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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

New products of the week 08.31.2015 | 4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over
Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users and vendors of wireless LAN products early in the year, and I figured it wasn’t over yet. Read More


WEBCAST: Capriza

Why Build Versus Buy is Only Half the Conversation
For mobile, you need to think beyond the usual build versus buy, given the unique factors involved. In this webinar, gain an in-depth look at 3 approaches to mobility: build, buy, and transform. Guest presenter Myckel Haghnazari, IT Director at Flex, will share how his company is tackling the mobility challenge. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Windstream Communications

The Rising Popularity of Unified Communications in the Cloud
Discover top trends and best practices for moving UC to the cloud in this Nemertes Report. Learn More

New products of the week 08.31.2015
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Cisco, Lantronix and Zyxel. Read More

INSIDER
4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth
As compression and other existing bandwidth enhancement techniques reach their limits, academic researchers worldwide are investigating a variety of technologies and methods that promise to bring wireless broadband up to speed—and beyond—by allowing transmit and receive channels to occupy the same spectrum space. Read More

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski's Waze voice option falls flat
Dunkin' Donuts and Waze teamed up to provide Rob Gronkowski's voice for driving directions. Incomplete. Read More


WHITE PAPER: Exceed Group

How to Dramatically Reduce International Cellular Fees
Clients' bills were showing thousands of dollars per month for international services, and not a single person had traveled outside the U.S. in several months. Learn More

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Official invite, Fear the Walking Dead angle, 6C or not 6C
It probably really is time to switch the name of this round-up to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus rumor rollup since those will almost surely be the names of what's coming next from Apple on the smartphone front, but before long, it'll be back to slinging iPhone 7 scuttlebutt anyway. Read More

Do you know how much your smartphone costs?
Late last week, Verizon announced that it was ending its long-standing practice of offering substantial smartphone subsidies in exchange for a 2-year service contract. The move by the nation’s largest mobile carrier follows similar marketing approaches from much smaller competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint. Even though I’ve been buying subsidized iPhones on 2-year contracts for almost 5 years now, I’m a big fan of this “new” approach—at least philosophically. Assuming that the dollars work out the same (not at all a safe assumption, unfortunately), I believe it’s better for everyone to understand the true prices of the devices they buy and the services they use.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The real reason everyone hates making phone calls today
Mobile phones make calls possible anywhere and anytime. And that's the problem. Read More


WHITE PAPER: BMC Software

A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
Discover how to quickly remediate aggressive security threats. Read this report from Forrester Research and see how new automated compliance processes will reduce your organization's risk. Learn More

T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data thiefs
T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering - the use of smartphone data on other devices. Read More

IDG Contributor Network: The wires behind wireless
Wireless and mobile-influenced devices are only as good as the wires that support it. Read More

INSIDER
Managing data in a mobile and cloud world
A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security. (Insider; registration required) Read More


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