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To Protect Your Campus, Refresh Your Network

To Protect Your Campus, Refresh Your Network

Technology and mobile devices are everywhere on today’s college and university campuses. Students are using digital tools both in and out of the classroom, and have come to expect a fast wireless connection wherever they are. To keep up with their connected students and the digital demands of a 21st century education, higher education institutions are constantly expanding their technology offerings.

Nation States move from passive to active cyber defenses

Nation States move from passive to active cyber defenses

Look for evidence in the public domain that any government has admitted to targeting another government’s civilian or military digital infrastructure and you won’t find much, for obvious reasons.  To date, almost all official rhetoric has been about defending citizens and infrastructure against foreign states, but that is changing.

Blockchain Enabled Industrial Strength Trust for Modern Business Environments

Blockchain Enabled Industrial Strength Trust for Modern Business Environments

Practitioners in the telecommunications space are almost universally aware of the ISO/OSI network management models. These models, along with work done in the International Telecommunications Union, have long defined the dominant model for fault, configuration, account, performance, and security management, or FCAPS.

Over the last two to three decades, FCAPS has become a proven approach to network management that works very well in a centralized, single-provider environment.

Finding the Content, You Want

Finding the Content, You Want

Let’s say you’re looking to find content on a particular subject. In the past, you would use the standard search engines like Google or Bing, from Microsoft. But given how much energy and money goes into things like search engine marketing and search engine optimization, you’ve come to realize that search is not the same as find and that the search engines are not helping you discover what you are looking to find.

Hands-on virtualization with a 1990s Mac

Hands-on virtualization with a 1990s Mac

Even if virtualization has been explained to you before, it’s entirely possible that the definition didn’t stick. There are so many variations of this technology that we take it upon ourselves to periodically review its most basic functions. And because these variations aren’t concrete enough to easily understand them, this time we’re including a virtualized desktop for you to play with!
What is virtualization?
The simplest definition is this: It’s the act of creating a virtual (rather than physical) version of something, including hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.

Cloudmageddon: the bifurcation of builders and buyers

Cloudmageddon: the bifurcation of builders and buyers

For decades, the people who bought infrastructure were the same people (or at least working for the same company) as the people who used that infrastructure. Put less obtusely, companies were responsible for buying, building, and ultimately using the compute, storage, networking, and applications on which their businesses relied.

Why Do Factories Need a Digital-Ready Infrastructure?

Why Do Factories Need a Digital-Ready Infrastructure?

Digital transformation, digital business, digitization, digital disruption. There are countless ways to phrase it, but it boils down to this. When digital technologies enable new business models, that’s digital transformation. Digital factory initiatives are generating incredible business outcomes, and at the core there’s a common denominator—a digital-ready infrastructure.