For years, Brooks Brothers relied on a multiprotocol label-switching network for its point-of-sale and online ordering systems, says Phillip Miller, head of infrastructure and CISO for the New York–based chain. But that telecom network was costly, slow and increasingly unreliable.
As consumers hunt for bargain gifts for friends and families, retailers stress the need to avoid downtime, and to keep systems high-functioning during the holidays. In this article, technology experts weigh in on the necessity to keep IT infrastructure running smoothly to ensure maximum success for retailers.
Financial damages from consumer data breaches are being brought to light on a grand scale. Facebook may face a $1.6 billion fine in Europe for compromising 30 million user accounts, while Uber is expected to pay $148 million for its 2016 data breach. Harsh fines prove that even the largest global enterprises are vulnerable.
Cradlepoint has carved a role for itself in two exciting mobile network buildouts occurring concurrently in the US. Working with Verizon on its early 5G FWA POCs, it plays a role providing a platform for LTE-A backup in the case of 5G network service interruption. In the case of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), it has gone through the pain and expense of two levels of certification and now is part of the FirstNet approved ecosystem. The first return on this effort has been the inclusion of a CP router with every ‘Emergency Drop Kit’ approved by FirstNet for first responder agencies.
For first responders, our signature product is our COR IBR1700 NetCloud Solution Package. This solution was purpose-built and brings dual-modem/dual-SIM connectivity options and cloud management to deliver enterprise networking capabilities for a wide range of mobile applications.
The Cradlepoint IBR900 and IBR1700 series rugged 4G vehicle routers have been approved for use on ESN. Vehicle routers of this type are used to network enable a vehicle, create a Wi-Fi hotspot around the vehicle and connect remote IT equipment so that internet can be brought out into the field.
The safety of our children is top of mind for many schools and parents across the nation. As schools rethink and take new steps to better protect students, improving safety on school buses is becoming a big part of the equation, and for good reason. Every day, nearly 480,000 school buses carry more than 25 million students.
Cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in IT today and for good reason. CIOs are constantly inundated with headlines about the latest data breach, ransomware attack or service outage as a result of criminal activity. We spoke to business leaders to gain insight into the lessons CIOs should utilize in 2019.
Todd Krautkremer, CMO at Cradlepoint, discusses the benefits of allowing employees to work remotely, and offers three practical tips for employers on maintaining workplace productivity for a remote workforce: "Many organisations encourage flexible working practices as a way of improving the employee experience"
Technology has come a long way over the last 50 years, but many of the complex and high-performing technologies we have now have their roots in the changes of the late 1960s. 50 years on and we are witnessing the birth of another networking revolution with 5G, which is poised to be as transformative as the Internet itself.