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Why 2x2 Wave 2 access points make no sense

A 2x2 Wave 2 AP will cost about twice the price of a 2x2 Wave 1 AP—and it has limited benefits. Companies should pass on this Wi-Fi technology.

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer. That was one of the ideas that...

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FCC asks whether to 'keep, modify, or eliminate' net neutrality rules

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal to kill the regulatory foundation for the agency's own 2015 net neutrality rules nevertheless asks for public comment on whether it should "keep, modify, or eliminate" basic...

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F5’s new CEO shares his early impressions, his vision for the app delivery powerhouse

F5’s new President and CEO, Francois Locoh-Donou

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2.4GHz is a headache for Wi-Fi users, and it’s here to stay

Wireless LAN users can’t just stay comfortable in the 5GHz realm – the older 2.4GHz frequency bands are a necessary part of many wireless implementations, and they’re rarely a favorite of the people who have to build and operate Wi-Fi...

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Apple fanboys cited as Merriam-Webster herds ‘sheeple’ into dictionary

“Wake up!” the good folks a Merriam-Webster just tweeted. “Sheeple is in the dictionary now.”

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5 ways to get a better price on your next RFP

Follow these five steps in your RFP process to get the best prices on network equipment with the fewest hassles and headaches.

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9 things your service provider wants you to know

Enterprise IT can avoid some of the pitfalls in these tricky relationships by heeding advice from the providers themselves.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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Security-as-a-service model gains traction

A new report finds mid-tier companies are increasingly turning to security-as-a-service offerings to manage their network security needs.

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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the Internet, marking a major milestone in the country's communications evolution and promising faster access to Google's services for Cuban users.

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Security certificates gone wrong

Some websites, including one secured by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, fail in their use of security certificates.

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Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform

Pluribus replaces current SDN software with Adaptive Cloud Fabric.

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Would Verizon really publish my unlisted landline number?

If I cancel Verizon's extortionary $5.25-a-month privacy-protection "service," will the carrier really punish me by publishing my landline number – unlisted now for 10 years – against my will and even if I first ask politely that they...

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FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday.

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Cisco switch taps into Time Sensitive Ethernet; software bolsters industrial network mgmt.

Cisco introduced three products aimed at increasing the speed of communications while controlling and analyzing the substantial data stream of the factory floor.

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Why we need the FTC to police ISP privacy practices

The move to scrap the FCC's rules for ISPs leaves the industry without any federal oversight and puts internet privacy at risk.

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ONUG gets closer to making SD-WANs talk to each other

A group of networking engineers and vendors is making progress toward an API that would help enterprises merge SD-WANs from different vendors.

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