Expert Analysis
Content posted in November 2004
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WLAN Security Market Heats Up With Product Launches
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Highwall Technologies and AirTight Networks both release tools for securing Wi-Fi networks.
Vendors Unveil Smarter Access Points
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
D-Link claims its new access point simplifies management for small and medium-sized businesses.
Cisco Continues To Rule Switch Markets
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Report says it dominates L4-L7 switch-load balancer without SSL, and L2-L3 Ethernet switch markets.
Cisco Retools Catalyst Switch Line
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Twenty new switches bring 10-gigabit speeds, greater security, and PoE to the network edge.
HP Strikes Alliances To Bolster SMB Security Offerings
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard bolstered its SMB security offerings Tuesday by striking deals with Symantec and Tend Micro to include free security software on HP PC products.
Sun Snaps Up SevenSpace
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Sun sinks its teeth into remote management specialist SevenSpace in an attempt to bolster its managed services story
Sachs Sees Storage Spending Surge
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Goldman says the quarter's shaping up well for arrays, HBAs, and possibly storage software
Hotspots Are Hot News
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Whether network managers like it or not, hotspot use, along with all of its benefits and problems, has become increasingly common in enterprises. That's what a recent Networking Pipeline poll
Communicate to Innovate
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
If you want to get the most out of your firm's technology, then you need to get your IT people talking to your business people
Go With the Flow
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Pump water around your data center to keep your servers cool? Sounds crazy - but it might just work
IBM Unveils Latest 'On-Demand' Tech Center
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a technology lab for customers looking to test the company's products for managing computer resources based on business demands.
Have I Got A Project For You
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Is Microsoft Office Project 2003 up to the challenge of my projects? I took it for a ride to find out.
IEEE 802.11 Standard Modified For Japan
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
The IEEE approves IEEE 802.11j spec to enable the development of Japan-enabled WLAN equipment.
Global Crossing Offers New SLAs For Its High-Performance IP Network
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Company offers new guarantees for converged IP services, including VoIP, IP video, and IP VPN.
Netgear Releases PoE-Powered WLAN For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
New switch and access point let wireless nets be installed in places where AC power is hard to reach.
How Secure is Your Server Cooling System?
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
The ability to restore data in minutes is moot if your server room's air conditioning system goes down for days. Here are some cool ways to protect servers from heatstroke.
Startups' Chips Invigorate Austin's Silicon Hills
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Several startups, survivors of the downturn's withering winds, are sampling early silicon.
Intel Expected To Follow AMD's CPU Integration
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Intel Corp. is expected to follow a path pioneered by rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. with the integration of the company's memory controller and high-speed interconnect onto its Xeon and
Wi-Fi Company Homes In On Wireless-LAN Security
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Wibhu Technologies Inc., a Wi-Fi network infrastructure company founded in Pune, India, has renamed itself AirTight Networks Inc. and brought in David King as its new chairman and chief executive
Juniper To Give Grothjan Charge Of Distribution Strategy
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Juniper Networks this week plans to name a former Ingram Micro executive to its channel management team as the head of its distribution efforts.
Silicom Integrates "Tapping" Device Directly Into Network Cards
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Silicom has enhanced its multi-port, security-oriented, Ethernet network adapters by the addition of a "tapping" device that allows for non-intrusive network monitoring, "sniffing," analysis, and troubleshooting without compromising connectivity or
Reason To Share
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Despite political infighting, intelligence agencies are working to improve collaboration and data sharing
AT&T's CIO: "IP Will Eat Everything"
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Hossein Eslambolchi sees AT&T's future in automating processes and offering services around high-end IP communications.
Easing Backup
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Intradyn to release new version of data backup and archiving appliance
Quick Review: Nokia N-Gage QD and TapWave Zodiac 2
News  |  11/28/2004  | 
TechWeb's Fredric Paul embarks on a quest to find an all-in-one personal mobile device that does more than get down to business. It's got to have game, too!
