The days are long past when a fast office Wi-Fi connection was a nice-to-have. These days it’s essential for your business to provide clients and employees alike with a speedy, reliable wireless network.
Proper site surveying and maintenance are crucial for wireless networks, and especially so for networks with heavy traffic, such as Wi-Fi hotspots at public venues. The same is true when speed is vital, as when streaming video or voice over Wi-Fi.
Over the course of the pandemic, the reliability of websites, cloud applications, and cloud infrastructure has been tested exponentially. Businesses worldwide had to transform themselves practically overnight to support a distributed workforce. A year from the start of the lockdown and forward-looking organizations are reinventing themselves once more as they prepare to support a hybrid workplace while simultaneously moving forwards with digital transformation.
With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, migration to the cloud is expected to accelerate as enterprises choose to let someone else worry about their server gear.
In its global IT outlook for 2021 and beyond, IDC predicts the continued migration of enterprise IT equipment out of on-premises data centers and into data centers operated by cloud service providers (such as AWS and Microsoft) and colocation specialists (such as Equinix and Digital Realty).
A virtual private network (VPN) is software designed to protect your privacy online. A VPN masks your true IP address, which allows you to anonymously browse the internet, access accounts and stream content from anywhere in the world.
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We all know the old saw about pushing a strand of spaghetti uphill, and I’ve got to wonder whether that’s what we’re now doing with 5G.
First, 5G is going to happen because of the orderly process of modernizing wireless networks. It doesn’t need “justifying”. The problem is that vendors want 5G to be revolutionary and transformational, rather than orderly. Second, that need to seem revolutionary has pushed 5G stories to the boundaries of sensibility.
After more than a year of fear and worry, things are beginning to look brighter on the COVID-19 front. As the world begins crawling back to some form of normalcy, it’s time to start planning. At the top of the list for IT managers is determining how and where their teams will work now that traditional workplaces are gradually becoming safe environments.