Networld-Interop is just a couple dozen hours away. One thing I'm quite interested in is High Definition video conferencing. This is regular video conferencing, but in Hi-Def, like TV. A number of vendors have recently announced this feature, although I'm...
XML and Viruses
I have been assured by our very own security gurus that the plural of virus is viruses, not virii, so no comments are necessary on the subject, okay? Apparently April 25th was the day for viruses everywhere to fear XML...
Food Pyramid Leaves Users Hungry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its new "food pyramid" earlier this week, a revolutionary guideline for eating that lets people customize the data to fit their age, body type and activity level. There was one little problem with the...
Foundry's New OS Targets Load Balancing, Security
Foundry Networks has launched new version of the TrafficWorks OS for its ServerIron and GT E-Series application switches that provides high-performance load balancing functionality for network security equipment.
Apple Rolls Out Server OS Upgrade
Along with its new "Tiger" client operating system, Apple ships Mac OS X Server 10.4, a major upgrade of its Unix-based server platform.
File Systems Boost NAS
Gear from Acopia, NuView, and others improves the actual performance of NAS, sources say
Egenera Waits on IPO
Blade startup clinches $45M to tide it over until it can complete its offering - whenever that is
Trend Micro Forgets the Basics
Antivirus software vendor Trend Micro over the weekend made a huge blunder when it published an update of its software that was incompatible with Windows XP SP2. The update was downloaded to thousands of Windows PCs, which promptly crashed or...
All Windows All The Time
Gee, Microsoft sure knows how to corner the publicity scene when they want to, eh? Hopefully you've digested the basics from the flood of server news from Redmond by now
VoIP Providers Boom Worldwide
Canadian broadband equipment maker Sandvine says that more than 1,100 VoIP providers worldwide had opened shop by the first week of April.
Cut Out the Chat
'Chattiness' remains a problem over the WAN - is Protocol Chat Reduction the answer?
Law Firm Builds Blade-Server Data Center
Installation of storage-array systems will support enterprisewide apps such as E-mail, document management, and accounting, as well as a new IP-based storage area network.
Cisco Rolls Out Network Protection Appliance
Cisco has announced an out-of-band appliance for its Clean Access network registration and network admission control solution providing vulnerability assessment and authentication integration.
Cellular Data Set To Surge, Study Says
Growth in cellular data services will come from both enterprises and consumers who are expected to adopt mobile gaming and streaming media applications, the study says.
Nortel Goes to Washington
Picks up outsourcing specialist PEC Solutions for $448 million in a bid for the government services market
Data center startup branches out into storage
The Smartphone versus the Feature Phone
It???s clear that our mobile phones are powerful computers with tremendous capability. The question is how to apply all of this capability to satisfy users. Do people want general-purpose mobile computing platforms onto which they can download all kinds of...
Domain Email Spoofing
Has anyone else out there in IT corporate world had your company domain spoofed in s-p-a-m emails? Then you get the tons of bounces if you have a catchall address set up. Somebody has been using the ACME email domain...
I had to use the term "swag" since I didn't know how to spell tchotchy (and I still don't). Today I received a postcard today from a vendor of some network product I never heard of and they offer a...
Verizon Dials Up 911 VoIP Solution
Verizon Communications said it will provide VoIP providers with a solution that will let them use Verizon's enhanced 911 emergency calling system.
Linksys Acquires VoIP Vendor
Acquisition signals the intention of Linksys and its parent, Cisco, to increase support for voice-over-IP in wireless equipment.