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Tips and trends in design and installation of wireless communications networks, wired infrastructure design and implementation, network peripherals and more.

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Artificial Intelligence

AIOps Will Not Replace Your IT Team

AIOps is a powerful tool, and although it will require enterprises to acquire new skill sets and remodel their IT teams, it won’t replace human engineers.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

VIDEO: Why the Oil and Gas Industry Is Vulnerable to Security Threats

Oil and gas facilities are primary targets for bad actors, but the industry has work to do to protect its networks and repel threats. Our video explores why — and identifies what steps should be taken next.

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Enterprise

How to Prepare for 5G

5G will be a reality sooner than most people believe, and enterprises need to be prepared to take advantage.

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Enterprise

What to Consider When Deploying a Multi-Cloud Network

More and more enterprises are turning to multi-cloud solutions — here’s how to implement one.

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Cybersecurity

How to Integrate Zero Trust into Your Cybersecurity Strategy Without the Productivity Loss

Zero Trust is a security paradigm that challenges enterprises to verify all sources of network traffic. Can this stringent approach be implemented without impeding productivity?

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Cybersecurity

Attacking the Attackers: How Deception Technology Gives Cybersecurity Pros the Upper Hand

Conventional wisdom suggests hackers have the upper hand in the war for cyber-supremacy, but deception technology has the potential to tip the odds in cybersecurity professionals’ favor.

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IoT

Stop Preparing For The Future of IoT-Driven Enterprise Efficiency — Start Living It

While the IoT has already secured its place on the shortlist of mission-critical enterprise technologies, the dust hasn’t settled yet. From connected vehicles to disaster warning systems and beyond, the catalogue of promising IoT applications will only continue to grow. But to capitalize on this emerging platform, enterprises will need a clear idea of how they plan to use it — and which networking solutions they’ll need to make that plan possible.

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Cybersecurity

Successful CISOs Do These Five Things

CISOs bring their niche expertise to bear on organizational data security — all on limited budgets and under mounting pressure. What are the best ways to get the job done?

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Video  |  wifi

VIDEO: How to Improve WiFi in Large Venues

Our new video breaks down the basics of optimizing WiFi in large public venues.

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Campus Network

Universities Can’t Upgrade Networks Fast Enough as Collegiate eSports Take Off

University IT departments must take steps to bolster their campus networks as collegiate eSports become increasingly popular.

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Enterprise  |  Video

VIDEO: What to Include in Your Network Audit Checklist

Our new video breaks down what should be included in a comprehensive network audit checklist.

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IoT

How Today's Cutting-Edge Smart Factories Are Transforming Global Industry

Smart factories bring sophisticated network solutions to bear on systemic industrial inefficiencies. With the right tools, they can help your business advance to industry 4.0.

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Cybersecurity

Network Security Breaches Are Inevitable — Even CISOs Think So

Rising cybersecurity threats and evolving corporate cultures have made it increasingly difficult for CISOs to adequately protect their companies’ data.

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Enterprise

How to Develop a Best-In-Class Data Backup Strategy

Investing in data backup strategy requires more than just capital investment. Enterprises must carefully consider the unique specifications of their networks in order to find the most suitable — and most cost-efficient — solution for their business.

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Video  |  wifi

VIDEO: What to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse WiFi Solution

Make sure you invest in a warehouse WiFi solution that provides your team with the support they need to succeed.

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wifi

How to Supercharge Your Business' Network with 802.11ax (WiFi 6)

You’ve heard about the latest WiFi standard set to be completed by 2019, but how will its benefits translate into real results for your business?

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BYOD

Shadow IT Policy: How to Control the Security Risk

As employees increasingly rely on personal devices and applications to conduct business, organizations must implement shadow IT policies to govern unapproved programs and prevent security breaches.

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Enterprise  |  Video

VIDEO: The Top 4 Ways Your Network Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

With a network designed to meet your business’s needs, your team will have the support they need to meet your goals and ensure customer satisfaction.

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IoT

California Leads the Way on IoT Cybersecurity, Bans Default Passwords

California’s new IoT cybersecurity law takes aim at smart device manufactures that expose their customers to unnecessary cybersecurity risks.

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k12

Can Edge Computing Succeed in the Classroom?

The decentralization of data towards the “edge” of the cloud is on the rise thanks to developments like the IoT and the increasing number of endpoints within enterprise networks. Does this strategy make sense for network managers in K-12 schools?

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IoT

How Edge Computing & the IoT Can Help Organizations Make Better (and Faster) Decisions

To achieve maximal efficiency, businesses must process and analyze data in near-real-time — to do that, they need edge computing.

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Video

Digital Story: A Deep Dive into Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Hyper-converged IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly mainstream, but many enterprise stakeholders remain unclear as to what hyperconvergence really entails — and why it matters.

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Enterprise

Considering Hyper-converged Infrastructure? Ask Yourself These Three Questions

As hyper-converged IT infrastructures become increasingly mainstream, enterprises must brush up on the approach lest they fall behind industry standards.

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Enterprise

Preparing the Enterprise for Digital Twin Technology

Merging the physical and digital worlds, digital twin technology has the potential to transform the enterprise.

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Mobility

Beyond 5G: Seeking Solutions for the Coming Data Deluge

5G has the potential to redefine our understanding of networking, but only if we prepare our entire IT infrastructure for a new era in connectivity.

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Enterprise

The State of Fog Computing

By combining the power of edge computing with the flexibility of the cloud, fog computing has the potential to boost the efficiency of IT operations in a variety of industry verticals.

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IoT

What Can the Internet of Things Do for the Enterprise?

The IoT has the potential to transform the way we do business, but enterprises need to ensure their infrastructure is prepared to capitalize on the opportunity.

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Healthcare  |  Video

VIDEO: 3 Reasons WiFi Fails in Hospitals

When WiFi fails in the healthcare setting, the quality of patient care can be compromised. Hospitals can avoid wireless network failures if they’re aware of their most common causes.

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Healthcare

Best Practices for Security Incident Reporting in Healthcare

Streamlined incident reporting could help the healthcare industry improve its abysmal external security posture.

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Higher Ed  |  Video

VIDEO: How TTI Helped Columbia University’s Teachers College Upgrade Their WiFi Infrastructure

Columbia University’s Teachers College had a legacy IT infrastructure that couldn’t keep up with increasing demands. Here’s how TTI helped.

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Enterprise

How to Choose the Right Network Monitoring Tool for Your Business

When it comes to the health of your enterprise’s digital infrastructure, choosing the right network monitoring tool can make all the difference.

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IoT

How Cybercriminals Use Your IoT Devices

Recent warnings from multiple government agencies have underscored the massive cybersecurity liability that unsecured IoT devices present.

