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  • How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

    Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Though exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal ? and when ? is still the subject of debate.

  • Meru unveils speedier, higher capacity enterprise access point

    Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.

  • FCC's chairman moves to allow spectrum sharing

    The U.S. Federal Communications will soon move forward on a 2-year-old proposal to experiment with spectrum sharing in an effort to deal with a skyrocketing demand for mobile data bandwidth and increasingly crowded mobile services, the agency's chairman said Monday.

  • iOS 7.1 goes live, with UI tweaks, bug fixes

    Apple has released iOS 7.1, with an array of visual tweaks, some bug fixes, and an option that lets users turn off the so-called "parallax effect" that creates an illusion of changing perspective, and hence motion, in the radically redesigned user interface.

  • Apple shop maxes out Airport access points, upgrades to 802.11ac

    What do you do when your Apple Airport Express wireless network just bogs down under too many users and big files?

  • Smarter Celeno Wi-Fi chip manages device throughput

    New firmware for Celeno's Wi-Fi chips lets home gateways and routers control transmission times for clients, improving throughput.

  • Apple's Mac: the Post-PC PC?

    The Apple Mac, celebrating its 30th birthday today, is an anomaly wrapped in a paradox: the most successful personal computer ever with single-digit market share, from the company reinventing itself as the "post PC" leader, is likely to keep growing in the enterprise, even though Apple's whole approach is consumer focused.

  • Avago agrees to buy LSI for $6.6 billion

    Semiconductor company Avago Technologies has agreed to buy storage and networking company LSI for US$6.6 billion in an effort to expand its data center offerings.

  • Qualcomm will promote COO to replace Paul Jacobs as CEO

    Chip maker Qualcomm will promote current COO Steve Mollenkopf to the role of CEO next year. He will replace long-standing CEO Paul Jacobs, son of one of the company's founders, Irwin Jacobs, the company said Friday.

  • BlackBerry open letter to customers is long on cliches

    An "open letter" from BlackBerry's interim CEO, John Chen, to "enterprise customers and partners" is filled with wishful thinking, unfounded promises and a wealth of clichés. But without actions, the reassuring words -- if anything -- underline BlackBerry's precarious future.

Latest Features

  • 28 pieces of sensible computing advice everyone should read

    Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law.

  • The iPad 2012: Your ultimate remote desktop?

    Businesses love Apple?s iPad. They use the tablets in myriad ways, from airline pilot flight manuals to hospital charts to point-of-sale terminals. The updated specs of the iPad 3, announced today, should make the tablet even better at something it already does well: enabling remote desktop access.

  • Top Windows 8 features IT admins should be aware of

    Upgrades, system migration, support headaches; IT folks are probably dreading the next major Windows roll-out. Yet Windows 8, which is scheduled to move to the beta stage in late February and will likely launch in the autumn, does offer several compelling new features for both IT and end users.

  • Are we running out of wireless bandwidth?

    Wireless bandwidth is like land in Manhattan; it's extremely valuable, because they're not making more of it.

  • 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.

  • Three ways the iPhone 4S beats its predecessor

    The new iPhone 4S has three important wireless networking enhancements that its predecessor lacked, including dual-network world phone capabilities.

  • 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.

  • How to build a wireless network

    In the Wild West of mobility, you'll need to support all kinds of consumer devices that tap into your wireless network. How Bryant & Stratton College's CIO Ernest Lehman created a blueprint for a secure wireless network that could be rolled out to the campuses.

  • Russian spies thwarted by technology failings

    The Russian ring charged this week with spying on the United States faced some of the common security problems that plague many companies - misconfigured wireless networks, users writing passwords on slips of paper and laptop help desk issues that take months to resolve. In addition, the alleged conspirators used a range of technologies to pass data among themselves and back to their handlers in Moscow including PC-to-PC open wireless networking and digital steganography to hide messages and retrieve them from images on websites.

  • Apple Tablet event: Live countdown

    All the rumours and all the facts from the Apple product launch in Yerba Buena Gardens.





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Integrity of Information on the Move with the Cisco Secure Wireless Solution

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Integrity of Information on the Move with the Cisco Secure Wireless Solution

As a basis for any wireless security strategy, IT should focus on protecting sensitive customer, partner, and financial information. The digitalization of information and the ubiquity of IP communications have improved productivity and business processes by making access to information immediate.
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Using Windows Vista on a Corporate Mobile Network

We will start of by walking through the process of configuring a wireless connection on a Windows Vista system manually. This will allow us to view the different features and options available during setup.We will then discuss how to implement configuration changes automatically through Active Directory by using 802.11 group policy settings or script files.
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This report explains the value of synchronization technology for maintaining data consistency in the new help desk/customer support environment.
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