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Archived IT - Wireless Articles
03 Aug 2017
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5 Enterprise WiFi Pitfalls to Avoid [65386]
Network Computing, August 3th, 2017

"In many enterprise environments, WiFi has successfully replaced wired Ethernet as the primary mode of end-user connectivity. Consequently, it's critical that network administrators deploy and manage a wireless LAN that is reliable, secure and speedy. Yet we see the same mistakes made repeatedly on WLANs, which cause performance and data security issues for users. Let's look at the top five WiFi pitfalls that you should avoid at all costs..."
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02 Aug 2017
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Business Security: How To Safeguard Against The Dangers Of Public Wi-Fi [65370]
Business 2 Community, August 2nd, 2017

"It's pretty safe to say that if you own a device that connects to the internet, chances are you've connected to public Wi-Fi. But did you know that by doing so, you may be putting your private information at risk?

Sometimes, even if we know the risks, we still connect. It is a convenience that many of us are not willing to go without. Sometimes you might even plan out where to go based on if they have public Wi-Fi or not. Your employees are no different in this regard and some of may access work in public places. Public Wi-Fi though often times are not the most secure connection points and malicious actors could be playing the man-in-the-middle role while sitting right next to you or one of your employees..."
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26 Jul 2017
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5 Wi-Fi Analyzer And Survey Apps For Android [65213]
Networkworld, July 26th 2017

"Products can include Wi-Fi stumblers, heatmaps, active surveying, more...

Wi-Fi networks have many variables and points of frustration. Different types of walls, materials and objects can impact the Wi-Fi signal in varying ways. Visualizing how the signals move about the area is difficult without the right tools. A simple Wi-Fi stumbler is great for quickly checking signal levels, but a map-based surveying tool helps you visualize the coverage, interference and performance much more easily. They allow you to load your floor plan map, walk the building to take measurements and then give you heatmaps of the signals and other data..."
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10 Jul 2017
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The Risks of Public Wi-Fi [64890]
Business 2 Community, July 10th 2017

"When it comes to personal cybersecurity, most people have at least a vague idea of best practices. They don't share passwords, they use passcodes on their phone, and don't leave their computer open and unlocked in the coffee shop.

Unfortunately, that only covers a small part of the cybersecurity risks they face on a daily basis. And when it comes to safety vs. convenience, convenience usually wins out..."
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07 Jul 2017
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Five Ways To Improve Your Wi-Fi Performance [64791]
ZDNet, July 7th 2017

"OK, so maybe we need food and water more than Wi-Fi... maybe. But, in today's homes and offices, we might rather go hungry and thirsty for a few hours rather than struggle with a slow internet connection. Here are some easy ways to make sure your precious stream of documents, Netflix videos, and email keeps flowing smoothly..."
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19 Jun 2017
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Five Things Business Needs To Know About 5G [64489]
IT Proportal, June 19th 2017

"The fifth generation of mobile network has been described as the backbone of this connected world.

5G, the next generation of mobile technology is set to deliver on the promise of a connected and smarter world. Business needs to prepare for this disruptive technology now, or risk being overtaken, says Caroline Dowling, President of Communications & Enterprise Computing at Flex.

Analysts expect around 30 billion smart things will be directly connected to each-other by 2020. All of these connected devices - mobile phones, wearables, smart home devices, and anything with a connected sensor, actuator or microprocessor, are driving unprecedented volumes of data growth. 14 Zettabytes of data is the current estimate, by 2020. For scale, the entire World Wide Web was estimated to contain half a Zettabyte in 2009..."
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