Startup Xirrus Aims To Simplify WLAN Rollouts
New wireless technology vendor Xirrus is launching this week, pledging to deliver enterprise WLAN products that provide up to 16 times greater capacity and four times the coverage of competitors'
CEO Minute: Packeteer's Dave Cote
If you're podcasting-enabled, you're welcome to download my recent interview with Dave Cote, President and CEO of everyone's favorite network traffic management company. In this Q and A, Dave touches eloquently on making network monitoring more efficient and on scaling...
"Dulles, Virginia and Tel Aviv, Israel - Monday March 21 2005 ICQ ("I Seek You"), a world-leading instant messaging service provider owned by America Online, Inc., today officially announced ICQ 5, the new, upgraded instant messaging service that offers users...
Techweb, among others, is reporting about Vonage getting sued by Texas over 911 access. I'm going to avoid talking about the merits of this case in particular and whether or not Vonage mislead the public. Instead, let's look at the...
Readers Want Jail for Ebbers
Lock him up! That's the message from our readers after former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers was convicted of fraud last week
Welcome to the Convergence Channel
Welcome to the convergence channel. I'm Mike DeMaria, technology editor for Network Computing. This channel covers all things relating to voice, video, streaming media, sometimes VoIP and just about anything that is moving towards IP-based networking. Basically if you see...
Toshiba Taps Vendors To Support VoIP System
Toshiba America Information Systems is putting more meat behind its IP telephony strategy through vendor
partnerships that add networking, wireless, security and services options to back up its VoIP portfolio.
Clearwire May Block VoIP Competitors
Someday, customers of wireless broadband provider Clearwire Corp. may be able to use Voice over IP services. But right now, Craig McCaw's newest company is giving its customers the silent
Instant Messaging Security
This edition looks at IMLogic's IM Manager 7.0, Trendware International's TEW-T1 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi Detector, Red Gate Software's SQL Backup 3.0 and Dorian Software Creations' Fortress Desktop 4.0.
How to Block WLAN Interference
Unlicensed radio devices can wreak havoc on your wireless LAN. Here's how to find the culprits and prevent them from interfering with your airwaves.
StrikeIron's OnDemand Web Services
Using a plug-in for MS Excel, ODWS' drag-and-drop technique makes it simple for any user to create service-oriented business applications.
NextPage's NextPage 1.5
This subscription service provides version control for collaborative Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The price and system requirements, however, might leave your head spinning.
Carly--You're a Star!
This edition: Top 11 working titles for a movie about ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina; an ode to Carly; and the zany MS Knowledge Base.
Stop relying on homemade solutions to keep your systems running on time. The six job scheduling programs we tested automate almost every administrative, maintenance and business process an enterprise requires.
Instead of getting out of Dodge when it's time to wrangle PCs into submission, take our advice: All a modern-day computer cowpoke needs is a thoroughbred management strategy. Saddle up,
The Better WLAN
March Thornsbuery is amazed that "so many people still buy the dog-and-pony show companies trot out when they merge."
Appliance Pays Big Dividends for Online Banking App
When the SSFCU's online banking application became increasingly slow and at times unavailable, the credit union decided to boost performance and scalability with a load-balancing solution--the NetScaler 9000 appliance.
Desktop Management Product Analysis Roundup
We performed extensive tests on seven desktop management suites. Although Altiris' Client Management Suite trotted into first place, one competitor was just a gallop away, thanks to superior patch management,
The Addiction of Wireless E-Mail
I???m writing an article about wireless e-mail for Network Computing and we are taking a close look at the leading products in this space. I???m also trying to get as much hands-on experience with these products as I can, and...
HP Hits Storage Comeback Trail
After a widely publicized slipup in storage sales last year, Hewlett-Packard has been on the path to recovery. Bob Schultz, senior vice president and general manager for the HP StorageWorks
Send that SPAM Right Back, Man!
I can hear Elvis now, "Return to SPAM sender!" Alright, maybe I'm taking a little creative license here, but if IBM's claims are to be believed, we may be able to do just that very soon. This week the company...
Form Factor Follows Function
This week, you can't turn around anywhere in the server market without hearing about blade servers. There's at least one good reason for that: The industry is gathered at the
The 10 Worst Security Practices
Sometimes one whopper of a mistake can be more instructive than a binder's worth of best practices. We interviewed more than a dozen security consultants to arrive at our list.
Dell Girds for the Grid
Hardware vendor has teamed up with Intel and Oracle in an attempt to crack the grid computing market
Oracle Closes Its Wallet
Larry Ellison has been hell-bent on world domination for the last few months, but now it's time for a break