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IoT  |  Video

VIDEO: How to Optimize Your IT Infrastructure for the Internet of Things

As the IoT grows more central to the world of enterprise networking, enterprises must ensure that their IT infrastructure is prepared for the enormous changes to come.

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Healthcare

How Blockchain Could Transform Healthcare IT

Blockchain technology has paradigm-shifting potential in the healthcare IT space, but questions remain as to how soon this potential will be realized.

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Enterprise

The Essential Toolkit for the Networking Novice

These four free, open-source tools are essential for anyone new to the work of enterprise network optimization.

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Enterprise  |  Video

VIDEO: Simplifying Multicloud Network Performance

Relying on a multicloud solution as the core of an enterprise networking infrastructure presents challenges most companies aren't equipped to deal with.

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Enterprise

5 Tips for Effectively Managing BYOD in the Enterprise

Many employees expect to be able to use their own devices at work. Here’s how enterprise IT teams can ensure the BYOD craze doesn’t expose their networks to undue risk.

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Wireless

Peer-to-Peer Bandwidth Exchanges Could Disrupt Wireless Connectivity

Internet capacity may soon become just another commodity available in the peer-to-peer marketplace.

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Video  |  Wireless

VIDEO: What to Expect During a Wireless Site Survey

Thinking of getting a wireless site survey performed at your workplace? The experts at Turn-key Technologies are here to walk you through the process.

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Enterprise

Amazon Isn't Going into Enterprise Networking After All — Here's Why That May Be for the Best

Rumors that Amazon was entering the enterprise networking business sent shockwaves through the industry last week, but their decision to shy away from the new endeavor was likely in their best interest.

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IoT

HPE's Newest Version of SimpliVity Could Be Groundbreaking for Enterprise IoT

The hyper-converged SimpliVity 2600 could finally bring the IoT in from the cold.

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IoT

How to Optimize Your IT Infrastructure for the Internet of Things

The IoT is already making waves in the enterprise space, but as it continues to grow, IT teams need to evaluate whether their existing infrastructures are primed to make the most of it.

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Cybersecurity

Amid Talk of Space Force, America's Satellites Still Need Stronger Cybersecurity

The biggest threat to national security resides 26,000 miles from the U.S. mainland — distributed across the United States’ 658 active satellites.

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Enterprise

Our New Video Explains Why TTI Is Your One-Stop IT Solutions Provider

The value of a TTI partnership comes to life in our new animated video.

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Enterprise

"Hybrid Cloud" Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Everyone is buzzing about “hybrid cloud” strategies, but clarity around that conversation is being muddled by widely-held misunderstandings of this terminology.

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Healthcare

Here's How the Recent Medicare & Medicaid Changes Will Impact Healthcare IT

The push for telemedicine and opioid response tech in public policy has the potential to simplify documentation for physicians — but it could also complicate security for healthcare IT specialists.

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Cybersecurity

Can Closing the Cybersecurity Gender Gap Close Its Skills Gap, Too?

A new study from InfoSec Institute shows that the high-tech cybersecurity industry is behind the times when it comes to gender equality — could sustained efforts to close the gender pay gap also close the industry’s widening skills gap?

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Cybersecurity

How State Governments Are Bolstering Cybersecurity for the Midterm Elections

In response to the hacking of the 2016 elections by hostile foreign parties, Congress has given state election authorities millions of dollars with which to upgrade their digital infrastructures.

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Enterprise

Making Peace Between Development and Cybersecurity Teams

Cybersecurity and development teams may seem to have competing interests, but the truth is that reconciliation between the two is not only possible — it’s mission-critical.

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Enterprise

How to Choose the Perfect Data Storage Solution for Your Enterprise's Needs

IT pros must recognize their need for more robust data storage to remain competitive in an increasingly data-dense future. Future-proof your enterprise’s data storage infrastructure and choose the right solution for your business’ needs.

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Enterprise

How to Simplify Multicloud Network Performance

Many companies are turning to multicloud solutions for their network infrastructure, but depending on the internet for network performance presents a challenge most businesses aren’t equipped to deal with.

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Cybersecurity

How to Find the 4 Biggest Gaps in Your Cybersecurity Processes

Your organization’s cybersecurity policy is your best line of defense against cyberattacks, but gaps in your infrastructure may be putting you at risk.

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Cybersecurity

Most Cybersecurity Pros Skeptical of "Encryption Backdoors," New Study Finds

Federal law enforcement agencies are pleading with software and device makers for cryptographic backdoors that will allow them to execute warrant searches on encrypted devices. But most cybersecurity experts believe backdoors will make us less safe.

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IoT

How to Secure Your Campus’ Cameras, Alarms, and Other Physical Security Systems

Improperly secured IoT devices represent a significant threat to the integrity of IT infrastructures of campuses across the country.

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Cybersecurity

Huge DDoS Attack Leaves Chilean Bank in the Dark

A recent cyberattack on Banco de Chile was just another example of hackers deploying DDoS as a diversionary tactic.

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Cybersecurity

Could Alexa Be Putting Your Company’s Cybersecurity at Risk?

Enterprises need to take extra cybersecurity precautions as voice-powered digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa make their way into the workplace.

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Enterprise

5 Big Changes in Mobile Enterprise Data That Security Pros Should Prepare For

The potential of mobile enterprise systems to improve productivity and efficiency has made them an essential business function in 2018, but big growth means big changes that organizations must be ready for.

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Enterprise

Why SDN Is the Networking Approach of Choice for Digital-First Companies

SDN represents a seismic shift in the field of enterprise network management, offering digital-first companies the agility, cost-efficiency, and performance they need to disrupt.

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Enterprise

IT Skills Shortage Points Towards Need for Managed Services

Cybercrime is a growing problem, and many companies don’t have the in-house talent to protect their networks. Managed IT services offer companies a powerful and cost-effective way to fight back.

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Enterprise

Everything You Need to Know About MPLS

Despite the broadening appeal of SD-WAN, rumors of MPLS’ demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cybersecurity

Is Your Company Prepared for a DDoS Attack?

DDoS attacks represent a serious, growing cybersecurity threat. Successfully thwarting these malicious assaults seems impossibly difficult, but companies that implement sound defensive security controls can mitigate damage and keep their networks running smoothly.

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Enterprise

How GDPR Is Making Waves on the Other Side of the Atlantic

Along with a string of stateside data scandals, the EU’s embrace of privacy by default is prompting firmer public resistance to America’s lax data protection regulations. With or without stricter regulations, data security is more important than ever to both companies and consumers.

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Cybersecurity

What Is an "Active Adversary" Approach, and Is It the Future of Cybersecurity?

