About Arthur Cole

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Arthur Cole is a freelance journalist specializing in the hi-tech communications and information field. Prior to striking out on his own, Arthur held editorial positions for a wide range of technology publications, covering such industries as audio/video production and distribution, multimedia, computer gaming, and IP communications. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

High-profile data breaches are back in the headlines, and it is almost certain that the world has not seen the last of these massive hauls of personal information. But so far, at least, most of these attacks have involved exploiting weakness in local network security systems to swipe information lodged in corporate and cloud-based storage systems, otherwise known as data at rest. Increasingly, however, security experts are starting to examine vulnerabilities of data in motion ...

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The internet of things (IoT) is pushing the enterprise network edge to new boundaries. With data soon to be streaming back and forth between legions of user devices across the globe, the edge will blow right past the cloud and even the micro data centers that will foster this widespread connectivity and extend all the way into our homes, businesses and even our bodies ...
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Data loads are getting larger, data ecosystems are becoming more distributed and data users are demanding real-time performance. For the enterprise, this is the triple-play of bad news because it puts the pressure on legacy network architectures to function in ways that their designers could scarcely imagine ...
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Infrared lasers have been a staple of optical fiber communications for some time, both for local and long-haul communications. Now, it seems research is turning toward taking the fiber out of the equation by establishing direct infrared connectivity over the air ...
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Hyperscale data centers are starting to crop up all over the world, providing both the scale and the resource density needed to handle the massive workloads of big data and the internet of things ...
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