A high-frequency supplement to Wi-Fi that's several times faster than most of what's available now appears headed for enterprises through a partnership between Cisco Systems and a specialist in the technology.
Tablets and smartphones, which employees are bringing into work in “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) style, are leading IT managers to ask security questions, starting with whether they should sort out corporate mobile apps and data from personal ones. It’s all encouraged a spate of security start-ups to come up with their own answers, and highlighted here are a few that have recently hung out a shingle for mobile security. But it’s not just mobile spurring the creation of young security firms out to change the world.
You're undoubtedly already thinking about that next wireless LAN upgrade, partially because BYOD and accelerating demand for mobility is straining your current installation, but also because the advent of gigabit-class wireless LANs is motivating an examination of what's working -- and what's not -- in your shop.
Despite all the giddy talk about returning the Start button with the next version of Windows 8, when the Windows 8.1 upgrade becomes available later this year it will be chock-full of features designed for enterprises, Microsoft says.
While Google promotes its Glass head-mounted display as a new way for people to receive and document information on the fly, several social networking companies including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr now want a piece of the action, by offering social applications on the device.
Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of the city and ultimately the world.
A 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly disrupting his former employer's network after he was passed over for promotions, leading him to quit his job and take revenge, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
In an effort to help enterprises get a handle on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, Novell has released enterprise file sharing software that it claims is as easy to use as commercial cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Microsoft Skydrive, and Google Drive.
We have long followed the trend of wireless substitution for landlines and the growing market share for VoIP as an alternative to traditional telco service. In a report released earlier this month, USTelecom said that, according to its estimates, more households now use wireless only than those that use an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) phone service. The trade association's analysis and projections suggests that at the end of 2012 ILECs were no longer the dominant provider of residential voice services as more consumers "cut the cord" and as they transitioned to VoIP.
Cellular networks in Boston were still operating on Monday evening following the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, contrary to earlier reports that they had been shut down to prevent remote bomb detonations.