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Cisco Passes the Torch from Humans to Machines

June 22, 2017
The virtualization of networks is based on the triumph of software over hardware. This new generation of software is awesomely smart and continues, day by day, to widen the gap between it and the humans who developed it.
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Telemedicine Basically Healthy, with Some Complications

June 20, 2017
The promise of telehealth and telemedicine is profound, but lots of issues must be overcome.
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Nothing Small or Easy About Smart Cities

June 19, 2017
Smart cities are the ultimate emerging platform in ways both good and bad. Positives include healthier and happier citizens, more efficient and environmentally responsible communities, and better services to attract and support businesses.
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Ovum Aggressively Resets 5G Predictions

June 16, 2017
The trend line in the 5G world is that things are moving more quickly than planners thought they would a few years ago. Expectations are that the real start of 5G as a significant business, which was thought to be 2020, will be beaten.
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Most, But Not All, Sing the Praises of Network Virtualization

June 14, 2017
Network virtualization is on the short list of most vital technologies being developed and implemented today.
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Autonomous Vehicles: Electronic Superhighway Becomes More than a Metaphor

June 14, 2017
Autonomous vehicles are of interest to IT because work forces will have to be supported as the amount of work done from these vehicles grows in volume, sophistication and sensitivity.
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Are Enterprises Ready to Take a Quantum Leap?

June 12, 2017
The details of how quantum computers operate are more or less impossible to understand, but harnessing the power of quantum mechanics to create incredibly powerful machines is not a pipe dream.
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Google Chrome Now the Top Browser

June 12, 2017
Few things have changed more drastically during the web era than the relative standing of web browsers.
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Traffic Management Systems for Drones Assessed in Utah

June 9, 2017
It seems clear at this point that the future will involve large numbers of drones buzzing around. They will be taking video of the inside of a burning house to assess the situation here, delivering a package there. The priority, of course, is to perform all these tasks safely and efficiently.
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iOS 11 versus Android O: The March of the OSes Continues

June 8, 2017
The versions of the iOS and Android mobile operating systems (OS) keep rolling out. iOS 11 was unveiled this week and Android O is expected to be released toward the end of the summer.
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IoT Security: Even Worse Than You Think

June 7, 2017
Two surveys and a government study released in recent weeks show just how serious the Internet of Things (IoT) security situation is.
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AT&T Buys Vyatta Network OS from Brocade

June 6, 2017
AT&T will take ownership of the Vyatta OS, several VNFs, the distributed network platform, software that is under development, existing software licenses and related existing and applied for patents.
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5G Closer than Ever, But Not Here Yet

June 5, 2017
The timeline for 5G technology is becoming more aggressive. The ecosystem seems to be making great progress, which tends to embolden marketers and financial planners.
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Adoption of SD-WANs Accelerates

June 2, 2017
Cato Networks found that 10 percent of 350 IT professionals responding reported that their organizations already have SD-WAN deployed.
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Can You Hear Me Now? Are You Sure?

June 1, 2017
It is likely that too much was assumed and not enough attention paid to broadband maps in the past. That will increase in the age of 5G.
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Laptop Bans: Air Flight a Front Line in the War Against Terror

May 30, 2017
In any war, sacrifices must be made. One that American travelers may be called upon to make is to travel internationally without laptops and tablets on all international flights.
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Tablet Category Not Thriving, But Soldiers On

May 29, 2017
The future of the tablet sector has been the subject of much debate and, almost certainly, discomfort among those working in the ecosystem. Recently, Microsoft and Samsung introduced equipment that might affect that conversation going forward.
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Ransomware Spiked Even Before WannaCry

May 26, 2017
Ransomware, a threat that has been in the news in recent weeks, grew aggressively during the first quarter of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab.
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Small Cells Are the Great Enabler

May 26, 2017
The promise of 5G is real. For the first time, wireless technology will reach real parity with wired approaches. This won’t happen, however, unless a significantly more robust infrastructure is in place. Small cells will play a huge role.
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