IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 September, 2014 06:17

Tags: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Networking, internet

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

By Brandon Butler | 19 September, 2014 01:19

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, SDN, Citrix Systems, Networking, wireless, IT management

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 03:09

Tags: Automotive, Networking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wireless, industry verticals, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 September, 2014 01:12

Tags: Virgin Atlantic, Networking, wireless, Gogo, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:54

Tags: consumer electronics, Networking, Wi-Fi Alliance, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:23

Tags: reddit, Networking, storage, internet, Facebook

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company's in-house mobile operating system.

By Jon Gold | 16 September, 2014 06:01

Tags: samsung, open source, Google, Networking, Samsung Electronics, wireless, software, mobile, ubuntu

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 September, 2014 11:37

Tags: ZigBee Alliance, consumer electronics, Networking

SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

By Jim Duffy | 12 September, 2014 06:00

Tags: datacentre, SDN, Networking, Infonetics Research, Data Center

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

T-Mobile USA is making a big bet on Wi-Fi, offering unlimited voice calls and text messaging over any Wi-Fi network on every new smartphone it sells, including on networks outside the U.S.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 09:55

Tags: Carriers, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, T-Mobile USA, WLANs / Wi-Fi, mobile

SDN vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

By Jim Duffy | 08 September, 2014 23:30

Tags: Networking

NTT tests 400Gbps optical technology for Internet backbone

NTT has successfully tested technology for optical Internet backbone connections that can transmit 400Gbps on a single wavelength.

By Tim Hornyak | 06 September, 2014 03:53

Tags: NTT, telecommunication, Networking, internet, Fujitsu, NEC

Reddit, Mozilla, Imgur and others in slowdown protest over net neutrality rules

A consortium of some of the Internet's most visited websites, including reddit, Imgur, Wordpress, and Mozilla, will prominently display a spinning red loading icon on Wednesday, September 10, in a protest against planned FCC rules changes that would undermine the principals of net neutrality.

By Jon Gold | 05 September, 2014 06:25

Tags: reddit, 'Net nuetrality, Google, Networking, fcc, Imgur, wireless, Wordpress, Fight for the Future, mozilla

UCLA, Cisco and more join forces to replace TCP/IP

Big name academic and vendor organizations have unveiled a consortium this week that's pushing Named Data Networking (NDN), an emerging Internet architecture designed to better accommodate data and application access in an increasingly mobile world.

By Bob Brown | 05 September, 2014 05:18

Tags: Internet architecture, VeriSign, Networking, LAN & WAN

Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

Sony has now joined Microsoft, LG Electronics and other consumer electronics vendors in the AllSeen Alliance, strengthening the group's effort to make "Internet of things" devices work together.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 September, 2014 05:50

Tags: Networking, sony, AllSeen Alliance, mobile

Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.

By Ellen Messmer | 30 August, 2014 01:02

Tags: SDN, Citrix, linux foundation, security, Networking, OpenDaylight, IETF, intel

Intel makes the world's smallest IoT modem

Intel says it is producing a 3G modem, an essential component for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smaller than anything else produced in the world.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 28 August, 2014 06:06

Tags: Internet of Things, Networking, intel

Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

By Ellen Messmer | 26 August, 2014 22:48

Tags: management, Yahoo, Traffic management, Google, Networking, Web optimization, wan optimization, Blue Coat Systems

Round smartwatches arrive, but users still waiting for Apple to join fray

LG's new video teaser showing off a round-faced smartwatch to debut next week at the IFA show begs a central question: What do users want in a smartwatch?

By Matt Hamblen | 26 August, 2014 04:15

Tags: hardware, Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Apple, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, mobile

First Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale in India for $33

Mozilla today announced that a smartphone powered by its Firefox OS mobile operating system went on sale in India, one of the key markets that the company has targeted.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 August, 2014 23:59

Tags: Firefox, Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile

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