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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

U.S. Internet connection speeds still lag behind other developed nations

F5's new CEO, Manny Rivelo, on where the company goes next | Review: Free and low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers for the Mac

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U.S. Internet connection speeds still lag behind other developed nations
The average U.S. Internet connection speed continues to lag behind that of many other developed nations, according to the latest State of the Internet report from CDN and cloud service provider Akamai. Read More

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eGuide: WAN Virtualization
In this eGuide, Network World examines the benefits of WAN virtualization and some recent trends in this area. Read on to learn how WAN virtualization can help your organization. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Red Hat, Dell & SAP

Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

F5's new CEO, Manny Rivelo, on where the company goes next
Manny Rivelo officially took over as CEO of F5 July 1st, stepping into the big shoes of John McAdam, who grew the company from $109 million in 2000 to the $1.7 billion behemoth it is today. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Rivelo to see what he has in store for the application delivery networking company. Read More

Review: Free and low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers for the Mac
We recently reviewed low-cost Windows-based Wi-Fi stumblers. Now, here's our take on wireless stumblers that run on Mac OS X for all you Apple fans. (Insider Story) Read More

WEBCAST: Symantec

Video Capsule - The Endpoint Security Paradox
In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Jon Oltsik discusses ESG's recent research on endpoint security. View Now

Hackers show off long-distance Wi-Fi radio proxy at DEF CON
A talk about a radio-based privacy device dubbed ProxyHam that promised to allow hackers to connect to Wi-Fi networks from as far as 2.5 miles away was abruptly pulled from the DEF CON schedule by its creator a few weeks ago. Read More

Carriers all in on SDN... Almost
Most network operators have either already deployed SDN, are now deploying SDN, or plan to evaluate it in 2015. That's the finding of a recent survey of worldwide carriers by IHS, formerly Infonetics. Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

Microsoft, join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout
Data-integration giant Informatica has made itself a private company in a $5.3 billion deal that includes investments from Microsoft and Read More

Qualcomm bets on superfast broadband over copper with latest acquisition
Qualcomm has entered into an agreement to acquire Ikanos Communications in order to speed up its efforts to build home gateways with integrated support for, which promises to offer hundreds of megabit per second over copper. Read More

F5's Synthesis gets cloudy with Big-IP 12.0
F5, the de facto standard and market leader in application delivery controllers (ADCs), is holding its annual "Agility" event in Washington, D.C. At the event, the company took the covers off version 12.0 (formerly known as Badger) of its application delivery software, Big-IP. Read More


User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you're going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.


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