Technology changes in the blink of an eye. New products or services are introduced and older versions are obsolete almost immediately. The convergence of Mobile, Big Data, and the Cloud is setting the stage for a new way of working, collaborating and leveraging business information.
Learn more about how you need to stay on top of all these changes in technology, because this train has already left the station, and businesses that aren’t on board may jeopardize future competitiveness.
The Need for Comprehensive Wireless LAN Security: WLANs face many threats that strong authentication and link encryption do not address. Because wireless is a shared medium, it is subject to malicious attacks such as de-authentication broadcasts, evil twin access point/Honeypot. Therefore you need to implement the same protection mechanisms that you deploy ubiquitously on your WAN gateway, on your wireless LAN as well.
This has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be an IT professional in K-12 education. Complex technology, diverse applications and the quest for cost efficiencies makes the job of the educational technology leader unique and challenging.
Choose your K-12 networking technology vendor carefully. It might mean the difference between settling for a 1-Gigabit core when a 10 Gigabit is required, or seeing yourbudget slashed at the same level as janitorial supplies. The pressure to make and justify the right decision is enormous. Insufficient technology infrastructure will have a much more telling impacton achieving your district's educational goals than not having shiny floors.
The economic crisis is presenting a unique opportunity for state and local governments across the nation. As tight budgets drive government agencies to identify innovative solutions to increase IT efficiencies, aging systems and networks can drive consolidation and allow agencies to realize big cost savings. IT consolidation - the process of removing certain common technology functions from a number of separate operating divisions and combining them to form a common shared services entity that acts as a services provider back to the original division - is a high priority on CIOs' to-do list and examples are continuing to emerge across the country.
So much is happening today to give you a chance to rethink your wireless architecture. Indeed, you're almost forced to rethink and unify wireless into your overall network architecture. The good news is the payback from such changes in terms of lower IT management costs and increased productivity for your organization's increasingly mobile workforce can more than pay for the effort.
The video surveillance market is in the throes of transition. IP surveillance is rapidly taking over from traditional analog CCTV. Within the next three years more than half the surveillance cameras used in North America will be IP cameras, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Over the next two years IP video surveillance product sales will increase by more than 200% "significantly disrupting and overtaking analog CCTV sales," according to IPVideoMarket.
If you are in charge of IT at a mid-size Enterprise you're probably about to bite the bullet to add a new Storage Area Network (SAN). Why? The simple answer is that it's a combination of challenges and opportunities.
Server virtualization is becoming a no-brainer for any business that runs more than one application on servers. Nowadays, a low-end server is 64-bit capable and comes with at least 8GB of memory. Without virtualization, most such servers cruise along at 5 percent of CPU capacity with gigabytes of free memory and some I/O bandwidth to spare. Virtualization helps you better utilize these resources.
How a Wireless N Infrastructure Can Support Concrete Educational Advances on a Wisp of a Budget.
Wi-Fi is a best practice for advancing the use of technology to reach educational goals. Cloud-based wireless Wi-Fi provides unprecedented value for K-12 Education, particularly when a istrict is both budget constrained as well as lacking a skilled IT staffer at each campus.
D-Link's superior economic model enables small and medium enterprises to support business demands on constrained budgets and enjoy lower TCO and faster ROI for their IT infrastructure.
Gartner, in a research note written by Jim Browning, listed characteristics defining the product and vendor model that is becoming de rigueur for small and mid-size enterprises:
. Are easy to install, configure and manage
. Are simple to use and require minimal customization
. Don't increase demand on already limited IT resources
. Are easy to integrate with existing systems
. Have straightforward and simple pricing
. Can be consumed in modular components and extended when required