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RSA 2012 First Impressions

RSA 2012 First Impressions

Security for mobile, cloud and social technologies is the big focus at this year’s RSA conference being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Topics include everything from mobile device management and individual device protection (e.g. virus protection) to authentication and intrusion tools, new hacking techniques and the latest ideas in intelligence-driven security. The highly visible security breaches of the past year mean that the...

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MWC & RSA 2012

MWC & RSA 2012

This week will be a busy one for Advantech. We will be demonstrating new products along with a broad array of Intel®-based multi-core blade and platform solutions in Booth 2G38 at MWC 2012 from Feb 27th  to Mar 1st  in Barcelona, Spain and Booth 229 at RSA® Conference 2012 from  Feb 27th  to Mar 2nd  in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. At Mobile World Congress and RSA Conference Advantech will demonstrate the benefits and...

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UTM Market stimulated by Accelerating Device Growth

UTM Market stimulated by Accelerating Device Growth

As the number of smart phones, tablets and other web connected devices grows exponentially,  two issues remain a constant for cellular network operators; capacity and security. In order to mitigate capacity issues, carriers are counting on 4G devices to be connected periodically via a hotspot to offload some of the cell system traffic.  Moreover, most, if not all carriers have a hot spot strategy in place to extend their subscriber...

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M2M Service Delivery Platforms

M2M Service Delivery Platforms

Churn is a reality in the traditional consumer mobile communications market. Even with the advent of new mobile devices, saturation is an issue and telecom and other network providers are looking for new revenue sources.  According to the CTIA wireless industry association US wireless penetration was at 102.4% as of June 2011 and ARPU has been dropping over the last few years. M2M (Machine to Machine) devices represent a set of...

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A Quality User Experience

A Quality User Experience

Quality, Quality, Quality, we hear it everywhere but what exactly does it mean? Everybody says they have it, but ultimately we should care about quality as an empirical measure. QoS (Quality of Service) has been much used to imply a more specific attribute of quality as well as a feature that allows control over specific traffic flows. QoS is typically linked to a defined metric/s and an associated SLA (Service Level Agreement) e.g. average...

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Whats on Your Network?

Whats on Your Network?

When Napster first appeared nobody knew the effect it would have on network traffic. Popularized by its music sharing ability, Napster epitomized a new breed of file sharing systems known as peer-to-peer or more commonly referred to as P2P. While the exact amount of P2P Internet traffic has been much debated (one oft quoted claim was greater than 60%) it is undeniably large. According to a forecasting study conducted by Cisco, although P2P...

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