Emerging digital technology means emerging job opportunities for cyber security pros

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Every technology, from the wheel to artifical intelligence (AI), has introduced both opportunities and dangers. The wheel, for example, allowed humans to travel and to transport goods and equipment across distances. The wheel also allowed the Greeks to roll a giant Trojan horse into the city of Troy to launch a sneak attack with soldiers […]

Is the U.S. driving in the internet slow lane?

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How’s the internet speed where you’re working? There can be multiple answers, since people can work in an office, their own homes, or in a public space such as a coffee shop or hotel. But by far the most common response to that question is, “Not fast enough!” Sure, maybe it’s never fast enough for […]

The ISDN Cut-Off – why should you pay attention?

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The ISDN cut off is happening, and if you’re not already prepared, you need to start immediately. Copper services have been disconnected since November last year, thanks to the roll out of the NBN. Voice services have so far remained intact, but ISDN voice services using the old copper-based networks will also be disconnected starting […]

How UCaaS can help you cope with the ISDN switch off

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Voice networks around the world are transitioning from traditional analogue and ISDN lines to voice calls over the internet. In the UK, BT plans to start phasing out older systems as early as 2020, switching off all PSTN and ISDN phone lines by 2025 and migrating customers to internet-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks. We […]

The internet will always be there for you. Or not.

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Digital transformation as we know it would be impossible without the internet. This global network of connected computers and devices enables us to access information, resources, and services, to transact business, to communicate and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world, to entertain and educate ourselves, and more. Without the internet, everyone would […]

How will 5G change patient engagement?

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Few things have fueled the hype curve more in recent years than the coming widespread availability of 5G transmission speeds on mobile devices. Many other telecommunications trends have been evolutionary, but I sense that 5G is seen by many as revolutionary. The healthcare industry could be a major beneficiary of this extra speed, given the […]

Communication service providers must transform support systems to realize 5G’s true potential

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Until now, each transition to the next generation of wireless networks, most recently 3G to 4G, has been incremental and relatively seamless. But the jump from 4G networks to 5G is expected to be monumental and fundamentally disruptive. 5G is more than just a faster, lower-latency version of 4G; it represents the first generation wireless […]

CoreDNS: The DNS for cloud-native computing

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I have a t-shirt which reads, from top to bottom: “It’s not DNS. There’s no way it’s DNS. It was DNS!” As every sysadmin knows, all too many network problems boil down to a Domain Name System (DNS) blunder. That’s already annoying, but when you have to deal with a DNS headache with fast-moving containers […]

The Calico cloud

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You know what’s one of the real pains of cloud and container based computing? Networking. Workloads on a cloud come and go faster than you can read this story. Connecting those workloads, especially when they become even more ephemeral containers, is not easy. That’s where the open-source Software Defined Network (SDN) Calico comes in. SDN […]

Time to scale network virtualization

The telecommunications industry is a mature sector that is being revitalized and challenged by its customers and new competition. Subscribers seeking digital life styles and enterprise customers seeking to be agile digital businesses all depend on the communication networks more than ever before. Carriers have a tremendous opportunity to service these highly desirable customer segments; […]