Passive, reactive, and automated, the conventional whack-a-mole approach to commercial cybersecurity has failed. Instead, we must proactively address cybersecurity through measures such as the active adversary pursuit approach.

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Wi-Fi

Staying Ahead of WLAN Complexity with Continual Training

As WiFi technology advances — bringing ever-faster speeds and ever-more devices online — designing, maintaining, and securing enterprise networks is an increasingly demanding task for IT professionals.

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Healthcare

The Financial Case for Implementing RTLS in Your Hospital

Real-time locating systems offer precise indoor asset tracking that empowers hospitals to improve performance, cost-efficiency, and security. Their implementation should drive remarkable savings across the healthcare industry.

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Enterprise

Network Automation Is Hard: Here's How We Can Make It Easier

The promise of off-the-shelf network automation remains unrealized. But until the day this long-awaited automation solution arrives, IT pros can make their jobs easier by taking their own steps toward network automation.

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Cybersecurity

Are Criminals Entering Your Network Through a Backdoor in the Cloud?

Ubiquitous, destructive, and difficult to defend, backdoor attacks of cloud services constitute unique threats to enterprise networks — and they demand unique mitigation techniques to match.

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Enterprise

What Defines “Software-Defined Networking”?

“Software-defined networking” has become something of an IT industry buzzword, but its underlying mechanics are more complicated than many people realize.

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Wireless

Why Petrochemical Companies Need Networking Solutions

As companies in the petrochemical space incorporate big data and cloud computing into their networking infrastructures while employing leaner remote teams, they must invest in robust, custom networking solutions.

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Artificial Intelligence

What Is Machine Learning, Really?

The technology is being developed for and deployed in practically every industry, but what does the term “machine learning” really mean? More importantly, what does this technology do, and how will it impact your business?

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Enterprise

To See the Benefits of 5G, Enterprises Must Overcome Barriers to Indoor Connectivity

5G will enable faster mobile internet speeds and lower latency times, while making it far easier to support IoT devices. But new challenges to indoor propagation mean enterprises will have to invest wisely to ensure that productivity at their offices can benefit from the coming sea-change.

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Cybersecurity

We Know Hackers Threaten Our Digital Assets: Could They Threaten Our Political Discourse, Too?

By leveraging a simple botnet, hackers were able to submit millions of fraudulent comments to the FCC in advance of its vote on net neutrality.

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IoT

Your Security Cameras May Actually Be Your Company’s Biggest Security Flaw

Internet-connected devices like smart security cameras offer enterprises numerous benefits, but with those benefits come serious cybersecurity risks.

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IoT

The IoT Could Soon Exist Deep Under the Sea

To realize the tremendous potential of the Internet of Underwater Things, the networking community first must find a solution to the problem of submarine connectivity.

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Higher Ed

How Cutting-Edge Software Can Improve Colleges’ Connectivity

Sophisticated analytics tools are all but a must in increasingly complex networking environments like colleges and universities.

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Enterprise

Should Your Company Be Insured Against Cyberattacks?

Cyberinsurance is increasing in popularity, but it’s no substitute for a strong set of cybersecurity protocols.

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Cybersecurity

What the Cybersecurity Skills Gap Can Teach You About Your IT Staffing

The ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage is forcing many companies to find creative ways of keeping their IT infrastructure secure.

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Cybersecurity

What to Expect from Your Cybersecurity Technology Platform

Many companies are turning to cybersecurity technology platforms as a means of offsetting the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage.

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Cybersecurity

Defending the Defense Department: How the DoD Is Beefing Up Its Cybersecurity Measures

The Department of Defense recently announced that it will soon start to hold non-government contractors to a higher standard of cybersecurity than ever before.

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k12

How TTI Bolsters Connectivity in the Warwick Valley Central School District

After partnering with Turn-key Technologies, the Warwick Valley Central School District was able to provide everything faculty and students expected and needed from their wireless network — and more.

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Healthcare

3 Signs Your Hospital IT Infrastructure Needs an Upgrade

Building a reliable hospital network is inherently difficult, but the rapid, broad-based digitization of the industry in the past few years has made it even harder.

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Enterprise

Does Today’s App-First Business Environment Call for SDN?

As a growing number of their IT processes migrate to the cloud, enterprises must reevaluate their approach to networking.

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Cybersecurity

The Board’s Role in Cybersecurity Is Changing

According to cyberlaw expert Michael Yaeger, corporate boards have a responsibility to start taking cybersecurity seriously.

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Cybersecurity

Companies Still Wary of Making Leap to the Cloud Without Proper Cybersecurity Staff

Companies are still interested in migrating their IT processes to the cloud, but many are struggling to find the requisite cybersecurity talent to do so safely.

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Enterprise

3 Common Problems with Enterprise WiFi Networks

Designing, maintaining, and securing a large WiFi network is remarkably difficult, which is why many enterprises struggle to provide their employees with reliable connections.

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Healthcare

3 Reasons Why Your Hospital Needs a Network Site Survey

Hospitals present networking professionals with a wide range of unique challenges, which is why comprehensive site surveys are so essential in the healthcare space.

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Healthcare

Why a “Hybrid Cloud” Is the Right Choice for Healthcare IT Organizations

The healthcare industry as a whole remains woefully behind the cloud computing curve, but it's not too late for healthcare organizations to catch up.

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Enterprise

Can Security Specialists and Enterprise Employees Speak the Same Language?

A new technical style guide could bridge the knowledge gap between IT professionals and their laymen coworkers, increasing the efficacy of enterprise security in the process.

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Cybersecurity

Could Threat Hunting Be the Answer to Global Cybercrime?

In the midst of a record-breaking cybercrime wave, companies are starting to take a proactive approach to detecting and repelling network security threats.

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Cybersecurity

Here's Why Organizations Everywhere Struggle with Cybersecurity

Corporate data breaches continue to cost companies millions of dollars per incident, yet many IT teams are still struggling to provide robust cybersecurity.

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Enterprise

Avoid These Enterprise WiFi Mistakes

Employees expect to have access to WiFi at work, but delivering a sufficiently powerful and secure network on an enterprise scale is easier said than done.

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Enterprise

What the Indictment of a Former Equifax CIO Says About the Future of Enterprise Data Security

A former Equifax CIO has been indicted on charges of insider trading, raising questions about the level of legal liability enterprises face when they fail to protect consumer data.

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Enterprise

How to Make Sure New Cybersecurity Processes Take Hold in the Office

Enterprise IT teams are well aware of what it takes to keep their networks safe — it’s getting the rest of the employees to play their part that’s the real challenge.

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Artificial Intelligence

The Future of AI and Networking Will Be Collaborative

As more and more devices come online, IT professionals working to maintain high-performing, secure networks will come to rely on the help of artificial intelligence technologies.

