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Test and review of 4 Wi-Fi 6 routers: Who's the fastest?

We tested Wi-Fi 6 routers from Extreme, Cisco, EnGenius and Meraki to find out whether these access points deliver on the promise of better throughput from the latest Wi-Fi standard

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Pandemic-driven changes to application-delivery infrastructure may become permanent

Enterprises are beefing up application-delivery security and capacity to accommodate an increasing remote workforce.

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The 10 fastest supercomputers are led by one 2.8x faster than the rest

The TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for June 2020 is led by an ARM-powered machine that performs 415.5PFLOP/sec and that can be tuned to handle AI apps at 1 exaFLOP/sec.

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How to backup essential data but not the garbage

There’s lots of ways to sort out what to back up and what not to, but the goal should always be to back up everything that needs to survive a crash.

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14 technology winners and losers, post-COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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Rackspace rebrands (again) and repositions for digital transformation

Following several acquisitions, Rackspapce prepares for an IPO and to tackle lifecycle management.

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COVID-19 crisis accelerates rise of virtual call centers

Call center operations have increasingly gone remote, but the pandemic has accelerated the WFH CX support trend, as IT leaders at T-Mobile and American Express attest.

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Pros and cons of cloud storage

Cloud storage offers many advantages over on-premises data storage. Scalability at the push of a button (up or down), accessibility from any device at any location, and pay-per-usage pricing are a few of the draws. But there are some...

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Creating complex digital twins requires sharing intellectual property

The possibilities of digital twinning are rapidly expanding, but the networking and interconnection technology behind it need to keep pace.

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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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Hot job: Wireless LAN engineer

Given the realities of COVID-19, WLAN engineers are finding ways to extend enterprise security and Wi-Fi management capabilities to employees' home networks. They've also got a new role to play as enablers of future, contactless...

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Layoffs rock the IT services industry amid move to the cloud

Companies that specialized in corporate consulting services are being hit as clients move from on-prem to the cloud.

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Airbus tells developers what it needs from quantum-computing

Aerospace multinational Airbus says it is 'quantum-ready' and helping to shape the future capabilities of quantum computing.

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IT skills to master for a better post-pandemic job

Network pros can be learning new skills during the pandemic to support shifting IT priorities.

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Is quantum computing ready to leap into the real world?

While tech industry heavyweights strive for quantum supremacy, IDC’s latest research reveals the current state of quantum computing and explains why real-world applications are only a qubit away.

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Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

Cisco will upgrade and integrate access-control, networking and security products to address the goals of secure access service edge

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Sales of Ethernet switches and routers hit a 7-year low in Q1

COVID-19-related supply-chain issues, uncertainty undercut revenues from switches and routers.

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Cisco grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology

Cisco said it envisions embedding ThousandEyes technology in a variety of its products including its AppDynamics application performance, SD-WAN, WebEx and Meraki families.

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