Milpitas Unified School District, which lies in the heart of Silicon Valley, did not have a Wi-Fi network, a situation that IT Director Chin Song found "unacceptable." So last year the district turned to Meraki, now owned by Cisco, to deploy a Wi-Fi network throughout its facilities.
Fueled by the initial shipments of high-speed enterprise class 802.11ac access points, the enterprise Wi-Fi equipment market had a strong second quarter, increasing 12 percent sequentially to $1.12 billion, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
BYOD and wearable gadgets are but a couple of the new trends that have emerged in recent years. As these devices make their way onto the corporate network, the inevitable question to security administrators and executives is how they, as well as emerging technologies such as software defined networking (SDN), impact enterprise security.
Ruckus Wireless was an outstanding performer in the enterprise Wi-Fi market in the second quarter, posting a healthy 37.3 percent year-over-year jump in revenues and challenging HP for the third spot on the Wi-Fi market leader board.
The wireless packet core market grew 20 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from the Dell'Oro Group.
Networking giant Cisco has analysts collectively scratching their heads following last Thursday's earnings report, in which the company cited strong quarterly earnings and then announced the elimination of 5 percent of its workforce--or, 4,000 jobs.
Around 14.1 million enterprise Wi-Fi access points will be shipped in 2013, according to a forecast by ABI Research.
Brace yourself. Cisco Systems says we'll be facing a nationwide airwave shortage by the end of the year that will affect mobile devices, including cellular phones and tablets. The good news is the FCC is looking at several ways to address the problem.
IT behemoth Cisco and auto parts supplier Continental this week demostrated a proof-of-concept connected car at a Traverse City, Mich., auto research conference.
A new MarketScape report from International Data Corp provides a vendor assessment of the global unified communications and collaboration market for 2013 that reads as a virtual Who's Who of the UC market.