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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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wifi

Why You Should Upgrade to WiFi 6

The rapid growth of enterprise IoT ecosystems pushes businesses to adopt WiFi 6 — now.

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wifi

What Is The Difference Between WiFi 5 and WiFi 6?

As enterprises look for advanced networking technology to support their evolving needs, WiFi 6 offers a host of game-changing improvements over its predecessors.

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IoT

What is the Building Internet of Things (BIoT)?

The Building Internet of Things (BIoT) promises cost reductions, efficiency gains, and transformational capabilities, but enterprises will need top-tier network infrastructure to capture these benefits.

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Enterprise

Top 5 Challenges of Managing IoT Networks

Running a successful IoT network can provide numerous benefits and efficiencies for your enterprise, but also comes with a number of challenges.

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IoT

What A Smart Building Looks Like

Smart building technology can cut maintenance costs, streamline operations, and offer a better experience for residents and workers — but only with the right network.

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Warehouse

As Warehouses Come Online, New Networking Solutions Are Needed

The warehouse of the future will rely on IoT devices to cut costs, improve efficiencies, and boost security. In this article, we’ll discuss what warehouse managers need to know to prepare their warehouse networks for emerging technologies.

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Artificial Intelligence

What Is Neuromorphic Computing and How Could It Impact Enterprise IT?

Neuromorphic computing uses analog circuitry to mimic the way the human brain processes information. Recent progress in the field could have a major impact on enterprise IT in the years to come.

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Artificial Intelligence

Is AIOps the Real Deal?

AIOps is saving enterprises operational costs and labor, but most IT teams are not ready to deploy and manage it.

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Enterprise

Will Blockchain Make an Impact in the Enterprise?

No longer synonymous with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin alone, blockchain is being tapped by enterprises to fill gaps across a range of IT functionalities. But do its benefits outweigh its costs?

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Cybersecurity

From Stuxnet to Industroyer: The Biggest Hacks in the History of the Industrial IoT

From Stuxnet to Industroyer, here’s what history's biggest IIoT hacks can teach us about cybersecurity in the Industrial Internet of Things.

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wifi

The Aruba 500 Series Access Points: Starship Enterprise-Grade WiFi

A new generation of WiFi 6 access points is here; the Aruba 500 series is a game changer.

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Artificial Intelligence

Does AI Need Blockchain?

Blockchain and artificial intelligence are both highly-touted emerging technologies, but for the enterprise, they might not intersect as well as you’d think.

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Enterprise

How Can Enterprises Tackle the IT Skills Shortage?

Here are some strategies that enterprises can implement to better staff, upskill, and improve their IT departments.

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BYOD

Preparing for Wearables in the Workplace: What IT Teams Need to Know

As wearables enter the workplace, CIOs and their IT teams must prepare for the attendant cybersecurity challenges — and the opportunities to capture productivity gains.

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Cybersecurity

How Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Intersect

While bringing operational technology online promises to transform the industrial sector, key stakeholders need to prioritize cybersecurity practices that protect newly connected assets.

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wifi

WiFi 6 Is Coming and Enterprises Need to Think About Cabling

WiFi 6 promises to improve wireless speeds, but obsolete cabling could place a bottleneck on your network.

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Enterprise

What Can Smart Rate Do for Wired Network Infrastructure?

As enterprises prepare for Wi-Fi 6, now’s the time to decide whether to rip and replace your existing cabling or invest in solutions designed to get more out of your current infrastructure.

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Warehouse

WiFi for Large Warehouses: The 5 Most Common Mistakes

WiFi networks for warehouses: a notoriously difficult challenge. Here are the five most common mistakes made when setting up warehouse WiFi networks.

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Video  |  Wireless

Could Enterprises Opt for Private 5G Networks?

Some forward-thinking enterprises are considering investing in private 5G networks.

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wifi

How Many Access Points Do I Need?

To achieve optimal performance and cost-efficiency, make sure to figure out how many access points you need before installing your WiFi network.

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Enterprise  |  Video

VIDEO: The Top 3 Problems with Enterprise WiFi Networks

Major corporations must understand — and avoid — these three common issues if they’re to get the high-performance enterprise WiFi networks they need to succeed.

