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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

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Latest firmware updates for Asus routers fix CSRF security flaws

Users of Asus RT-N and RT-AC series routers should install the latest firmware updates released for their models because they address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to hijack router settings.

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WiFi’s evolving role in IoT

WiFi is often the obvious choice for IoT, but limitations have lead to the addition of two new specifications, 802.11ah and 802.11ax

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Linksys jumps into the cable modem market and announces the all-new mid-range EA9300 Wi-Fi router

Mesh routers are the hot new thing, but the latest conventional routers are delivering some supremely powerful features.

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Comparing the performance of popular public DNS providers

In this article, we’ll dive into our results from measuring the performance of 10 popular public DNS providers—for those who use third party providers, the conclusions can help inform your choice in public DNS resolvers.

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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McNealy sees Sun's past in IoT's future

Onetime Sun CEO Scott McNealy sees some of the legendary company's vision coming to fruition in an IoT "data bus" from a small Silicon Valley outfit called Real-Time Innovations. On Tuesday, McNealy became the first member of RTI's...

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Dell strengthens data center stack with shiny new assets

Just a few years back, Dell said it didn't want to mimic sloppy behemoths like IBM or HP, and wanted to be lean and focus on the mid-market. But the 14th Generation PowerEdge servers can take advantage of the new assets.

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Dell EMC's newest switches will come with its open network OS

Dell's drive into open networking accelerated on Monday with the announcement of the first switches to ship with OS10, the company's network operating system that's based on open source.

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Comcast takes on today's best routers with Xfinity xFi, a cloud-based service for home-network and broadband management

Comcast's new xFi Advanced Wireless Gateway is powered by an 8x8, 160MHz, 802.11ac Wave 2 radio and also supports Thread, ZigBee, and Bluetooth LE.

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CW@50: Sharky's greatest hits

A collection of some of the most outrageous 'true tales of IT life' that 'pilot fish' have ever shared with Sharky and fellow readers of Computerworld's Shark Tank over the years.

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Arista infringed on two original Cisco patents, ITC finds

The legal ping-pong battle between Cisco and Arista today found Cisco on the winning side as In the International Trade Commission ruled that Arista switches infringe two additional Cisco patents

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Extreme offers glimpse of integrated Avaya, Brocade technology future

Extreme said it expects the Avaya and Brocade deals to push its revenues to over $1 billion for its Fiscal 2018

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Interoperability isn’t guaranteed in the open network era

In fact, testing is more critical than ever

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Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco today said it would offer its virtual switch users technology to get around VMware’s recent elimination of support for third party virtual switches.

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Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices from around the world, primarily cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their implementation of the Simple Network Management Protocol.

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer. That was one of the ideas that...

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F5’s new CEO shares his early impressions, his vision for the app delivery powerhouse

F5’s new President and CEO, Francois Locoh-Donou

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