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The current Covid-19 pandemic has caused a rapid shift to work-from-home.  This accelerated trend creates challenges and opportunities for employees, IT, and management, all of whom must work together to ensure success. As a virtual company since our inception in 2002, Nemertes has learned a lot...

Our brand-spanking-new (independent, unsponsored) network research study, Next Generation Networks 2020-2021, documented a few just-pre-Covid facts about the network that surprised us. Why SD-WAN and Cloud Networking First, less than 40% of WAN traffic (on average) fits into the paradigmatic WAN traffic pattern of starting from an...

The workspace has been rapidly transformed over the last several weeks as the spread of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has forced organizations to rapidly institute work-at-home policies wherever possible, leading to a scramble for many companies to ensure that employees can remain productive when...

Coronavirus business continuity calls for video to support remote work mandates. Learn the benefits of video conferencing and best practices for video meetings among remote employees. The speed and scope of the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has forced organizations to respond quickly to disruptions...

I am writing this as I prepare to travel for work, and so of course COVID-19 is on my mind. Beyond all the worries of the moment for family and community, I am thinking about IT (that's my job, after all) and wondering: will the...

Consider how you can use technology to overcome the drawbacks of open working environments. Open workspaces have become the de-facto standard in workspace design. According to the Society of Human Relations Management, roughly 70% of offices have at least some open workspace design. In our own...

On January 6, 2020, NYC-based private equity firm Insight Partners acquired the Israeli IoT cybersecurity  firm Armis for an eye-popping $1.1 billion. Armis is privately held, so it doesn't publish revenue numbers, but estimates are on the order of $30 million annually--meaning this is not only...

Yesterday I moderated a panel discussion at a Wall Street Technology Association event on cloud-first design. I was asked to give an industry perspective to lay the ground work for our wonderful panel of technologists. With 10 minutes and no slides, I offered these 10...

Last week I wrote about the threat that nation-state actors pose to enterprise organizations, and included a brief taxonomy of attackers. This week, the FBI alerted cybersecurity folks of two compromises, likely by APT27, in 2019. I'd like to highlight two interesting facts about the attacks. First, they...

When I talk about the cybersecurity threats posed by nation states, I can almost see the inner eye-roll, and hear my listener thinking, "Come on! What's she going on about now?" They view the entire issue as something out of science fiction; scary in some alternate...

View the on-demand webinar Workplace Collaboration: 2020 Predictions 2019 was a year of rapid transformation for workplace collaboration. Cloud platforms matured while the vendor landscape rapidly transitioned to a cloud-first approach. Video, after years of hype, seems to have finally cemented itself in both the desktop...

Industrial IoT processes increasingly base IoT implementations on the ISA-95 standard, which means organizations must understand what the standard does and doesn't define. Anyone involved in developing industrial IoT (IIoT) products should be familiar with ISA-95, the standard from the 74-year-old International Society of Automation (ISA),...