Expert Analysis
Content posted in March 2006
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Optimized IE Exploit Speeds Up Infection
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
A security company warns of a new twist on the existing exploit of Internet Explorer's zero-day vulnerability. In this case, the exploit is optimized to take much less time to
AT&T: You Don't Need More Bandwidth
Commentary  |  3/31/2006  | 
If you've ever complained about a slow Internet connection, and wished for a faster one, you should stop complaining because more bandwidth won't get you more speed, according to AT&T. This twisted logic comes from AT&T COO Randall Stephenson at...
Laplink's New Offerings
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Laplink delivers an updated suite of products that deliver a broad range of connectivity functionality. Check out which one is right for you.
How To Stay Off Email Blacklists
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
E-mail has become a critical marketing tool for small businesses. Yet sometimes legitimate businesses find themselves on dreaded email "blacklists" that classify their emails as spam. Here are some tips
Vista Poses Danger To Security Product Vendors: Analyst
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Could it be that Microsoft's vision for security in Vista will aggravate security product vendors? One longtime Windows watcher thinks Microsoft, hoping to fly under antitrust radar, will sprinkle security
Benchmark Energy Products
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Energy company turns to IP SAN for hurricane-proof disaster recovery
Arch Rock
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Stealthy startup plans wireless monitoring for servers and storage devices
Microsoft's Value/Volume Dilemma
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Microsoft exec Doug Burgum has juggled the value/volume strategies for years, reassuring ERP value-add partners that they were going to do just fine with a company known for high-volume sales.
Intel's Storage Push
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Intel is poised to make a massive push into storage over the next year with a wide range of NAS, SAN, and JBOD storage appliances for the system builder community.
IBM System i Servers Get 3Com VoIP
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
IBM and 3Com are planning to integrate 3Com's VCX IP telephony software with IBM's System i midmarket servers.
Daily Spin: Lights, Camera, Podcast
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Could audio podcasts already be a thing of the past? Video blogs are cropping up all over the web. Should your org consider putting a face to your
VoIP Sales To Hit $5.5 Billion By 2007: Report
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
VoIP hardware and software sales will reach $5.5 billion by 2007, but will then decline due a mature market and decreasing prices, according to a new report by Juniper Research.
Geek Chic: ProShow Gold
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
It's a simple product to use, but you can create compelling home slide shows of images, videos, and audio with no artistic experience required.
Buzz Bites: RFID Viruses Hit Airwaves
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Researchers have created a proof-of-concept virus that propagates over IT. Just don't expect your local Wal-Mart's supply chain to disappear anytime soon. Also, find out what NWC
Geek Chic: GoToMyPC Corporate 5.0
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
It's a useful tool for remote access, but the product could sharpen its multiuser support capabilities.
We Know How Hard IT Is--Trust Me
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
It takes a certain mentality to work with technology. I have the mind-set, but about once a year there's a project that makes me strongly consider changing careers.
Red Hat's Virtual Road Map
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
Red Hat reveals that Enterprise Linux 5.0 will include fully integrated virtualization. But the impact of its virtualization road map will depend largely on the management facilities that
11a Or 11g For Wireless? A False Choice
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
For enterprise Wi-Fi, the choice is both--not one or the other.
Fat Fingers From the Past
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
We've all done it: fat-fingered a config and not caught it until packets started disappearing. But how many of us can say we missed a misconfiguration for nearly two years?
Geek Chic: Apple MacBook Pro
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
The MacBook Pro is clearly poised for the next generation of laptop use, with a faster architecture and more refined details than previous models.
The Art Of IT: Ultimate Outsourcing
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
In all likelihood, computing services will eventually be delivered to business in a manner similar to financial services. Although you'll be keenly interested in the characteristics of the services, you
SNW: Small, SAS-sy & Safe
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
EMC rolls out SMB Clariions; others plan emphasize SAS, security, and 4-Gig in San Diego
IBM, 3Com Tag-Team On IP Telephony Suite
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
3Com and IBM announced a partnership today to port 3Com's IP telephony server onto IBM's System i server platform, the re-branded, multiplatform version of the old AS/400 series.
Vonage Boasts One Million VoIP Customers With E911
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
VoIP service provider Vonage says more than one million of its subscribers are equipped with Enhanced 911 (E911) emergency calling service.
Third-Party IE Patches Moving Fast As Spam Attack Starts
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Tens of thousands of Internet Explorer users aren't waiting for Microsoft to provide a patch for the critical bug in their browser.
Firefox Essentials: Fixing The Fox
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Trouble with Firefox? Find out how to keep Firefox running its best -- by isolating, identifying and fixing the problems when they do crop up.
Let's Kill Web 2.0 -- Now!
