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20 Apr 2017 Kansas City School District Embraces IoT and Paves Way for 1:1 Learning with Aerohive Solution [62622]
Aerohive Networks, April 20th 2017

Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE), the fastest growing enterprise Wi-Fi vendor, announced that Olathe Public Schools, the second largest and fastest-growing district in Kansas, deployed Aerohive's enterprise-grade Wi-Fi solution to support their 1:1 learning initiative across more than 50 schools.

Serving the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Olathe Public Schools is the second largest and fastest-growing district in the state. The district is home to 35 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and four high schools, with plans for a new high school to open in the coming year. In addition to these schools, the district has 21 support facilities throughout the area to support more than 29,000 students and over 4,000 staff.

Olathe Public Schools first deployed a Wi-Fi network in 2004, installing 3Com access points in school libraries before wireless was in high demand.
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18 Apr 2017 Five Things I Learned Building A New Wi-Fi Network [62578]
ZDnet, April 18th 2017

Getting a Wi-Fi network up and running is easy, but putting in place frustration-free Wi-Fi takes thought, planning, and new hardware

"Regular readers will know that I've been busy kitting out the PC Doc HQ with a new Wi-Fi system. The old one was old, tired, and kludgy, with too much of it fabri-cobbled together using old gear, with routers hooked up to routers, and a mish-mash of Wi-Fi extenders thrown into the mix for good measure.

Five years ago this system was OK, but as demands on the system grew, along with an explosion in the number of clients, it was now creaking under the weight of the demands being put on it and something needed to be done.

So I bit the bullet and did it..."
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17 Apr 2017 Infrared Much Better Than Wi-Fi [62590]
Network World, April 17th 2017

Using open-air light waves instead of radio will solve bandwidth congestion resulting from internet-connected devices, researchers say

"A few special 'light antennas' dotted around a room would provide significantly more bandwidth for internet-connected devices than traditional Wi-Fi, says a Dutch scientist. Wi-Fi's days could be numbered if the technology works as suggested.

With this new Wi-Fi replacement system that's been proposed, benign, infrared rays of light emitted from ceiling-mounted transmitters would beam bandwidth-intensive streams of data at smartphones and laptops within the room. And each ray of light could provide 40 gigabits per second, says Joanne Oh, a Ph.D. researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in a news article on the university's website..."
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16 Apr 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [62278]
Vol 230 Issue 1; Vol 229 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 228 Issues 3 and 4

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • The Best Cloud Storage Services
  • What C-Level Leaders Need To Know About Cybersecurity
  • How Amazon Prevents Data Center Outages Like Delta's $150M Meltdown
  • 6 Trends Shaping The Future Of Data Analytics
  • What Is Serverless Computing? (Animation)
  • Taming The SAAS Security Wilderness
  • The New Shadow IT: Custom Data Center Applications
  • Human Error In IT: A Growing But Preventable Issue
  • How Will Big Data Continue To Evolve Throughout 2017
  • Dedicated Security Teams: The Pros And Cons Of Splitting Focus Areas

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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16 Apr 2017 5 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From Using A VPN [62298]
ComputerWorld, April 7th 2017

Increasing your company's security doesn't have to be timely or expensive

"Is your company using a VPN -- or just letting it all hang out?" asks Andre Bourque in ComputerWorld.

"A VPN, or a virtual private network, is a technology that lets you create a secure network connection while using a public network. Using one might seem like something as obvious as 'the internet' as a tool that businesses should have in the bag.

And with security issues like Wi-Fi spoofing, Firesheep and more, it's more important than ever to keep your online activity safeguarded. Plus, with telecommuting and virtual offices becoming more and more mainstream, employees are taking care of business from just about every corner of the world, and often relying on unsecured public networks in the process..."
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