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Wireless

The Ultimate Wireless Site Survey Checklist

What are the steps to conducting a wireless site survey for your business? Here’s our comprehensive guide.

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Enterprise

Cabling: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Your Network

Enterprises seeking high-performing networks can’t afford to ignore their network cabling, as this oft-overlooked networking component is a critical part of achieving reliable connectivity.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

VIDEO: Defending Against Port Scan Attacks

In our latest video, we break down how port scan attacks work — and how to create effective deception-based defenses against hackers running port scans.

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Video  |  wifi

VIDEO: The Benefits of a Wireless Site Survey

A comprehensive wireless site survey can help any business optimize network performance.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

New Angles on Cybersecurity

As increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals up the ante on enterprise IT teams, a new generation of strategies are needed to protect valuable assets.

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Healthcare

The 5 Most Common Problems with Hospital Networks

Hospital networks are struggling to keep up with cybersecurity, HIPAA regulations, data management, and more.

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wifi

WiFi Access Point Placement Best Practices

Strategic placement of wireless access points ensures organizations get the most out of their WiFi networks.

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Enterprise

From Proactive to Predictive: How Network Analytics Are Revolutionizing Network Performance Monitoring

Predictive network analytics are helping enterprises optimize their networks, anticipate capacity requirements, and forecast future needs more efficiently than ever.

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Warehouse

A Comprehensive Guide to Warehouse Robots

Warehouse robots increase productivity and efficiency, and can take on labor-intensive tasks that drain human capital. From inventory drones to automated forklifts, here’s everything you need to know about the current warehouse robotics market.

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Cybersecurity

To Make the Leap to Industry 4.0, Manufacturers Must Solve Cybersecurity Challenges

Manufacturers have always been prime targets for cybercriminals, but as Industry 4.0 technologies bring massive amounts of valuable proprietary data online, cybersecurity has taken on new importance.

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IoT

What Is Public Key Infrastructure and How Could It Help Secure the IoT?

IT professionals looking to secure their IoT devices are turning to public key infrastructure. What is PKI, and can it help secure your IoT network?

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Enterprise

How to Improve Employee Retention in the IT Sector

The IT industry has long suffered from a gender gap, a skills gap, and the need for continuous reeducation amidst a rapidly evolving tech landscape. With demand for IT talent skyrocketing there’s been a renewed focus on keeping skilled IT workers from leaving.

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Enterprise

The Top 5 Benefits of SD-WAN

No longer just a buzzworthy emerging technology, investment in SD-WAN is expected to see major growth in the coming years. These are the five advantages causing more and more enterprises to take notice of SD-WAN.

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IoT

Top 5 IoT Solutions for Warehouse Security

From AI security cameras to biometric access controls, these IoT devices can help prevent warehouse theft and safeguard employees.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

VIDEO: The Ultimate Enterprise IT Security Checklist

Unsure how to go about securing your enterprise network? Our video will give you a quick rundown of the steps you can take today to stop the cybersecurity threats of tomorrow.

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IoT

IoT Connectivity Options Compared

The IoT is a broad and complex technology, which means there’s no default, out-of-the-box IoT solution that will be right-fit for every enterprise. There are many different ways to connect an Internet of Things network, and some may be more ideal for your business than others.

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Artificial Intelligence

How to Make AIOps Work for Enterprise IT Teams

When it comes to implementing AIOps tools successfully, the key is using quality data for specific objectives.

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Higher Ed

Top 5 Campus Networking Trends for 2019

These five trends will redefine campus networking in 2019.

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Artificial Intelligence

Predictive Network Analytics — Not Just for Data Centers Anymore

With powerful predictive analytics tools, enterprises can now leverage historical data to prevent network problems before they occur.

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Enterprise

How to Choose the Right Network Automation Tools

Network automation tools are revolutionizing the speed and efficiency of network management. Here’s how to choose the network automation tool that’s right for you.

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Healthcare

IT Staffing Problems Holding Back the Accelerating Digitization of Healthcare

As the healthcare industry embraces rapid digitization, the pressure is on to solve IT staffing shortages that organizations can ill afford to ignore.

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IoT

What CTOs Can Do to Get IT and OT on the Same Page

With the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things comes increasing demand for collaboration between IT and OT, meaning convergence is on the horizon.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

VIDEO: How Much Does It Cost to Secure a Network?