Commentary  |  3/30/2006  | 
It's time to finally ban the term, because it's become the favorite of hypsters, pseudo techno-hipsters, and scamsters.
Disable IE's Active Scripting To Protect Against Bug
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Here's a step-by-step guide to turning off Active Scripting in Internet Explorer browsers, which is one of the best ways to protect PCs against a bad bug.
Hawking Bets Big On ZigBee
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Hawking Technologies, a manufacturer of connectivity solutions now testing the home automation market, is preparing to take the wraps off one of the first home-control solutions based on the ZigBee
Cell Phone Spy Actually Trojan
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
A program that installs secretly on cell phones to monitor calls and text messages was dubbed a Trojan horse spy by a security company Wednesday.
Washington Ranked Top 'Teleworking' City
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Long commutes, high fuel costs, and a high percentage of white collar workers put the nation's capital at the top of the list for teleworking, a new study says.
Core Issues
Commentary  |  3/30/2006  | 
The answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42 (as Douglas Adams notes in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series). Apparently, the answer to the Great Question of Server Processor Performance is even greater...
FeedDemon 2.0: Nourishment For News Junkies
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
The second version of FeedDemon offers a variety of options in a variety of styles for serious RSS and blog readers.
Review: Wikis In The Enterprise
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Wikis can help you develop an easy-to-use collaborative workspace. We tested four commercial wikis: one software-based, one appliance and two hosted solutions. One offering stood out from the rest, thanks
Review: Outsourced Data Center Services
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
We evaluated four RFI proposals on behalf of our fictional company, which was seeking a partner to manage its server infrastructure. Of the quartet, we gave high marks to the
Market Analysis: Is Outsourcing Right For You?
News  |  3/30/2006  | 
Often, outsourcing day-to-day IT functions to a trusted partner can be a smart move. It can alleviate workloads and control costs. Is it right for all companies? No. Is it
Air Time: Your TWE Pocket Field Guide
Commentary  |  3/30/2006  | 
Technical White Elephants, or TWEs, are the product of an ill-informed imagination that postulates a simple solution to a complex problem. Here's a field guide to help keep you out
Sneak Peek: Intel's Storage Road Map Through Early 2007
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
Intel will be making a big push into storage over the next year with a range of NAS, SAN, and JBOD storage appliances for the system builder community.
Microsoft Readies IE Change In Response To Lawsuit
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
Microsoft is tweaking Internet Explorer to meet certain requirements by a ruling in a patent-infringement lawsuit.
Competitors Threaten Skype With A Smackdown
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
A trio of competitors have released no-cost or low-cost VoIP solutions within the last few weeks, attempting to muscle in on Skype. What are their chances for success?
Air Time: Enterprise Wi-Fi: Obstacles And Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/29/2006  | 
We recently surveyed our readers to get an update on their attitudes concerning enterprise WLAN adoption. We received responses from 276 individuals, getting a pretty good mix from midsized-to-large organizations. Our surveys don't typically make their way into the hands...
Verizon, Cingular Broaden Notebook Wireless Data Offerings
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
Cingular Wireless says its BroadbandConnect service is built into new Dell Latitude D620 and D820 notebook computers.
Wireless Growth Seen Shifting From Consumer To Business
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
With revenue growth from wireless voice traffic slowing, U.S. wireless providers will focus on wireless data services and businesses, reports say.
Symantec Dips Into De-Dupe
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
Set to unveil NetBackup PureDisk backup software for remote offices
Hackers Tap Bank Web Sites In Unique Phishing Attack
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
In a new form of phishing, hackers have cracked the computers hosting the Web sites of three Florida banks, redirecting banking customers to a bogus homepage in order to steal
Skype Fails and Other Tails of VoIP Woes
Commentary  |  3/29/2006  | 
The Registrar is reporting that el Skypo has fixed a problem with its SkypeIn service over in the motherland, the UK. Apparently users complained that the SkypeIn service was down for a week. The outage was particularly frustrating because Skype...
Second Thoughts: Palm Treo 700w
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
We loved the Palm Treo 700w the first time around. But in our re-review, we found Palm's first foray into the Windows World sorely lacking for real-world use.
Video, Photo Search Engine Taps RSS Feeds
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
Pixsy Corp. plans to make Web searching visual, and next week will launch a search engine that is designed to return thousands of photographs and video images from hundreds of
The New York Times Co. Overhauls Its IT Infrastructure
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
In an effort to integrate several properties across the company, the newspaper will move advertising, circulation, distribution, invoicing and online function onto one common platform -- mySAP Business Suite and
Daily Spin: Show Me the Money!
News  |  3/29/2006  | 
A recent survey indicates that half of Senior Execs polled are worried that not enough is being spent on IT so far this year. And yet just a few
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