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MIT may have just solved all your data center network lag issues

New Fastpass system opts for counter-intuitive central processing architecture.


Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon is objecting to a Netflix message blaming it for video streaming issues

10 Google Glass Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

There's not necessarily a right or wrong way to use Google Glass, but there are certainly smart and not-so-smart ways. CIO.com's own Glass Explorer Al Sacco shares 10 Glass etiquette dos and don'ts.

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Internet of Overwhelming Things

As the era of Internet of Things (IoT) dawned, the fridge got hacked. Well, maybe not.

Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.

Sprint union with T-Mobile reportedly a done deal

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.

11 of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Hottest Smartwatches

Smartwatches are the 'it' gadgets this summer, and they'll only get hotter as notable new devices become available. Here's a look at the best smartwatches on the market, plus a few that are rumored to be on the way.

Viptela joins the WAN disruption party

Happy Cinco De Mayo to all, and I hope everyone had a great Star Wars weekend (May the 4th be with all of you!). It appears that, while many of us were watching Star Wars movies (2-6 I hope, as everyone hates 1) or planning a big...

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Against All Odds

No doubt, there are consumers of data center services who share my despair over getting access to the unrestricted wonders enabled by ongoing innovations in social, mobile, cloud and big data. IDC has dubbed those innovations

The changing fortunes of Net neutrality

Network neutrality is a term coined more than a decade ago by Columbia Law professor Tim Wu, and describes an equal-treatment approach to Internet traffic handling. In 2010, I wrote in Network World about the Net neutrality...

Cisco, Akamai team to boost branch performance

Cisco and Akamai this week announced a collaboration to boost application performance for branch office sites.

Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.

12 Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your Laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

Big Data, Big Mess: Sound Risk Intelligence Through Complete Context

This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

Video surveillance moves to IT

A recent survey conducted by Enterprise Security Group (on behalf of Axis Communications) says more IT departments are getting involved in video surveillance projects. As cameras move from analog over to IP-based systems, it makes...

Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion

Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for a!7.2 billion (US$10.1 billion).

Qualcomm and Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office

Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor wireless network coverage for their employees.

Using Cyber Insurance and Cybercrime Data to Limit Your Business Risk

This paper examines the challenges of understanding cyber risks, the importance of having the right cyber risk intelligence, and how to use this information to determine which cyber insurance options make the most sense based on your

15 Photos That Show the Power of the iPhone's Camera

The iPhone has changed the world of digital photography. Not only are more images than ever shared around the world, but photographers from amateurs to pros are using iPhones to capture the moment in creative new ways.

As Google Fiber approaches in Austin, Time Warner ups broadband speeds

With Google Fiber about to begin a fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday it is increasing home broadband speeds in the city by up to six times while keeping the price flat.

WifiForward group shows growing competition between carriers and cable operators

Cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications have joined forces and formed WifiForward, an organization that will work to protect existing unlicensed frequencies and get lawmakers to free up more spectrum.

Comcast buying Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal

Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a US$45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday.

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