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Can 5G replace high-speed Wi-Fi in the enterprise?

There’s a lot of interest in 5G by enterprises that see is as a way to provide higher bandwidth, lower latency connectivity including IoT applications.In this video, analyst Jack Gold discusses 5G and these uses in more detail, as well as the flap between the U.S. and Huawei over banning the Chinese company’s technology from 5G networks here.Also see The time of 5G is almost hereTo read this article in full, please click here

Huawei may get a 2-year reprieve on Trump ban

While President Trump wants to ban sales of Huawei networking gear in the U.S., the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget recommends putting that action off for two years because it would place too great a burden on U.S. companies supplying Huawei and using its equipment.If the ban goes through it will put the squeeze on the Chinese vendor, and the U.S. action could influence its allies to follow suit, further pressuring the company.To read this article in full, please click here

Free course – Ethical Hacking: Hacking the Internet of Things

IoT devices are proliferating on corporate networks, gathering data that enables organizations to make smarter business decisions, improve productivity and help avoid costly equipment failures, but there is one big downside – security of the internet of things remains a problem.It makes sense, then, for enterprises to try to spot vulnerabilities in the IoT gear in their networks before they can be exploited by malicious actors.[ For more on IoT security see tips to securing IoT on your network and 10 best practices to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities. | Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ] To help this along, Network World and Pluralsight have teamed up to present a free course, Ethical Hacking: Hacking the Internet of Things, that provides IT pros with skills they need to protect their network infrastructure.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

What’s hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of the coming trends that industry pros see coming next year.What will be hot for Cisco in 2019? Getty Images Software, software and more software.  That seems to be the mantra for Cisco in 2019 as the company pushes software-defined WANs, cloud partnerships, improved application programs and its over-arching drive to sell more subscription-based software licenses. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

What’s hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of the coming trends that industry pros see coming next year.What will be hot for Cisco in 2019? Getty Images Software, software and more software.  That seems to be the mantra for Cisco in 2019 as the company pushes software-defined WANs, cloud partnerships, improved application programs and its over-arching drive to sell more subscription-based software licenses. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

download Getting grounded in IoT networking and security The internet of things already consists of nearly triple the number of devices as there are people in the world, and as more and more of these devices creep into enterprise networks it’s important to understand their requirements and how they differ from other IT gear.To read this article in full, please click here

Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

download Getting grounded in IoT networking and security The internet of things already consists of nearly triple the number of devices as there are people in the world, and as more and more of these devices creep into enterprise networks it’s important to understand their requirements and how they differ from other IT gear.To read this article in full, please click here

Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

download Getting grounded in IoT networking and security The internet of things already consists of nearly triple the number of devices as there are people in the world, and as more and more of these devices creep into enterprise networks it’s important to understand their requirements and how they differ from other IT gear.To read this article in full, please click here

Survey: Is your company a Best Place to Work in IT?

Nominate an organization for Computerworld’s 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list: http://survey.researchresults.com/survey/selfserve/53b/s043008901?list=1The 2018 Best Places to Work in IT will be announced in June 2018.Visit our FAQ list here: https://www.computerworld.com/article/2539833/it-management/it-management-best-places-to-work-in-it.htmlTo read this article in full, please click here

Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN Thinkstock Software-defined WAN technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with remote offices, more big changes will come. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN Thinkstock Software-defined WAN technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with remote offices, more big changes will come. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

Enterprise network trends to watch

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN Thinkstock Software-defined WAN technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with remote offices, more big changes will come. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

Enterprise network trends to watch

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.Why 2018 will be the year of the WAN Thinkstock Software-defined WAN technology is sweeping across the industry, growing from an emerging technology in 2017 to become mainstream in 2018. As SD-WAN deployments become ubiquitous for organizations with remote offices, more big changes will come. Check it out.To read this article in full, please click here

Face-off: Cisco vs. Fortinet for enterprise firewalls

Firewalls have been on the front lines of network security for 25 years. Over time they’ve evolved beyond simple packet filtering to take on a wider and deeper variety of tasks to block modern threats. Today, two of the top enterprise firewalls are Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Fortinet’s Fortigate, according to reviews by users in the IT Central Station community.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

Face-off: Cisco vs. Fortinet for enterprise firewalls

Firewalls have been on the front lines of network security for 25 years. Over time they’ve evolved beyond simple packet filtering to take on a wider and deeper variety of tasks to block modern threats. Today, two of the top enterprise firewalls are Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Fortinet’s Fortigate, according to reviews by users in the IT Central Station community.One reviewer, a manager of engineering at a retailer, says Cisco’s ASA is “a solid, stable and consistent firewall platform,” but there’s room for improvement when the enterprise needs to manage multiple firewalls from a central point. “Cisco’s answer is Cisco Security Manager (CSM). Unfortunately, this is a suite of applications that is in much need of an overhaul. It is riddled with bugs and lacks the intuitive experience found in competing vendor offerings.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until blockchain, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and these other technologies really start to take hold in 2017. Thinkstock The Internet of Things – for real Yes, yes, we know – it’s one of those long-standing tech industry jokes, like “the year of the Linux desktop” and “Java security.” But 2017 really could be the year that all the hub-bub and hype around the Internet of Things comes home to roost.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here