Unisys and NEC had a fairly low-key announcement last week of a technology alliance that will see the two companies blending efforts to advance their lines of servers, software, and integrated packages. It's certainly not a merger, but it is...
Unisys Exits Hardware Assembly
A technology alliance with NEC will see the two companies pooling R&D on a new generation of high-end Intel-based servers, as well as software and support; NEC will handle the
Review: Vista October CTP Pre-Beta 2
Another Community Technology Preview release of Vista adds features for networking and the Control Panel, including a great new Mobility Control.
'Wi-Fi' Wins Webster's Attention
Wi-Fi is no longer just a wireless technology: it's now an official word, too, because it's included in the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
It isn't just goblins and trick-or-treaters you need to be afraid of this Halloween. Network and server intrustions are continuing at a too-high rate. A recent VanDyke Software survey found that 25 percent of the respondents had been hit with an intrusion within the last two years. Yet in spite of the high incidence of intrusions, only slightly more than half of the system administrators polled said they had eliminated inse
Startups Aim At WiMAX Heavyweights
Two startups will introduce WiMAX-related products this week in the hope their voice can be heard above the big guns such as Intel and Fujitsu.
SBC Chief Declares War On Google, Vonage
It appears that SBC CEO Edward Whitacre has declared war on Google, Yahoo, Vonage, MSN --- in fact, virtually any site or service on the Web. Whitacre said to Business Week about Google, "Now what they would like to do...
Work In Progress
Service-oriented architectures are a blueprint for software development, but they're hard to perfect
AMD's High-Stakes Wager
The chipmaker capitalizes on advances in the server and desktop markets, betting $2.5 billion on a plant that could help it reach its goal of doubling market share in the
We are so cool...
...in terms of temperature in the lab, that is. Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting NWC Inc. lately has noticed that it's really warm near the servers. Too warm, in fact. Last week the temp starting rising, and...
Shoot The Messenger, Not The Medium
Black lists and white lists . . . what does it all mean? To many of us it all looks like spam. I once asked an associate of mine on the sales side of the house what makes for legitimate advertising. His response, while understandable, was a bit disturbing. His philosophy was any ads that are paid for are legitimate. It took me a while, and I didn't like myself better as a result, but I started to see his point.
As a culture, we've accepted without necessarily appreciating the notion of advertis
Qualcomm Slammed With European Patent Complaints
Nokia, Ericsson and four other mobile technology providers have filed complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm is engaging in anticompetitive conduct in licensing its 3G patents.
Shades Of Grey
Thanks in large part to the Internet, enterprise threats are constant and they are everywhere-- viruses, Worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, phishing attacks, and on and on and on. And throw in the growing ubiquity of so-called greynet apps that end users can install without the help -- or approval -- of IT, and the threat worsens. So what is an under-resource
VoIPShield Launches VoIP Risk Assessment Tool
VoIPshield Systems Inc. has just launched a new voice over IP (VoIP) vulnerability assessment solution that will allow organizations to respond to threats before they affect IP telephony systems and
We've got two really different freebies for you this Friday. The first is from IBM and it's the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Based on Apache Geronimo, version 1.0 is a lightweight, Java 1.4 certified, Java??? 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition...
Six Phone Firms Ask EU To Punish Qualcomm
Six leading mobile phone makers have filed separate complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm Inc. is unfairly withholding intellectual property.
SBC-AT&T Merger: Last Gasp Of The Dinosaurs?
The finally approved merger of SBC and AT&T sounds as if it will create a blockbuster company, but there are signs that it's only creating a dinosaur whose time isn't long for this world. The latest sign: SBC CFO Rick...
What's in Your iPod?
I don't know about you, but I'm hooked on my iPod. I carry it with me when I mow the lawn, it's my soundtrack when the drive is more than about 10 minutes, and it keeps the outside world at...
Is it me, or are we seeing a decided trend lately toward industry consortiums to deal with problems/opportunities/standards/whatever?...
The Future Is (Starting) Now
If the writing wasn't on the wall before it, it certainly is now. IDC numbers published Thursday show that sales of wireless devices without voice communications capabilities slid for the seventh quarter in a row. Given that much of corporate mobile use rose up almost organically, with individuals increasingly using their personal wireless devices for work-related communications, this trend toward consolidation almost certain
Locking Down The Internet
It's 10 a.m. -- do you know where your employees are? The time to set Internet use policies and implement Web-control measures is now.
Norton Internet Security 2006
This year's Norton security suite is a mixed bag, offering effective protection from many threats but stumbling with spyware.
CLECs Will Be Forced To Increase MSAP Use: Report
American competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) will invest more heavily into multiservice access platforms (MSAPs) in the near future to comply with new government regulations, according to a new Heavy
Alcatel Posts Profit On Strong Mobile Sales
France-based communications company Alcatel Corp. posted third-quarter net earnings of $323.2 million on sales of $4.0 billion, up from $236.9 million on sales of $3.7 billion in the year-ago
Google's San Francisco Pitch: Make WiFi, Not War!
A look under the covers of Google's proposal to provide free WiFi for San Francisco show the odd mix of above-the-fray, rhetorical idealism, and hard-nosed commercialism that we've come to expect from the search giant. But if Google wins the...
SNW Cool Stuff
Well, I'm about 80% done with SNW, and it's time to check in and let you know about the cool stuff I've seen and heard. Focused and roaring - Adaptec. They've got a lot coming down the pike, and you'll...
4-Gig Fans Fawn
But not everyone's convinced they need more than 2-gig for Fibre Channel