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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Fidelity, WiFi
DEFINITION: Wi-Fi (short for "wireless fidelity") is a term forcertain types of wireless local area network (WLAN) that use specifications in the 802.11 family. The term Wi-Fi was created by an organization called the Wi-Fi Alliance, which overseestests that certify product interoperability. A product thatpasses the alliance tests is given the label "Wi-Ficertified" (a registered trademark).Originally,  … 
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Dimension Data and Department of PM&C G20 Case Study
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VIDEO: In this case study, find out how the cloud was used to deliver a secure networking and virtual desktop to keep world leaders and media seamlessly connected, as well as ensure significant cost savings from the event.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 25 May 2015

Dimension Data

Research Study: Top Network Technology Purchasing Concerns
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WHITE PAPER: This resource details the key networking technologies that IT executives and professionals sought to upgrade in 2014.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 30 May 2014

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Case Study: Deploying Secure Public WiFi
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CASE STUDY: This brief case study examines how one Australian city council enabled secure WiFi in all public buildings using a next-gen firewall to protect endpoints, users, and sensitive data. Access now to learn how to mitigate mobile and network threats.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Dell Software

Buyer's Guide to 802.11ac Wireless
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how 802.11ac, the next generation of wireless technology, can bring your Wi-Fi network back up to speed and prepare you for the future of business.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

Extreme Networks

Protecting Users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool and other sidejacking attacks with SSL and explains how to avoid these attacks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Computer Weekly networking case studies
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CASE STUDY: Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

What's New in Wireless Networking and 802.11?
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines the ins-and-outs of wireless networking, discussing the current state 802.11 and what near-future developments you need to prepare for if you want to remain competitive.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Next-Gen WLAN: How 802.11ac Will Change Your Network Forever
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EBOOK: With the IEEE 802.11ac-2013 standard approved, WLAN data rates are poised to soar to multiple-gigabit territory. This Technical Guide focuses on the WLAN's evolution and why it will soon be a viable alternative to Ethernet.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Buyer's Guide to 802.11ac Wireless: The Time to Move is Now!
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WHITE PAPER: Keeping the network up to speed is no easy task - but with wireless from 802.11ac, speed can be increased by up to three times as much as before. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Extreme Networks

Why Wi-Fi Quality is so Important to the End-user
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers an in-depth look at Wi-Fi's history, and where it's headed in the future. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Extreme Networks

Wi-Fi Buyers Guide
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WHITE PAPER: The huge growth of mobile and BYOD is driving user's demands to rise, while networks become more dense and harder to manage.  How can a balance be found between the two?
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

Extreme - IndentiFi
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WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast discusses wireless networking solution that allows your organization to provide your users with the wireless performance needed to seamlessly access critical applications and data, even if the workloads are media-intensive.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2014

Extreme Networks

Improve Productivity and Enhance Collaboration with a Unified Wired and Wireless Network
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WHITE PAPER: This informative resource explores a top-tier unifying tool and outlines how its implementation can greatly enhance your network's overall function.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives 5 guidelines to ensuring a successful migration to 802.11ac. These include auditing the current infrastructure, evaluating capacity requirements and choosing the right access points for your needs.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 May 2013

Aruba Networks

Turning Application Performance in Business Information
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EZINE: In this issue of Network Evolution, find out how APM vendors are focusing on network visibility. We also explore 802.11ac's bandwidth demands and video conferencing drivers.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

SearchNetworking.com

Tutorial: 5 Steps to Effective Wireless Networking in Health Care
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EGUIDE: View this e-guide from searchHealthIT.com for 5 expert tips on how to plan, implement, and manage health care wireless networks.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Memorial Hermann Delivers Secure, Reliable Wireless for Mission-Critical Patient Care
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WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how Memorial Hermann Health System is benefiting after upgrading to a wireless network.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Aerohive Networks

Wireless LAN Best Practices for Compliant Care
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how wireless LAN (WLAN) has become a critical part of healthcare network infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aerohive Networks

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Understanding the Network Impact of 802.11ac
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WEBCAST: This crucial webcast takes an in-depth look at 802.11ac and the impact it will have on your network, examining current wireless trends along with how you can best prepare your infrastructure for the next generation of Wi-Fi.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 17, 2014

Aerohive Networks

Using All the Tools You can
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses the latest generation of Wi-Fi technology and how you can use these tools to get the best Wi-Fi performance possible.
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Ruckus Wireless

Computer Weekly – 14 January 2014: What is being said about you on social media?
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the technologies that help businesses understand what's being said about them on social media and how to react. We find out about next-generation Wi-Fi and how it can help improve mobile working. And our profile of Amazon Web Services looks at the challenges for the cloud market leader. Read the issue now.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Thinking About Going Wireless? It's Time to Weigh the Pros and Cons
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EGUIDE: This expert guide takes an in-depth look at the benefits and drawbacks of wireless connection in the enterprise, outlining helpful strategies that your organization can use to ensure a productive and satisfied mobile workforce.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

Xirrus

Wireless Solutions for Tablets and Smartphones
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a wireless networking solution that is designed to support a large number of end-user devices while providing high performance and connectivity. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Xirrus

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) Key Steps to Successfully Migrate to 802.11ac
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the 5 essential steps to follow when migrating to 802.11ac WLAN, the next-generation Wi-Fi.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
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WI-FI DEFINITION (continued): …  Wi-Fi certification was applicable only toproducts using the 802.11b standard. Today, Wi-Fi can apply toproducts that use any 802.11 standard. The 802.11specifications are part of an evolving set of wireless networkstandards known as the 802.11 family. The particularspecification under which a Wi-Fi network operates is calledthe "flavor" of the network. Wi-Fi has gained acceptance in manybusinesses, agencies, schools, and homes as an alternative to awired LAN. Many airports, hotels, and fast-food facilitiesoffer public access to Wi-Fi networks. These locations areknown as hot spots. Many charge … 
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