802.11ac promises significant improvements for WLANs. I interviewed representatives from Cisco Systems and Aerohive Networks to get their input on 11ac, how it will affect corporate networks, and if and when IT should upgrade.
I surveyed 181 WLAN operators in higher education to get their input on WLAN management platforms and other issues. The results show respondents feel locked in to vendor systems that leave them wanting more.
UC vendors must create a more integrated experience on mobile devices to capture the ease of use and flexibility that users demand on smartphones and tablets—and to counter native capabilities that could make UC less relevant.
Engineers have announced a new technique using heat to extend flash write/erase cycles from 10,000 to 100 million or more. But while tech breakthroughs are great, prudent management may be a better solution to flash’s lack of endurance.
Picking the right UC technology is important, but unless you have unlimited IT resources you’ll be relying on outside services for deployment, training and more. The right VAR can make a UC rollout shine.
This November Cisco bought three companies in the space of about 10 days. I’ll examine whether these purchases are part of a larger strategic move, or simply the result of internal competition among Cisco’s business units.
An emerging concept called data-driven intelligence is a model for a new perspective on gathering insight from a vast pool of data. I’ll contrast data-driven intelligence with more familiar application-driven intelligence models.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.