Posts by Christian Schallenberg

From the sandbox into the company – sandboxing as threat protection

Hardly a week goes by without the obligatory media coverage of the latest dangers of the digital world. But there is good reason for the constant stream of news headlines. It is also clear that phishing emails, Trojans, ransomware and others are no longer a danger just for private individuals.

Network and Security – Team up!

Not so long ago, the work of system and network administrators was clearly defined, and the interaction of the network components was easier to understand. However, recent years have seen an explosion in the demands on enterprise networks.

Public or Private Cloud – Network Management Models Explained

The abundance of cloud-based offerings for enterprises has grown steadily in recent years, and a multitude of new business models and deployment models have emerged. Public and private cloud offerings exist in parallel, and between them is a spectrum of hybrid systems.

SDN – The Game Changer for Retail

“Things were better in the good old days.” There are frustrated network engineers out there who may be tempted to use this terse statement. What used to be a few switches and routers for connection, configuration and integration into the network has today become hundreds or even thousands of devices that need to be integrated […]

Network Trends – What to expect in 2017

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Take a look at the leading network technology trends for 2017 and you simply cannot ignore the dominance of “digitalization” or, as some are calling it, the “age of digital transformation” we are currently going through. It seems as if everything is going “digital”, be it in production, services, processes or applications.

Network forecast: It’s clouding over

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Cloud applications have become a part of our everyday lives at home, on the move, and at the office: Streaming videos, exchanging photos and documents, e-mail, and much more are “in the cloud” these days. For companies in particular, the potential of cloud computing is huge. Current statistics show how great this is: For example, […]

Hotspot 2.0 – Re-defining Wireless Access

Early this year, New York City announced that it was replacing its public phone booths with fast and free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The sheer scale of this network is not the only thing of interest, though. These hotspots differ from most of those we may be familiar with. They use a technology called Hotspot 2.0, […]

Brick-and-mortar retail goes digital

Tablet versus shopping mall, scrolling versus browsing, packet delivery service versus shopping bag. In international comparison, online shopping in Germany in 2015 amounted so far to 8.4 percent of overall retail sales, placing it among the top-10 e-commerce countries. That is higher than the worldwide average of 7.3%.