Monday, December 01, 2014

10 productivity gadgets to add to your holiday shopping list

Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks | Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same destination, different paths

Network World Mobile & Wireless

10 productivity gadgets to add to your holiday shopping list
These gadgets will help the people on your holiday shopping list stay productive on the go, whether it's for business or personal travel. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Brother International Corp.

How Secure are your Web Meetings?
OmniJoin offers a full suite of security features to give you the peace of mind that your web meetings are as secure as you need them to be. Learn More>>

: Brother International Corp.

Virtual Training Programs for Remote Sales Agents
Vehicle Protection Plus can train their sales agents, and get them productive, regardless of location using OmniJoin web conferencing. Find out how. Learn More>>

Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks
In its Request For Information, the Air Force said this so-called directional networking would focus a greater amount of radiated energy on an intended receiver through a combination of transmitter and/or receiver aperture improvement. "The increased signal to interference-plus-noise ratio improves jam resistance from intended or unintended interferers and increases the potential capacity of the link. Additionally, if one considers noise and interference at receivers other than the intended receiver, narrower transmit beams reduce signal to interference-plus-noise ratio to receivers outside the transmit beam, thus potentially increasing network capacity, spectral efficiency, and reducing observability by passive threats outside the radiated energy pattern," the Air Force stated. Read More

Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same destination, different paths
The more we learn about the Apple Watch, the less it seems like a complete departure from the existing wearable market. Read More

Review: Spark lights a fire under big data processing
Apache Spark got its start in 2009 at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab as a way to perform in-memory analytics on large data sets. At that time, Hadoop MapReduce was focused on large-scale data pipelines that were not iterative in nature. Building analytic models on MapReduce in 2009 was a very slow process, so AMPLab designed Spark to help developers perform interactive analysis of large data sets and to run iterative workloads, such as machine-learning algorithms, that repeatedly process the same data sets in RAM.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

WHITE PAPER: Compuware

Mainframe Excellence 2025
With the right long- term strategy, next-generation IT leaders can leverage their mainframe application portfolios in ways that generate transformative business value and competitive advantage for the next 10 to 15 years - and beyond. Learn More

Florida: Land of the mobile technology store
Skyhook Wireless releases shopping trends infographic in time for Black Friday. It shows that Florida has more mobile technology stores per capita than any other state. Read More

Why It Sometimes Makes Sense to Go Slow With Mobile Development
At Westinghouse, developers work slowly and steadily to avoid bugs in mobile apps used for testing the nuclear power plants that the company builds for electricity providers around the world. Read More

14 go-to tools for Mac sysadmins
Mac pro Gerard Allen shares his must-have sysadmin tools for enterprise Apple deployments. Read More

: Venafi

Securing Keys and Certificates to Critical Assets
Today's most devastating cyber attacks—including ShellShock, Heartbleed and Zombie Zero—prey on trust. And that puts your digital certificates at risk. This informative resource center explores how next-generation trust protection can help you combat today's attacks, ensuring trusted access to critical assets. Learn More

Five top tips for Android 5.0 Lollipop
Want to get more out of Android 5.0? I've got tips for you, including how to find the hidden free game in its depths. Read More

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance
The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices Read More

Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course
The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign. Read More

Mobile broadband modems are losing their appeal with consumers
Shipments are expected to decline by 24 percent year on year Read More

The techiest ways NASA flies with you everyday
NASA's techie waysAs many of you know, NASA just doesn’t focus developing high-tech tools for spacecraft, it also specializes in a number of such tools for aircraft, large and small. The space agency recently took a look at some of the technology it has developed for aircraft and we’ve added a few others.Icing detectionIce on an aircraft’s wings can be devastating to flight. The Icing Research Tunnel at NASA's Glenn Research Center is used to simulate the formation of ice on aircraft surfaces during flight. Cold water is sprayed into the tunnel and freezes on the test model.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Top tech turkeys of 2014

This Thanksgiving, just be thankful you aren't associated with any of these people.


As network pros you understand that the value of connections increase as the number of connections increase, the so called network effect, and no where is this more evident than in professional relationships. Join Network World's LinkedIn and Facebook communities to share ideas, post questions, see what your peers are working on and scout out job applicants (or maybe find your next opportunity).

Network World on Facebook

Network World on LinkedIn


1. 14 go-to tools for Mac sysadmins

2. 11 technologies Apple has killed

3. No, Walmart, you can't walk away with my smartphone for price-matching purposes

4. Google launching 20 Internet balloons per day

5. 11 Black Friday deals for HP Pavilion All-in-One PCs with Windows 8.1

6. 20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

7. Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras thanks to default passwords

8. Regin is groundbreaking malware on par with Stuxnet, Symantec says

9. SDN groups respond to Cisco's game over

10. Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Do You Tweet?
Follow everything from on Twitter @NetworkWorld.

You are currently subscribed to networkworld_wireless_alert as

Unsubscribe from this newsletter | Manage your subscriptions | Subscribe | Privacy Policy

When accessing content promoted in this email, you are providing consent for your information to be shared with the sponsors of the content. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

If you are interested in advertising in this newsletter, please contact:

To contact Network World, please send an e-mail to

Copyright (C) 2014 Network World, 492 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham MA 01701

** Please do not reply to this message. If you want to contact someone directly, send an e-mail to **

No comments: