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Data at The Edge

With more and more critical data residing at the edge of the enterprise in remote or branch offices (ROBOs) and on client systems, the ability to reliably protect and quickly recover this data has become more critical to business continuity and end-user productivity.

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Vendor Highlight

Mobile Broadband Boost

As the demand for a smooth and seamless integration of Wi-Fi access becomes increasingly important part for the mobile broadband service, Ericsson has announced its 3GPP compliant Wi-Fi network access, control and management solutions.

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As a highly critical sector, the oil and gas infrastructure should be one of the most secure, both physically and digitally. This is not the case.

The alarms went off with the publication, on the Internet of course, of some documents prepared for the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) set for December in Dubai.

Despite the massive growth in broadband mobile, the average revenue per user (ARPU) has been on the decline. Network operators are reluctant to invest in existing 2G/3G infrastructure, which will become obsolete over time. For operators this becomes a catch 22 situation.

The SMS (Short Message Service) was part of the GSM specification over 25 years ago. I doubt the developers of the original SMS, who probably also were throwing around concepts such as video phone conferencing, would have anticipated the success of the SMS concept.