Tuesday, June 23, 2015

IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for

  Why your business should upgrade to 802.11AC Wave 2 Wi-Fi | Fearing net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

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IoT is the password killer we've been waiting for
IoT, with its tiny screens & headless devices, will drive an authentication revolution. It's a short leap from the kind of two-factor authentication used on the Apple Watch to proximity-based authentication that does away with any user interaction. Passwords are just the canary in the coalmine. Read More


Web App Firewalls Are Worth the Investment for Enterprises
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How Today's Hybrid Enterprises Thrive in Disruptive Times
While hybrid architectures and SaaS applications bring significant cost and flexibility benefits to enterprise users, they're creating unprecedented challenges for IT. In order to prioritize according to business needs, and to deliver an optimal and consistent end-user experience. View Now>>

Why your business should upgrade to 802.11AC Wave 2 Wi-Fi
If you're a fan of 70s music, particularly Canadian artists, you are probably familiar with the great singer Burton Cummings. In the late 70s he released a song called "My own way to rock" that started: "Revving up my engine, like a 747 mama, shiny, lanky, long and lean, and I'm mean." When Cummings wrote this song, I'm sure he was talking about the impact of digital transformation that would come 30 years later and how businesses need to be lean, mean, agile machines to leapfrog the competition.One of the important factors in being able to rev up the business engine is that things need to be done faster than ever before. Speed is an important component for the digitization of businesses, as now we need to get information, make decisions, and serve customers faster than ever before. This is particularly true for the wireless network, as it has become the foundation for new engagement models.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Fearing net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users
Sprint's old throttling policy, originally intended to fight network congestion, disappears without any significant impact expected. Read More

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Why Your Next Generation Firewall Protection Isn't Enough
The attack vectors have changed from a user on a PC within the network to any user on any device, operating inside and outside of the organization. To combat these threats, you need real-time predictive threat intelligence that can be easily integrated with your NGFW to protect at the network layer, or on the endpoint itself. Learn more >>

Traction Watch: Talkdesk Lets Businesses Create a Call Center 'In 5 Minutes'
Live customer service is making a comeback, but this time it is on-demand and real-time. Learn why DEMO Traction alum Talkdesk was able to raise $15 million. Read More

Workforce strategies for a new generation of talent
  The millennial generation is starting to flood the IT workforce. This new generation of talent brings with it radically different expectations about the nature of work; how, when and where it's done; and how organizations can leverage technology to best support professional and personal needs. Businesses must make some dramatic changes to their workforce strategies if they're to meet those differing expectations, cope with the rapid pace of technological advancement and compete effectively in the digital era.ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: How to lure tech talent with employee benefits, perks There's a significant gap between what millennials want from their workplaces and what's currently offered, according to a new study by Randstad Technologies. The report, Preparing for the Millennial Shift, was conducted between October 31, 2014 and November 11, 2014, focused on organizations with more than 1,000 employees with specific IT job titles and garnered 134 respondents.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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The Document Disconnect in the U.S.
U.S. executives and managers in sales, HR, procurement, legal and other departments estimate that fixing the "document disconnect" could lead to 34% increase in revenue, 24% reduction in costs and a 14% reduction in risk. The new Acrobat DC can assist in helping mend the disconnect. Learn More

15 screen-sharing apps for easy collaboration
  Screen-sharing apps for easy collaborationImage by ThinkstockScreen-sharing services offer a variety of applications for both personal and professional use. Whether you need to share a slide deck, help someone troubleshoot a technical issue or give a presentation to your department, a number of services offer these features for a monthly fee. But if you don't need screen-sharing functionality all the time, you may not want to shell out a monthly fee for a program. Fear not, here are 15 free screen-sharing programs that will get you on your way to virtual collaboration. <A href="http://newsletters.networkworld.com/t/10880914/258849958/613427/77/" TARGET="blank" TITLE="Teamviewer Website">TeamViewer</A>Image by TeamViewerTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Heavy metal! Fingerprints! A kinda-sorta-maybe release date!
  Would you believe there are people so interested in Apple and all of its works that they want to know what's going on with the next generation of the iPhone before it even comes out? My editors assure me that this is the case. So, despite the obvious lunacy of the idea – I mean, surely it's enough to know that there will probably be another one coming out at some point, right? – I am stepping in to provide you with the latest scuttlebutt on what may or may not be the iPhone 7.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices + FBI investigates St Louis Cardinals over Houston Astros hacking +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Xirrus takes aim at headaches of 'guest' Wi-Fi networks
It's enough to keep you on your phone's data connection – the annoying guest wireless network. Maybe it's got a clunky, slow-loading web portal to navigate. Maybe the password is hard to find. Or maybe it's entirely open, but you noticed that a seedy-looking guy over there has Wireshark open on his laptop.Wireless hardware vendor Xirrus, however, is rolling out what it's hoping is a way to simplify Wi-Fi management and make the experience less annoying – the company this week has announced an mobile data management (MDM) suite called EasyPass.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses + The LastPass security breach: What you need to know, do, and watch out for +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



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