As a consumer, you may not have heard of Cradlepoint, but you’ve probably benefited from the services it provides. Cradlepoint creates products that allow their customers — mainly corporations and small businesses — to build their own network, including routers that convert wireless broadband into Wi-Fi or ethernet.
WAN networking specialist Cradlepoint has been focused on cloud managed routing solutions for 4G LTE, and is gearing up for the move to 5G. They announced an additional $89 million in funding earlier this month, which will go to 5G development, as well as international expansion. Their presence in Canada has already seen significant recent expansion, where their sales have more than doubled over the last year, with the assistance of a more diverse partner network.
Cradlepoint has introduced Release 6.3 of its NetCloud OS router software, part of the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform, with extended SD-WAN functionality for 4G LTE-dependent networks. "SD-WAN represents the most significant transformation of enterprise WAN architecture in several decades," says Ian Pennell, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product at Cradlepoint.
How many times has the easily avoidable become a costly embarrassment? Forgetting your significant other’s birthday is one thing – making an outrageous statement on social media yet another. But when the embarrassment stems from a major corporate computer systems failure, well, the costs are enormous, the recovery is lengthy.
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing a shift in many industries – no more so than the retail industry where it is fast shaping the way businesses and customers interact.
Meet the man who is living the dream after ditching the laborious nine to five office grind. He kept his job earning approximately $99,000 a year, and now works out of the back of his Nissan cargo van so he can travel. Envy-inducing shots show maintenance renewals specialist, Tim Lutz, originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, working at his desk, preparing a tasty meal and getting ready to go out on a bike ride.
With more than 5.87 million connected utility meters in buildings across the UK, the government’s plan to have widespread smart meters coverage by 2020 seems to be working. The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened a world of new possibilities. By connecting devices to wireless networks, everything from coffee machines to street lamps can become more efficient.
It’s election time again in the UK, the third time the country has gone to the national polls in as many years. While we might be reaching our limit with the party-political squabbling and the frenzy of a media desperately trying to whip up some interest in an election-fatigued nation, it’s still a good opportunity to take a look at where the parties stand on some of the bigger digital and IT issues.
With the rapid growth of mobile devices, cloud-based applications, credit card purchases, and the Internet of Things (IoT), maintaining network security is more difficult, and more important, than ever before, says Cradlepoint EMEA Vice President, Hubert Da Costa.
Although the retail landscape is becoming increasingly distributed, bricks-and-mortar is experiencing a sustained resurgence. Some of the world’s largest online retailers, including Alibaba and Amazon, are testing in-store strategies, and IBM has predicted that buying locally will surpass online buying by 2018 — thanks to cloud-based systems, big data, and predictive analytics.