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Cybersecurity

Trying to Get Boardroom Buy-In on Cybersecurity? Try a Material Risk Approach

While it’s hard for executives to deny the danger that cybercrime poses both to their bottom line and their relationship with customers, many IT professionals continue to struggle with securing the board-level buy-in necessary to execute a sophisticated cybersecurity strategy.

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Cybersecurity

General Public Remains Apathetic on Cybersecurity — Here's What You Can Do to Protect Them

A new survey confirms what many IT industry insiders have known for years: the average internet user values convenience far more than cybersecurity.

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IoT

According to New Survey, Enterprise IT Simply Isn’t Ready for IoT Adoption

The Internet of Things will soon be a critical component of any enterprise’s infrastructure, but many are ill-prepared to exploit this powerful set of technologies to full effect.

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IoT

As the IoT Begins to Take Shape, Manufacturers Clash on Design Standards

Internet of Things devices have the potential to revolutionize nearly every industry, but not before device manufacturers sort out some persistent issues.

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Cybersecurity

Getting Ready for a Cybersecurity Audit? Here’s How You Can Prepare.

A third-party audit is a great way to improve network security, but enterprise IT teams must recognize that they have a part to play in the process.

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Healthcare

HIMSS 2018 Directs Industry’s Attention to AI

Artificial intelligence technology — and especially its pivotal role in the shift to value-based care — was a hot topic of discussion at HIMSS 2018.

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Network Security

How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining the Future of Network Security

It is becoming increasingly difficult for enterprise IT teams to deal with every cybersecurity threat to their organizations, but artificial intelligence represents a promising solution.

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Higher Ed

The Fall of Net Neutrality May Impact Higher Education

The end of Net Neutrality could be a concerning development for students whose education depends on fast, affordable internet connectivity.

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Cybersecurity

How Vulnerable Is Our Energy Infrastructure?

Energy in America is a contentious political issue, but all parties agree that our energy infrastructure is far too vulnerable to foreign and domestic cyberthreats.

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Enterprise

As GDPR Deadline Approaches, Few Enterprises Are Prepared for Implementation

Doing business with the EU just got a bit trickier. Here’s what you need to do to prepare as the Union’s new data privacy laws go into effect.

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Cybersecurity

Are Criminals Winning the Cybersecurity War?

All enterprises should be equipped with the tools and know-how to combat modern cybercrime. With new hacks and malicious attacks perpetrated against major companies making headlines every day, it’s increasingly clear that many enterprises simply aren’t prepared.

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Mobility

From the Cloud to the Edge: Enterprise IT Moves Back Towards Decentralization

In the era of artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it seems enterprises are returning to data processing ways of the past — and for good reason.

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Wi-Fi

This Women’s History Month, Meet Hedy Lamarr: Inventor of WiFi

Most people associate Hedy Lamarr with the Golden Age of Hollywood, but perhaps her greatest role was much less glamorous — and much more impactful.

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Wi-Fi

Digital Twin Technology Could Change How Networks Are Built and Monitored

Digital twinning represents the ultimate convergence of the physical and digital worlds, making it the perfect technology for network design and management.

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Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals Are Always One Weak Password Away From Cracking Your Company’s Digital Assets

An enterprise’s networks are only as secure as the habits of its most careless employee, meaning comprehensive cybersecurity education is a must.

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Wi-Fi

Check Out These Major Trends in Large Venue Connectivity

Emerging wireless technologies promise to provide networking administrators at large public venues with a powerful set of tools they can use to satisfy skyrocketing bandwidth demands.

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BYOD  |  Cybersecurity  |  Mobility  |  Network Security  |  mobile

Infographic: 77 Facts About Cybercrime You Should Know in 2018

From our friends at bestvpns.co.uk

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Healthcare

Yet Another Hospital Gets Extorted by Cybercriminals

Hospitals remain a popular target for cybercriminals, who continue to drain America’s healthcare system of valuable resources.

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Wi-Fi

How Artificial Intelligence Could Make WiFi Smarter

Corporate networks are becoming more complex by the day. To keep up, enterprise IT teams should start to consider networking tools driven by cutting-edge technology like AI.

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Healthcare

How to Start Moving Your Hospital to the Cloud

The value of a cloud-based IT infrastructure has become too great for hospitals and other healthcare providers to ignore.

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Network Security

Balance Network Performance and Network Security with These Best Practices

Cybersecurity is a critical part of every enterprise’s success, but if executed poorly, it can compromise network performance.

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Wi-Fi

Network Configuration Is Headed for Big Changes — Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing

Configuring (and managing) today’s massive corporate networks has become completely overwhelming for IT staff, but the rise of AI-based networking may soon offer a solution.

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Cybersecurity

Can Enterprise Cybersecurity Stand Up to International Threats?

The internet has become yet another front for international warfare over the past decade, which makes robust enterprise cybersecurity an increasingly difficult and high-stakes endeavor.

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Cybersecurity

How Companies Can Protect Themselves Against KRACK Attacks

Key Reinstallation Attacks are a threat to nearly every wireless network, but there’s a set of straightforward steps any enterprise can take to protect itself from hemorrhaging high-value data.

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Cybersecurity

AI Will Be Asset to Both Cybersecurity Teams and Criminals in 2018

The task of cybersecurity is rapidly becoming too complex for humans to handle alone. That’s why artificial intelligence will become an increasingly powerful tool for IT teams — as well as the cybercriminals trying to outmaneuver them.

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Wireless

Experts Worry About Cost of Upgrading to 5G

Telecom and tech companies are bullish on 5G, but until the cost of implementation begins to drop, making a business case for the next generation of mobile networking is going to be difficult.

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Network Security

As Smart Devices Make Their Way into the Workplace, Are They Putting Your Company’s Networks at Risk?

Tomorrow’s office environments will be defined first and foremost by IoT devices, but enterprises won’t be able to make good use of them without powerful networks that can support the dozens or hundreds of demanding new connections.

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Cybersecurity

Are Millennials Too Lax on Cybersecurity?

“Trusting” isn’t a term that’s used to describe millennials very often, but when it comes to cybersecurity, they may need to become a bit more discerning about who they trust with their personal information.

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Mobility

Enterprises Are Starting to Decentralize Their Network Architectures

The steady rise of cloud computing has compelled many enterprises to pivot away from data center hyper-consolidation and toward more decentralized network architectures.

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Cybersecurity

Why Certifications Are Critical in Cybersecurity

Despite the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage, companies should only pursue cybersecurity professionals with the proper credentials.

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Wi-Fi

New WPA3 Announced at CES 2018

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced the WPA3 standard at this year’s CES, signaling the dawn of a new era in network security.

