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802.11n Ratification – What Does this Mean for You?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced today that the 802.11n WLAN standard specification has been officially ratified. This final version of the specification is not significantly different from the 2.0 version of the Draft specification to which we have been building products. As a result, our Linksys by Cisco routers will automatically be certified without any firmware or hardware changes. Also, this announcem…

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Clarifying Internal Cloud versus Private Cloud

Many companies are rapidly evolving toward cloud computing, though from different starting points and not without debate as to the best direction or computing model. For example, advocates of public cloud computing sometimes advise not owning any software or hardware or employing any IT administrators and instead relying on professional providers of IT applications, platforms, infrastructure, and services. On the other side of the debate are t…

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802.11n Ratification: The IT Checklist

In September the IEEE will close the final chapter on a standards ratification process that will have lasted almost exactly seven years. The IEEE will ratify the 802.11n standard for high-speed wireless, removing the final hurdle for adoption by even the most conservative of organization. Of course, many organizations have already developed quite a kinship with the standard that delivers wireless performance on par with wired networks. However,…

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Don't you see — you need UC

…s, or Microsoft Office Communicator client to join a video conference to increase that success rate. Technology interoperability issues that may present themselves can be mitigated by focusing on a standards based architecture and gateways for maximum interoperability. And, sizing the bandwidth of your communications needs upfront will ensure that you don’t oversubscribe your network. Lastly, building redundancy should help mitigate some of an o…

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Interoperability key to giving warfighters the edge in battle

…8220;The warfighter’s edge in battle.” The consistent theme we’ve heard at the conference and show is that interoperability and speed of communication are two of the largest determining factors in whether a warfighter wins or loses.   TANDBERG products are built with interoperability in mind, and speed of communication is one of the reasons why our products are in high demand in many government agencies and organizations…certainly the US mi…

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