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iPhone 6 and the Need for More Wi-Fi

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It may start as a trickle, but it won’t take long before the new iPhone 6 floods our corporate networks. With Apple reporting a record number of iPhone 6’s sold the first week on the market, this will be sooner rather than later. The new iPhone looks to be one of the most popular iPhones ever, and JPMorgan estimates that 235 million iPhones will be sold in the next year.…

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Wi-Fi Calling with Meru Virtual Cell: Clear Benefits for Users

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Any opportunity to save on mobile device plans is typically welcomed with open arms. The sheer number of subscribers already using Wi-Fi on iOS or Android SIM-enabled devices illustrates just that. With the release of iOS8, comes the highly-anticipated feature of Wi-Fi calling that will impact how individuals use their mobile devices for the better.

Rather than draining voice or data plans, Wi-Fi calling enables users to seamlessly make and receive calls, as well as send messages, through a Wi-Fi connection without relying on device clients or apps. …

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The Promise of SDN in the Enterprise
@ SDN Connect Live

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Today, data centers are being transformed from the inside out with broadening adoption of SDN as a disruptive technology that mimics for networking what server virtualization brought to data centers.  The rapid acceptance of SDN and this new approach to design, build and manage data centers addresses top challenges experienced by organization related to networks namely too many manual processes, and difficulties changing configurations.…

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Wi-Fi Degree of Difficulty: Belly Flop or Triple Lindy?

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Whether you’re practicing your competitive dive routine or planning out your wireless infrastructure, it’s typically beneficial to know how difficult the attempt is going to be. In the Olympics, the more complex the dive sequence is the more points you get if you pull it off perfectly. String a few good dives together and you’re off to the medal stand. With a well-designed and deployed wireless network, your only reward might be some highly productive users with very few complaints.…

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Meru Achieves Microsoft Lync Wi-Fi Certification

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The desktop phone is fast becoming a relic. Mobile devices have changed how and where we work. Businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and many other organizations are making the move to unified communications tools like Microsoft Lync. So today, with the addition of a UC client or softphone, people can easily make phone calls or initiate video chats from their favorite mobile device.…

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Take your Wi-Fi “Back to School”

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Key considerations for K-12 schools when choosing a wireless vendor (part 2)

If your Wi-Fi network doesn’t speak “AC”, it’s probably time for some after school tutoring to get it up to standards. In part one of this series, we talked about a few of the things that decision-makers must consider when choosing a wireless vendor from the “device” point of view. …

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