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November 7, 2017

COLLABORATION

Scheduling WebEx Meetings Is Easier (and Faster) than Ever

New WebEx joining, calendaring and personalization features to bring you more flexibility and options to your meetings.

July 25, 2017

CLOUD

Function-as-a-Service 101: What is it?

My favorite part about making a living in the tech industry is that there is always something new to learn.  When Amazon Web Services launched in 2006 it slowly began to change they way that people thought about compute infrastructure and software architectures.  But what is the next technology on the horizon that is positioned […]

March 13, 2015

NETWORKING

Welcome to the Network: Wi-Fi Wearables

It’s no surprise that wearable devices are increasingly Wi-Fi enabled. With Apple’s recent announcement of Wi-Fi support for Apple Watch and rumors that Google will bring Wi-Fi capabilities to Android Wear, wireless connectivity will continue to drive changes in the way we work and play. As more employees opt to use wearable devices in their […]

July 14, 2014

SECURITY

Big Data: Observing a Phishing Attack Over Years

Overview Phishing attacks use social engineering in an attempt to lure victims to fake websites. The websites could allow the attacker to retrieve sensitive or private information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Attacks of this kind have been around since 1995, evolving in sophistication in order to increase their success rate. Up until now, […]

April 23, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

A Day in the Life of the ecobee Smart Thermostat Part 2

In a previous article I talked about my thermostat and the Internet of Everything [read here] I questioned the true value my smart meter was providing to my home...

April 16, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

A Day in the Life of the ecobee Smart Thermostat Part 1

In my last article I talked about my thermostat and the Internet of Everything [read here] I questioned the true value my smart meter was providing to my home...

August 15, 2013

NETWORKING

Summary: [Cisco Cartoon Catalyst Series] Prime Your Network for the Rise of the Devices

Teachers, students, and staff with their varied wired or wireless gadgets and corresponding application access makes up a daunting sea of devices  for any IT professional, whose responsibility is to provide optimized network performance. In his latest blog, Prime Your Network for the Rise of the Devices, Cisco’s Rahul Chohan discusses how Cisco Prime Infrastructure, a part […]

August 5, 2013

EDUCATION

[Cisco Cartoon Catalyst Series] Prime Your Network for the Rise of the Devices

It’s a nightmare out there. School districts’ wireless networks now have to support teachers, students, and staff – all touting desktops, tablets, smartphones, and/or laptops.  For some in IT, knowing who is accessing what using what on the network (a confusing statement itself) could very well be cosmic chaos; for others, it is simply a […]