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Tech calendar 2018-19: Upcoming events of interest to IT pros

This technology-events calendar is sortable and updated weekly to provide details for IT pros interested in learning more about technology and networking with their peers.

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Gartner: Top 10 2019 tech trends you should know

AI, augmented analytics, quantum computing, and blockchain are among technologies that soon could dominate the IT landscape, according to Gartner’s annual Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

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Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

A downloadable PDF review of Icinga, Nagios, Observium and Zabbix platforms. Which is right for you?

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ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

The KSK rollover involved generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers, according to ICANN. Such resolvers run software that converts...

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Introducing Named Data Networking

No more IP addresses.

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Radical shake-up proposed for the internet

The World Wide Web could return to the retro decentralized 1990s if momentum for a blockchain-like protocol gets into gear.

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Juniper advances network automation community, skillsets

Juniper is looking to be an evangelist for network automation by announcing a variety of applications, tools, labs and libraries that it says will hasten adoption the technology for businesses and network professionals.

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Do network pros need to up their DevOps chops?

For decades, network professionals needed to know router protocols and command-line interfaces, but with the advent of programmable networks, it may be prudent for them also to get training writing code in order to advance in their...

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How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

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5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

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802.11: Wi-Fi speeds and standards explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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Why 802.11ax is the next big thing in Wi-Fi

The 802.11ax specification finally brings a Wi-Fi standard to the network that supports everything we want to do with our wireless LANs.

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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Juniper CEO Rahim talks network, security and multicloud trends

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim discusses plans for the networking vendor, including his goal to position Juniper more strongly against chief competitors Cisco, Arista, HPE, and Huawei.

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The future of networking: Open source networking is the 'new norm'

Open source networking has become the "new norm," and many at the recent Open Networking Summit Europe said they’re seeing it play out in the industry.

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Identity awareness: it’s more than just a packet

Routing must reflect business context.

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Cisco Webex outage: Collaboration service finding a lumpy recovery

A Webex post today (October 4) shows some problems such as poor performance are persisting: “Engineering continues to work on the engineering tasks to address the remaining open items. Some Webex Teams users are still experiencing...

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Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

Researchers at Drexel University have developed a method to spray on antennas that outperform traditional metal antennas, opening the door to faster and easier IoT deployments.

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The WAF backed by artificial intelligence (AI)

Web application firewalls backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning are beginning to surface as major successes against DDoS attacks and the application DDoS world.

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