Networks

3 Interview Questions for Network Infrastructure Engineers

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As they become more complex and traffic volumes increase, networks take more than great technical skills to design and maintain. So, infrastructure engineers need a designer’s mindset and approach to problem-solving, believes Ethan Banks, senior network architect for Columbus, Ohio-based Carenection and co-founder of Packet Pushers Podcasts. “When I interview candidates, I’m looking for someone who will step outside their comfort zone, dig into problems and design creative solutions,” he says. Click here to find network infrastructure engineering jobs. Here… continue…

How Google Fiber Fighting AT&T Could Boost Your Business

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AT&T plans on introducing high-speed fiber Internet to 100 cities in 21 metropolitan regions across the United States, although those regions have yet to be decided. “We’re delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development,” Lori Lee, senior executive vice president of AT&T Home Solutions, wrote in a statement. “We’re interested in working with communities that appreciate the value of the… continue…

Blackphone Designed to Make Crypto Sexy, Simple

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The new SGP Technologies Blackphone is designed to be easy to use, without storing precious metadata. continue…

Time to Reassess Your Network Access Rights

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At the heart of the celebrated case of Edward Snowden lies one important fact: The infamous contractor gained access to the trove of documents that he ultimately leaked to journalists by escalating his access rights. And despite this very real poster boy having been in the news for the past several months, many enterprises haven’t done much with reeling in — or even auditing – the access rights they have in place. In fact, far too many enterprises don’t know… continue…

NASA’s Mars Orbiter Reaches Data Milestone

The orbiting craft has sent 200 terabits of scientific data all the way back to Earth. continue…

GE Partnering Up for ‘Industrial Internet’ Push

General Electric clearly sees advantage in becoming the ringleader of a vast array of data-analytics services. continue…

Job Opportunities in the Internet of Things

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It is a new term for many, but the Internet of Things may be a prime driver of future IT services and telecom employment, according to a 2013-2020 market forecast released by International Data Corp. “We expect the technology and services revenue to mushroom from $4.8 trillion in 2012 to $8.9 trillion by 2020, growing at a 7.9% CAGR,” the analyst firm says. IDC defines IoT as a network connecting, wired or wirelessly, devices — or “things” —  that is … continue…

How Nest Could Accelerate ‘The Internet of Things’

Ultra-chic thermostats and smoke detectors may encourage people to buy more connected devices. continue…

CIOs and IT Organizations: Transform or Be Replaced

The performance of the network can make or break a business and the users it serves. continue…

NSA Ditching 90 Percent of Sysadmins to Avoid Leaks

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Computers aren’t tempted to leak about things that offend their ethical standards, says NSA chief. continue…