Commentary: The next frontier of experience — 5G — is good news for retailers

Chain Store Age | April 02, 2019

Commentary: The next frontier of experience — 5G — is good news for retailers
Reports of 5G service soon flooding the market are everywhere, and even though the technology is still some years away from mass adoption, the race for faster and better connectivity is underway. The 5G era will certainly provide an answer to our allergy to time-wasting. Promise of speeds that will leave 4G in the dust means slow-loading sites and cellular dead zones will be a thing of the past. Consumers can look forward to faster download speeds, near-zero latency, and as a result, a whole new class of digital experience.

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Cloud computing offers many benefits to organizations, but these benefits are likely to be undermined by the failure to ensure appropriate information security and privacy protection when using cloud services, resulting in reputational harm, higher costs and potential loss of business .The aim of this guide is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business decision makers analyze the information security and privacy implications of cloud computing on their business.

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Canon Solutions America | July 29, 2020

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Versa Networks is Recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Versa Networks | November 09, 2021

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Spotlight

Cloud computing offers many benefits to organizations, but these benefits are likely to be undermined by the failure to ensure appropriate information security and privacy protection when using cloud services, resulting in reputational harm, higher costs and potential loss of business .The aim of this guide is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business decision makers analyze the information security and privacy implications of cloud computing on their business.