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Thursday, September 03, 2015

For future wearables, the network could be you

How the Red Sox brought new tech to baseball's oldest park | Cisco Chairman Chambers reports to CEO Robbins

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For future wearables, the network could be you
People who wear networked gadgets all over their bodies may someday become networks themselves. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found a way for wearables to communicate through a person's body instead of the air around it. Their work could lead to devices that last longer on smaller batteries and don't give away secrets as easily as today's systems do. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

SDN: An Emerging Reality
Are you analyzing the potential value SDN offers? You're not alone. A 2015 survey revealed that 36% of IT leaders are doing the same. This Network World Digital Spotlight highlights how SDN will be implemented, key problems SDNs address, adoption inhibitors, integration concerns, the role OpenFlow will (or will not) play. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Dell SonicWall

The Triple-A Approach to Network Security
As an IT decision-maker, you need to know that your security will protect against cyber-attacks while still empowering employees to do their jobs. Find out the three essential factors needed to attain the coveted "Triple-A" security rating. Read the Brief. Learn More

How the Red Sox brought new tech to baseball's oldest park
From its famed Green Monster to the quirky red Ted Williams seat in the right field bleachers, Fenway Park is a living museum in the heart of Boston. But going to a Red Sox game at Fenway isn't just about baseball. It's about experiencing America's pastime at Major League Baseball's (MLB) oldest ballpark. The Red Sox organization can't live in the past, however, and it has to incorporate the technologies today's fans expect at Fenway. Read More

Cisco Chairman Chambers reports to CEO Robbins
It's rare that the chairman of the board of directors of a public company reports to the company CEO. It's rarer still that a board director reports to the CEO – the CEO typically reports to the board of directors. Yet, apparently that's the structure at Cisco, which was not disclosed publicly when new CEO Chuck Robbin's executive leadership team and reporting structure was announced back in June. Read More

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month
Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking. The aim is to help businesses such as manufacturers or retailers, who may be running networks in far-flung places, to have better security when connecting their applications to the corporate network. Read More


Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
Today, ransomware has emerged as one of the most troublesome malware categories of our time. In this research, Symantec looks at how different types of ransomware work, not just from a technological point of view but also from a psychological viewpoint. Learn More

VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud
In what is a symbiotic relationship for both companies, VMware and Google have expanded their partnership in the IaaS cloud market this week. Read More

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws
If your Wi-Fi network is using the popular Belkin N600 DB router, be warned: it may have several vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take it over. Read More

Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT
Ericsson is working on LTE with faster upload speeds, as well as using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customizing the technology for Internet of Things applications. Read More

WEBCAST: Aerohive

What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network
You may have heard the buzz about iBeacon, a technology that enables proximity-based services for mobile devices. To learn about iBeacon and how it can impact your company, watch the recording of Aerohive's latest webinar, "What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network and Your Business". View Now>>

Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users
You'll either love or hate the new OnHub Wi-Fi router that Google and TP-Link have cooked up. Read More

What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?
Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail. Read More

Apple and Cisco partner to optimize and integrate collaboration tools
Apple and Cisco announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments, and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad. Read More

Inside Fenway Park's Wi-Fi upgrade
Video: chats with the IT leadership of the Boston Red Sox, who faced the unique challenge of deploying Wi-Fi without disturbing the original structure of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The new initiative is part of an ongoing effort to collect and analyze fan data, and support the baseball fan experience. Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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