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Content posted in February 2005
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Logicalis To Acquire IBM zSeries Business Partner
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Logicalis, one of Hewlett-Packard's largest enterprise solution providers, makes its second IBM Business Partner acquisition in less than a year.
Is Big Telecom Out Of Control?
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Imagine a world in which there was only one telephone company. A world in which government passed laws to curb telecom competition. A world in which...hold on a minute! That's
Ammasso Amasses $7.5M
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Startup looks to push its RDMA-over-Ethernet message and increase its storage presence
IBM Goes After Dell, HP With SystemSeller Program
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
IBM is becoming more price-competitive, with a new program aimed at partners selling servers and storage to midmarket customers.
IBM Exec To Partners: Get Rich With Linux
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
After breaking a $1 billion revenue goal last year, IBM general manager Donn Atkins challenges ISVs to double their business in 2005.
Study: Cingular, Verizon Locked In Enterprise Battle
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
A survey has found that the largest number of enterprises use Cingular Wireless but that Verizon Wireless is catching up.
AMD Announces Open Platform Management Architecture Spec
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The specification defines a common hardware interface between the server platform and its server management subsystem.
3Com Lays Off 12 Percent Of Its Workforce
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
3Com is laying off about 220 employees in the United States and Europe, or roughly 12 percent of its workforce.
Costa Rica May Criminalize VoIP
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The growing surge in international VoIP calls has caused the state-owned telecommunications monopoly in Costa Rica to propose legislation that could criminalize the use of Internet telephone calls.
Saying Goodbye to Apple's employee #31
Commentary  |  2/28/2005  | 
In a world dominated by Windows-Centric machines, some may claim that the Apple user is a dedicated one, their devotion to their Macs almost romanticized. Of course if it weren't for Jef Raskin, that 'love story' might never have come...
Big Telecom Takes On Public Sector Competition
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The industry is flexing its political muscle, leading to a dozen states restricting or banning public sector efforts to deliver telecom services.
3COM Adds Internet Filtering to VPN Firewall and Routers
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
SurfControl will provide filters for malicious or inappropriate Web content; solution is targeted at SMBs
ADTRAN Product Blitz Features Managed Gigabit Switches, PoE Routers
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Included are PoE switch-routers, integrated stackable Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switches, and PoE for its line of Ethernet switches.
Packeteer Debuts WAN Management Appliance For Branch And Remote Offices
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The 1200 series is aimed at delivering application visibility, application control, compression, and centralized management.
No Strings Attached
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Software vendors are just starting to dream up the applications that will leverage third- and fourth-generation wireless technology. (Originally published in Information Week)
More Microsoft Server Changes On Tap For 2006
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Microsoft is working to converge SharePoint Portal Server and Content Management Server functionality into a single server system due in 2006.
CEO Minute: Tideway Systems' Richard Muirhead
News  |  2/27/2005  | 
Tune in to hear Brad Shimmin talk with Richard Muirhead about the roadblocks to IT transparency that crosses both business, applications and infrastructure.
Podcast: Tideway Systems' Richard Muirhead
Commentary  |  2/27/2005  | 
Tune in for a quick interview with Richard Muirhead about the roadblocks to IT transparency that crosses both business, applications and infrastructure. If the IT gods are smiling and you own an iPod or an RSS reader that enjoys enclosures...
10-GigE Hits Express Lane
News  |  2/26/2005  | 
10-GigE adapters are at least a year away as a viable storage option
The Envelope, Please ...
News  |  2/26/2005  | 
Oscar hits the surface to answer questions on EMC's storage router, McData-CNT merger, and a spate of earnings restatements
Middleware Players Eye RFID
News  |  2/26/2005  | 
Software industry is waking up to a big market opportunity, as BEA points out in its annual earnings call
Investors Get a Fixia of Ixia
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
The testing firm's stock is climbing high today - so what else is up?
Eclipse - Not just for developers anymore
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Earlier this week Sybase announced they would sponsor and lead a proposed Data Tools Project for Eclipse and will exhibit new developer tools for the Eclipse platform at EclipseCon. Sybase isn't the first, and certainly won't the last, major ISV...
Best Gigabit Ethernet Switches For SMBs
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Gigabit Ethernet is becoming practical for smaller companies. Here we look at Gigabit Ethernet switches priced from $60 to about $1,200. SMC priced from $60 to about $1,200.
