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The biggest rip-off in networking: Ortial supports Gartner’s stark warning about third-party transceivers

Networking, memory and data storage manufacturer Ortial Technologies has urged the industry to take Gartner’s advice on third-party transceivers. In a report entitled “How to Avoid the Biggest Rip-Off in Networking”, Gartner highlights the overheads that big name brands charge, calling them out on the scare tactics used against third …

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Nimans to distribute TP-Link’s networking products

Nimans has boosted its networking product portfolio with a new distribution partnership with TP-Link. As an official distribution partner, thousands of Nimans’ resellers will be able to take advantage of a wealth of support services – as well as the latest routers, switches, business class access points and WLAN solutions. …

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Netgear to spin off Arlo as its own business

Netgear is spinning off its Arlo security camera business into its own standalone business. The networking firm’s board took the unanimous decision to approve the plans to split Arlo from its parent company during the second half of the year. An IPO is being lined up as part of the …

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Bitdefender teams up with Netgear to tackle IoT security concerns

Cybersecurity firm Bitdefender is teaming up with networking giant Netgear to tackle concerns surrounding the safety of IoT security. A licensing agreement between the two companies has been put in place to ‘provide industry leading router technology with state of the art IoT security capabilities. Basically Bitdefender’s IoT security tech …

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GNR ties up distribution deal with Tenda

UK distie GNR has completed a deal with Tenda. A real coup for the IT distributor, Tenda is the second largest manufacturer of consumer and SME focussed networking products in China and is quickly growing outside of the Asian country. Already well established in India, Russia and the US, Tenda …

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PCR’s guide to networking equipment

From super-fast WiFi routers to smart plugs and antennas, PCR rounds up the top networking devices on the market. Asus Lyra AC2200 home Wi-Fi System Distributor: Spire, VIP, TechData, Exertis Lyra uses three interconnected Wi-Fi nodes to deliver a fast, reliable and secure signal. It gives users the freedom to …

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Cisco to cut another 1,100 jobs after poor revenue forecast

Cisco has announced 1,100 more job cuts after forecasts revealed that the company would miss current-quarter revenue estimates by some way. The world’s largest networking gear maker said that it expected revenue for its fourth quarter to fall by as much as 6 per cent compared to the same time …

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Westcoast announces Juniper deal

Reading-based distie Westcoast has announced that it has signed a distribution deal with Juniper Networks. This deal will mean that the distributor will now offer the full range of Juniper’s networking portfolio – including data centre, firewall and mobility solutions.  Alex Tatham, managing directorat Westcoast, said: “This is an exciting play …

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Cisco to lay off 5,500 employees

UPDATED: Cisco has announced that it is letting go of 5,500 (seven per cent) of its staff. This is significantly less than the figure of 14,000 cuts that was reported by CRN yesterday.  The company announced in its quarterly earnings call that it is to cut these jobs in the first quarter …

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