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Recommended reading: 'How to Pick a Unified Communications System'

Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out | Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

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Recommended reading: "How to Pick a Unified Communications System"
An excellent resource for organizations considering a unified communications as a service (UcaaS) system is an e-book, titled "How to Pick a Unified Communications System That Kicks Your Competition's UcaaS." It was written by Blair Pleasant, president and principal analyst of COMMfusion LLC and a co-founder of UCStrategies. Read More

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Navigating the New Wireless Landscape
Wireless LAN controllers are about to become obsolete—a fate sealed by the advent of 802.11ac. This KnowledgeVault is packed with informative short videos, webcasts and white papers that show how you can capitalize on this emerging trend. View Now>>


Achieve Deeper Network Security and Application Control
Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we once knew it. Yet to safeguard an organization from today's ever-evolving threats, NGFWs must be able to deliver an even deeper level of network security. View Now

Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out
Convergence of compute and storage is all the rage in the virtualization market these days. You see it in Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces. You see it in third-party platforms such as Nutanix. And you see it in VMware's vSphere flagship with the addition of Virtual SAN, a new capability built into the ESXi hypervisor that turns the direct-attached storage in vSphere cluster nodes into highly available, high-performance shared storage. Read More

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests
Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released today. Read More

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Future-proof your mobility strategy with Dell EMM
Looking for ongoing ways to securely connect your mobile team to the resources they need today and in the future? Read this new white paper to learn how Dell Enterprise Mobility Management can help your IT team adapt as devices, operating systems and work habits constantly evolve. Learn more

Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes
Sprint's new lower-priced shared data plan sounds ambitious, but analysts say it doesn't go far enough and won't address the carrier's network performance sore spot. On top of that, some analysts say that carrier-revenues overall could drop in the current price war, cutting into network technology advancements for all the major carriers over the long run. Read More

Motorola makes a comeback
Motorola Mobility has made an unexpected comeback thanks to its popular Moto G and Moto E smartphones, but increased competition and its looming acquisition by Lenovo make the future far from certain. What a difference a year makes. Read More


HTML5 Rocks
With the release of the 5th major version of HTML (aka HTML5), new features that mainly target Web Applications have been introduced, ranging from CSS3 (related technology) to GeoLocation and WebStorage. This article explores the top 5 features that developers should be using now. Read Now

Hands on with Sprint's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal phone
The most striking thing about Sprint's upcoming Aquos Crystal smartphone only becomes clear when you turn its camera on. That's when its bezel, the frame surrounding the display, becomes almost invisible. Read More

IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government
When was launched last October, it gave millions of Americans direct experience with a government IT failure on a massive scale. But the overall reliability of federal IT operations is being called into question by a survey that finds outages aren't uncommon in government. Read More

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul. Read More


Top techs the CIA thinks are hot

Through its investment firm called In-Q-Tel, the CIA funds companies, mostly start-ups, to push forward technologies deemed useful to government intelligence agencies.


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