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Future Wi-Fi

How-to improve Wi-Fi roaming

Wi-Fi handoffs can be made smoother with careful mapping of the network followed by fine-tuning transmit power and placement of access points.

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Will carriers use 5G to provide edge services?

5G wireless can be used as dumb-pipe transport for data, but providers could build new services such as edge computing on top of it and sell them to enterprises.

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Ethernet innovation pits power against speed

Achieving Ethernet speeds of a terabit per second and beyond means overcoming technical obstacles of optics, power and network architecture.

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Serious 10-year-old flaw in Linux sudo command; a new version patches it

A vulnerability in sudo can elevate unprivileged users to root privileges.

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Gartner: 2021 IT spending rally could hit $3.9T

Gartner says businesses need to advance their digital-transformation plans 5 years to survive in a post-pandemic world.

filling legacy tech skills gap

Hot network certifications: Multi-skill certs to dominate 2021

As organizations shifted to home-based work, certifying bodies saw the biggest increase in entry-level networking certifications. But in 2021, more advanced, cross-certifications that combine skills will rank among the most...

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IT workforce suffering under COVID-19, waiting on herd immunity for rebound

Middle-management IT salaries take a hit, bonuses and raises ‘all but eliminated’ by COVID-19, an IT-management consultancy report says.

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Examining network connections on Linux systems

Linux systems provide a lot of useful commands for reviewing network configuration and connections. Here's a look at a few, including ifquery, ifup, ifdown and ifconfig.

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How a Linux migration led to the creation of Amazon Web Services

Former Amazon executive documents how getting off Sun hardware to Linux saved the company and led to AWS.

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Wi-Fi 6E: When it’s coming and what it’s good for

New wireless spectrum recently dedicated to Wi-Fi allows for more channels and higher density deployments.

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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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How-to measure enterprise Wi-Fi speeds

Step-by-step strategy for figuring out the best tools for testing the speed of Wi-Fi connections in trouble spots or across an entire wireless network.

Future Wi-Fi

How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you

Wi-Fi 6 is on the horizon. Follow these steps to determine if your business should upgrade to the new wireless standard and how to prepare.

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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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VMware takes an executive talent hit but can handle it

Three executive departures in less than a month is a tough situation, but Pat Gelsinger is leaving VMware with a deep management bench.

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Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough, survey says

SD-WAN platforms provide some native monitoring, but supplemental monitoring tools are needed, particularly when seeking the root cause of poor application performance, according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey.

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How to manage your power bill while adopting AI

Embracing AI doesn't mean blowing up your electric bill. Here's how to minimize the pain.

Bridging skills gap

Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

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Cisco coughs up another $1.9B to buy Acacia

Cisco raised its takeover offer for Acacia to $4.5 billion, up from $2.6 billion, in a move to boost Cisco's optical-system strategy.

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VMware loses CEO Gelsinger to Intel

Intel says it will bring on current VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Feb. 15 to replace Intel CEO Bob Swan.

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