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Citrix showcases new WaaS initiatives at Synergy 2016

Rising global competition and accelerating innovation require businesses to become more agile and digital, harnessing the Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) to reimagine business models and change how work gets done, says Citrix. » Read full article

5G visionary organizations to meet in Beijing

Leading global associations are joining together to offer the first of the biannual Global 5G Events in Beijing on May 31 and June 1, 2016. The hosting association, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in China, has organized the first event, “Building the 5G Technology Ecosystem” to bring together experts  to discuss the status and progress on 5G through a series of focused sessions. » Read full article

Transitioning to public cloud slow-moving: Softchoice

Transitioning to public cloud is a slow-moving process for most businesses, according to a new study by Softchoice, a North American IT solutions and managed services provider. » Read full article
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Legrand launches outdoor power offerings

Legrand recently introduced outdoor charging stations for mobile devices, the first in a series of permanent outdoor power offerings that combine charging outlets with lighting elements to support the growing demand for mobile connectivity in outdoor spaces.
“Facilities are beginning to focus on designing more productive outdoor spaces.  From corporate facilities to higher education institutions, facility managers are being asked to identify ways to encourage collaboration and social engagement outdoors,” said Sabrina Eckert, Legrand product manager.
The Outdoor Power Charging Stations are composed of two charging station models, which are available in three standard finishes -- black, bronze, and silver, along with custom colors. Each station includes a combination of two or three gangs of power devices, including USB charging, but can also be used for A/V or communications connectivity if desired.
All charging stations are NEMA 3R-rated for use in outdoor spaces. » read more

NaviTEK NT Tester solves network problems

NaviTEK NT network testers from IDEAL Networks are designed to help technicians work more productively as the result of a new suite of testing and troubleshooting functionalities.
Simple to set-up and use, the testers can quickly pinpoint and solve issues in both copper and fiber optic cabling, the company says. Assisting the technician is a large built-in screen that displays useful information including test summaries and at-a-glance network snapshots.
The NaviTEK NT measures 6.9" x 3.1" x 1.6" and can fit into tight spaces where network cabling is often located. Previously, laptops and other types of bulky computer systems were used to troubleshoot networks, yet both take up valuable working space in already cramped connection points. Laptops also create the need for extra cables which contribute to an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous workplace. Not so with the NaviTEK NT, the company says. » read more

CommTech West

June 1-2
Location: Calgary, Alta » more info

BICSI Fall Conference

Sept. 11-15
Location: San Antonio, Tex. » more info

Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 26-27
Location: Toronto, Ont. » more info