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You have IT questions. We have answers. Want the inside scoop on the technology that sustains, protects and advances businesses? Ask the Authority podcast is your chance to join C Spire’s team of expert engineers as they discuss the pressing IT questions of our times. From ransomware and SD-WAN to IoT and everything in between, you'll walk away better informed and ready to tackle any IT challenge.
 
The NETGEAR Switched On Thinking podcast discusses the latest innovations in business networking technology, from WiFi 6, to PoE+ to AV over IP and more. Hosted by Neil C. Hughes and featuring interviews with leaders from NETGEAR and its key partners, the show delivers an insightful and informative analysis of the key role networking technology plays in driving business success and ensuring business continuity during times of uncertainty.
 
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Wireless technology is quickly becoming an important tool in business operations. In this episode, C Spire Authority engineer Kevin Newman shares insight on the new features available in WIFI 6 and how they are empowering business success. He also talks challenges IT teams regularly face with WIFI and how to avoid them. [Do you have a question you’…
 
Business collaboration is changing more quickly than you realize. It isn’t just about voice calls, chat and document editing anymore. The future looks like UCaaS solution integration with back-office systems and even virtual reality and augmented reality. Join C Spire Authority expert John Bergoon as he discusses what’s next for business collaborat…
 
Moving to the cloud is smart – until it takes over a year to complete, goes way over budget or fails completely. In this episode, C Spire cloud expert Neil Larson discusses five common migration mistakes and how to avoid them, from failing to properly analyze apps to underestimating costs and not moving beyond the lift and shift methodology.…
 
Let's say you have all the pieces for your new data center - cooling and generators and racks. You put it all together, and everything is humming nicely. What could go wrong? Well, everything. In this episode, C Spire Manager of Cloud Services Operations Greg Mathis shares examples of when corners were cut, or poor planning ended in disaster.…
 
When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT), the very core of your business is at stake. In this episode, C Spire AuthorITy engineers Jeremy Sanders and Jason Barbee discuss common pitfalls IT teams face and how to overcome them. Topics include strategically choosing the right IoT solution, device lifecycle management, IoT security and ensuring a sol…
 
As the threat of ransomware grows at staggering speeds, our highly certified C Spire AuthorITy engineer Hal White exposes the key areas that IT teams are neglecting in their cybersecurity defense strategies. From dated firewalls, to the need for multi-factor authentication on, well, everything - we dig into the risks that many IT teams don’t know t…
 
In Episode 310, the TCW crew welcomes guest Ryan Adzima and we discuss the 802.11mc amendment and learn all about RTT and FTM. We guarantee you'll learn something new in this episode. As always, thanks for joining Scott, Tauni, and Sam for another episode of The Contention Window! For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music …
 
In Episode 309, the TCW crew discusses the latest iOS wireless network flaw that could render your iPhone useless. They also discuss sneaky sidewalks and how you have to be careful with IoT devices in your network. As always, thanks for joining Scott, Tauni, and Sam for another episode of The Contention Window! For show notes visit: https://content…
 
In Episode 308, the TCW crew takes a look back at the 2021 edition of Cisco Live, talks about available wireless tools for the 6GHz spectrum, and rounds out the episode talking about cellular network slicing vs private wireless (CBRS). As always, thanks for joining Scott, Tauni, and Sam for another episode of The Contention Window! For show notes v…
 
In Episode 307, the TCW crew looks into FCC probes into foreign telecoms operating in the US, misleading 5G vs WiFi6 narratives, and how one large agricultural company is taking private 5G into its own hands. Join Scott, Tauni, and Saw, along with our witty and often times tangential commentary, for another exhilarating episode of The Contention Wi…
 
In Episode 306, the TCW crew dives off into a plethora of topics including the acquisition of Boingo, SAS providers, and a 5G New Speed Record. We also included our annual "Big Game" recap of WLAN stats and close out the episode with a discussion of what motivated us to pursue a career in wireless. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com…
 
In Episode 305, the TCW crew welcomes Mr. IoT himself, Dave Benham to the podcast where we dive into a discussion on the Internet of Things. In this episode, we discuss a little bit about ZigBee devices, how they work, what they can do, and how home automation isn't as difficult as you may think. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/s…
 
In Episode 304, the TCW crew discusses the challenging topic of documentation and helps provide some insight on how to keep this task from becoming too dry and boring. The episode also includes a discussion on the age old battle of default channel widths in WLAN networks. Thanks for listening to yet another always contentious episode! For show note…
 
In Episode 303, the TCW crew discusses the challenge of staying motivated in your job/career and share some personal thoughts on how they stay motivated to keep pushing forward. The episode also includes a discussion on the importance of layer 1 in networks, even wireless ones! For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music cou…
 
Episode 301 kicks off our 3rd season of TCW and we're excited to share with you lots of new changes coming to the cast. In this episode we discuss 2020 challenges, importance of broadband in the home, ALOHANet, and some fun with IoT. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of https://www.musicscreen.org/Royalty-…
 
Welcome to the final episode in this series focused on the real-world networking challenges faced by businesses of today and the future. This year has been an incredibly difficult one, but Episode 12 of the Switched On Thinking Podcast explores the many positives that we can take away from 2020. Our demands on technology have dramatically increased…
 
Welcome to this latest episode that explores the real-world networking challenges faced by businesses of today and the future. Schools are becoming more connected than ever before. Changing the way we learn has been a whole new facet for every education facility across the world. In Episode 11 of the Switched On Thinking Podcast, host Neil C. Hughe…
 
