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BYOD demands spur 12.8% growth in enterprise WLAN market, says IDC

The BYOD trend fuels strong growth in the enterprise wireless local area network market, which increased 12.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, according to the latest stats from IDC.

News Scan: Mobile-first players challenge status quo; WLAN market on the rise; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/2 including: a switchup in the game of mobile-first players, growth in the wirless LAN market, a software glitch that affects six states, Lowe's new in-store locator app and the latest on Android malware stats.

When lives are at stake, proceed cautiously

IT behemoth Cisco and automaker giant Toyota are locked in a struggle over a chunk of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz band. Cisco wants it for Wi-Fi, Toyota for auto safety technology. While there are strong arguments on both sides, it seems to me that the interference issue has to be studied by the FCC very closely because lives would be at stake.

BYOD stresses enterprise Wi-Fi networks, spurs gear deployment

The BYOD trend is putting a strain on Wi-Fi networks and spurring demand for wireless local area network equipment deployments, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.

News Scan: Big data's other jobs; Cisco earnings disappoint; more

Top news for November 15, 2013. 

Cisco launches a different company to build Cisco products, then buys it

Yesterday was a busy day for networking giant Cisco, which announced the launch of stealth startup company Insieme Networks--and promptly bought it for $863 million.

Cisco reinventing its collaboration portfolio

Cisco made a slew of announcements and introducted a number of products this week, aimed at simplifying the way in which organizations communicate, interact with outside partners and manage their collaboration tools.

CISOs behind the curve on BYOD

According to a recent IBM survey, CISOs are behind the curve when it comes to BYOD policies. This opens up their enterprises to security risks that could be lessened with proper BYOD strategies and technologies in place.

The remote worker debate: Home is where the heart is

The tech media has been quick this week to jump on reports that HP is calling remote-based workers back to the office. It follows similar action by Yahoo earlier this year. But there are plenty of reasons to allow--even promote--a remote workforce.

Cisco reaffirms its support of remote-based workforce

In the midst of reports that some leading technology companies are reining in their remote workers, networking giant Cisco reaffirmed its policy last week that remote workers are a valued and critical part of its workforce.