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Instant, secure ‘teleportation’ of data in the works

Quantum teleportation, where information is sent instantaneously, will secure the Internet, researchers say. Scientists are making progress.

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How to deal with the impact of digital transformation on networks

To unleash the promise of digital transformation, businesses need to embrace automation and software-defined networking as well as improve security.

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4 tech startup predictions for 2020

Capital markets are in transition, unicorns are falling and geopolitical instability abounds. That adds up to an 'interesting' climate for tech startups.

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Aruba reinforces SD-Branch with security, management upgrades

Aruba adds IDS/IPS, LTE to its branch-office networking gear

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Johnsonville Sausage cuts MPLS costs with SD-WAN

Johnsonville Sausage’s IT department modernized its wide-area network, getting costs down and simplifying the overall enterprise network environment, to move the business forward.

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Wi-Fi 6 is slowly gathering steam

There’s a lot to look forward to about 802.11ax, aka Wi-Fi 6, just don’t expect it to be a top-to-bottom revolution in 2020.

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A new spin on interconnects for colocation data centers

Stateless, Inc. launches its Luxon platform that enables provisioning of network functions as microservices.

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5G is poised to transform manufacturing

5G wireless holds much promise for manufacturing facilities, largely for its speed and low latency, so a few early adopters are buying into the technology, but its pervasive use in factories is still years off.

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Most popular tech stories of 2019

Insider Pro subscribers pick the Top 10 articles published in our debut year.

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5 questions to answer before deploying Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 offers many valuable new features including speed and higher density, but it’s different from its predecessors, so make sure your wired network and your organization are ready for it.

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Cisco: 5 hot networking trends for 2020

Cisco exec says SD-WAN, Wi-Fi 6, multi-domain control, virtual networking and the evolving role of network engineers will be big in 2020

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Cisco grabs Exablaze for low-latency chip technology

Cisco continues to build up its internal electronics tools, saying it will acquire Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology designer Exablaze for an undisclosed amount.

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SD-WAN management means more than reviewing logs and parsing events

Creating a single view of the different types of data requires specialized skills, custom integration and a significant budget. Just look at the SIEM.

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7 considerations when buying network-automation tools

Here’s the factors you need to weigh so you can make a smart decision about the network automation tool that’s best for your organization.

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Cisco targets hyperscalers with silicon, high-end routers

Cisco rolls out its Silicon One plan, 8000 Series carrier-class routers and aims at selling chips to whitebox or hyperscale developers

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What’s hot at the edge for 2020? Everything

From SD-WAN and cloud interconnection to security, the edge will be one active place in 2020

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Secure SD-WAN: The security vendors and their SD-WAN offerings

A networking vendor simply can’t jump into this space. Some SD-WANs add stateful packet filters and call this security.

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Passive optical LAN: Its day is dawning

As bandwidth demands continue to increase and with copper cabling having distance shortcomings, passive optical networks looks like an alternative that can solve a number of problems.

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