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  • IT Priorities 2017 survey: Virtualization gains in networking plans

    TechTarget's ninth annual IT Priorities Survey reveals a growing number of network pros are focused on virtualization in their networking plans, while not forgetting legacy issues. Continue Reading

  • Wireless access point vs. wireless router: What's the difference?

    Understanding the functions of a wireless access point vs. wireless router will help you deploy the right device for the right circumstance. Continue Reading

  • All about the evolution of Ethernet: How we got to GbE speeds

    The evolution of Ethernet continues and is offering up new tricks. Ethernet serves as an essential networking protocol, addressing each new set of networking challenges that comes along. Whether it's next-generation gigabit Wi-Fi or modern data center networking, enterprises are looking for switches that can accommodate the new speeds and feeds. This three-part technical guide examines the latest in the evolving Ethernet's bag of tricks.

    It's an exciting time for networking. With the evolution of Ethernet technology, there are switches supporting per-port speeds of 2.5 and 5 Gbps, with the IEEE 802.3bz standard now approved. The impact these interesting technological advances will have on the networking market—both wired and wireless—will be significant.

    Networking is entering new power-charged territory; it's time now to embrace the changes, our experts say. Through this technical guide, they offer solid advice to networking pros on how to get the most out of the potential of Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

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  • Cloudy WiFi? Why Not?

    WiFi/WLAN is taken so much for granted nowadays, that it's easy to forget just how far it has come in recent years. Given that it took around 15 years to get from proprietary 1Mbps technologies to ... Continue Reading

  • Time to get 'Wi-Fi aware': How new tech affects the network

    The number of devices connecting to the network isn't going to slow down, which means the enterprise network has to keep up, and developments in Wi-Fi are central to this effort.

    Is your network infrastructure ready for the next stage of wireless LAN (WLAN) that's mobile, freely accessible and dynamic? If not, it's time to get up to date on the latest developments and what's expected in the near future. This handbook walks you through what you should be thinking about, with a major focus on Wi-Fi aware technology and Wave 2 of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. We also discuss developments including gigabit wireless, White Space Wi-Fi and the latest Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs.

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  • Navigate the complexities of remote desktop printer redirection

    Printing from virtual desktops is never easy. IT must decide whether to configure network or local printing and how to manage a multitude of printer drivers. Continue Reading

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