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New, faster Internet protocol for disasters proposed

A new Multi Node Label Routing (MNLR) protocol will cut Internet data recovery time in disasters, believe scientists.

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Postcards from the network edge

I was recently invited to participate on a panel at a major IT conference, where questions from the audience provided an interesting window into the top issues that networking professionals are dealing with as part of their...

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Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Malware indicators show up on a network weeks before malicious software is uncovered. It's important, then, that network analysis be conducted regularly.

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Machine learning: Are we there yet?

David Meyer, chief scientist at Brocade, explains how networking and security can leverage machine learning.

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SD-WANs lost my voice

Traditionally, network architects have questioned the wisdom of using the internet for VoIP. While a private backbone provides the very best VoIP performance, the right SD-WAN with the right functionality allows the use of the...

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Nvidia gives glimpse of the future at its GPU Technology Conference

Nividia paints a picture in which connected things, virtual reality, augmented reality, deep learning and AI are about to converge and change how we live and work.

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Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers now collect user data

A firmware update to Netgear NighHawk R7000 routers allows the routers to collect IP, MAC address and info about connected devices. Here's how to disable it.

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Why IT service providers are investing in North America

IT outsourcing providers have been opening more service centers in the U.S. with Seattle, San Francisco and Toronto emerging as hot spots for digital services.

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The modern guide to staying safe online

Keeping safe and productive online requires smart decision-making and just the right preventive measures to fit the level of risk you can live with.

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Use wired networks for Gigabit, not Wi-Fi

Superfast Gigabit broadband is coming. However, getting it at the highest speed involves some planning, including possibly regressing to wired networks.

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

Why dynamic mapping is changing network troubleshooting for the better

Engineers spend 80% of their troubleshooting time collecting data and only 20% analyzing it. Mapping tools can significantly reduce time spent collecting data

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

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