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Carrier Wi-Fi for the Mobile Industry: An Insider’s View

…World Congress (MWC) this year, Doug Webster was excited to talk about the record-breaking carrier Wi-Fi network results we achieved with the Fira de Barcelona during the four-day conference.  It was one of the world’s largest single Wi-Fi deployments ever staged in a venue. Just to give you an idea, there were 80,880 Internet enabled devices connected during MWC, twice the amount from the year before. We summarized all the results visually in th…

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The increasing prevalence and complexity of malware

…ape and how these threats can affect their business today. In the recent Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, the results showed that 90% of select customer networks were found issuing DNS queries to domain names known to be associated with malware distribution. Results also showed an increase in Point of Sale (POS) exploits over the past year. These threats are growing and may put at risk many users using websites where personal or financial info…

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TPC-H Benchmark Establishes Cisco UCS C240 as the Fastest Two-socket Server for Microsoft SQL Server 2014

…mation on the benchmark configuration. The detailed official benchmark disclosure report is available at the TPC Results Highlights Website. Some of the key highlights of Cisco’s TPC-H Benchmark results are: Best Price/Performance: The Cisco UCS® C240 M3 Rack Server captured the number-one price/performance spot on the TPC-H benchmark at the 1000-B scale factor with a price/performance ratio of $0.73 USD per QphH@1000GB. This result beats 8-sock…

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Innovation Distinguishes Between a Leader and a Follower

Steve Jobs is arguably the most amazing innovator of our times.  I recently read some of his thoughts on innovation. His statement “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” caused me to reflect upon my eight-year association with data virtualization, and consider who in the IT analyst community have been the innovative leaders. Since 2006, I have worked with over one hundred IT analysts to define and advance the data virtualiza…

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XChange 2014 is bringing the heat in San Antonio

Well, I made it into San Antonio on Sunday afternoon. The high was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even coming from North Carolina, it was a little warm for me. Of course, the resort was cool and comfortable, even when the Channel Company kicked things off with great speakers and top notch networking. The general session I attended on Sunday afternoon opened up with Joseph Michelli. Joseph is a consultant and best-selling author. He spoke about the…

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