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Cybersecurity

How Organized Cybercrime Works

Cybercrime is on the rise, in part because hackers have learned to run their operations like an agile, modern business.

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Cybersecurity

Poor Cyber Security in Oil Facilities Putting Entire Economies At Risk

Oil rigs and oilfields are incredibly lucrative targets for cybercriminals, which is why it’s so concerning that the oil-producing nations of OPEC still haven’t established good cybersecurity protocols.

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Wireless

Why Property Managers Should Offer WiFi as a Service to Their Tenants

Providing free WiFi is a great way for landlords to set their properties apart and guarantee interest from more potential tenants.

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Lone Worker

Panic Buttons in Hotels Becoming Popular to Protect Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment

Hospitality workers are subjected to an inordinate amount of sexual harassment and abuse, which is why many hotels are starting to provide panic buttons to every employee.

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Mobility

How Troops Stay Connected in Remote Locations

Military forces operating in remote or hostile environments depend on cutting-edge networking technologies in order achieve critical information superiority.

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Experts Predict Spike in Ransomware, Extortion Attempts on Healthcare Orgs in 2018

According to a new report from McAfee, ransomware will continue to be the foremost threat to the cybersecurity of healthcare organizations in the new year.

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College Campuses Continue to Struggle with Cybersecurity

Today’s colleges and universities face unique challenges when it comes to protecting staff and students from cybercrime. What’s causing the industry to lag behind, and what can be done to fix it?

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Wi-Fi

What Will Enterprise WiFi Look Like in 2018?

With a new wireless networking standard set to be released in the near future, 2018 may prove to be a landmark year in enterprise WiFi.

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mobile

Why Ohio is Struggling to Connect Its Rural Citizens

At this late point in the digital revolution, most us take broadband internet access for granted. But the fact is that many Americans live in places that still aren’t adequately connected.

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Healthcare

Why Healthcare IT Demands End-to-End Networking Solutions

End-to-end networking solutions offer IT teams unparalleled control over performance and security, making them a perfect fit for increasingly complex hospital IT environments.

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wifi

Legacy WiFi Infrastructure May Not Support IoT Demands in Healthcare

IoT-enabled medical devices have the potential to revolutionize healthcare, but these sophisticated endpoints won’t can’t change medicine if there isn’t a robust networking WiFi infrastructure supporting it.

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Wireless

Your Office Christmas Lights Could Be Messing with Your WiFi, and Other Enterprise Internet Surprises

In addition to supporting thousands of connections a day, enterprise networks have to overcome the dozens of interference issues that come with a large office environment — and that includes your festive holiday lights.  

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News

Russian LoRaWAN Initiative Suggests IoT Is Advancing More Quickly Than Anticipated

As IoT devices continue to proliferate, countries like Russia are taking steps to create networks capable of supporting these devices’ unique demands.

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Wireless

These Cities Offer the Best Wireless Connectivity in the World

A growing number of cities are incorporating wireless connectivity into their plans for a “smart” future, but this doesn’t mean that companies are off the hook when it comes to optimizing their own workplace networks.

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Wireless

Move Over Fiber Optic Cables: Twisted Light Could Soon Connect Us to the Web at Lightning Speed

As the volume of data transmitted worldwide continues to grow each day, researchers are focusing on new, more efficient ways of transmitting information.

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Wireless

How Do You Monetize a Large Public Venue’s Network?

Large public venues are having to create increasingly powerful wireless networks in order to satisfy their patrons’ demands, but this often takes an incredible amount of resources.

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Cybersecurity

Oil and Gas Companies Are Cooperating to Improve Cybersecurity

Achieving comprehensive cybersecurity is becoming more and more difficult as oilfields become increasingly digitalized, but a new partnership represents a step in the right direction.

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Wireless

Expanding Application of Bluetooth in Healthcare Calls for More Advanced Wireless Networks

Bluetooth-enabled devices are increasingly common in the healthcare sector, but hospitals and other providers must be mindful of the networking complications that come with them.

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Wi-Fi

Increasing Student Demand for WiFi Is Hurting Connectivity

Students are bringing more devices to campus than ever before, and using up more bandwidth than ever in the process.

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Cybersecurity

Increasing IoT Adoption Brings Increasing Cybersecurity Risks

The IoT revolution is in full swing, meaning that enterprise IT teams must take extra steps to secure their networks to accommodate the rapid proliferation of internet-connected devices.

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How Quantum Computing Will Affect the Future of Networking

Though likely well over a decade away, the quantum computing revolution will fundamentally redefine both hacking and cybersecurity.

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Network Security

Are Managed IT Services Right for You?

Managing an entire IT infrastructure can be prohibitively expensive, which is why many companies are starting to outsource some or all of their IT operations.

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mobile

Cloud and Mobile Are Replacing the LAN Infrastructure — What You Need to Know

The emergence of smartphones and cloud computing have redefined network security for enterprise IT teams.  

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mobile

Why Twitter Isn’t the Place to Pinpoint Connectivity Issues

User feedback can be a great way for networking professionals to discover a connectivity problem, but in order to pinpoint the source of the problem, they need something more.

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Network Security

When It Comes to Securing Your Network, the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Nothing

Enterprises of all kinds face more network security threats today than ever before, and they must be proactive their approach to cybersecurity if they hope to protect their IT infrastructure.

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Cybersecurity

Why Are Healthcare Organizations One of Cybercriminals’ Favorite Targets?

The information contained within medical records is often more valuable to cybercriminals than credit card numbers, which means healthcare organizations must make an extra effort to secure their networks.

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Network Security

How Much Does It Cost to Secure a Network?

Securing a corporate network usually requires hiring outside experts to perform a comprehensive network audit, but this initial outlay is more than worth it.

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Going Green: Tips and Tricks for a More Sustainable Network

The adoption of green networking practices offers enterprises a rare opportunity to make a business decision that improves both the bottom line and the world.

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Network Security

Keeping a Large Venue’s Network Secure Is Difficult — But Not Impossible

Designing and implementing a wireless network that is equally reliable and secure can be a challenge in a large venue, but it’s possible with the right approach.

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3 Tricks for Improving Network Performance Without Breaking the Bank

Improving your company’s network performance can be as easy as making a few simple adjustments — if you know what you’re doing, that is.

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Wireless

A Healthy Wireless Network Can Make or Break New Health Initiatives for Hospitals

The future of healthcare rests with successful integrations of cutting-edge technologies, but this will require robust and secure wireless networks.

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security

Why the Oil and Gas Industry Is Vulnerable to Security Threats

Despite being particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, the oil and gas industry has yet to take appropriate steps to secure its digital infrastructure.

