Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Forecast Reveals Trends

  5 keys to successful SIP implementation | You'll Pay More for Privacy With AT&T's Gigabit Broadband

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Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Forecast Reveals Trends
Cisco has released its annual VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, covering the period from 2014 - 2019. The forecast is a companion study to the complete VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2013 – 2018 released last June.The mobile forecast revealed that last year's mobile data traffic was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Another 2014 milestone: the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the world's population by the end of last year.Mobile video traffic, which exceeded mobile data traffic in 2012, grew to 55% of total mobile traffic in 2014 by the end of 2014. Video will account for nearly three-fourths of the world's mobile data traffic by 2019, according to the study.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Collaboration 2.0 Death of the Web Conference
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Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
Watch this webinar recording featuring Forrester Research for an overview of the current 802.11ac technology, a discussion on how high-speed Wi-Fi & application control impacts your network architecture, and take a look at how a proper network strategy can save you 40% or more on your investment. View Now>>

5 keys to successful SIP implementation
This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.Voice over IP uses the session initiation protocol (SIP) to convert phone conversations to data and send it through a public or private IP network instead of using telephone lines or fixed bandwidth T1 and T3 options. This can be a brilliant way to cut costs, gain flexibility and more efficiently use existing resources, but consider these issues to ensure successful implementation:* Native SIP. Ask your carrier if their network was designed to deliver SIP end-to-end and the size of their local telephone number footprint. SIP is an open standard protocol used to enable VoIP. Make sure your carrier isn't patching together multiple networks, which may or may not use SIP and could cause quality degradation and make troubleshooting issues more difficult.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

You'll Pay More for Privacy With AT&T's Gigabit Broadband
AT&T launched its U-verse with AT&T GigaPower broadband network in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend, with prices beginning at $70 per month. But there's a catch: If you want AT&T to "ignore" what you're doing online, you'll pay almost $30 more per month for the privilege. U-Verse with AT&T GigaPower previously went live in Austin, Tex., and in parts of North Carolina. The service that went live Sunday in Kansas City includes suburbs in both Kansas and Missouri. The pricing tiers seem relatively simple, beginning at $70 per month for gigabit Internet service; $120 per month to add TV, including HBO; and $150 for gigabit Internet service, TV, and VoIP phone.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


The Benefits of Cloud Networking
Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate, & manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers network capabilities via a cloud infrastructure with minimal capital investment or IT resources. This paper provides details on cloud networking, the state of the cloud market & its benefits Read Now

Microsoft announces first major update to Office Online
Microsoft has rolled out its first major update to Office Online, the free web version of its office productivity apps that are designed for basic functionality compared with its big brother, Office 365.Office Online was previously branded as Office Web Apps and is available for free at or as part of an Office 365 subscription. It has the same standard productivity apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint – with just basic features for working on those file formats.Office Online is meant for creating simple documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as doing some light editing in those formats while maintaining file compatibility with Office 365 and Office 2013. That doesn't necessarily mean it's not very powerful. It comes with Skype and OneDrive integration along with the Office apps themselves.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Newsreel reveals that even 1946 debut of ENIAC was greeted with '1984'-ish suspicion
A "today in history" post from The Poynter Institute includes an old newsreel showing that ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, was also the first to raise the specter of government prying eyes ... or a least a look over your shoulder.Here's that 20th Century Fox newsreel, with a transcript below for those who'd rather read: Transcript:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


10 Requirements for Optimizing Your Network for Mobility
Today the vast majority of work and communication is conducted on mobile & wireless devices & users rarely even consider using a wired network unless it's a last resort. This paper looks at how this mentality requires IT operations to architect an access network specifically with "mobile first" in mind. Read now


PowerShell for beginners: Scripts and loops
Back in 2008, I wrote a piece called PowerShell Tips and Tricks, which covered the then-relatively new Windows scripting language and some cool things you could do with it. Although PowerShell has been important in the Microsoft ecosystem ever since its release, as Windows Server 10 comes closer to release, we find that many features and deployments are significantly easier and more full-featured when carried out with PowerShell. Simply put, learning the language, or at least being familiar with it, is now a must.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More



Your IT security infrastructure, rebooted for 2015
Consider the IT trends of recent years: the emergence of cloud computing and the "as-a-service" model, the growth of social media as a corporate marketing and collaboration tool, and the increase in the use of mobile technology — all of which have helped give rise to an increasingly distributed workforce.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More




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