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Can video conferencing technology keep kids in school?
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of February 2016 Vol 7 / No. 1
In this edition of The Subnet, we chat with Dhia Belhajali, a telecommunications engineer at Tunisia's Tunisie Télécom, where she works as a project manager in the network operator's department of engineering and planning for its transport network. Belhajali was also one of 99 women to be selected as a 2015 TechWomen fellow, an initiative headed up by U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program connects women from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East with professional mentors and "host" companies in their particular field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Belhajali completed her five-week fellowship at Polycom, where she developed a pilot program for using video conferencing technology to improve educational opportunities for at-risk students at underserved schools in rural Tunisia. What are you working on lately at Tunisie Télécom? Dhia Belhajai: Currently, I'm the manager of optical fiber projects. My main responsibilities are to study the existing transport ...
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If you think you had a weird day at the office, check out some of the crazy conditions these IT pros work in as we explore four networks off the beaten path.
Linux containers are back in a big way, but it's not just developers who should be paying attention. Container networking will likely bring big changes to data centers.
The next-generation firewall has become the focal point of an enterprise security strategy that integrates with cloud-based threat analysis and endpoint management.
How can video conferencing technology make a difference outside the boardroom? One engineer explains her plan to use it to help at-risk students in rural Tunisia.
Illumio wins SearchNetworking's Network Innovation Award for its Adaptive Security Platform.
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