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How the network can support zero trust

Zero trust architecture calls for granting just enough access to network resources so individuals can accomplish their work tasks – nothing more – and the network itself can help.

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IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

July saw a loss of 134,000 IT jobs, but net IT employment is still up by more than 203,000 positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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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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5G: CBRS license bids top $2.4 billion in FCC auction

The CBRS window is open as bidders battle for choice parts of a unique chunk of U.S. airwaves.

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How AI can create self-driving data centers

Early adopters are driving the use of AI to optimize power and cooling systems, automate predictive maintenance, and improve workload distribution in enterprise data centers.

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Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

Get ready to hear the term 'circular' a lot more in reference to data center gear.

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Cisco challenge winners use AI, IoT to tackle global problems

Top prize goes to a startup in Kenya with a milk-chilling transit system that uses AI and IoT to optimize inventory management.

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Gartner: 5G rises as overall wireless infrastructure spending falls

The pandemic took a measurable toll on the market for wireless infrastructure, but 5G spending remains a bright spot.

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HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE 5G Lab is designed to help telcos accelerate 5G deployment and adoption.

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Private 5G can solve some enterprise problems that Wi-Fi can’t

While service providers might think of private 5G as a competitor to Wi-Fi, short-term its enterprise use will be supplemental.

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How to tailor SASE to your enterprise

Secure access service edge is a well-defined model, but there are variations that achieve the same ends and give businesses flexibility to meet their larger goals.

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Are newer medical IoT devices less secure than old ones?

Legacy medical IoT devices may lack security features, but newer ones built around commodity components can have a whole different set of vulnerabilities that are better understood by attackers.

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How 5G frequency affects range and speed

5G spectrum use falls into three major bands, each with different characteristics that can influence coverage and deployment strategies.

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Is COVID-19 vendor financing for enterprise gear a good deal?

IT vendors are offering billions in financial aid to keep enterprise IT sales from being cancelled and partners afloat, but do they benefit customers?

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6G wireless? Samsung is already outlining its plans

Connected machines and digital twins will help drive 6G networks, Samsung says.

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Counterfeit Cisco switches raise network security alarms

In a disconcerting event for IT security professionals, counterfeit versions of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches were discovered on an unnamed business network, and the fake gear was found to be designed to circumvent typical...

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Options grow for migrating mainframe apps to the cloud

Mainframe software migration vendor LzLabs is setting up shop in North America to help mainframe users move legacy applications into cloud application environments.

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HPE makes big SD-WAN play with $925M Silver Peak acquisition

HPE is buying networking vendor Silver Peak for $925 million. Silver Peak's Unity WAN technology will slide into HPE subsidiary Aruba's portfolio and give it an immediate boost in the hot SD-WAN arena where Cisco, VMware and others...

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SD-WAN boosts pest-control company's network performance

Rollins pest control reaps better performance, security and automated changes with SD-WAN

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SD-WAN and analytics: A marriage made for the new normal

Reliance on SD-WAN analytics grows as customers move toward cloud, security services

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