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Network Security

From Segmentation to Microsegmentation: Navigating the Transition

As enterprise IT becomes increasingly defined by virtualization and cloud computing, network microsegmentation will be the only way to ensure proper information security.

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News

Is Intent-Based Networking Relevant?

Cisco’s new intent-based networking software has the IT community talking, but is this solution truly innovative, or is the company simply hoping to be associated with a new industry buzzword?

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Wireless

How to Design Your Hospital’s Wireless Network — and What Could Go Wrong

Hospital administrators must balance such a wide range of considerations when setting up their wireless networks that it’s nearly impossible to do so properly without the help of an experienced partner.

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Wireless

Can Your Wireless Network Keep Pace with Millennials’ Expectations?

Millennials use internet-connected devices more frequently and in ways that require more bandwidth than any other generation. Accommodating that usage pattern requires expert network design.

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Wireless

How Wireless Networking Increases Oilfield Safety and Productivity

Digital technologies have revolutionized oilfield workflows, but before they can deliver on their true potential, oil companies must have properly planned and configured wireless networks.

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security  |  Wireless  |  wifi

The White House Network May Be Secure, but Trump Properties Are Not

President Trump spends a significant amount of time away from the White House at his own real estate properties, where some experts worry he is potentially exposing his and his staff’s digital communications to prying eyes.

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k12

The Best Products for Optimizing Your K-12 Network Infrastructure

As K-12 students become more and more digitally connected, the way in which classroom learning is conducted continues to evolve. From personal devices to in-school technologies, there’s a real need for K-12 institutions to cultivate a highly connected, optimized and secure network infrastructure. But a school network requires a much different IT approach than implementations in most other industries. There are very specific needs to be addressed, and identifying the right solutions can be difficult.

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wifi

5 Tips for High-Density WiFi Deployment

There’s no denying that delivering high-density WiFi is complex and challenging. Whether you’re connecting a campus, an event center, a stadium, a theater or any other large public venue, the technology and IT infrastructure required to support this connection can become overwhelming. Nonetheless, users will expect high availability and seamless performance. So how do you deliver?

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Network Security

How to Avoid Paralysis by Analysis When Choosing a Networking Solution

Seeking a new network solutions partner? Looking for a company to perform a review of your IT infrastructure? On the hunt for someone who can implement a hardware installation at your organization? Regardless of your networking needs, the search for an experienced and knowledgeable provider is often a complex and frustrating experience -- so much so that many in this predicament become paralyzed by the plethora of options available to them and are unable to make a decision.

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Network Security  |  News

August 2017: Latest Trends in IT Solutions

IT solutions seem to evolve at an unprecedented rate. The top network and security trends this month aren’t what they were last month (let alone last year!). So, how are organizations and enterprises expected to keep up with the most current updates and emerging concepts? In today’s business climate, falling behind with your technology solutions simply isn’t an option. That’s why Turn-key Technologies is launching this new series on the latest trends in IT solutions.

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security

What You Never Knew About Agile Network Security

The modern hacker is intelligent and innovative -- and probably attempting to breach your business systems as we speak. Today’s cyber attackers are evolved. They’re constantly learning from new security protections and finding ways around them. They’re relentlessly identifying opportunities to plunder data and hold networks hostage. They’re progressive, not stagnant. To have any chance of defending against them, your approach must be just as fluid.

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TTI News

Turn-key Technologies: Cutting-Edge Network Design Solutions

Turn-key Technologies was recently awarded "Top 10 Network Design and Integration Services Companies in 2017" by Enterprise Services Outlook. 

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security

Next-Generation Approach to Network Security

You wouldn’t attempt to build a home using tree branches and twine. You wouldn’t try to contact a friend via telegram. You wouldn’t think of playing your favorite album on a phonograph. These tools are outdated and highly insufficient to meet today’s needs. Even alluding to them seems absurd. Why, then, would you consider relying on outdated, insufficient network security solutions to protect your critical assets in this increasingly advanced age of cyber crime?

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security

Network Design Tips for Security Awareness

You know there are cyber security threats out there, growing more dangerous and more complex every day. You know you can’t afford to put your organization’s data, clients, employees or assets at risk. You know you need to fortify your network before a security breach assaults your operations and inflicts irrevocable damage. But how do you make this happen? Designing a network that’s built on a foundation of solid security takes knowledge, experience and the right approach.

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Network Security

Recent CyberAttacks You Need to Know About

There’s no doubt the Internet brings progress and productivity to your organization. In today’s business world, technology and connectivity are integral to success. But with the “good” comes the “bad,” and that means network security attacks that have the potential to cripple your company. Some of the most recent and hard-hitting security attacks have been dominating news headlines and warning businesses of the serious dangers out there. What can your organization learn from them?

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Network Security  |  Wireless

What Needs to be Included in a Network Design Proposal?

When the time comes to make some changes to your network capabilities, and you’re tasked with evaluating network design proposals aimed at delivering the most suitable, cost-effective solutions, it’s important to make sure you’re not overlooking any essential factors. If you don’t know exactly what you should be looking for from a prospective provider, the process is apt to become complicated and frustrating, and you’re unlikely to end up with the outcomes you’re expecting.

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Wireless

TTI Named One of CIO Review’s Most Promising Wireless Solution Providers

As wireless networks become a necessity at organizations in every industry across the globe, solution providers are challenged to meet the evolving needs of technology professionals and enterprise leaders everywhere. Knowledge, expertise and innovation are critical in this industry, and some providers are standing out among the crowd -- delivering solutions that transform business, healthcare, education and other fields in a highly valuable way. This much can be said of Turn-key Technologies, Inc., which was recently honored as one of CIO Review’s Most Promising Wireless Solution Providers, an annual list of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing wireless solutions and impacting the marketplace.

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Cybersecurity  |  Higher Ed  |  Network Security  |  k12

Security Awareness for Information Technology in School Districts

Is your school district putting the necessary amount of attention on addressing the growing challenge of cybercrime in education? Recent attacks on schools throughout the country are serious warnings to tighten up your information security awareness efforts and develop a plan to ensure that your schools are protected.

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Cybersecurity  |  Network Security

4 Ways Employees Enable CyberSecurity Hacks and How To Prevent It

Although you may have heard this all before, hackers are more innovative now, than ever. It’s time for a refresher. As you are well aware, your company has a lot of information and communication flowing from person to person, within and outside the organization. This flow keeps your company running, and it’s an integral part of the relationship between your business and your clients. So what would happen if that exchange was suddenly severed, or if the sensitive data being transmitted was compromised in some way? Today, these security risks are all too real -- and they could cost your organization significantly. Unfortunately, the problem may be caused by your own employees.