Considering a network security audit? Here’s how the process works — and how much it will cost.

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Cybersecurity

2018 Was a Big Year for Cybercrime, But 2019 Could Be Worse

After another explosive year of cybercriminal activity, experts predict that 2019 could be even worse.

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IoT

Back to Basics: Single-Pair Ethernet Cabling Is the Future (Again)

The proliferation of IoT devices has spurred a new approach to Ethernet cabling that balances cutting-edge innovation with a tried-and-tested solution.

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Enterprise

What Is Data Gravity?

This simple concept helps explain the rise of cloud and edge computing within the era of big data.

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Enterprise

Blazing Fast Networks Will Power the Next Wave of Ecommerce Solutions

The ecommerce and omnichannel retail sectors should brace for the next great disruption: next-generation networks to support rapid innovation.

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Cybersecurity  |  Video

VIDEO: How Organized Cybercrime Works

Our new video explains how cybercriminals have evolved into agile, modern operators.

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Artificial Intelligence

From AIOps to the AIoT: Artificial Intelligence Will Run The World

To manage complex networks and rapidly expanding IoT networks, IT teams will have to turn to the power of artificial intelligence.

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Artificial Intelligence  |  Video

VIDEO: How Artificial Intelligence Could Make WiFi Smarter

As corporate networks evolve to keep pace with the IoT revolution, IT professionals need a new generation of tools to deal with growing pools of key data.

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Enterprise

Client-Side Network Monitoring Tools

Network inefficiencies and outages can cost enterprises hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the right network monitoring tools, IT teams can address problems before they interrupt essential workflows.

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IoT

Network Management at the Edge: New Solutions Will Take Edge Computing to the Next Level

Network management tools designed to command the ever-expanding web of assets at the network’s edge will make the new computing paradigm more powerful than ever before.

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Enterprise

What Comes After Hyper-converged Infrastructure?

Hyper-converged infrastructure has helped enterprises develop more efficient IT practices, but industry experts are already envisioning the next generation of server technology.

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Wireless

How WiFi 6 and 5G Will Work Together to Transform Enterprise Connectivity

Investing in the best network for your enterprise depends on understanding how the future of wireless connectivity will affect your business.

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Enterprise

Has Device-as-a-Service Really Changed Anything?

Device-as-a-Service has piggybacked off the subscription service model, but has it effected meaningful change for enterprise IT teams along the way?

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Enterprise

The Best Uses for Edge Computing

While edge computing isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every business, the companies and organizations that know how to capitalize on its capabilities stand to see substantial benefits.

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Healthcare

Best Practices in IoMT Security

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is fast becoming essential throughout the healthcare industry — but these smart devices can pose major security risks.

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Cybersecurity

Defending Against Port Scan Attacks

Port scan attacks, though unsophisticated and often harmless in and of themselves, are worth defending — and can be turned against cybercriminals with deception techniques.

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Cybersecurity

How Biometrics Will Transform Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Biometric authentication can pick up where passwords leave off — but only if organizations understand how this new technology will fit into their existing cybersecurity framework.

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Enterprise  |  Video

VIDEO: 6 Benefits of a Professional Network Assessment for Your Business

A professional network assessment protects your business and improves performance.

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Cybersecurity

The Ultimate (Forward-Looking) Enterprise IT Security Checklist

Building a secure network for your enterprise means evaluating your vulnerabilities now — and understanding where your risks will come from in the future.

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mobile

What Is a Private 5G Network?

Many organizations looking to prepare their IT infrastructure for next-generation technologies like the Internet of Things are considering building their own private 5G networks. Here are the benefits that are tempting these businesses into taking the power of 5G into their own hands.

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IoT

Data Management Will Make or Break Your IoT Solution

Capturing value from your IoT network will require an effective data management strategy that prioritizes actionable insights and top-tier security.

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Enterprise  |  Video

Enterprise Data Storage Solutions — Which One Is Right For Your Business?

Choosing between the nearly infinite number of different data storage solutions can be overwhelming.

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Enterprise

Overcoming the Challenges of Transitioning to SD-WAN

Industry experts promise that SD-WAN will transform how enterprises do business, manage their networks, and secure their data — but it isn’t without its challenges.

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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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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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