Ongoing Interest in Advanced Wired Networks

If you peel back the layers of security and connectivity of most wireless networks, you will eventually reveal a wired network at its very core. Although you may not hear them being mentioned as much anymore, wired networks are still the foundations of modern networking and personal computing. In fact, some landlords and residential property managers have detected a burgeoning …

Using Captive Portals for a Captive Audience

Captive portals, those special Web pages or splash screens that are displayed before users can access Internet resources, apps or services, are taking design and functionality cues from the Web portals of yore. Captive portals these days can be found as gatekeepers of public Wi-Fi hotspots, Internet cafes, hostels, airport lounges, and business centers at hotels and executive suites. Many …

Unusual Wi-Fi Hotspots Around the World

This year, some creative twists to Wi-Fi hotspots and distribution have occurred across the globe. With the advent of 4G LTE and the maturity of mobile wireless hotspots, widespread public connectivity is not only becoming a reality but also a source of unusual networking. Here are three interesting developments in the world of Wi-Fi hotspots, which made headlines during recent …

Increased Use of Wearable Tech in Public Spaces: Privacy Rights Backlash

The popularity of using mobile wireless technologies has spurred a growth market in so-called wearable technology. From watches to eyeglasses to jewelry accessories and exercise training equipment, a revolution in smart technology promises to provide greater Internet connectivity to millions of people. However, when used in public areas, some have expressed serious concerns about privacy. As more people use this …

Growing Importance Of Cyber-Security

Are you a business that relies heavily on your network like most companies? Then, you are probably growing increasingly concerned about the constant stream of massive hacks and breaches appearing in the headlines. Everyone from retailers to credit-monitoring firms and others have been hit. Increasing Risks Most of the time, it’s for money, but occasionally activists get involved. These hacks …

Why White Hat Hackers Choose Airports as Their Demo Targets

In the world of information technology, not all hackers are cut from the same cloth. We used to speak about hackers almost exclusively in terms of cybercrime. These days, however, we must make a distinction between white hat and black hat hackers. Black hats are the bad guys who are driven by nefarious motives. White hats, on the other hand, …

Public Wi-Fi in Airports and on Airlines: Tips From Leading Service Provider Ensuring Secure Wireless Networks

The demand for Internet access in airports and aboard passenger aircrafts is on the rise. To remain competitive, many air carriers are offering travelers appealing options. Most passengers are interested in accessing the Internet at high speeds and streaming online videos. These services provide the following benefits for travelers: Ways to pass the time while waiting in the airport or …

Value of Internet Access in Health Care and Assisted Living Facilities

When you or a loved one enters a hospital or assisted living center, you are grappling with an onslaught of factors, putting your system into high alert. Besides dealing with the stress of health concerns, your entire world is basically altered. As you try to adjust to this removed world and the break from your usual routine, you and your …

Study Reveals Importance of Internet Access to Global Business Travelers

When we are planning a trip for business or pleasure, most of us are filled with excitement and anticipation. We are eager to explore a new city or return to a favorite place and shake up our routine. Many of us look forward to enjoying new discoveries in between our business meetings or conference sessions. Then, when we arrive in …