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6 AI ingredients every wireless networking strategy needs

Thanks to advances in AI, companies of all sizes can transform their wireless networking with WiFi that is predictable, reliable and measurable.

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Wi-Fi analytics SaaS can make retail cool

Customers are starting to seek personalized retail experiences and this might be step one for your network.

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Apstra intent-based networking bridges the physical, virtual

Apstra’s intent-based AOS 2.0 delivers agility across physical/virtual networks so they look like one.

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Spock’s wise words for today’s network managers

Star Trek is filled with advice that apply to today’s tech professionals. Here’s a look at seven from the Enterprise’s most logical crew member, Spock.

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4G LTE internet is a network-saver

4G LTE internet is an under-utilized asset for your company’s network — and your sanity.

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Network simulation or emulation?

In regard to network testing, the terms emulation and simulation are often used interchangeably. In most cases, either term will generally get the point across, but there’s a big difference between a network emulator and network...

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What’s your problem? Survey uncovers top sources of IT pain

Enterprise IT teams face increasingly complex and often contradictory challenges. Find out the top issues named in a recent survey of over 300 IT professionals, and what is being done to simplify these common struggles.

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Location, location, location… it matters to the cloud

Connecting to a local cloud provides the best performance. If you can’t do that, content delivery networks (CDNs) or edge data centers can help.

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Ethernet frames and packets: what’s the difference?

When discussing Ethernet data, the terms frame and packet are often used interchangeably. Frames and packets are the electronic containers that carry our data from point-to-point by navigating LANs and WANs and, as they both serve...

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MPLS or IPsec VPN: which is better?

These days, you can get an extremely fast, fiber, business Internet connection for a relatively low cost. So, should you ditch your company's expensive MPLS Wide Area Network and replace it with an IPsec VPN over giant fiber Internet...

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Extreme leverages Avaya Networking to automate network management campus-wide

As network complexity rises, network management gets harder. Automation, such as the Extreme – Avaya Networking solution, eliminates tasks and allows for more innovation.

What is Dedicated Internet Access?

What is the difference between an inexpensive "shared" Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company?

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The 3 types of SD-WAN architecture

SD-WAN is catching fire but did you know there are 3 different categories of SD-WAN architecture, catering to specific types of WAN applications your company is using?

What makes application delivery in China so hard?

The truth of the matter is that entering the Chinese internet market is hard. There are the obvious culture and regulatory barriers, but there are also a number of technical barriers, specifically, when it comes to delivering...

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The new Extreme Networks is off and rolling

Extreme Networks announced its Q4 FY17 results, and its plan to become a bigger, stronger networking vendor that can go up against the big guys is working.

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Are you and your network ready for change?

Essential things to consider today to ensure you and your company are ready for digital transformation.

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4 steps to planning a migration from IPv4 to IPv6

Waiting to address IPv6 carries a risk of lost communication, revenue and customers.

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Face-off: CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM for network monitoring

Feedback on two network monitoring platforms from IT Central Station, the IT pro knowledge-sharing community.

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Why companies are building application-specific edge delivery networks

The growing trend of companies creating their own edge delivery networks has a major payoff. They can service their applications via these networks to enable greater resilience and performance for their users.

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Mist uses AI to improve wireless network performance

Mist Systems rolls out new AI-enhanced Wi-Fi features to help network managers monitor wireless network performance and improve network security.

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