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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.
How Ethernet Can Secure The Connected Car
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
In-car networks could become the next favorite target for hackers. Ethernet offers many options to protect the connected car from malicious attacks.
Apple Pay: Gateway Drug To Security, Competition
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
Consumer payment choice will increase competition and the development of PoS security. Just ask those folks with the warm Starbucks cups and smiling faces.
WLAN Management Startup Aims High
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
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.
Mobile Internet Faces Big Obstacles
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Connecting 1.5 billion people in developing countries isn't easy, despite Facebook's efforts.
Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
Drones Take On Cell Tower Maintenance
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Fluke Networks aims to improve technician safety and streamline tower maintenance workflows by adapting its Wireless Work Advisor tool to drone technology.
Regulators Target Carrier Data Throttling
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
FCC complaint against AT&T for alleged data throttling illustrates growing tension between regulators and carriers over ISP network management practices.
Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
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?
Cisco Drives 2.5 & 5 Gigabit Ethernet Initiative
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Networking giant teams with semiconductor companies Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx to launch NBASE-T Alliance to speed data rates on legacy cabling.
Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
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.
FCC-Marriott WiFi Blocking Fine Opens Pandora's Box
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
The FCC's action against Marriott for blocking personal hotspots at Nashville hotel leads to a lot of uncertainty for WLAN administrators and their ability to protect their networks.
IT & The Millennial Workforce
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
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
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
For businesses that can't afford enterprise WLAN products, there are a lot of low-cost WiFi options. Just be prepared for the tradeoffs.
Mobile Dependence Is Crippling Disaster Response
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Public safety reliance on public cellular and wireless networks, without significant network infrastructure improvements, means that when disaster strikes, communications fails for everyone.
Sub-1GHz Wireless: The Low-Power WiFi Solution
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
The new 802.11ah standard paves the way for WiFi networks to support the avalanche of sensors and devices that will come with the Internet of Things.
Using Carrier WiFi To Offload IoT Networks
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The growing trend of WiFi offloading by carriers can help provide connectivity for the Internet of Things explosion.
Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking.
Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
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?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
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.
Broadcom Talks Open Networking, WiFi Trends
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Network Computing met with Ram Velaga, who heads Broadcom's Ethernet switch portfolio, to talk about open networking, Ethernet switch trends, and 802.11ac adoption.
2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
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
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
Slideshows  |  7/29/2014  | 
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn’t come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
Cellular In The Enterprise Data Center
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Cellular connectivity is growing fast in the data center as a more cost-effective alternative to POTS lines, but it's not without its challenges.
SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
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
Slideshows  |  7/1/2014  | 
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.
Business Continuity Options For Branch Offices
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Maintaining connectivity is critical for distributed enterprises. Emerging technologies such as LTE offer alternatives for avoiding downtime.
Artificial Intelligence: 3 Potential Attacks
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
A recent Turing test claim sparks concerns about how AI could make attacks much easier for cybercriminals.
Better Amtrak WiFi: Maybe Not So Crazy
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Amtrak wants to fix its weak WiFi in its Northeast Corridor. The train company's idea isn't as improbable as it may seem.
Unified Communications Plans: 6 Ways To Derail Disaster
Slideshows  |  6/9/2014  | 
Before you choose a UC product or platform, careful evaluation of existing attitudes, equipment, and systems could save your project -- and your sanity.
Wireless Site Surveys: The Basics
Education  |  6/9/2014  | 
Avoid problems such as channel interference when you build your WLAN by conducting a wireless site survey.
The Internet of Things: Not So Scary
Commentary  |  5/23/2014  | 
IoT will increase the flow of data, but should be manageable with proper attention to WiFi requirements and security.
Social WiFi Sign-In: Benefits With A Dark Side
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
Providing social networking credentials to get free WiFi access gives merchants a wealth of customer data for marketing and is a boon for managed service providers. But is the price too high for customers?
Cloud-Managed WLAN Is Hot, But Not For Everyone
Commentary  |  5/2/2014  | 
The market for cloud WiFi has grown exponentially, providing a range of options suitable for small organizations, but not so much for large enterprises.
Google Project Tango Helps NASA Robots Fly
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Google's experimental, 3D-navigating Project Tango will form the brains of NASA's SPHERES robots.
Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
ARM TechCon 2014 Calls For Speaker Proposals
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Want to speak at the 10th ARM innovation meeting? Proposals are due May 15.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
Charge Phones In 30 Seconds: One Startup's Plan
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Startup company StoreDot demonstrates a new system for charging phones using organic polymer materials rather than traditional silicon.
Designing The Next-Generation WLAN
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Honda Tests System To Warn Drivers Of Red Lights
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Traffic safety system uses GPS and infrared sensors to help drivers save gas, make more green lights.
Interop: Find The Fun
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
Greatest Moments In Interop History
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
The Interop conference is a tradition for IT professionals. We look back on its dramatic growth and how it's changed.
Smart City: High Hopes for the City of Tshwane & Huawei's Smart City
Smart City: High Hopes for the City of Tshwane & Huawei's Smart City
Network Computing Videos  |  3/20/2014  | 
At CeBIT 2014, Lindiwe Kwele, Deputy City Manager of Tshwane, South Africa, talks about Tshwane's determination and progress in building the Smart City Project. She thanks Huawei for the great help for the Smart City Development in Tshwane.
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