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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

The next generation of mobile broadband will neither solve all our problems nor cause new ones.

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Creating 5G solutions? Don’t go it alone…

Why participating in an innovation center could take your 5G solutions from failure to success.

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Telehealth usage soars during COVID-19

Telemedicine is seeing rapid adoption gains as physicians and patients become more comfortable using videoconferencing for telehealth visits.

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5G spectrum auctions expected in 2021 after Pentagon gives up frequencies

The Department of Defense has relinquished mid-range frequency spectrum for use by 5G providers, a move that is expected to encourage U.S. manufacturers to develop 5G network technology.

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SDN startup Lumina Networks closes shop, citing Covid-19 impact

Some of the software will be released as open source but much of it will fade out as the company refused to sell to a closed-source vendor.

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5G can make for cost-effective private backhaul

While 5G use cases tend toward connecting many devices to a network, using the wireless technology for private backhaul can have a surprising amount of utility.

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Avaya repositions itself as cloud provider for unified communications

Customers can choose on-prem deployments or opt for a cloud service from Avaya.

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A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

With the OS reaching end of life, it’s time to migrate whatever old servers you have left, and it’s not a trivial job.

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8 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools for Windows and Mac

Measuring signal strength, channels, MAC addresses and security status of Wi-Fi networks is essential to understanding their health, and here are free tools – some for Windows, some for Macs – that can do just that.

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Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

The coronavirus crisis is driving employees out of the cities and into remote areas where bandwidth is low or nonexistent. Google, Facebook, SpaceX and others all have a dog in this fight.

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How wireless networks can battle COVID-19

Wireless network devices maintain a connection by handing off from one cell tower to another. The data created should be used to fight coronavirus, say researchers.

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 vendors of network gear the biggest power players within the enterprise.

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Project OWL: IoT trying to hold connectivity together in disasters

IoT devices configured in a wireless mesh network can be quickly deployed to provide basic connections when natural disasters knock out traditional communications links.

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What is Wi-Fi and why is it so important?

The ubiquitous wireless technology Wi-Fi has become indispensable for home networking, public internet connectivity, supporting the internet of things and much, much more.

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Q&A: Box CEO Aaron Levie looks at the future of remote work

Once a company focused on cloud-based file-sharing, Box now offers features to support remote productivity and teamwork. CEO Aaron Levie talks about his company's evolution – and how the workplace continues to change.

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Wireless upgrades from Cisco, Aruba, Juniper aim at helping businesses reopen safely

Cisco, Aruba and Juniper are unwrapping packages aimed at helping organizations safely re-open as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

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Rethinking collaboration: 6 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at six now pushing the envelope.

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