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How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security...

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Colleges expand VPN capacity, conferencing to answer COVID-19

With colleges finishing semesters via remote learning, IT departments are growing their remote-access networks and trying to help students overcome access-network challenges.

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FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

If approved, a Federal Communications Commission proposal would add the 6GHz band to the unlicensed spectrum used by Wi-Fi 6, making room to support more devices from a single Wi-Fi access point.

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Thousands of PCs break exaFLOP barrier

Folding@home has done what IT vendors and the federal government have been racing to do – break the exaFLOP barrier – and the crowdsourced distributed-computing program did it while fighting coronavirus.

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COVID-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

A key industry standard for the development of new-radio 5G will remain unreleased for at least two more months, holding back the availability of 5G products for the enterprise.

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Automation helps network providers weather coronavirus disruptions

Automation can play an important role in maintaining IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, say network pros from Netflix, Zoom, Dropbox and Equinix.

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto looks to build up SD-WAN, SASE portfolio take on Cisco, VMware with CloudGenix technology

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Neural computing should be based on insect brains, not human ones

Insect brains are a better model for artificial intelligence in IoT than human brains are because they are simpler and focus on key processes, scientists say.

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Providers address capacity, supply-chain challenges brought on by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing internet traffic to surge and usage patterns to shift. Learn how network teams at cloud services Netflix, Zoom and Dropbox, along with data center provider Equinix, are keeping operations running.

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Survey: Most data centers don't meet the needs of their users

You don’t need to downsize your data center, you need to expand it, according to a Forbes Insights survey

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COVID-19 vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers bring IoT technology to disease detection

Researchers from UMass say that a Raspberry Pi edge device can help identify flu-like symptoms in crowds, broadening the range of tools that can be used to track the spread of disease.

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Tips for cleaning data-center gear in response to coronavirus

Dell has some suggestions on how to disinfect sensitive electronics

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COVID-19: Tech giants, government agencies add supercomputing to the fight

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which ncludes IBM, AWS, Google, HPE and Microsoft as well as NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and U.S. Department of...

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Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor

New design clobbers Intel and AMD in core and thread count, but the proof will be in the independent benchmarks.

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Private cloud reimagined as equal partner in multi-cloud world

A new generation of private cloud options, including Amazon Outposts, Microsoft Azure Stack and Google Anthos, is leading enterprises to rethink hybrid cloud strategies.

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Coronavirus challenges capacity, but core networks are holding up

As the new coronavirus continues its infestation and more people work from home, the impact of the increased traffic on networks in the US so far seems to be minimal.

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Intel reshuffles Xeon lineup

New Intel Xeon processors with technology for AI training will only come on four- and eight-socket servers. Single and dual-socket versions of Cooper Lake CPUs have been canceled.

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Cisco warns of five SD-WAN security weaknesses

Cisco has issued five – three on the high-end of the vulnerability scale – warnings about security weaknesses in its SD-WAN offerings.

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