• SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth
    by Marc Ferranti on February 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users' application […]

  • 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network
    by Eric Geier on February 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.And even if you aren’t using high-bandwidth devices and applications, faster Wi-Fi is always […]

  • Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network
    by Michael Cooney on February 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report $11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 — a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases — CEO Chuck Robbins has a lot to crow about. […]

  • What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?
    by Keith Shaw on February 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.But before we […]

  • What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?
    by Lee Doyle on February 6, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Network functions virtualization (NFV) enables IT pros to modernize their networks with modular software running on standard server platforms.Over time, NFV will deliver high-performance networks with greater scalability, elasticity, and adaptability at reduced costs compared to networks built from […]

  • Broadcom raises its offer for Qualcomm to $120 billion
    by Peter Sayer on February 5, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    If Broadcom gets its way, there could be one booth fewer at next year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.The semiconductor manufacturer upped its takeover bid for smartphone microprocessor maker Qualcomm on Monday, saying this is its final offer.Chips from one or other of the two are […]

  • 8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work
    by Peter Sayer on February 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for workImage by Peter Sayer/IDGServices like Microsoft’s Skype for Business or Google Hangouts mean you no longer need to turn to a specialist conferencing provider to collaborate with distant colleagues “face to face.”To read this article […]

  • REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools
    by Eric Geier on February 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • 802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained
    by Keith Shaw on January 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    In the world of wireless, the term Wi-Fi is synonymous with wireless access in general, despite the fact that it is a specific trademark owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance, a group dedicated to certifying that Wi-Fi products meet the IEEE’s set of 802.11 wireless standards.These standards, with […]

  • Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure
    by Tim Greene on January 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both wired and wireless networks.The company says this is a new phase in […]

  • The moving target of IoT security
    by Jon Gold on January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

    As the explosive growth of IoT tech continues; businesses, vendors and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences.The central problem with IoT security is that there is no central problem – IoT is a more […]

  • SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it
    by Lee Doyle on January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

    SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique requirements of branch offices.Known as SD-Branch, this next step in the […]

  • Wide-area networks: What WANs are and where they’re headed
    by Keith Shaw on January 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    If it weren’t for wide-area networks, it wouldn’t be possible to create unified networks for organizations with far-flung locations, to telecommute, or to do online anything. But WANs do exist and have for decades, constantly evolving to carry more and more traffic faster as demands […]

  • What is fog computing? Connecting the cloud to things
    by Brandon Butler on January 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Fog computing is the concept of a network fabric that stretches from the outer edges of where data is created to where it will eventually be stored, whether that's in the cloud or in a customer’s data center.Fog is another layer of a distributed network environment and is closely associated […]

  • 9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018
    by Peter Sayer on January 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Alexa on Windows 10 PCs at CES 2018Image by HPAt CES 2018 everyone was talking about -- or talking to --’s Alexa digital assistant. It’s omnipresent -- around the home and in phones, cars and, increasingly, offices. You’ll probably even find it in your next Windows 10 […]

  • How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic
    by Brandon Butler on January 10, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), a software platform that monitors network packet metadata to detect malicious traffic, even if its encrypted, is now generally available.The company initially launched ETA in June, 2017 during the launch of its intent-based network strategy and […]

  • 41% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on January 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    The Professional Surge Protector CSP300WUR1 safeguards common home and office devices, such as computers and electronics, by absorbing spikes in energy caused by storms and electrical power surges. Designed for convenience, the portable CSP300WUR1 is ideal for travelers. It provides 600 joules […]

  • SD-WAN deployment options: DIY vs. cloud managed
    by Brandon Butler on January 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

    So you’re ready to deploy an SD-WAN. Now you have a decision to make: Do it yourself or buy it as a managed service?As the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market continues to see substantial growth, the ways that organizations are deploying this technology – and the ways […]

  • 30% off APC 1500VA Compact UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector
    by DealPost Team on December 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    An APC UPS provides backup power power and surge protection to power and protect your PC or Mac, network router, gaming consoles like Xbox and PS4, AV and other business electronics from the dangers of power surges, spikes, lightning and power outages. By powering your critical electronics with a […]

  • Inside Cisco’s DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking
    by Brandon Butler on December 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Cisco’s DNA Center is a new network automation software that the company has positioned as the interface for its ambitious intent-based networking (IBN) strategy.+MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: What is intent-based networking? | Why intent-based networking could be a big deal +Launched in the summer […]