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  • BT: delivering the most connected Olympic Games ever

    London 2012 will be the first ever Olympic Games to offer public WiFi access inside the competition venues, thanks to a new high-density network from BT.

  • Bring your own device - Effective policies and practice in a BYOD environment

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is now ubiquitous among enterprises. For IT leaders this has meant developing and maintaining effective policies and practices to keep the organisation secure and efficient, while managing a proliferation of devices.

  • Five focus areas to keep Avaya in the race

    New Avaya data networking chief Marc Randall has five focus areas in his sights to help the company sell its Ethernet switches, gain market share... and perhaps stave off irrelevancy.

  • The good, bad and ugly of 802.11ac

    Imagine a world where family members can stream their favorite HD content to different rooms, all while your teenage son uploads his latest HD video "project" to YouTube. Well, with new wireless LAN technology based on 802.11ac quickly approaching - possibly in one or two years - this digital home network paradise could become a reality.

  • Gigabit wireless gets closer as 802.11ac standard approved

    One gigabit wireless LAN products should enter the retail channel for the 2012 holiday season thanks to the fact that the 802.11 working group concluded balloting on the proposed 802.11ac standard last summer, meaning enterprise-focused products should follow in 2013.

  • Six new and rising hacker threats

    Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

  • A simple guide to gigabit wireless technology

    Today's existing state-of-the art wireless LAN can achieve 300Mbps using 802.11n with two spatial streams. Future developments will deliver three- and four-stream speeds of up to 600Mbps. But the 802.11 working group has set its sights on a more ambitious milestone: 1 Gbps throughput.

  • The future of wireless networking architecture

    With ever more devices needing greater throughput for video and voice content, today's wireless hub-and-spoke network architecture is showing its age. What's needed is a wireless LAN (WLAN) solution capable of greater intelligence at the network's edge to optimise traffic flow without compromising security or quality of service and driving up cost.

  • Top 10 Cisco rivals

    Competition is only getting tougher for Cisco as it continues to expand in 30 or so new markets while attempting to maintain growth in its core routing and switching businesses.

  • A simple guide to 802.1x networking security

    Understanding what the IEEE 802.1x standard is and why you should care means understanding three separate concepts: PPP, EAP and 802.1x itself.

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The network impact of 802.11n

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Wireless LAN virtualisation

The incremental cost of adding a wireless LAN has come down dramatically. Nearly every laptop sold to businesses today comes with a Wi-Fi radio. Unplugging users from their desks and adding enough access points to cover a campus is often an easier and more affordable path than suffering through another wired Ethernet forklift upgrade.
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The Age of Wireless LANs

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