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Content posted in April 2004
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Google Traffic Appeared To Slow SEC Site
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Google's filing of an initial public offering created so much Internet traffic that it appeared to significantly slow down the homepage performance of the Security Exchange Commission's web site, an
Vendors Predict First WiMAX Certification In 2005
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Two vendors said Friday they will work together to be first to market with certified WiMAX systems, saying they expected to submit a WiMAX system for interoperability testing in the
Wal-Mart Launches RFID Milestone
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Wal-Mart Stores achieved a milestone Friday in the use of radio frequency identification tags as cases and pallets marked with the product-tracking devices arrived at seven of the retailers' stories
Foundry Stock Slides on Q1 Results
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Foundry shares were down $3.85 (27.2%) to $10.30 in after hours trading last night
Senate Bans Most Web Taxes; Seeks House Compromise
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
In voting to ban Internet taxes for four more years by 93-3, the U. S. Senate reached a gentlemanly agreement that saw both sides of the spirited debate claim success.
Foundry Falters, Readies IPv6 Wares
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Foundry Networks, maker of high-end networking hardware, will look to offset a sub-par quarter with the introduction of new gear next week that supports the emerging IPv6 standard.
Regional Phone Companies Cool To AT&T Proposal
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
AT&T's latest proposal for access fees fell with a thud, as three regional telephone companies--BellSouth, Qwest, and SBC--reacted negatively to the offer.
Wireless Routers Worth Your Consideration
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
When it comes to the latest crop of wireless routers, the adage, "you get what you pay for," applies. Here are five products worth taking a look at.
House Bill Fights Spyware
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday held a hearing on spyware, the newest computer security problem getting the attention of lawmakers.
Darpa Jumps Off The Peer
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
The people who brought you the Internet would like to un-bring it, at least in its current form. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is trying to move the
EMC Warms to All
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Talk with exec shows the company's scoffing at nothing, reaching out to all...
Cisco Goes On-Demand With IBM
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Cisco and IBM work together in blade servers and on-demand computing
In Search of the Missing Uptick
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Storage companies haven't yet seen predicted budget increases for 2004
AT&T Floats Access Fee Proposal
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
The latest salvo fired in the great telephony access fee wars is from AT&T, which is proposing a complicated formula for taking over some parts of the regional Bell network
BMC Grabs Marimba For $239 Million
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
BMC Software on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire Marimba for $239 million in cash, using the company's technology to expand the capabilities of its software that ties systems
Bot Attacks Vulnerable Windows Systems, MS Patch Buggy
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
There was chaos in the security space Wednesday and Thursday as Microsoft announced a bug in a patch for a critical vulnerability, while Symantec retracted a claim that automated code
Upgrading Systems, Upending Budget Constrictions
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
There seems to be an uptick in the amount of news that seems to bolster the argument that companies really are spending more than they had been in the past
Bot Attacks Vulnerable Windows Systems; Microsoft Patch Buggy
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
It was a kind of chaos in the security space Wednesday and Thursday as Microsoft announced a bug in a patch for a critical vulnerability, and Symantec both retracted a
Google Files Long-Awaited IPO Plans
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Internet search engine leader Google Inc. filed its long-awaited IPO plans Thursday, setting the stage for the company to make its stock market debut -- a move that could still
Review: Axentra OfficeSeries Server S-200
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Axentra's OfficeSeries Servers address issues near and dear to SMBs by putting nearly everything needed to support a small office in a single PC case.
IT Challenge: Server Blades
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
A financial services firm discovers deploying blade technology isn't as simple as it sounds. Here's how it overcame the challenges.
IBM, Cisco Partner To Integrate Switches, Blades
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
IBM and Cisco today announced an agreement under which IBM will ship some of its servers with an embedded Cisco switch.
Cisco, IBM Team Up On Data Center Offerings
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Cisco and IBM announced today some tangible fruits of their previously announced strategic alliance, including a Cisco Gigabit Ethernet switch module for the IBM eServer Blade Center chassis.
