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November 17, 2010  5:42 PM

In game of wireless LAN musical chairs, Juniper ends up with Trapeze



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Juniper, Juniper Networks, Networking, Trapeze Networks, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Like celestial bodies wandering the cosmos, networking vendors and wireless LAN vendors are drawn to each other's inescapable gravity .  Wired networking vendors have been buying wireless LAN vendors since the dawn of the wireless LAN controller. Cisco Systems, for instance, had little more to...

November 5, 2010  3:41 PM

Motorola on the future of the wireless LAN controller



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aerohive, Brocade, cloud, Extreme Networks, Meraki, Motorola, wireless LAN, wireless LAN controllers, Wireless networking, wlans

Recently Motorola announced a significant change to its wireless LAN architecture with its WiNG 5 announcement. With WiNG 5, Motorola is running identical...


October 8, 2010  4:22 PM

Motorola smartens access points, pulls back WLAN controllers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aerohive, Aruba, Cisco, Enterasys, Meraki, Motorola, Networking, Wi-Fi, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

The role of the wireless LAN controller appliance is shifting dramatically. The days of the dumb access point are severely numbered. Motorola became just the latest WLAN vendor to deemphasize the role of its controller appliance in its architecture with its new


August 30, 2010  12:33 PM

WiFi and RFID system tracks preschoolers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
RFID, RTLS, Wi-Fi, Wireless networking

A school district in California is using location-based wireless technology to track preschoolers. I admit that when I first saw the headline for this story, I worried that the school was embedding RFID tags in the kids......


April 5, 2010  10:39 AM

‘They want an elephant sculpture with some mold or gold?’: Video over WLAN, a cautionary tale



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cisco gear, video, Wireless networking, wlans

Video. Video. Video. Yup, we keep hearing the drumbeat, too. Although the jury's still out on how many enterprises are extensively using video (or plan to this year), Cisco would certainly like you to believe its ascent is


December 3, 2009  5:11 PM

Motorola brand to disappear? I don’t think so



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
mergers & acquisitions, Mobile, Motorola, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

On the blog 24/7 Wall Street, Jon Ogg boldly predicted this week that Motorola is one of 10 brands that will disappear in 2010. It's time to break up the company and "scuttle a brand with a bad...


August 4, 2009  2:08 PM

The future of enterprise networking is no more networks



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Mobile, Network, Networking, Wireless, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

At Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, I chatted briefly with speaker Matt Lavallee about how the conference was going, and he asked me this question: "Have there been any surprises for you?" In...


July 30, 2009  5:55 PM

Are wireless LANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Catalyst, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Persistent, reliable and secure wireless LANs (WLANs) remain the top concern for networking professionals across all verticals. However, John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), has presented a compelling case to use it in the health care industry...


July 29, 2009  5:06 PM

Dell’Oro will adjust reporting after WLAN market share squabble



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, Dell'Oro, Meru, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Earlier this month I wrote a story about how Aruba and Meru were both claiming second place in the 802.11n enterprise wireless LAN market based on the same numbers from Dell'Oro Group. There were a...


July 2, 2009  7:37 PM

This week in WLAN adoption: John Marshall Law buys Aerohive, Virginia Union Univ. buys Aruba



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aerohive, Aruba, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

In a new semi-regular feature on The Network Hub, I'm going to provide a quick run-down of newly announced wireless LAN projects. I get a lot of press releases from WLAN vendors about customer wins. I don't get to write about all of them, but I can at least offer you a quick summary of the latest...


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