From Network World: IDG Contributor Network: The massive role of tiny antennas

The Shannon-Hartley theorem expresses “the maximum rate at which information can be transmitted over a communications channel of a specified bandwidth in the presence of noise.â€�Translation: wireless data can only travel so fast. But if data rate…

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From Network World: IDG Contributor Network: Why is tape declining in the backup world?

The numbers don’t look good
My favorite source of numbers for the tape industry used to be the Santa Clara Consulting Group.  They’d been tracking the use of tape in the backup and recovery industry since 2008 and had been a great go-to for suc…

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From Network World: IDG Contributor Network: It’s time to start thinking differently about IoT

A steady churn of stunningly useless consumer devices has turned IoT into a running joke in the tech community. Worse yet, some applications have gone beyond the silly and into the realm of scary – like internet-connected teddy bears that record y…

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From Network World: BrandPost: Delivering Best-in-Class Education Technology Without Breaking the Bank

Digital technology is driving fundamental changes in the educational process. As digital devices and the internet become an integral part of students’ lives, schools are finding they must support new learning solutions. Digital learning is a new c…

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From Network World: Which data center intrusion prevention systems are worth the investment? NSS Labs tests 5 DCIPS products

Performance is critical when evaluating data center intrusion-prevention systems (DCIPS), which face significantly higher traffic volumes than traditional IPSes.A typical IPS is deployed at the corporate network perimeter to protect end-user activit…

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From Network World: Juniper’s new products help prepare networks for hybrid, multi-cloud

Earlier this week, Juniper Networks announced a bevvy of new networking products. (Note: Juniper Networks is a client of ZK Research.) In his blog post about the products, Andy Patrizio did an effective job covering the basics of the news. But left …

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From Network World: IDG Contributor Network: Emerging blockchain-based distribution storage market and its effect on cloud computing

The blockchain industry, historically tied directly to cryptocurrency, has made a right turn in recent months. It has extended its legion of users to offer distributed storage. This threatens to undercut the pricing market established by cloud compu…

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