Low-Cost Network Area Storage Devices
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Inexpensive NAS devices can provide small enterprises with terabytes of space. Of the four we tested, one impressed us with its complete feature set, speed and expandability.
Cisco, IBM Bless Blades
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Sources say Cisco is teaming up with IBM on blade servers and on-demand computing
IBM Revs Virtualization Engine
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Big Blue moves to take mainframe virtualization capabilities to open SANs UPDATED 4/29 NOON
Nortel Stock Dives on Dunn Downfall
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Investors bail, as management vows 'financial accountability' in the wake of CEO firing
Panel Prompts iSCSI Love-In
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Early adopters were attracted by savings but found a few pleasant surprises
Dell Snuggles Up to SAP
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
They're getting even cosier, as the hardware firm looks to extend its reach within the data center
Archivas
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Newspaper CTO starts his own company
Terrascale
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Newly funded startup looks to partner with blade server vendors
DaimlerChrysler Outsources Corporate Systems To EDS
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
EDS says it has secured a contract to manage the servers and software that power some of automaker DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s key Michigan-based customer and employee operations. Neither company would reveal
IBM Brings Virtualization To The Server
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
IBM on Wednesday previewed what it called its "Virtualization Engine," a combination of software and hardware technologies that will allow enterprises to run as many as ten "virtual" servers on
Adaptec's ISA1500 Storage Array Stumbles, But Delivers
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Technology combination creates a low-cost SAN solution, but the edges are still rough.
Nortel Fires CEO, Postpones 1Q Report
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Nortel Networks Corp. fired its CEO, Frank Dunn, and two other top executives for cause Wednesday and said it would delay reporting its first-quarter earnings.
Wireless Broadband A Non-Decision For Enterprises
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
It's tempting to cast the emergence of wireless broadband simply as a horse race in which one technology will win and the others will lose. However, it's a far
Good Morning, Vietnam: Country Wakes Up To VoIP
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
While agrarian Vietnam remains firmly stuck in the Third World, its approach to telecommunications is very definitely in the First World, said an executive of the firm that is supplying
Cisco, Ericsson Team Up On IP Technology
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Cisco Systems' strength in routers and switches and Ericsson's muscle in softswitches will be offered to wireline service providers, according to an announcement Wednesday by the two firms.
Nortel Fires CEO
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Frank Dunn is dismissed, replaced by Teledesic's William Owens, with immediate effect
Street Sniffs at NA
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Network Associates posts a tidy profit in Q1, but its revenue outlook is below expectations
HP Ships Blade PCs
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard Co. started this week to ship blade PCs for corporations looking to cut desktop maintenance costs by switching to a thin-client architecture.
IBM Brings Mainframe Virtualization Power to Servers
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
At an analyst conference today in New York, IBM will preview a new "cloning" technology that has been in development for three years.
Migrating Windows 2000 Clients
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The trip from a Windows NT shop to a Windows 2000 shop is ever so frightful.
Outsourcing: Fools are We
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
NWC Reader Steve Jones says, "For all the smiles and bows we get from foreign business people, the world is not a friendly place."
Cendura's Application Management Suite 2.1 Monitors Changes
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Cendura can't undo the damage your enterprise software apps may experience, but it can tell you what happened.
Cisco Joins Ficon Fiesta
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Vendor says IBM's Ficon data center transport protocol is key to enterprise SANs
Scotiabank's New File Clerk
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Just as Scotiabank (Toronto) finished a data warehousing project to gain a holistic view of each customer, it faced a new technical challenge: managing the bank's 300,000 lines of complex
Scaling Down for SMBs
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
SMBs are getting their hands on high-end network and security features
Last-Ditch Senate Battle Underway Over Broadband Taxes
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
The issue of whether to tax Internet service providers is threatening to tie up the U. S. Senate for the rest of the week, as pro-tax Senators led by Lamar
Boom Times In SMB IT Spending Ahead
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will lead the way in IT spending growth in 2004, a research firm announced Tuesday in a just-released report.
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