Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
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.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
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
The controversy over Globalstar's proposed terrestrial low power service intensifies after the satellite provider touted stellar test results.
Is License-Assisted Access Needed?
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.
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.