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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

Thousand Eyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, is providing Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS


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Cradlepoint buy nets Ericsson 5G infrastructure for carriers, enterprises

Ericsson’s $1.1 billion purchase of Cradlepoint could broaden its customer base and expand the 5G services its carrier customers can support.


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Should you upgrade tape drives to the latest standard?

A recently released standard for linear tape-open—LTO-9—sets the scene for faster drives with more capacity, but are they a must-have?


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IDC reports jump in server sales, decline in storage revenue

On the surface it would seem contradictory for one market to rise and another to fall, but there is a pattern here.


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Palo Alto beefs-up its SD-WAN menu with machine learning, analytics

Palo Alto upgrades the SD-WAN gear it bought via CloudGenix with machine learning and artificial intelligence to embrace cloud deployment


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Extreme unveils universal networking gear to simplify infrastructure decisions

Extreme Networks takes the wraps off new core switches; cloud-based management platform adds wireless intrusion protection, location services, IoT management, guest access, and compliance apps.


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How to consolidate network management tools

Enterprise IT shops are getting serious about winnowing the tools they use for network capacity planning, monitoring, event correlation, configuration management and more.


Network World - Insider asset - Invaluable Tips + Tricks for Troubleshooting Linux [Winter 2018]

Using bash’s shopt builtin to manage Linux shell behavior

The shopt builtin offers 53 settings that can alter how bash behaves. Read this post and then refer to bash's man page to follow up on how these settings might work for you.


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Huawei ban could complicate 5G deployment

Bans on Huawei, ZTE mean fewer choices for wireless carriers building 5G services


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Nvidia-Arm merger faces regulatory, political, legal hurdles

While Nvidia says it won’t interfere with Arm Holding’s chip-design business, its competitors and regulators may be skeptical


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Carriers, vendors work to promote 5G-network flexibility with open standards

The ORAN Alliance is working on standards that could help create 5G networks that are software-driven and less reliant on a single-vendor to ensure interoperability


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At it again: The FCC rolls out plans to open up yet more spectrum

Hard on the heels of auctioning off CBRS bandwidth for 5G, the FCC moves to provide more and more spectrum for commercial use.


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NFC vs. Bluetooth LE: When to use which

Near-field communications and Bluetooth LE are low-power wireless technologies suited for different uses in enterprises.


IDG Tech Spotlight  >  Edge Computing [ Network World (intro) / September 2020 ]

Edge computing: The next generation of innovation

The future of enterprise tech won't be confined to the data center mothership -- nor even the public cloud. Wedded to the internet of things, edge computing puts processing horsepower wherever it needs to go.


IDG Tech Spotlight  >  Edge Computing [ Network World / September 2020 ]

4 essential edge-computing use cases

Placing processing power and storage at the edge of enterprise networks takes many forms but delivers faster response times and can reduce the need for WAN bandwidth.