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Content posted in October 2004
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EC OKs Oracle/PeopleSoft
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft is gaining momentum; the EC has given it the green light
Avaya Profit Surges 52 Percent in Fourth Quarter
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Avaya on Tuesday posted a 52 percent surge in fourth-quarter income and beat Wall Street expectations, helped by strong sales and a higher gross margin during the period.
Engenio's Sun Rises
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Sun strikes OEM deal with Engenio for midrange SAN
FCC Conditionally Clears Cingular Acquisition Of AT&T Wireless
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
The Federal Communications Commission gave its approval Tuesday to Cingular Wireless LLC's $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc., completing the federal regulatory blessing necessary for creation of the
Cisco Enhances IP Phone Security
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
New version of Cisco's IP telephony system provides voice media and signaling encryption.
Survey: Comcast, Motorola Top Customer Service Rankings
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Customer Respect Group survey also finds that telecommunications and networking firms treat their online customers well, but there is room for improvement.
Dethroning the "SPAM King"
Commentary  |  10/26/2004  | 
Ah, Stanford Wallace -- remember him? Stanford's in hot water for sending out his unwanted emails, as well as illegally installing spyware and other malicious programs into millions of computers. Then, with as much chutzpah as he could muster,...
The Robots Are Coming!
Commentary  |  10/26/2004  | 
Mark your calendars -- 2007 is the year of the Robot! The robotics field is expected to see a huge surge in the next few years, in both the home and industrial markets. According a report by the United Nations...
Symantec Launches Network Security Scheme
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Symantec hopes to weave security throughout networks in "a fundamentally new way for businesses to think about information availability and security."
WiFi Phones: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
You've spoken about WiFi phones, and what you have to say is abundantly clear - they're not yet ready for prime time. In our Voting Booth over the last two
IBM: Network Attacks Are Skyrocketing
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Network attacks are increasing at an alarming pace, according to IBM's Global Security Intelligence Services.
Tighten Security Now
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Network attacks are increasing " and at an alarming pace, according to IBM's Global Security Intelligence Services.
Customized Server Appliances For SOHO Clients
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Build this 'headless' system to help small-business clients manage their data.
Application Security Testing Tools: Worth the Money?
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
They may help us diagnose, describe, and demonstrate security problems, but they do little to help us fix them.
Vendors Widen WAN Strategies
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Peribit announces a new partner, and new hardware and software, but others are also busy upgrading their product lines
WilTel Debuts SAN Service
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Wide-area service competes with offering from AT&T
Justice Dept. Clears Cingular Acquisition Of AT&T Wireless
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
Merger still must be approved by the FCC. Under the plan, Cingular must divest itself of the new combined company's assets in 11 states.
Broadcom Struts Storage Stuff
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
With acquisitions integrated, chip maker looks to cash in on emerging serial storage market
United Online Reports Strong Profts, Acquires Classmates Online
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
United Online reports a 42 percent jump in profits and a 25 percent increase in revenues in the third quarter.
Radware Doubles Profits From 2003
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Switchmaker beats analyst estimates with Q3 results; $0.19 EPS is almost double last year's figure
Home Users See Spyware and Viruses Through Rose-Colored Glasses
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Most people think their PCs are free of malware " and they couldn't be more wrong, a study says.
Storage Gear Takes The Spotlight
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Storage titans IBM, Dell, McData and Brocade are among the vendors showing their newest hardware and software at Storage Networking World this week.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Distinguished medical center designs its own ILM storage using multiple products
Brocade First With 4-Gig, Last With CUP
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Brocade's first to get a SAN switch to OEMs, but McData's raised the bar on IBM support
HP Renames Appliances To Match Servers
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard is simplifying its NAS image by renaming its appliances to line up with the servers on which they are based.
Detours on the Road to Utopia
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Detours on the Road to Utopia Storage management tools are continuing to improve - but they're not there yet
Brocade Seeds 4-Gbit Fibre Channel Market
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
The SilkWorm 4100 midrange switch comes in 16-, 24- and 32-port configurations; Fabric OS 4.4 supports higher port densities and "meta SANs."
AT&T Gains $25 Million Contract From Staffing Firm
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Deal will provide Randstad North America with an integrated networking solution supporting approximately 500 locations across the United States and Canada.
Nortel Networks, EMC, And WiTel Launch Innovative Network Storage Solution
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Companies team to provide managed network storage in scalable bandwidths of 50 Mbps increments.
Give your Network a Flu Shot
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Effective network security protection goes way beyond the standard vulnerability assessments
True Grid: Acxiom Outgrows Symmetric Multiprocessing
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
The company has converted about 10% of its IT infrastructure to the grid architecture, CIO Dietz says.
SSL VPNs: No Compromise?
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
SSL VPNs blend the best that remote access has to offer, but security remains a sore point.
Networking's Future: Industry Innovators Speak Out
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Five leading technologists identify tomorrow's areas of innovation. What they say will surprise you.
CEO Minute: Radiant Logic's Michel Prompt
News  |  10/24/2004  | 
Listen in as Brad Shimmin sits down with Michel Prompt, CEO of Radiant Logic to discuss virtual directories versus metadirectories, companies using virtual directories and Radiant Logic's role in federated identity.
Cisco Takes On Storage
News  |  10/23/2004  | 
Whether you go with Fibre Channel or iSCSI, Cisco believes in covering all the networked storage bases.
Orlando Braces for Industry Storm
News  |  10/23/2004  | 
Next week's SNW will showcase FC, iSCSI, and low-end SAN - and maybe a surprise or two
PeopleSoft Plot Thickens
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
With a strong set of Q3 results, PeopleSoft is making things tough for Oracle's takeover bid
Candera Cuts Again
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Backup appliance startup confirms layoffs, founder's departure. It may lack the right friends
Survey: Municipal Ownership Of Broadband Networks Is Too Risky
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Heartland Institute claims that cities that build them face millions of dollars in losses.
New Tools Pilot The Way To Secure Wireless LANs
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
New tools launched last week by vendors Wavelink and AirMagnet aim to plug security gaps in wireless LAN deployments.
Talking With Cisco Decision Makers
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Tune in for an inside look at how the company approaches storage management, mobile and wireless, security and network management. Get the scoop straight from the horse's mouth in this
Cisco Bolsters Its Security Story
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Set to buy yet another network security technology firm, this time Perfigo for $74M in cash
The Struggle Continues
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
It's amazing what a little screaming gets accomplished in terms of customer service.
IP's Future Is Now
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Converged voice and data, associated wireless LANs, IP television, remote access, and ultra high-speed broadband services are just some of the new services headed your way.
Acquisition To Deliver Policy Compliance To Channel
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Cisco Systems said it will acquire privately owned endpoint compliance vendor Perfigo in a deal worth approximately $74 million.
Verizon Expands Fiber Network To Six More States
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Business and residential customers will be able to subscribe to Verizon's FiOS broadband Internet service for downstream connection speeds of up to 30 Mbps.
Microsoft Reports Fiscal 1Q Earnings Up 11 Percent
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Microsoft said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 11 percent, but shares in the company still fell in after-hours trading.
Foundry Takes Its Lumps
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
The switch vendor's revenues are up, but just below analysts' estimates
Don't Count Out BEA Yet
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Despite financial troubles and reorganizations, BEA has developed two solid products that could give it a leg up in the development of service-oriented architectures.
Microsoft Finds 22 New Flaws
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
New Windows flaws prove that security managers must continue to focus on patch management and protection of client systems.
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