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The Internet of Things and Why You Should Be Afraid…Very Afraid.

[fa icon="calendar'] December 8, 2016 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Intelligent Networks, Mobility, Security

In late October of 2016, a domain name service (DNS), host and Internet management company for 80+ major websites experienced several bouts of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by botnets (short for “robot network”). The end devices were being controlled by a Control Server (CNC Server) not unlike the Droid Control Ships controlling the Droid Armies in Star Wars. The FBI has stated that they do not have any confirmation of a specific group or groups claiming responsibility in the hacker community, but they believe the machines were infected with a variation of the Mirai malware.

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Utilizing Wi-Fi Data and Analytics to Improve Customer Insights

[fa icon="calendar'] December 2, 2016 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Mobility, Intelligent Networks

In today’s busy marketplace, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are looking to gain a competitive advantage. As the competition continues to increase, many businesses have found a way to do just that by gathering information on consumer consumption and utilization patterns.

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Merry, Mobile and Secure: 7 Ways to Protect Yourself When Shopping Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2016 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Mobility, Security

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which can only mean one thing; it’s time for some serious cybershopping! According to Adobe’s 2016 Holiday Online Shopping Predictions report, more than half of all online shopping will be done with mobile devices for the second straight year, accounting for approximately 53% of all online purchases. Online sales are also expected to top $91.6 billion across the US from November 1 through December 31, an all-time high for the holiday season. Clearly people enjoy getting to do the bulk of their holiday shopping without leaving their house or their Christmas ‘jammies! (For a hilarious distraction, check out Raleigh natives, The Holderness Family, in their Christmas 'Jammies Jingle!)

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4 Benefits of the Mobile Workforce

[fa icon="calendar'] November 3, 2016 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Mobility

Digital transformation is changing the look of the traditional office space as we know it. The days of tan-colored cubicles and age-old desktop computers are long gone, replaced by a widely-distributed mobile workforce who is no longer bound to a single location for work.

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5 Ways Technology Prepares Students for The Future

[fa icon="calendar'] August 26, 2016 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Mobility, Collaboration, Intelligent Networks

Classroom technology prepares students for the future by building lifelong skills.

 

The adoption of devices and increased use of technology in classrooms is about more than just fancy technology. It’s about engaging students in a way that increases their learning and ultimately sets them up for success. By using technology to enhance the learning experience, students are being equipped with future-ready skills they can apply in the workforce.

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