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Content posted in March 2004
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Running On HP
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Here is a very idiosyncratic walk down memory lane in which we'll look at some of the more interesting moments to which HP has laid claim.
Microsoft Parades VoIP On Windows CE
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said the upcoming version of its Windows CE operating system for handheld devices, set-top boxes and mobile phones will include features for voice over IP, and
No Free Ride For VoIP Providers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
One of the common misconceptions in the Voice over IP arena is the idea that VoIP service providers are taking a free ride on the nation's telecom networks. Nothing is
Spec Completed For Hotspot Authentication Via SIMs
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A consortium of smartcard vendors said Wednesday it has completed proposed specifications that would enable users to securely access hotspots using SIM modules such as those used in phones that
Fujitsu Debuts 10-Gbit Ethernet Switch Chip
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. unveiled a 10-Gbit Ethernet switch chip that could benefit designers of enterprise-level equipment.
Brocade Builds SANs For Small Biz, Remote Use
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. is trying to extend the benefits of SANs to small to midsize businesses, enterprise departments and remote offices with new eight- and 16-port Fibre Channel SAN
Switch Showoffs Prep for Show
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
McData and Cisco to demo data replication and backup capabilities at the SNW tradeshow
InfiniBand Ambivalence
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
InfiniBand Ambivalence Rumbles and grumbles continue to haunt InfiniBand
Gates Aims For 2006 Longhorn Release
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, came close to tagging 2006 as the release year for Longhorn, the next version of Windows, but analysts aren't so sure his
Pulver The 'Voice' Of VoIP
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The relentless force that is Jeff Pulver refused to rest on his laurels Tuesday, instead exhorting the crowd at the VON show to think bigger and work harder.
Verizon: Telecom Regulation Needs A Makeover
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Verizon senior vice president Kathryn Brown decries the state of the state of telecom regulation, calling for a "new policy framework" instead of tweaks to the existing regulatory system.
Polycom Unveils Entry-Level IP Phone
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Conferencing vendor Polycom Monday expanded its lineup of IP phones with a new entry-level handset priced at $180 launched at the VON conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
IBM Readies AIX Consolidation Play
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Consolidation of servers running IBM's AIX operating system on server blades based on the vendor's Power processors will be the next big opportunity for IBM partners, said Brian Conners, vice
Management Shakeup Costs Gateway
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Gateway has had ups and down in recent years, but it's never stood still. That continues to this day as the Poway, Calif.-based company has announced yet another management reorganization.
2004 Product of the Year: Symon Enterprise Server
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
More executives and managers are realizing how important it is to arm call center agents with the proper skills and tools. Some of these solutions, such as the Symon Enterprise
Open Source: The Next Generation
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
La Quinta Inns, the national hotel chain, has just shifted its fast-growing online reservation system from BEA Systems Inc.'s WebLogic application server to a lesser-known open-source product called JBoss. The reasons for the switch from commercial software to an open-source...
FBI Tries To Dispute "Myths" Of CALEA
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Have you ever seen an FBI special agent as a panelist at a telecom trade show? You could have Monday afternoon at the VON conference in Santa Clara, Calif., where
Bioinformatics Is Big News
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Bioinformatics is big news for the major data center technology vendors
Diligent Technologies
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
EMC offshoot battles tape vendors and fellow startups
LeftHand Reaches Crossroads
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Startup to put IP SAN software on third-party hardware, beginning with Crossroads router
Aventail Cleans Up Leftovers
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Let no data be left behind... New SSL VPN products aim to make life easier for IT managers
NStor May Go Solo
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
SATA maker's parent is considering options for its future
Wood Asserts Calif. PUC Has A Role In VoIP's Future
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
California PUC commissioner Carl Wood said social needs must be accounted for, and paid for, by participants in the telecom and VoIP service arenas.
VoIP Regulatory Issues Dominate VON Buzz
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Regulation -- or the potential lack thereof -- was the buzzword for the morning sessions of the VON (Voice on the Net) conference Monday, during the show's "Telecom Policy Summit"
ISS Targets Mid-Range Market With New Security Appliance
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Internet Security Systems (ISS) on Monday unveiled a new security appliance, the Proventia M30, that targets the mid-range market.
InformationWeek Spring Conference: Offshoring's Pros And Cons
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
When offshore outsourcing emerged as a significant business trend several years ago, many viewed it as a shrewd, low-cost alternative to investing in larger domestic IT operations. More recently, however,
Wanna buy a domain?
