In this piece, Gabriel Chapman makes an interesting case for the demise of the storage admin. He compares the state of storage to the smartphone pre-iPhone. The market is poised for someone make storage radically simpler, from providing a service that has to be laboriously constructed, to something that’s more of a platform to be built on with accessible APIs.
Ben Miller of Sniff WiFi comments: About a year and a half ago, yours truly wrote about WiFi transmit power levels in iPhones. Things have changed since then. And possibly the biggest change (to iPhones, at least) is how aggressive iPhones are in modifying transmit power levels. In the “Mighty iPhone Power Ranges” blog […]
Olivier Bonaventure writes about a new feature in iOS 7: Packet traces collected on an iPad running iOS7 reveal that it uses Multipath TCP to reach some destinations that seem to be directly controlled by Apple. You won’t see Multipath TCP for regular TCP connections from applications like Safari, but if you use SIRI, you […]
Lee Badman from wirednot comments: None of the following gripes are the industry’s biggest problems. At the same time, they are nuisances and occasionally rise to the level of major headache. Some of these apply to WLANs of all sizes, others are far more applicable to bigger wireless environments. The remainder? They’re just goofy. If […]
Ben Thompson from stratÄ“chery comments: Most folks seems to instinctively compare the iPad and the tablet market to the iPhone and smartphone market, and it’s easy to see why. They share the same OS, the same competitor, many of the same apps, and, of course, the same time period — the present. But in reality […]
Ben Miller from Sniff WiFi comments: Apple iOS devices have a terrible reputation in some WiFi circles. The author has heard complaints about mobility, stickiness, throughput capabilities and just about anything else under the sun. Heck, just today an article was published decrying the throughput (WHO CARES?) limitations of of the new MacBook Air (not […]
Andrew von Nagy looks into a strange bug (?) in the Broadcom wireless chipset used by the popular Apple iPhone and iPad, along with many other portable devices. This issue threatens to lock out a network for no reason, a serious denial of service situation.
The most interesting products and companies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 were found around the edges of the show floor. Companies like NEC, Synology, Ciphertex, and Endace may have gone unnoticed in the shadows of towering booths of the industry titans but deserve attention. One such pairing was two Wi-Fi analysis companies, MetaGeek and Ekahau. Both work together to enable spectrum analysis and site surveying on portable devices – smart phones and tablets.
What can Apple teach us about Enterprise IT? Apple and Enterprise IT, words which don’t really belong in the same sentence but perhaps we can learn quite a lot about the future of Enterprise IT by looking at Apple and its current strategy.