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Content posted in October 2004
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StorageTek & Permabit Mingling
News  |  10/30/2004  | 
Startup's CEO jumps to StorageTek, which will OEM Permabit CAS system to combat EMC
Newest Bagle On The Loose
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Another variation of the long-running Bagle worm began spreading early Friday.
Intel Rollout Optimizes 64-Bit Solutions
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Intel has begun shipping to the channel a series of new tools aimed at porting Xeon-based solutions to 64-bit environments.
Keep the Spies Away
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
If you're like me, your life is punctuated by conversations in which folks gripe about the latest problem with their computer. Lately, the biggest single gripe has been spyware--the software that looks at your keystrokes and Internet habits, and may...
Boo!
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
If it's Friday, it must be time for another Bagle/W32 variant. This time, it seems that the coders are playing games that make it easier for the virus to get past AV scanners. It is a good reminder to keep...
Spending Haunts Cisco's Q1
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
UBS cuts estimates for Cisco, citing increased competition and a decline in enterprise spending
Storage Seeks NAS Appeal
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
NAS product news follows simplification trend
Can Cisco Survive Success?
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Cisco is looking fat and happy with record net income and ubiquitous product lines. Can it keep up its spectacular growth without stumbling?
So That's NOT A PDA In Your Pocket?
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
Is the era of the Handheld seeing its sunset? As 2004 heads towards a finale, IDC reports that the third quarter this year saw another decline in the wordlwide market for the devices. Shipments are dropping, and as a result,...
Sprint Expands Reach of MPLS VPN To Europe, Asia, South America
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Larger coverage designed for multinational corporations that want to consolidate and provision global networks.
Regulators, Cities, Business Converge on Wireless Broadband
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Wireless broadband was the belle of the ball this week as the FCC, city governments, and wireless Internet service providers all showered it with attention.
LSI Stands By Storage
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Present woes aren't dampening its fondness for storage components and subsystems
Report: Feds Ready to Spend
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
The government will remain an IT cash cow regardless of next week's election result
SBC Drops Broadband Prices For New Customers
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
SBC Communications will lower the price of its high-speed Internet service for new customers.
SNW Leftovers
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Unlike the World Series, some issues couldn't be solved before the show closed
Treo 650: Widely Anticipated and Almost Here
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
PalmOne formally introduced the Treo 650 smartphone, successor to the popular 600 model. In my experience, the Treo provides the best combination of voice and data functionality. Here's the big
Starwood Hotels Moves To Web Services
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Big hotel operator is moving to a services-oriented architecture, Java 2 Enterprise Edition at the same time its outsourcing its operations to HP, which is replacing IBM.
Needed: Open-Source Education, Understanding
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
If users understand how such software may be licensed and software vendors take greater care to research the intellectual property used in their products, many open-source software concerns would go
AMD Announces Strategy To Hook Up World To Internet
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Semiconductor supplier AMD announced Thursday (Oct. 28) it has launched an initiative to enable 50 percent of the world's population with Internet connectivity and computing capabilities by 2015, revolving around
Hughes Announces Satellite Video For The Enterprise
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Hughes Network Systems Inc. has unveiled a satellite broadband solution featuring a package of video applications aimed at large IT enterprises. The multicasting application is available as an option to
Happy Birthday, Billy Boy!
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
Bill Gates is a spry 49 years young today! I wonder what you could get the man who has money enough to buy everything? Maybe a datebook/planner so he can keep track of the changing dates for LongHorn's release? Oh...
Report: U.S. Falling Behind Rest Of World In Broadband Adoption
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
U.S. slips to thirteenth place worldwide and digital divide widens because of government policies, concludes study.
Project Management OSS Style
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
Niku, a player in the project and IT portfolio management space, has an open source alternative to MS Project. Open Workbench is available now. If you already use MS Project - not a problem. OWB will import your existing MS...
Verizon Profit Flat Despite Blowout Cellular Quarter
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Profit held steady at $1.8 billion as declining revenues from traditional phone services were offset by record wireless quarter.
Alcatel Posts 'Solid' Q3 Results
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
French communications equipment maker Alcatel has halted the decline in its fixed wireline business and is predicting steady growth at the fixed network division from next year as it announced
What's new at SNW...
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
Well, the major events of SNW are over for this year, and there's a lot new out there yet again... Highlites from the show: - iSCSI is getting upscale: More robust, higher priced products are hitting the market - FC...
EMC Takes Storage Router for a Spin
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Demonstrates its virtualization software, draws fire from competition
Startup Blends VPNs, SANs
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
NeoScale is offering a SAN/VPN combo to secure networks over metro fiber
Storage Startup Blends VPNs, SANs
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
NeoScale is offering a SAN/VPN combo to secure networks over metro fiber
Troika Turns a Corner
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Alliances with Agere and StoreAge could help startup find its niche at last
CyberGuard Survives Q1 Hurricanes
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Florida-based security vendor survived hurricanes Francis & Jeanne, but what about the election?
IP SANs Are Sizzling
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
There's a rash of product and partnership news at SNW
MySQL Update Ready To Roll
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
MySQL AB on Wednesday slapped the 'production ready' label on the latest version of its open-source business database server.
Red Hat Looks To The Data Center
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Red Hat Inc. took another step into the data center Wednesday with the release of its Enterprise Linux 3 open-source OS.
Canon Pumps Up Network-Focused Lineup
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Canon USA unveils new printers, copiers and multifunction devices to bolster its network-focused line card and aims to provide wireless connectivity for its technology by next year.
Novell To Offer SuSE On Dell Servers
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Novell plans to make its SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 software available direct from Dell on factory-loaded Dell servers.
Ballmer Confronts Linux Head-On
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Microsoft CEO tells customers that Windows carries lower total costs and is more secure than the open-source operating system.
Citrix's GoToAssist: Next Best Thing to Being There
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
GoToAssist 6.0 gives help desks a shared screen to see what users are experiencing.
IBM Targets SMB Market For On Demand
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
IBM is continuing its push into the SMB market, this time taking its on-demand mantra to small and midsize businesses.
Space For Rent
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Network Computing reviews five online backup services for agent functionality, ease of use, system-management capabilities, cost and retention schemes.
Mozilla vs. Microsoft
Commentary  |  10/27/2004  | 
Alyce Lomax of Motley Fool fame has posted an article (sorry, registration required) highlighting the continued migration away from Microsoft Internet Explorer and toward the more OSS-friendly Mozilla, citing security as one of the major reasons for this slow defection....
F5 Announces Record Earnings
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Revenue for fourth quarter is up 59 percent over a year ago.
Hifn Rolls Out Gigabit IPsec Security Processors Optimized For IP Data Storage
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
New line is designed to be used in a wide range of secure networking applications, including WLANs.
Bandwidth.com Rolls Out National VoIP Service for SMBs
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Hosted suite of voice and data services is based on Level 3 Communications' backbone.
F5 Revenues Do a Buffalo Jump
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Seattle vendor beats both its own guidance and analyst estimates with a strong Q4 performance
AT&T Reaches $100 Million Settlement In Shareholders' Lawsuit
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
AT&T and a former subsidiary will pay $100 million to settle a shareholder class-action lawsuit that sought $2.4 billion for alleged fraud.
Veritas Rebounds
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Software vendor pleased with quarterly results despite 'challenging' IT environment
Reyes: DAS Is Dead
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Brocade boss says all enterprise data will be networked in five years
HP and QLogic Aim Low
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Band with Microsoft on super-simple SAN to hedge against iSCSI creep
Broadcom Scores New CEO
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Scott McGregor, formerly of Philips Semiconductors, takes top post January 3
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