 2 Zettabytes By 2019, Cisco Says
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
The Cisco Visual Networking Index forecasts surge in IP traffic driven by number of factors, including growth of the Internet of Things.
9 Cool, Free Summer Classes For Tech Pros
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
Looking to enrich your brain this summer? Look no further than these free online courses on everything from cyberwarfare and Python programming to superheroes, robotics and cooking for geeks.
Security Startup Defends Against WiFi Hijacking
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
CoroNet aims to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks on WiFi or cellular communications with technology that secures the radio level.
Xirrus APs Target The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
WLAN vendor aims to support the growth of WiFi IoT devices with new Xtreme Density access points.
Choosing A Campus Switch In The Wireless Era
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
The growth of wireless and the emergence of the Internet of Things create challenges in selecting a campus switch. Here are some top considerations.
Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
The evidence is all around us that wireless networks are rapidly replacing wired as the connectivity option of choice, and not just for mobile phones and tablets.
5 GHz Is Finally Mainstream
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance's new report shows widespread use of the 5 GHz spectrum by WiFi devices, but it shouldn't have taken this long. The alliance could have done more to speed 5 GHz adoption.
Prepping WLANs For The Internet Of Things
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
A flood of connected Internet connected devices will create new challenges for WLAN design.
Interop In Action
Interop In Action
Network Computing Videos  |  4/29/2015  | 
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
2015 Best of Interop Finalists: 27 Groundbreaking Products
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
Check out the finalists in this year's Best of Interop awards, which honors innovation in nine technology categories including networking, security and storage.
Public WiFi, Location Data & Privacy Anxiety
News  |  4/7/2015  | 
Nothing stops retailers and others from tracking customers via their WiFi signals, but the data collection is fueling privacy concerns and customer backlash.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Slideshows  |  4/7/2015  | 
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
Ruckus Debuts First 802.11ac Wave 2 AP
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
WLAN vendor is the first out of the gate with an access point supporting the 11 ac Wave 2 wireless standard.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Slideshows  |  3/31/2015  | 
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
Globalstar Demo Stokes TLPS Debate
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
The controversy over Globalstar's proposed terrestrial low power service intensifies after the satellite provider touted stellar test results.
Is License-Assisted Access Needed?
Commentary  |  3/13/2015  | 
Some carriers are eyeing the use of LTE in unlicensed 5GHz spectrum as a way to keep up with skyrocketing capacity demands, but the technology isn't an ideal solution.
MWC: FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Decision
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Tom Wheeler says the FCC's new rules for Internet service providers don't impose utility-like regulation.
802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
Upgrading To 802.11ac WiFi: 4 Coping Strategies
Commentary  |  2/6/2015  | 
The latest version of WiFi, 802.11ac, is still making its way into the enterprise, in the lull before Wave 2 products arrive. Follow these tips to make the upgrade process less painful.
IPv6 Network Testing: Avoid The Top 5 Troubles
Education  |  2/3/2015  | 
Test networks can be tricky, and IPv6 adds another dimension of complexity. Learn the most common issues associated with IPv6 testing and how to fix them.
When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
WiFi Coaches Keep Super Bowl WLAN In Winning Form
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Roam wireless stadium support staff will be lending a hand to Super Bowl fans that can't live without their connection.
Data Encryption On The Rise
Commentary  |  1/23/2015  | 
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
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.
Selecting Wireless Access Points For The Enterprise
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
The humble wireless access point is a workhorse of today's enterprise network. See how models from Cisco, HP, Aruba, Aerohive, Xirrus, and Ruckus compare.
What's Your Wi-Fi Strategy For 2015?
Commentary  |  1/12/2015  | 
Enterprises that don't seize the opportunity to unlock IT value through wireless connectivity run the risk of being left behind.
Google Fiber, Utility Poles & The FCC
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
If the FCC gives Google access to public telecom infrastructure for deploying Google Fiber, it could open the door for many broadband providers.
Mobile Virtualization: The Future Of Security
Commentary  |  12/31/2014  | 
Smartphones are a prime target for sensitive personal and corporate data, but mobile virtualization can isolate data and protect it from threats.
Globalstar's TLPS: A Strange Battle For Spectrum
Commentary  |  12/30/2014  | 
Satellite communications provider wants the FCC to authorize its exclusive use of a bit of frequency to create a new WiFi service. The WiFi industry is not pleased.
802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  12/22/2014  | 
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
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
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.
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