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Network Security

3 Ways You Can Secure Your Network and Protect Your Company’s IT Department

Any IT department manager understands the critical need to safeguard the company’s network. If this is you, you probably expend a lot of time and effort optimizing network security. You take extreme care to ensure that maintaining a secure network is a top priority. Unfortunately, network security is affected by more hands than just those in the IT department, and there are often vulnerabilities caused by uninformed employees throughout the organization. How’s an IT pro supposed to keep the network protected when users at all levels of the business are getting in the way?

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Network Security  |  Wi-Fi

A Network Assessment Should Include More Than Technical Aspects

When you consider what’s involved in a network assessment, you’re likely to categorize the entire effort as a technical check-up. It’s true that a major component of a network assessment is examining the technical aspects. This involves a complete evaluation of cabling, firewalls, access points, switches, routers, VPNs, firmware, hardware, traffic, workstations, security vulnerabilities, devices, sources of interference and so on. But as important as this technical side is, it’s not the only consideration in a network assessment. There’s a vital business element that you must address in order to ensure a top-performing network.

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Network Security

6 Things To Include In Your Network Audit Checklist:

The ways in which your company’s network can fail you may seem endless. IT professionals are tasked with ensuring seamless connectivity and performance, but there are a number of ways in which that goal can be hampered. The outcome? Spotty coverage, slow speed, security hazards … the list goes on. So, how do organizations go about sustaining a top-performing network? One crucial aspect is the network inventory.

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Network Security  |  k12

Everything You Need to Know About E-rate in 2017

As the education landscape evolves, Internet access becomes more and more integral to each school’s curricula. Unfortunately, funding this need can be difficult for some in the K-12 school districts. That’s why E-rate is so valuable. This government-funded discount program enables schools and libraries to secure affordable Internet access and telecommunications services. Are you up to speed on how your school can take advantage of the program this year?

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Wi-Fi

4 Ways Devices Slow Down Your Office Wifi and How to Fix it

If employees are complaining about slow WiFi, and weak network performance is causing inefficiencies in the workday, it’s time to take a look at exactly what’s slowing down your wireless connectivity. Of course, there could be a number of factors affecting the speed of your business’s WiFi, but one of the most common has to do with your network devices. Why is this the case? Read on to uncover four ways in which your network devices could be slowing down the WiFi across your organization.

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Campus Network  |  Higher Ed  |  Wi-Fi

5 Campus WiFi Issues That Can Cause Network Failure

There’s no denying that a strong campus WiFi network is critical in terms of attracting and retaining students in higher education. You’re dealing with a user base that expects to be connected via desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and more -- plus the load of IoT-integrated technologies that campuses should be adopting to stay on the cutting edge and remain competitive among institutions. So, what if your campus WiFi network is actually failing?

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Campus Network  |  Higher Ed

Is Your Campus Network Truly Secure?

Major advancements in connectivity have brought today’s Internet users to a “point of no return” when it comes to the evolution of cyber threats. Every day, hackers become more skilled, finding new ways to attack systems and hold networks hostage. Because we now rely so heavily on the Internet for just about everything, there are increasing opportunities for security vulnerabilities to be exploited. For higher education IT professionals, addressing this reality is no small feat. Campus network security is more essential -- and more challenging -- than ever before. In far too many instances, colleges and universities are failing to ensure that their networks are truly secure. In fact, the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report has revealed that the education sector scored second-to-last (at 64 percent) on risk assessment and security assurance among the rated industries.

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Higher Ed

5 Reasons Advanced Wayfinding Helps Reduce Stress on New Students

Today’s colleges and universities are challenged to provide more than just an education for matriculated students; they’re expected to deliver an entire experience. This experience should impact each student in a positive way, enabling them to learn, mature and evolve. Fortunately, advancements in technology and the Internet of Things have facilitated greater ways for institutions to cater to this experiential approach. As a result, higher education IT professionals have become a big part of the experience equation, charged with finding new ways to foster and enhance connectivity. From accessibility to security and everything in between, there is a wide range of progressive solutions that can be leveraged to elevate the student experience. One of those is advanced wayfinding.

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Healthcare  |  Wireless

Healthcare IT Trends in 2017

Progress is inevitable, and in the healthcare industry, it’s a fast-moving train. Last year, healthcare IT professionals saw an uptick in technology approaches that support patient-centered and personalized medicine, the emergence of wearables and the Internet of Things and an increasing focus on big data thanks to electronic medical records. So, what will 2017 bring?

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Campus Network

Solving Real-Time Network Issues on Campus Using Network Overlay Tools

Today’s on-campus help desk is challenged with solving problems across a wide range of users and devices. From connectivity issues to hardware malfunctions and everything in between, there’s often a mounting pile of IT tickets to be received and resolved. This not only puts a strain on the resources appointed to address campus IT needs, but also affects how students and staff perceive the level of service they receive in response to help inquiries. The difference between exercising reactive IT measures that necessitate constant firefighting and implementing proactive IT solutions that foster improved service is knowing how to get ahead of the problems. So when it comes to managing your campus’s wireless network, it’s important to have the kind of architecture that enables you to use network overlay tools.

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Higher Ed  |  Wi-Fi

5 Steps to Secure Your Campus’s Wi-Fi and Still Support “Free Love”

Technological advancement has transformed higher education. Today, connectivity is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s not something that campus administrators can afford to skimp on. Students and faculty need (and expect to have) available, reliable and secure campus Wi-Fi access from anywhere, at any time, using any device. In order to meet this expectation, many colleges and universities promote a "free love" environment for accessing their wireless network. They aim to make accessibility as easy as possible so as to accommodate users across campus, from the classroom to the dorm room. With this level of openness, however, comes significant security risks. As such, campus IT professionals are challenged to provide the feel of "free love" in a secure environment that doesn’t put the institution or its wireless users at risk.

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Healthcare  |  Wireless

Hospital Wireless Network Updates: What Costs Can You Expect?

The health of your hospital’s patients is, in some ways, tied to the health of your wireless network. When poor network performance gets in the way of providing the kind of exceptional care your organization is expected to deliver, it’s time to make the appropriate improvements and upgrades. Of course, the first obstacle in this process is often budget, and the question at the tip of your tongue is likely to be: How much is this going to cost? To get a better idea of what you should be factoring into your investment, take a look at the following expenditures that are likely to be part of your hospital’s wireless network update.

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Healthcare  |  wifi

5 Ways to Improve Your Hospital's Wi-Fi Network Without a Complete System Overhaul

Poor Wi-Fi performance in a hospital setting can be debilitating. Everyday operations and mission-critical equipment rely on having a strong wireless network. If hospital staff members are experiencing problems like spotty coverage, slow connectivity, frequent equipment failure and security issues, your hospital’s Wi-Fi network is putting patient care at risk. But for many professionals, the idea of undertaking a complete system overhaul is frightening. The effort, the costs, the potential for downtime -- all of these realities are concerning. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve the health of your hospital’s Wi-Fi network without expending all of your resources, draining your budget or causing major headaches for your staff.  

