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  • There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

    By Stephen Lawson | 29 March, 2014 11:03

    Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

  • Connector Systems: Double-digit growth in Australia is a bare minimum

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 24 February, 2014 09:30

    Value-added distributor Connector Systems aims for double-digit growth in Australia as a ‘bare minimum’, and looks for acquisitions to strengthen its presence in the market. But that is just one part of the story.

  • Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

    By Stephen Lawson | 13 February, 2014 02:18

    Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

  • Interview: Palo Alto Networks' founder and CTO, Nir Zuk

    By Allan Swann | 03 February, 2014 18:04

    Palo Alto founder and CTO, Nir Zuk, is a network security luminary who certainly doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to boxing his company’s rivals – after all, he has worked for most of them, and didn't enjoy the experience.

  • Interview: Symantec unveils new channel strategy

    By Allan Swann | 09 December, 2013 11:41

    As part of its worldwide reorganisation under CEO, Steve Bennett, Symantec will focus on the channel. Senior director Pacific channel sales, Klasie Holtzhausen, sat down with ARN to discuss the company’s new channel strategy in Australia, and the company’s plans heading into 2014.

Opinions
  • Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

    By Keith Shaw | 16 April, 2014 03:14

    Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

  • Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

    By Mike Elgan | 12 April, 2014 21:20

    Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

  • Leave the CIO alone

    By Paul M. Ingevaldson | 09 April, 2014 21:32

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

  • Addressing WAN edge networking complexity with SDN and NFV

    By Dave Corley | 08 April, 2014 04:38

    As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their ability to scale their network infrastructure appropriately. Contrary to what many assume, the constraints are not so much bandwidth and cost, the real culprit is complexity.

  • Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

    By Doris Peek | 04 April, 2014 03:01

    Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

Reviews
  • Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

    By Maria Korolov | 31 March, 2014 22:24

    The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

  • AirMagnet breaks new ground in wireless spectrum analysis

    By Craig Mathias | 24 March, 2014 11:10

    Everyone needs a Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer, but there are times when analyzing cellular spectrum is also essential. Fluke Networks' new AirMagnet Spectrum ES provides a broad range of capability at a very attractive price. Spectral analysis, a longstanding fixture in electronics and manufacturing test, and, more recently as a valuable tool for understanding coverage, interference, and other elements of Wi-Fi, is the art and science of extracting meaning and insight from wireless systems at Layer 1 -- radio waves.

  • Hands on with iOS 7.1: A few good improvements

    By Michael deAgonia | 14 March, 2014 10:33

    Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version.

  • Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash

    By Paul Ferrill | 07 March, 2014 11:06

    Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots

  • FIRST LOOK: Cisco Nexus 9000

    By Joel Snyder | 03 March, 2014 14:08

    The Cisco Nexus 9000 series, the fruit of Cisco's Insieme spin-in, is more than another fast router -- it's a change in the way that high-end routers are designed and built.

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