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SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Lee Badman, Commentary
WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking.
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Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
WiFi troubleshooting tools are moving beyond laptops to mobile devices. Though these professional-grade apps provide increased flexibility, they have their downsides.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
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.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Broadcom Talks Open Networking, WiFi Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
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.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
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.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
Robert Mullins, News
Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn’t come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
By Robert Mullins ,
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10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
Lee Badman, Commentary
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
By Lee Badman ,
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Cellular In The Enterprise Data Center
Tony Merenda, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, OpengearCommentary
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.
By Tony Merenda Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Opengear,
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SDN Makes Inroads Into WiFi
Lee Badman, Commentary
Software-defined networking is beginning to show up in the WLAN world with SDN-related developments from Meru, Extreme, and others.
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The IT Nerd's Summer Reading List
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
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.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Business Continuity Options For Branch Offices
Graeme Harfman, Sierra WirelessCommentary
Maintaining connectivity is critical for distributed enterprises. Emerging technologies such as LTE offer alternatives for avoiding downtime.
By Graeme Harfman ,
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Artificial Intelligence: 3 Potential Attacks
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawNews
A recent Turing test claim sparks concerns about how AI could make attacks much easier for cybercriminals.
By Joe Stanganelli ,
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Better Amtrak WiFi: Maybe Not So Crazy
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Amtrak wants to fix its weak WiFi in its Northeast Corridor. The train company's idea isn't as improbable as it may seem.
By Lee Badman ,
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Unified Communications Plans: 6 Ways To Derail Disaster
Justin Bagatti, Systems Consultant, TEAMSOS
Before you choose a UC product or platform, careful evaluation of existing attitudes, equipment, and systems could save your project -- and your sanity.
By Justin Bagatti Systems Consultant, TEAMSOS,
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Wireless Site Surveys: The Basics
Jason Oh, Senior Director of Client Solutions Development for Force Education
Avoid problems such as channel interference when you build your WLAN by conducting a wireless site survey.
By Jason Oh ,
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The Internet of Things: Not So Scary
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
IoT will increase the flow of data, but should be manageable with proper attention to WiFi requirements and security.
By Jim O'Reilly ,
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Social WiFi Sign-In: Benefits With A Dark Side
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
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?
By Lee Badman ,
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Posted by lbadman132
Current Conversations Is a good question, Marcia. Many WLAN vendors are doing a lot with application visibility and control. I can see this as a potential area to leverage SDN to a certain degree, or for ACL creation, perhaps. Possibly rate-limiting,...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Lee, are there any areas or functions you see as a potential next step for SDN to extend into WiFi? 
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Current Conversations Enjoyed the article and would be happy to be connected to Steinwurk and others.
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Lee, are there any worthwhile free mobile WiFi tools available? I think Meraki used to offer WiFi Stumbler for free on Android, but not sure if it's been updated since Cisco bought Meraki.
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations How low can they go? InformationWeek has a good summary of the price war between Amazon Web Services and Google earlier this year in this story about Splunk cutting its cloud prices.    
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Thanks for those details Pablo. For those interested in hearing more about the technology, Aalborg's Frank Fitzek posted a video of a lecture he gave on network coding.  
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Posted by Pablo Valerio
Current Conversations Another group working on implementation of the technology is CodeOn, based in Cambridge, MA. MIT's Prof. Muriel Médard has been working together with the Aalborg team and is a member of both groups.
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Posted by Pablo Valerio
Current Conversations Marcia, my understanding is that the group in Denmark with some colleagues from the US have started a company called "Steinwurk" to promote the technology. Curently they have released a network coding library called...
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Posted by Susan Fogarty
Current Conversations Austin, thanks for your comment. You're right -- I think drones will be able to accomplish all sorts of things, and fully programmable and automated at some point. The potential for abuse is great, of course. But we'll be...
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Posted by MarciaNWC
Current Conversations Pablo, what's the next step in the process for this project? Did the group provide any details on how they hope to advance this?
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Posted by austinjw1955
Current Conversations Some drones are programmed with autonomous GPS Flight paths and do not require a control signal to navigate a collection route.  You could program one with to a location to attach and collect data then detach and fly...
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Posted by Andrew Froehlich
Current Conversations I can firmly say that storage and DR/backup as-a-service is deeply discounted right now.
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