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Using predictive analytics to troubleshoot network issues: Fact or fiction?

Predictive analytics can reveal lurking network problems before they impact reliability or performance. Once considered a futuristic technology, predictive analytics is poised to become a mainstream network diagnostic and management...

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VMware touts hyperscale SD-WAN

VMware is teaming up with Dell/EMC to offer a hardware/software package rolled up into a managed SD-WAN service.

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A 10-minute survey about how major business-IT purchasing decisions are made gives you the chance to win a $500 sweepstakes.

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How the lack of pay-as-you-go SIMs are thwarting the always-connected PC

PC makers have begun adding SIM slots to some laptops. But a lack of flexible, affordable pricing plans is killing the always-connected PC before it has a chance to flourish.

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Get Arris Surfboard cable modems at all-time low prices in Amazon's one-day sale

A number of Arris Surfboard cable modems are on sale today for anyone with cable service from Cox, Spectrum, and Xfinity.

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What is instant recovery? A way to quickly restore lost files and test backup systems

Instant recovery makes backups directly accessible for quick restoration of files but also enables checking whether the backup system itself is actually working.

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5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice

When weighing the choice between DIY and a managed service for SD-WAN, consider current WAN conditions, IT skill levels, geographic scope of the WAN, and how much control you’re willing to relinquish.

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Grab this TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender for just $20

This dual-band Wi-Fi range extender can help push your signal throughout your home—and now it's 33% off.

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Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet

50 years after the birth of the internet's precursor, Arpanet, there are more internet-connected devices than people in the world, and traffic is measured in exabytes.

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How to get the most out of network performance-management tools

With most enterprises deploying multiple network performance-management tools, it’s challenging to create a unified picture of what they know.

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Cisco assesses the top enterprise SD-WAN technology drivers

Cisco SD-WAN customer National Instruments touts benefits of the technology: Speed, efficiency, security, cost savings

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Netgear's excellent Orbi mesh router is $170 off and ready to blanket your home in Wi-Fi

The Orbi Whole Home AC2200 Wi-Fi System with built-in cable modem and router is $230 today at B&H.

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IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of cattle, and restaurants use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators.

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Roon Labs' Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

The Nucleus is a superb—but very expensive—platform for running Roon Labs' marvelous Roon music server software.

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This TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender is $37, the lowest price we've seen

The TP-Link R300 AC1200 Wi-Fi range extender gets 4.1 stars across more than 800 Amazon user reviews.

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Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

DNS threats, including DNS hijacking, tunneling, phishing, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks, are all on the rise.

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Eero's home-blanketing mesh Wi-Fi system is a whopping 50% off for Amazon Prime Day

We liked the Eero mesh Wi-Fi system at its full $399 price tag. At $199, it's a steal.

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How network pros acquire skills for SDN, programmable networks

Changing networks require changing skills. Learn how some IT pros are developing network programming skills to navigate the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and respond to the increasing complexity of IT infrastructure...

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Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s advice for enterprise use of the upcoming Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard covers AP placement, spectrum and planning.

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IBM closes $34B Red Hat deal, vaults into multi-cloud

IBM has completed its acquisition of Linux giant Red Hat in a move the companies say will allow them to tackle larger projects for customers and create more partnerships with other vendors.

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