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  • Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

    Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 July 15 00:40
  • LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

    A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog groups.

    Written by Jon Gold30 June 15 05:31
  • Juniper, Ruckus join hands with an eye on mobile growth

    The newly-announced alliance between Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless underscores the importance of Wi-Fi in enterprises, where employees increasingly work and access cloud applications on mobile devices.

    Written by Stephen Lawson24 June 15 05:59
  • Enterprises lukewarm to SDNs

    Even though service providers are well on their way with SDNs, enterprise adoption of the technology is slowed by a host of issues.

    Written by Jim Duffy20 June 15 02:53
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  • Beyond Alerts: Using orchestration to realize network self-healing

    Managing modern networked systems and applications is daunting because infrastructure is complex and things can go wrong in so many parts of the technology stack -- servers, storage, network devices, applications, hypervisors, APIs, DNS, etc. How can you address the challenge?

    Written by By Ernest Mueller, APM Product Manager, Idera Software05 June 15 06:26
  • How to Make Accounting and CRM Systems Play Nice

    Last week, I submitted an expense report to a client. The accounts payable representative made me revise the report four times to put things in the right buckets and correct a $1.04 error. (Really.) Of course, I can't charge anybody for his or her time, and the A/P department is really busy because it's "understaffed." (Uh-huh.)

    Written by David Taber04 Sept. 14 00:14
  • Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2

    In the previous column on hacking PingPlotter I discussed how you can use the tool's Web interface and the curl utility to add targets to be tracked, for example, to add a single host you would enter the following on the command line:

    Written by Mark Gibbs24 July 14 22:45
  • Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs

    The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?

    Written by Rob Enderle14 March 14 12:39
  • Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

    As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and more open software.

    Written by Ed Tittel28 Jan. 14 15:54
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  • Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

    When discussing the ongoing revitalization efforts in Detroit, it's hard to miss the name Dan Gilbert. The founder of Quicken Loans, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a Detroit native himself, Gilbert's investment firms have funded dozens of tech startups in the city and turned its defunct old buildings into shiny new workspaces that look like Silicon Valley transplants.

    Written by Colin Neagle30 June 15 00:50
  • Is your company culture driving away women tech workers?

    How long would you stay at a job, or in a career field, in which --regardless of your passion for the work and your talent, skills and achievements -- you were consistently bombarded with both overt and subliminal messages that you just did not belong?

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 June 15 01:44
  • 4 tips to help CEOs find their CIO soulmate

    The role of a CIO involves more than overseeing the technological infrastructure of a company. A good CIO will demonstrate strong communication skills, flexibility and an ability to adapt and change. It can never be stated enough, but working in IT means you will be expected to keep up to date on changing and emerging trends in the industry.

    Written by Sarah K. White02 June 15 23:40
  • IT pros share tips for building strong peer networks

    Networking with peers isn't a science -- there is no right or wrong way -- but IT leaders who commit to fostering their networks of coworkers and colleagues online can benefit in myriad ways. Technology and social media will never replace face-to-face conversations. However, a well-built digital network of intelligent and influential peers can be invaluable for IT leaders who need to stay informed and connected with the issues and individuals that are key to their professional endeavors.

    Written by Matt Kapko28 May 15 23:41

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