Commentary  |  3/29/2004  | 
I was just forwarded a terrific piece of email. Here it is in its entirety (with names removed, of course):
Health-Care Challenge: Handling Patient Data
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
To handle increasing amounts of data cost-effectively, Cleveland Clinic Foundation is using hierarchical storage-management technology.
Adapting To A New HP
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Armed with a new channel strategy that melds its commercial and enterprise units into a single channel organization, an additional $50 million in funding, and the launch of new programs
IBM's Gamble In The 60's Continues To Reap Rewards
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Forty years ago, IBM gambled its future, dedicating an unprecedented $5 billion for the development and manufacture of a new line of computers: the System/360, the first IBM mainframe.
IBM Inks Deal With Indian Telecom Company
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
IBM has signed a 10-year deal potentially worth $750 million to take over the information-technology infrastructure and applications of Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd., a major telecommunications conglomerate in India, both companies
Homeland Security CIO Outlines Priorities
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
With 9/11 commission hearings, lingering tension over this month's train bombings in Madrid, Spain, and threats of retaliation against Israel and its allies for the recent assassination of Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin serving as the backdrop, Department...
Netsky.q Most Dangerous Of Three New Worms
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
New variations of several prominent -- and persistent -- worm families hit the Internet Monday as the wave of malicious code copy-cats continues.
VoIP: Everyone's Using It
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
When I asked for some real-life examples of VoIP usage a week ago, I wasn't disappointed -- a few readers quickly replied with their success stories, which I'll share here.
Review Report: Patch Management
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Tune in for a behind-the-scenes discussion with Tony Arendt, from our Neohapsis partner labs, about his patch-management review. Get the intimate details behind his testing and product comparisons.
School's Cool for EMC
News  |  3/27/2004  | 
Students in Massachusetts are getting their hands on high-end storage systems and software from EMC
Goldman Cites Dell, EMC, IBM
News  |  3/27/2004  | 
Trio rank highest in financials, boards, and ownership stability; Qlogic and Sun don't fare as well
IBM Inks Deal With Indian Telecom Company
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
IBM has signed a 10-year deal potentially worth $750 million to take over the information-technology infrastructure and applications of Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd., a major telecommunications conglomerate in India.
Vivato Antennas Bring Wi-Fi To Spokane
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The City of Spokane has installed what is believed to be the country's largest municipal wireless network. The core Wi-Fi technology covering a 100-block downtown area has been established by
Execs Say Offshoring Likely To Keep Growing
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Eight-six percent of executives surveyed by IT management consultant DiamondCluster International say they expect the use of offshore IT outsourcers to increase in the next year.
Was Torvalds Really Happy To Be At Brainshare?
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
According to the headlines, it sure seemed like Linus Torvalds was putting his stamp of approval on Novell's Linux-or-bust strategy when he made a surprise appearance at Novell's
Examining 802.11i and WPA
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Products using the new Wi-Fi Protected Access Technology are here, with 802.11i-compliant products coming soon. We help you decide which one is best for your organization.
AppForge's Crossfire Targets Multiplatform Development
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
.Net Framework tool creates Visual Basic Applications for a variety of mobile device platforms.
DreamFactory 6.0 Ends Web App Development Nightmares
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Development software lets even nonprogrammers develop useful interfaces for Web services.
Implementing Efficient IT Projects
Commentary  |  3/26/2004  | 
Our simple steps will save you time and money on development and implementation. The real challenge is making both users and coroprate execs happy.
WatchGuard Firebox X2500 Offers Multiple Tool Management
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Manage multiple security apps from a single interface.
Conferencing Systems
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
This Edition we look at VCon HD3000 and HD5000 Conferencing Systems; NetRAT Software NetRAT 2.5; ViewCentral Replay; ZyXel Communications ZyWall 70
P2P Blocking
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Reader Mark Cook says, "Parents like me who despise these file-sharing 'services' look forward to the day when ISPs will be truly able to block P2P files."
IT Managers on Survivor
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
This edition: Why your IT Manager will never meet Richard Hatch; Animatronic Talking Fish.
The Economics of Information Security
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Security measures are costly -- so is picking up the pieces after a security breach. Consequently, more economists are turning their attentions to the study of cybercrime. If
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