IBM Aims For Midrange Gains With iSeries ISV Program
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
IBM's new $125 million services/support program looks to expand share in the midrange server market for small and midsized businesses by aiding application and tool developers on the iSeries platform.
Soyo Group Launches VoIP Gateway Line
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Devices are designed for carriers, VoIP wholesalers, and small and medium businesses.
WLAN Market Was Red Hot In 2004: Report
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Infonetics says that 36.1 million units were shipped, up 51% over 2003.
Symantec, CSC Join Forces For Managed Services
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
System integrator Computer Sciences Corp. and Symantec joined forces this week to offer end-to-end managed security services.
Wireless Spending To Increase 9.3% This Year, Report Says
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
However, a wireless industry trade group says that the number of cellular subscribers will grow slowly, even as overall revenue increases.
Trusted Computing: Just Wishful Thinking?
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
The Trusted Computing Group alliance promises a more secure future through open standards. But before you buy into their vision, let's look at the cold, hard facts.
FUDBuster: HP Fires Carly Fiornia--What's Next?
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Radical restructuring. A flashy search for a new CEO. Possible new acquisitions. Is HP on the right track--or heading for derailment?
Web Application Servers
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Web application servers promise improved performance and availability on a dual-server platform. We tested four such products and awarded our Editor's Choice to the offering with the best feature set,
Getting Active on Defense
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Network owners and individual users are starting to take action against attackers rather than simply blocking their attempts at intrusions and scams.
PassLogix's v-Go SSO
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
PassLogix secures remote logons with the addition of graded authentication to its v-Go single sign-on identity-management system.
SecureLogix's Enterprise Telephony Management System 5.0
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
New features and low-cost appliances such as voice over IP support and intrusion prevention highlight this latest version.
Foreign Concepts
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Reader David Krings responds to Hunter Metatek's column about troubled employees by asking, "Perhaps the employee would have been better suited for another position--did anyone ever ask if he liked
Larry-Palooza
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
This edition: Top 11 ways Larry Ellison secretly celebrated the PeopleSoft acquisition; Intuit's naughty "800" number; and a self-powered tortilla board.
Telecom Mergers Stomp on Competition
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Enterprises will soon have fewer service provider choices than ever, from companies that claim to be able to do it all. Has the industry lost all the promises offered by
Building a Storage Area Network
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Building a SAN doesn't have to be painful. We give you the lowdown on how to build a storage area network and how to avoid the pitfalls of a new
On Location: American Airlines Center's Wi-Fi Network
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
The home of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars has a Wi-Fi network that's become a hit with owners, staff, fans and suppliers, improving customer service and
Microsoft Plans Browser Upgrade
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Driven by ongoing security concerns and increasing pressure from competitors, Microsoft now plans to launch IE Version 7 in the second half of this year.
Business Objects' Crystal Reports Professional
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Version XI retrieves data from virtually any source and requires minimal technical knowledge to create complex reports.
University's New WLAN Cuts Out Uninvited APs
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
The University of Miami's IT team hopes a new WLAN will eliminate channel interference and tighten security, thereby helping it gain control of the multiplying rogue access points that had
The Trouble With Mergers
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
When big companies assimilate tech pioneers, they tend to extinguish their all too important innovative spark.
Network Monitoring
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
In this edition we look at ipMonitor's ipMonitor 7.5, TeaLeaf Technology's RealiTea 4.5, TriSixty Security's Security Suite and F5 Networks' Big-IP 6800 Application Switch.
EMC Causes Waves in SMB Market
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
With the introduction of lower end iSCSI products, EMC will throw its weight into the iSCSI market and cause users to rethink lesser known vendors in the iSCSI space.
On Location: American Airlines Center's Managed Wireless
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
We delve into the details of American Airlines Center's WLAN to see how its ease of management and security features benefit everyone from ticket takers to fans.
The IT Agenda: Consultants: Make IT Services a Custom Fit
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
The value of consulting lies in the customization of deliverables. Here are some tips and tricks to fine-tune that plan of action.
McData Wraps Rocky Year
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Revenue up from previous quarter, but down 7 percent from last year
Shedding the Silo Mentality
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Isolated silos of technology may have cut the mustard back in the '90s data center, but not anymore
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