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You Can Thank a Golden Age Actress for Your Bluetooth

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You Can Thank a Golden Age Actress for Your Bluetooth

Hedy Lamarr – Actress, sex symbol and co-developer of an early version of spread-spectrum communication that is part of the basis of today’s wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and distributed antenna systems. Yes, you read that correctly. Not just a pretty face, Hedy had quite the scientific head on her shoulders and partnered with inventor George Antheil to figure out a way to jam the frequencies of radio-controlled torpedoes, as a means of aiding in the war effort during WWII. From a CNET article celebrating what would have been Hedy’s 100th birthday in 2014: “Lamarr...

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Cisco Offers Solutions for the Challenges of the Emerging Software Defined Network

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Cisco Offers Solutions for the Challenges of the Emerging Software Defined Network

Anyone in the tech game knows that software-defined network (SDN) environments are a hot topic, and now Cisco is working hard to ensure that Cisco-trained network engineers and programmers are ready to use those environments to their fullest. The company has revealed its new DevNet Program, a large scale initiative to provide resources, training, tools and support for everyone involved in enterprise networks and applications programming and who are affected by the shift to SDN. Susie Wee, Cisco VP and CTO of Networked Experiences, explains the motivation behind the program:...

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Easier Facility Scheduling at Your Fingertips

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Easier Facility Scheduling at Your Fingertips

We work with many great names in technology and are always excited to introduce customers to services and products that will make their lives easier. Case in point – Crestron’s TSW-730 Room Scheduling Touch Screen. Like most of today’s great gadgets, it’s not a very large item but man does it make an impact! From Crestron’s website: Mounted on the wall outside each room, [Crestron Room Scheduling Touch Screens] allow anyone to see at a glance if a room is available or in use, and view details about the current meeting. A swipe of the finger across the color touch screen reveals the...

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Finding the Goldilocks Zone: A Plan for Building a Horizontal Security Layer in the Era of Virtualization

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Finding the Goldilocks Zone:  A Plan for Building a Horizontal Security Layer in the Era of Virtualization

By Lee Rivas, Systems Engineer The Goldilocks Zone: an area of space in which a planet is just the right distance from its home star so that its surface is neither too hot nor too cold (originally from the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, referencing the porridge being too hot or too cold). Earth, of course, fits that bill, while Venus roasts in a runaway greenhouse effect and Mars exists as a frozen, arid world. The example “Venus or Mars” (too hot or too cold), fits well in the context of current IT security. Martin Casado, CTO of Networking for VMware, (who is currently heading the...

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Helping Business Customers Helps Providers As Well

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Helping Business Customers Helps Providers As Well

by Terry Barden, Vice President of Service Provider Solutions Over recent months and years, service providers have seen significant growth in data services from business customers. That’s good news, but are you also missing out on additional revenue opportunities from these subscribers? It’s a real possibility, with so many value-added solutions that you can offer as a service provider. These additional services will increase the revenue per customer while giving your customer access to services that can’t be duplicated by another provider. For example, it’s unusual today to walk into a...

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Convenient Knowledge Management with Top-Notch IT Support Atlanta Has to Offer

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Information is one of the greatest assets a business can have. With plenty of data, a company can devise ingenious plans that would help boost its growth. However, information should be well-kept and organized to maintain the company’s steady growth and to secure it from those who attempt to illegally acquire them. Thanks to the kind of technology the world enjoys today through IT solutions like the IT support Atlanta IT companies provide, companies can perform knowledge management in the smartest and the most convenient way possible. One of the main problems faced by companies today...

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