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Masergy teams with Fortinet for at-home SD-WAN

Working from home is becoming more of a permanent option with each passing day, but working from home means your network is provided not by your corporate enterprise but by carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast. Masergy...


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How to enforce password complexity on Linux

Linux gives you lots of ways to create complexity in passwords that include a lot more than just length, such as mixing upper- and lower-case letters with numerals and punctuation marks along with other restrictions.


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Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Cybersecurity mesh, AI engineering, and distributed cloud services are among the top trends that Gartner says will shape future enterprise IT operations.


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Backing up databases is critical and complex

Proper database backup is essential because of the importance of the data they contain, so understanding how the work is also a must.


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IoT Roundup: Carriers and connectivity fueling Microsoft's IoT expansion, IoT networks getting smarter, and security corner

This month's installment covers the impetus lent to IoT deployments by the ongoing pandemic, some new wrinkles in the security picture, and the possibility of more intelligence at the network edge in the future.


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The OSI model explained and how to easily remember its 7 layers

A tutorial on the Open Systems Interconnection networking reference model and tips on and how to memorize the seven layers


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IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

IBM adds data, threat intelligence and security service to Cloud Pak for Security system.


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Equinix launches bare metal cloud service

Equinix Metal will provide 'lift and shift' migrations of entire operating environments, including OS, hypervisor, apps and data, from on-premises data centers to the cloud.


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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

Thousand Eyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, is providing Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS


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How to download and play YouTube and other videos on Linux

The youtube-dl tool makes it very easy to download both webm and mp4 files on Linux systems. You just need the tool and the right URLs.


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AMD introduces Zen 3 architecture and pursues Xilinx acquisition

AMD's new Zen 3 processor architecture is socket-compatible with older designs but with faster performance.


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How networking pros can help make better IT buying decisions

Knowing how smart buying teams make good choices adds to the value IT pros bring to the task of purchasing new hardware, software, and services.


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IT leaders grapple with the new normal

Five articles examine the challenges faced by leaders across all segments of IT – and the solutions that have made a difference.


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How building bricks could store electricity

The red pigment in bricks can be converted into a plastic that conducts electricity, allowing researchers from Washington University to turn bricks into electricity storage devices.


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What 5G promises for IoT

Right away 5G looks promising for high-density IoT deployments, but future releases of the cellular technology have even greater potential.