If you browse through today's issue, you may notice a trend. It wasn't planned (I'm not that clever, especially the day after we sprung forward), but most of today's top stories speak to the importance and difficulties of maintaining a wireless networking infrastructure.
The 802.11ac protocol has now been around two years, and as most device manufacturers are just now shipping new products that are 11ac-compatible, it will still be a few years before the protocol proliferates in the enterprise.
After HP announced that it would be acquiring wireless LAN-focused Aruba Networks earlier this week, I showed some skepticism as to how this would affect Aruba's customers and partners. But after speaking with two analysts for some additional insight, it looks like HP might be doing it right this time.
The timing could be better, but HP is looking to build up its waning wireless networking business by spending an awful lot of money.
After rumors started circulating last week, HP has made it official. The company is looking to competitor Aruba Networks in a deal valued at about $3 billion.
It seems like "do more with less" has been an ongoing trend for more than a decade, and as we creep through 2015, some of our readers may be looking for ways to upgrade hardware while keeping to a strict budget.
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Xirrus unveiled this week its Unifed Access portfolio of cloud services, Wi-Fi access products, Ethernet switches, management tools and application programming interfaces that enables enterprises to bring together wired and wireless network components into a unified network.
With the increasing growth of machine-to-machine communications comes the growing concern about the security of the data collected and transmitted by M2M modules and platforms, noted Kathryn Weldon, a principal analyst for enterprise mobility at research firm Current Analysis.
While BYOD is creating Wi-Fi connectivity issues in the enterprise, cellular connectivity issues continue to plague enterprises that have mobile workers out in the field.