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Content posted in December 2004
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Procom Adds Low-End, High-Capacity NAS Filer
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The new unit provides up to 4.8 terabytes of storage capacity for $9,995.
Iron Mountain Archiving Dis-Connected
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Data storage behemoth kills email archiving product recently acquired with Connected
Nortel Ethernet Switch Gains First Certification For IPv6
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Nortel Networks Inc.'s Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 has passed the Phase II Internet Protocol Version 6 validation test at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Testing Lab.
IBM Lobs Benchmark at Sun
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
IBM has fired a shot across Sun's bows in an attempt to win big in the retail sector
EMC Gets Smarts
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
Will pay $260M cash for network/ systems management software player to augment ILM
What's In Store For Storage In 2005
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
With the new year upon us, some key storage technologies are poised for takeoff, and, not surprisingly, they're an alphabet soup of acronyms.
Microsoft, Citrix Renew Vows For Longhorn Server Era
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
Though their existing alliance doesn't officially end until May 2005, Microsoft and Citrix got into the holiday spirit by announcing an extension of their longtime technology-sharing alliance for another five
Enpirion Gains Second-Round Funding
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
Enpirion has secured a second round of venture funding totaling $17 million.
IBM R&D Aimed at Storage
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
Almaden research facility preps projects for practical storage
SAN Switch Year-End Summary
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
A look at the winners and losers in the SAN switch market at the close of 2004
Cisco Picks Up Protego
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Cisco snaps up security startup Protego Networks in a $65 million deal
Enterprises To Boost 2005 IT Spending 3.9 Percent
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Despite some apprehension about business next year, a research firm's survey says that enterprise-sized companies will spend more in 2005 wider on IT.
Sprint and Nextel
Commentary  |  12/20/2004  | 
A merger between Sprint and Nextel means a number of potential benefits to both companies, their stockholders and, potentially, to their customers.
VoIP Pioneer Predicts A Roiling 2005 for IP Telephony
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Open source software communications will begin to influence the VoIP market in a big way next year.
Google Desktop Search Buggy, Fixed
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Researchers at Rice University makes public a bug in Google Desktop Search that could let hackers secretly search the contents of a user's hard drive.
Hotmail Drops McAfee, Picks Trend Micro
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Microsoft's Hotmail dumps McAfee and switched to Trend Micro to provide anti-virus scanning for messages.
The Ultimate Freeware Toolkit
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Here are little-known freeware and shareware utilities that can help system builders do a faster, better job of diagnosing and repairing ailing computer systems.
Cisco Continues Security Buying Binge With $65M Acquisition
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Networking leader buys Protego Networks, which makes a line of security-monitoring and threat-management appliances.
Cisco's Partners Plan Security-Product Blitz In 2005
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
A wave of products expected in the first quarter would boost Cisco's Network Admission Control, a program that enforces security standards for devices seeking access to a network.
Cisco Pays $65 Million For Security Monitoring Specialist Protego
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Cisco Systems is continuing its spending spree with the purchase, for $65 million in cash, of closely-held Protego Networks Inc (Sunnyvale, California), a specialist in security monitoring and threat management
Oracle and PeopleSoft to Merge
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Oracle and PeopleSoft will at last tie the knot, but after all the pomp and posturing, what will the deal mean to PeopleSoft users?
Surprise, Surprise!
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
The IT industry pulled a few surprises out if its hat in 2004. Here are the ones that most intrigues TechWeb's staff.
Adtran Revs ADSL Services For Small Businesses
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Adtran Inc. is bringing ADSL-2 and ADSL-2+ services to its line of routers in two ways.
Overrated Tech, Underrated Tech
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
To sum up the year, InformationWeek's editors present their list of the most overrated and underrated technologies, ideas, people, and trends.
Business Technology: Readers' Ideas Take A Bite Out Of Spam
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
You say your network's in a jam
Because of that accursed spam??
Have no fear, help's on the way,
You, our readers, have saved the day!
We asked for ideas, you sent them en
Year-End PC Tasks
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
A little simple maintenance now can help prevent many headaches next year, Fred Langa says.
The Survivor's Guide to 2005: Pop Quizes
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Put your best thinking cap on and test your security, convergence business strategy and application know-how with our special, interactive pop quizzes. We'll show you exactly where you stand or
Blog Awards Bookmarks
Commentary  |  12/19/2004  | 
Our editors pick their favorite alternative technology blogs from among the many entries made by you, our dear readers.
Abrevity Activates ILM Alternative
News  |  12/18/2004  | 
Tiny firm claims to solve big problem
Arxceo Attacks Bad Traffic
News  |  12/18/2004  | 
Net security startup is close to clinching over $1 million in Series B funding
Top Ten Private Companies: Winter 2004
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Our own brand of holiday cheer
We Pick Our Privates
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Byte and Switch editors name their Top Ten Private Companies, winter 2004 edition
IT Growth Steady, Strong
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Say goodbye to the topsy-turvy, up-and-down IT market and say hello to the industry's long-lost friend: stability.
The China Syndrome
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
China's technical prowess is turning it into one of the largest networking markets in the world--and into U.S. vendors' biggest competitor.
ScanSource Seeking 300 VARs For SMB Convergence Market
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Specialty distributor ScanSource, through its Catalyst Telecom division, is looking to recruit 300 resellers to offer Avaya's voice and data solution IP office to the SMB market, according to John
Server Pipeline | Executive Q&A: Tarantella CEO
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Since taking over as CEO of Tarantella almost a year ago, Frank Wilde has revamped the company's channel and signed an alliance with IBM to complement its existing relationship with
Intel to Lose Ground to AMD?
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
The real news behind Intel's dissolution of its Itanium partnership with HP this week
HP Suits Up Proliant Servers With Infiniband
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard this month rolled out its first HP ProLiant servers with integrated Infiniband I/O technology onboard.
Equant Releases Managed Solution For Cisco IP VPNs
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
LAN VPN service extends to the desktop, creating a seamless wide-area network (WAN)/LAN environment.
Quintum, Wi-LAN Team Up For VoIP WLAN Solution
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Solution aims at providing a secure secure, high-speed wireless VoIP solution for service providers and enterprises.
Cisco To Open R&D Center In Japan
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
The networking vendor will focus on developing new Internet technologies for one of the world's leading broadband markets.
FCC Action Will Encourage Wireless Broadband: WISP
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
FCC action this week will allow both incumbent and competitive telecoms to raise rates, which will encourage migration to WiMAX and similar technologies, a wireless ISP claims.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Business Strategies
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
You need the right tools to weather another year of glacial budget advances: Money for equipment, people to do the work and a tight security structure.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Staying abreast of the newest devices and advances in Wi-Fi and 3G will help you keep up with users' needs while staying way ahead of the mobility avalanche.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Security
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
The best way to safeguard your network is with centralized management and multilayered protection. But how much of the P.R. you read is hype? Learn to tell the marketing babble
Survivor's Guide to 2005: SMBs: Attention to Prevention
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
IT departments for small or midsize businesses are so focused on day-to-day operations they can't see the blizzard through the flakes. In 2005, look beyond getting through today and focus
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Storage and Servers
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
The upcoming year will bring new technologies and options that extend the life of your SAN while 64-bit computing and blade servers will continue to evolve.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Business Applications
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Integration and automation are the trend, but the processes won't gel without IT and business people working together. We give you the lowdown on how to prepare.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Network and Systems Management
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
NSM tools can solve real business problems and improve your network's efficiency. We navigate the trends for 2005 and show you how to map your network and systems management strategy
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Digital Convergence
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
All-for-one systems offer high performance at reduced cost.
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