Hannah J Lobdell

Strategies for leveraging digital transformation in my business: do’s and don'ts

With 70% of employees working from home amid the pandemic, companies are beginning to experiment with innovative technologies that can better support a hub-and-spoke business model and ensure proper training, onboarding, etc. Investments into digital transformation may seem daunting, but in reality, U.S. companies are estimated to have saved $30 billion per day with work-from-home initiatives ...

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Vivian Susko

Hybrid work: the new greenfield opportunity for internet service providers (CONNECTIONS™ webinar recap)

The 2021 CONNECTIONS™ conference in May looked at the tremendous growth of the IoT product market, accelerated by the pandemic and the transition to a hybrid work model. Jennifer Kent, VP of research at Parks Associates and panel host, facilitated the discussion on supporting remote workers with a smarter home.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2021]

Researchers found a flaw in 13 Android apps’ security measures which could lead to over 100 million users’ personal information being exposed, while both VMware and WiFi were found to have vulnerabilities that could jeopardize their larger scale networks. This month’s cybersecurity roundup examines the flaws in the authentication keys, WiFi frames, and V12 configurations that threatened the ...

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Vivian Susko

The new role of IT: Post-pandemic outlook

As remote work became a global necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic,business executives and IT managers wereforced to reconsider their technology and infrastructure.  Now faced with proof that a remote work model can be successful and enjoying access to an evolving toolkit of WFH resources, many companies are planning to make that transformation permanent. 87% of CFOs are expected to adjust ...

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Caleb McKee

Starlink beta test reaches 500,000 signups in race for satellite space

The Starlink beta test seeks to address the rural-urban digital divide by delivering high-speed internet to more remote locations where terrestrial infrastructure is still in the process of expanding. Since pre-orders of its Better Than Nothing beta test released in February, the service has since deployed to over 10,000 subscribers. Prospective customers have now turned in half a million orders ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Secure remote access: Is Bring Your Own Network (BYON) secure?

The average cost of a business data breach falls between $2.8 - $5.7 million in 2021, and the likelihood of these attacks has skyrocketed in the transition to hybrid work models. As more remote employees access private company data from their home networks, businesses are unwittingly put at risk by their enterprise-grade security solutions, many of which simply weren’t designed to protect the new ...

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Vivian Susko

The next generation of WiFi: Meet the Motorola WiFi 6 device lineup

As the demand for high-speed internet continues to skyrocket post-pandemic, we see the world turning to WiFi 6 (“AX”) for increased productivity, enhanced entertainment, and more convenient living. 58% of businesses now rely on WiFi for their everyday operations, and with streaming subscriptions projected to hit two billion by 2025, WiFi 6 is offering broader coverage and speeds up to 250% faster ...

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Vivian Susko

True Gigabit Internet Speeds for all: Introducing the Motorola MM1025 2.5 Gbps MoCA Adapter

Gigabit internet adoption has skyrocketed 97% since the first quarter of 2019. And with online activities like video game usage up 75% during peak hours since the start of quarantine, the need for speed has never been more apparent.  

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Vivian Susko

Hybrid work trends: Minim talks the future of remote work technology at the 2021 CONNECTIONS Conference

Several big players including Spotify, Facebook, Google, and Amazon are leading the charge towards a hybrid work model post-pandemic. And with 87% of executives planning to change their real estate strategies in 2021, a combination of on-site and distributed offices is likely our new normal.  

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