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Market analysts estimate that by 2020 each person will own 26 IP-enabled devices, and over 50 billion IoT devices will come online. Each of these will need to transmit and receive data, run applications, perform transactions, and access services. At the same time, the line between our private and our public lives, including our work lives, will continue to blur. Because the network is the nexus point for this convergence, network borders are becoming increasingly porous, data it needs to process is growing exponentially, and the corporate network... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 11, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Every smartphone these days is equipped with ways to connect to WiFi. When your phone is looking for networks to join, it’s detectable by local routers. In a retail store, there’s often additional equipment that can detect your phone’s WiFi capabilities, note your device’s unique ID number, and track your device over time as you move through the store. Retail stores can use this technology to determine the flow of customer foot traffic, analyse conversion rates, and research dwell times in the stores. They can then use... [Read More]
by RSS Fortinet  |  Mar 09, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We’re so used to getting what we want, without compromise.  Sometimes, though, we get forced into a one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t sit well with anyone. How often have you seen small businesses or branch offices using consumer-grade wireless or larger organizations trying to shoe-horn a single wireless LAN solution across all of their locations? No, wireless APs aren’t exactly cheeseburgers, but there’s no reason to settle for less than the right architecture for your organization. There’s a lot of... [Read More]
by RSS Matt De Vincentis  |  Aug 11, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News