This year we have seen a huge change in the way we work and the need to work from anywhere- not just in the office, or at home. With many of us experiencing WiFi down times at home, the need for an always on connection, is more important than ever to work efficiently. For those of us travelling and also needing to be connected we face a dilemma of …
 
Welcome to the first of a two-part topic that explores the power behind AV technology and how it is bringing digital experiences to life in a way that’s impacting the way we live and the way we work. Join us as we take a look behind the curtain at the tech that brings theatres, lobbies, music venues, malls and much more to life. Switches, AV over I…
 
The standard expectation of every user is that connectivity is seamless wherever we are. What does that mean to a company like NETGEAR who are challenged with delivering that flexibility and continuity to homes and businesses? Ollie Randall & Gary Newson from NETGEAR join Neil on the podcast to explore the changing demands of networks in the home a…
 
In today's episode, we explore how SMBs are adding surveillance systems without extreme cost implications and the impact it can have on an SMB (security, prevention, etc.) Marynel Rapinan and Iphie Chen Product reveal more about Ultra60 PoE++. We also discuss how the surveillance industry is moving from the old, grainy quality to higher resolution …
 
An introduction to what PoE is and real-world examples and applications. We also discuss the benefits of PoE when power outlets are not accessible and Its ability to run a diverse number of IT Applications while saving money elsewhere. In the conversation highlight places where PoE is used that is often taken for granted and how it’s able to be fle…
 
Doug Cheung talks about why business-grade Wi-Fi at home is important. We also discuss the importance of clear and concise communication with customers, colleagues, and partners. Learn how WiFi can help with productivity in the home office, what the future of the home office looks like and where can we improve the home office moving forward?…
 
In the first episode of Switched on Thinking, Neil C. Hughes talks to NETGEAR VP of SMB Product Line Management, Richard Jonker, and learns why he thinks bad WiFi is like bad breath. They also discuss ways to improve business WiFi at home by using WiFi 6 technology, which has become especially important due to the numbers of people working remotely…
 
On this episode, Scott & Tauni speak with Gene Fodor & Rob Faludi that were partly responsible for the efforts to test commercially available "off the shelf" wireless gear in space. This project was a combined effort of the team at Digi led by Rob and Gene and NASA. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of htt…
 
Joining us for this episode are Celona’s (@celonaio) co-founders, Rajeev Shah and Mehmet Yavuz. Celona has just announced receiving series A funding from tier-1 venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and is calling itself the first networking company with a mission to make cellular wireless fully consumable in the enterprise. Tune in to hear why t…
 
This episode covers everything YOU need to know about the brand new, shiny, Wi-Fi Awards program. During this episode, Scott interviews the Wi-Fi Awards team of Keith, Sam, JD, and Tauni to provide all of the details you need to know to be a part of the awards program! Check out the Wi-Fi Awards website at https://thewifiawards.com For show notes v…
 
Episode 13 sees hosts Scott (@theITrebel) & Tauni (@tauniodia) dive off into a hodgepodge of topics from MFD4 along with their special guest, Jake Snyder (@jsnyder81). Among the topics covered are AI, OpenRoaming, & Passpoint along with a bit of rambunctious contention and fun banter. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Mu…
 
Episode 12 takes an in depth look at TechFieldDay including what it is, how it all started, and a few fun stories for everyone to enjoy. This episode also takes a look at the upcoming Mobility Field Day 4 event August 14-16, 2019 in Silicon Valley. TechFieldDay Main site: https://techfieldday.com For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/s…
 
Episode 11 covers privacy concerns with Wi-Fi mapping data from carriers, a discussion about dual channel Wi-Fi, and super computing in deep space. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of https://www.musicscreen.org/Royalty-free/Music/Electronika.phpBy Scott Lester & Tauni Odia
 
Episode 10 discusses the acquisition of Aerohive Networks by Extreme Networks as well as the new initiative being promoted by Cisco called OpenRoaming. Our guests on this episode include James Parnham, Product Manager - Wireless & Stephen Cooper, Wireless Technical Solutions Architect - ANZ both of Cisco. For show notes visit: https://contentionwin…
 
Episode 9 includes a discussion with Scott, Tauni, & returning special guest, Sam Clements, about Badfi and using external antennas vs internal/integrated antennas in warehouse & LPV network design. Reasons why we would want to vs not. We also talk to Sam about his thoughts on what's coming with Cisco Live US 2019. For show notes visit: https://con…
 
Episode 8 covers location privacy and the right for cellular carriers to sell your location data, a new segment called "Quick Reactions" where we'll talk about hot tech topics recently in the news, and finally a new certification program around home Wi-Fi design introduced by the WFA. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Mu…
 
This episode includes a debate on 5G and it's potential pricing model, coverage, and performance from the executives at the big carriers, as well as an interview with Aruba Networks Technical Marketing Engineer, Jerrod Howard, recorded at ATM19 in Las Vegas. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of https://www…
 
Episode 6 features special guest Jussi Kiviniemi and covers the release of the new Ekahau products: Ekahau Cloud, Ekahau Capture, & Ekahau Pro version 10. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of https://www.musicscreen.org/Royalty-free/Music/Electronika.phpBy Scott Lester & Tauni Odia
 
Episode 5 covers a discussion of Passpoint and an agreement between AT&T & Boingo to expand roaming/Wi-Fi access for users. We will also talk about the new CCIE Wireless Study Guide with our special guest, Sam Clements. For show notes visit: https://contentionwindow.com/show-notes Music courtesy of https://www.musicscreen.org/Royalty-free/Music/Ele…
 
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