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Pulse of the City News Honors TTI for Outstanding Customer Service

Among Pulse of the City News' most recent customer satisfaction honorees have all achieved the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Healthcare  |  Wi-Fi

Slow Hospital Wi-Fi: Defining & Defeating the Problem

Your hospital’s wireless network is constantly being bombarded by a multitude of devices, all of which are designed for different uses. From EHR systems and medical technologies to patient and guest smartphones and tablets, the demands on your Wi-Fi are immense.   The bad news: This perpetual siphoning of connectivity may be slowing down your network, frustrating users across the hospital -- from doctors, nurses and technicians to patients, visitors and administrative staff.   The good news: A network upgrade can resolve your hospital Wi-Fi issues and improve the experience for users. In a hospital setting, efficient and reliable wireless access is essential for providing exceptional care and keeping all critical medical applications running smoothly.

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Healthcare  |  Wi-Fi

What Every Healthcare IT Pro Should Know About RF Planning For Wi-Fi

There isn’t a whole lot that’s more frustrating to hospital staff than a wireless network with spotty coverage, slow connectivity and severed connections. Daily hospital operations rely heavily on the ability to connect various devices via Wi-Fi. If the performance of your wireless network is poor, it’s going to cause huge headaches for the people who need to access it regularly -- and, subsequently, for your healthcare IT team. One factor that can contribute to these WiFi issues is radio frequency (RF) interference. This interference is caused by electromagnetic signals emitted by many types of appliances and devices, including things like electronics, wireless phones, microwaves and Bluetooth devices.   If you’re preparing to update your hospital’s wireless network, it is absolutely essential to make radio frequency planning a part of the process. You can’t achieve the necessary coverage and wireless performance if you don’t fully understand the RF environment into which the network is being deployed. You must take that knowledge into consideration when planning your network update -- or risk experiencing connection problems and incurring even greater costs for your organization.  

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Healthcare  |  Wi-Fi  |  Wireless

3 Ways Hospital Construction Is Weakening Your Wi-Fi

You’ve experienced the ways your hospital Wi-Fi can fail. Spotty connectivity, slow Internet speed, frequent equipment failure -- these are all red flags that indicate a weakened wireless network. And the consequences are grim.   In a hospital environment, you can’t risk these consequences. It is critical for your network to support both medical professionals and patients. That means having an infrastructure that accounts for any interferences with connectivity, beginning with the hospital’s construction.

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Healthcare  |  Network Security  |  Wireless

Healthcare IT Frustrations: Too Many Devices Trying To Access Your WLAN

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors and other medical technology -- all of these devices are trying to access your healthcare organization’s WLAN, which is likely to be causing some significant frustrations across the network. Perhaps this problem is resulting in insufficient performance and impacting mission-critical applications. If this is the case, you’re failing to ensure optimal healthcare IT, and that’s no way to achieve a high level of quality, efficiency and security in daily operations. There’s always going to be a high volume of people visiting your organization, which translates to many devices trying to connect. The fact is patients want both quality care AND service, so you can’t ensure patient satisfaction if you’re offering a slow connection or denying guest access. With so many options available in healthcare today, it is essential to stay competitive and keep patients happy. After all, you can’t afford to lose them. Is there a way around this predicament? How does a healthcare IT department go about handling it?  

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Healthcare  |  Wireless

Is Poor Wireless Network Design Impairing Your Hospital?

Staying competitive in the hospital market today is about more than just treating patients; it involves focusing on the areas of service and care that elevate your organization above the rest. The healthcare landscape is advancing by the minute, and it’s critical to keep up if your hospital has any chance of surviving.   Perhaps you’re implementing all the right initiatives when it comes to patient-centered care. You may have a top-notch staff and the latest in technology. But, all of that could be for naught if you have a wireless networking infrastructure that is hindering your efforts to bring the very best in patient care.   If obstacles like slow connectivity or even outages in certain areas are plaguing your daily hospital operations, you don’t have the kind of strong network design that enables you to maintain that crucial competitive edge. Take a look at some of the ways poor design of your organization’s wireless networking infrastructure may be negatively impacting employees and patients -- and causing giant headaches for your IT operation.  

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Healthcare  |  Network Security

4 Ways CIOs Should Leverage IT to Plan for the New Healthcare Environment

The healthcare environment has been making a colossal evolution toward patient-centric care. As competition between the myriad of hospitals and care centers has become more fierce, healthcare organizations must step up and meet the demands of patients -- or risk losing them.   That is why the model of patient-centered care is so crucial. With this shift in focus, however, comes a shift in how information must be delivered to meet the requirements of the new environment. Communication and data need to be transferred quickly and accurately through improved healthcare IT solutions.   So, what steps should CIOs be taking to plan for a smooth and successful transition? Use the following four recommendations to help prepare for the emerging healthcare environment, enable your team to reach maximum levels of efficiency and provide the highest quality of patient care and service.

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Healthcare  |  Wi-Fi  |  Wireless

3 Reasons Wifi Fails In Hospitals

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors and other medical technology -- all of these devices are trying to access your healthcare organization’s WLAN, which is likely to be causing some significant frustrations across the network.   Perhaps this problem is resulting in insufficient performance and impacting mission-critical applications. If this is the case, you’re failing to ensure optimal healthcare IT, and that’s no way to achieve a high level of quality, efficiency and security in daily operations. There’s always going to be a high volume of people visiting your organization, which translates to many devices trying to connect. The fact is patients want both quality care AND service, so you can’t ensure patient satisfaction if you’re offering a slow connection or denying guest access. With so many options available in healthcare today, it is essential to stay competitive and keep patients happy. After all, you can’t afford to lose them. Is there a way around this predicament? How does a healthcare IT department go about handling it?

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Healthcare  |  Wi-Fi  |  Wireless

4 Ways A Robust Wireless Networking Infrastructure Improves Patient Care

Patients are more educated than ever before, and they have many more options for healthcare available to them. This puts a great deal of pressure on hospitals to stand out by increasing the quality of care they provide. That’s why healthcare IT is so important. From tablets and laptops to EMR systems, hospitals are constantly evolving their technology to maintain a competitive advantage. With this proliferation of technology solutions to improve patient care, having a reliable and high-performing wireless networking infrastructure is a necessity. It is the foundation for enabling technology solutions to function properly and efficiently. This places a heavy responsibility on IT professionals to implement solutions that deliver. Follow these four useful ways to improve the quality of care at your hospital through a more robust wireless network.