Where To Place Your OS Bets
News  |  11/26/2004  | 
The quest for an alternative to the Windows platform has driven many to experiment with the various operating systems out there. Several types exist, from Unix to FreeBSD to Linux which
Survey: Channel Gives Nod To Custom Systems
News  |  11/26/2004  | 
Solution providers continue to list custom systems as their best-selling desktops and servers, fending off renewed strength in Hewlett-Packard's branded systems, according to figures from the most recent CRN Monthly
Greek Geeks Earns High Scores On Olympics Web Site
News  |  11/26/2004  | 
The 2004 Summer Olympics went off nearly without a hitch.
IT Spending Coughs & Splutters
News  |  11/25/2004  | 
The overall IT spending outlook is still less than inspiring, although servers and low-end storage are both doing well
NDCF Poll: Women's Volleyball Wins
News  |  11/25/2004  | 
Who would win in a boxing match between Larry Ellison and Bill Gates? Who is the greatest athlete of all time? Do you care?
Top Ten Turkey Awards
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Our annual list of Top Ten howlers, for your Thanksgiving Day pleasure
Intel Helps Asian PC Partners Ship With Linux
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Chipmaker provides Linux tools to reach growing market there.
Server Market Grows; Linux Revenue Tops $1 Billion
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The worldwide market for computer servers has posted its sixth consecutive quarter of growth, as revenue from Linux servers topped $1 billion in the third quarter.
IBM, HP Remain Top Server Suppliers, Says IDC
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Global revenue from server sales grew 5.5 percent year-over-year to $11.5 billion in the third quarter of 2004, with IBM and Hewlett-Packard remaining the leading suppliers, according to the latest
Hot Technologies For 2005 On The Front Line
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Whether it's blades servers, virtualized storage arrays or security software, VARBusiness' just-completed State of Technology survey highlights the reality that resellers must continue to push the envelope in systems, networking
Cingular To Cut Jobs By 10%
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Cingular CEO says cuts will largely come from administrative ranks, not customer service.
Level 3 Announces VoIP Partner Program In Europe
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Program will enable companies to offer VoIP and other services to small and medium-sized business customers.
NetScout Debuts Eight-Port Monitoring Solution For T1/E1 WANs
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Called first of its kind, the probe is designed to monitor and manage the performance of applications in lower-speed WAN segments.
IP VPN Equipment Market Reaches $267 Million
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Edge routers are a particularly hot product, says report, representing 51% of total IP VPN equipment sales.
Law Firm Offers DR Proof
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Disaster recovery consists of planning, testing, and reliable replication software
Incentra Thinks Big
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Service provider has small revenues, big ambitions - and a former EMC customer
Swainson Swoops in as CA CEO
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
In attempt to steady the good ship CA, former IBM exec is named as skipper
CNT Gets UMD Bounce
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Reports strong sales on new director, but no guidance going forward
Citrix Buys SSL Appliance Vendor
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Citrix will attempt to fend off encroachment into the secure access market by SSL VPN appliance vendors by acquiring Net6.
Geekdom - Geek Pride
Commentary  |  11/23/2004  | 
They call us IT Geeks. We call ourselves Geeks. Well, it sort of fits. Webopedia even has a definition of Geek. "Short for computer geek, an individual with a passion for computers, to the exclusion of other normal human interests....
Get That New Server Now
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Researchers are bullish on the first half of 2005. A key driver of such growth will be replacement purchases.
HP Plans Job Cuts
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Hewlett Packard says in a government filing that workforce reductions planned for the first half of fiscal 2005 will cost about $200 million.
Ad Banner Attack Involved Comedy Central
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
More details come to light about the weekend attack that compromised a German Web advertising company's server and infected users who visited Web sites run by the firm's clients with
Java Bug Makes IE, Firefox Vulnerable
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
A flaw in Sun's Java Virtual Machine can open up the two most popular browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox, to attack, security exeprts say.
WiFi Hardware Sales Jump 9% Over Last Year
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Sales of WiFi switches boom 80%; Cisco remains overall WiFi market leader.
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