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Report confirms on-premises data center spending declined

September 21, 2017

Via: Networkworld Software

Just a month ago we had research that indicated on-premises data center investments were dropping in priority as companies moved to the cloud. Now a second report confirms this suspicion that companies are de-emphasizing their on-premises data centers in favor […]


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AT&T outlines plans for drone use

September 7, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T is already using unmanned aerial vehicles to survey and inspect cell towers, and now the carrier is investing in software to help drones autonomously repair tower equipment and carry radios to places where network traffic is heavy. Right now, […]


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Are Smart Wearables Right for Your Business?

August 31, 2017

Via: Toms IT Pro

Start-ups around the globe and virtually every major tech company have developed smart wearables of some sort — watches, fitness bands, smart clothing, eyewear and much more. While these gadgets and gizmos are still relatively young and consumer focused, the […]


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Verizon’s New SmartHub Combines WiFi Hotspot and Smart Home Control Interface

August 29, 2017

Via: The Fast Mode

Verizon has introduced a new 4G LTE router that provides a combination of WiFi hotspot and smart home control interface for $199.99 or $99.99 with a two-year contract. Dubbed as SmartHub, it allows customers to keep their existing home phone number […]


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Samsung’s Connect Home smart hub/mesh router mash-up is finally going on sale

August 29, 2017

Via: ITWorld Networking

The Galaxy S8 might have grabbed all the attention at Samsung’s Unpacked event in March, but it wasn’t the only buzzworthy piece of tech unveiled on the big stage. Samsung also released Connect Home, a new smart hub that doubles […]


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What to consider when searching for the best NAS

June 5, 2017

Via: James Hughes

Network attached storage or NAS is a technology that functions as a network node in a box. Without implying the same complexity of a file server, this storage system has a greater storage capacity and network administrators (and applications or […]


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Cisco Launches Infinite Broadband for Cable Access Networks

May 30, 2017

Via: Cisco Blog

Here’s one of the big questions facing cable operators today – can their existing HFC infrastructure, built on a proprietary analog network, meet their evolving Can Once an integral component of the cable access architecture, the proprietary analog network is now […]


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Drive Down Cable Network Complexity and Operating Costs

May 25, 2017

Via: Cisco Blog

Double Digit Spend with Single-Digit Growth Across North America, cable operators face the same challenge of driving down network complexity and operating costs. The math is simple, how can they continue to spend in the double digits to support bandwidth […]


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Sony’s Altair will supply modems for AT&T’s newest IoT modules

May 23, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Sony’s Altair Semiconductor will supply modem chips for AT&T’s $7.50 Category M1 LTE modules, which the carrier announced late last week. Altair was also AT&T’s modem vendor for its Category 1 LTE modules, which were priced at $14.99. “A&T has […]


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SD-WAN: Controller and Router Placement

May 10, 2017

Via: Network Computing

Once you have made a good business case for SD-WAN, then you are ready to take the leap forward. You have to convert your motivation into technical requirements. After all, SD-WAN is a technology play in addition to cost savings. […]