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Content posted in April 2006
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Boston Red Sox
News  |  4/30/2006  | 
Team scraps HP server and hits the road with extra EMC Clariion
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
News  |  4/30/2006  | 
Turns to startup for search and indexing; still looking for archiving answer
Scentric
News  |  4/30/2006  | 
Unveils data classification software tackling structured as well as unstructured data
Firm Builds SAN After Merger
News  |  4/29/2006  | 
Merger of 30 organizations into one leaves IT scrambling to organize data center
AMD Reports Potential Heat Problem With Some Opteron Chips
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Chipmaker finds a potential heat problem with a small percentage of Opteron chips run under extreme conditions. Some 3,000 processors at customer sites could be affected.
InteropNet's Colossal Task
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Would you fancy building a massive conference network in less than a week? Here's how
Veterans Have Job Choices In Civilian Workforce
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Making the move from military IT to the public sector can be a daunting career decision, and the key is making sure you communicate your skillset in a clear way.
Intel's Best Chip Shot
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Intel system builders are predicting the processor giant is poised to gain ground against rival Advanced Micro Devices as a result of the new Intel VPro business desktop platform, price
Channel Partners: Sun Needs Layoffs, Cost-Cutting
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Just increasing revenue won't be enough for incoming CEO Jonathan Schwartz to return the company to profitability, Channel Partners says.
Welcome to the Interop 2006 Video Blog (VIDEO)
Commentary  |  4/28/2006  | 
There's a lot going on at Interop 2006, and whether you can make it to the show or not, be sure to stop here for the NWC Interop Video Blog to catch all the happenings. We have almost a dozen...
It's Official: More Than 100 Million Users Call On Skype
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
VoIP provider Skype say it has registered more than 100 million users.
One Freaky Casemod
Commentary  |  4/28/2006  | 
Top Pol: Net Neutrality Is "Like Pornography"
Commentary  |  4/28/2006  | 
How low will opponents of net neutrality go? Into the gutter, it seems. Rep. Joe Barton, Congress's chief enemy of net neutrality and best friend of AT&T, claims net neutrality is "kind of like pornography: You know it when you...
IBM Unveils New Entry-Level Mainframes Starting At $100,000
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
IBM is continuing to bring its mainframe technology to ever smaller business environments with Thursday's introduction of its new System z9 Business Class mainframes, which are aimed at replacing hundreds
Intellitactics Debuts Manager
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Intellitactics unveiled Intellitactics Security Manager Summer 2006
After the Flush
Commentary  |  4/28/2006  | 
Storage vendors' first-quarter blues could be worse than usual this year
Storage Financials Take a Dip
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Most report declining revenues, with a few big losers on bottom line
Alcatel Posts Profit Decline
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
The report indicates that the tough competitive landscape among telecommunications infrastructure suppliers is intensifying across-the-board in the sector.
"Sell" Computers
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
One of the most startling pieces of news I've seen on the tech side recently was the decision by Citigroup last week to rate Dell stock as a "sell." Turns out that in the ever-twisted world of Wall Street, Dell's...
Microsoft Nearly Finished With Windows Live ID Deployment
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Microsoft says it's nearly done with its deployment of Windows Live ID, the authentication service that will replace Passport.
Vista To Handcuff Firewall
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Microsoft plans to turn off half the firewall in Windows Vista when the new operating system ships later this year because it doesn't think most users need all the firewall's
Avocent to Acquire LANDesk
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
Here's a merger that was completely unexpected and out of left field. Avocent, makers of KVM and remote access products, is purchasing LANDesks, a desktop management vendor
Altiris Talks Virtualization
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
Recently, I conducted a podcast interview with Christine Ewing from Altiris. They traditionally have focused on desktop and system management. A new product has come down the pipe, Software Virtualization Solution (SVS). It's a "virtual machine" that works at the...
Colorado Business Leaders See Another Tech Boom
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Colorado business and political leaders think technology is about to experience another boom and they say their state is poised to encourage it.
Microsoft Preps E-Mail, Collaboration Managed Solutions
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Messaging and collaboration will be the first two Microsoft managed solutions to hit the market, but not in 2006. Ron Markezich, CIO and vice president of managed solutions, said Microsoft???s
Managing The Local Tech Guy (Or Gal)
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Five tips on how to choose--and manage--your support vendor wisely. The business you save may be your own.
Researcher: Microsoft Security Team Dismissive, Adversarial
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
A security research who disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in IE is complaining that Microsoft's security team gave him the brush-off and sent him a "rather threatening e-mail."
Handheld Device Market Shriveling
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
The relentless plummet continued with the market dropping 22.3 percent from the same quarter in the previous year, according to an IDC report released Thursday.
Apple Offers Free Recycling With Mac Purchases
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Apple boasts of recycling more than 90 percent of the electronic equipment it has collected since 2001.
Avocent To Acquire LANDesk For $416 Million
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Avocent announced Thursday that it is acquiring LANDesk Group, a provider of centralized management software used to protect IT assets.
Seagate Announces 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Drive
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Seagate unveiled Thursday a 750GB hard drive with USB based on the firm's 3.5-inch perpendicular recording technology.
VMware Assembles Alliance To Virtualize Desktops
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
The goal is to squeeze more work out of desktop computers through greater virtualization, and the alliance should help speed adoption.
Municipal Wi-Fi: A Devil's Choice
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
Free municipal Wi-Fi networks may sound like a good idea, but this article serves as a good reminder of what folks should really expect from their government's efforts....
Ethernet Service Revenue Rockets to Nearly $6 Billion
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Worldwide revenue from Ethernet services more than doubled to $5.9 billion between 2004 and 2005, and will increase to $22.5 billion by 2009, says a new report from Infonetics Research.
A Television In Every Pocket?
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Video and television on mobile devices are pushing into the consumer market, but exerpts agree putting a television in every pocket won't happen overnight.
Yahoo Software Turns PC Into A Digital Video Recorder
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Yahoo Inc. has released in beta software that can turn a PC into a digital video recorder capable of playing and recording video found through Yahoo search.
Telecom Gear Vendors Form Interoperability Group
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
A coalition of telecommunication equipment manufacturers has formed the Communications Platforms Trade Association
AdRem Intros NetCrunch 4
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
AdRem announced a major upgrade to its NetCrunch solution for the agentless monitoring of heterogeneous networks
DR Picks Up Steam
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Disaster recovery tools, services, and customers are busting out all over
Suppliers of Indistinction
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
Would you recognize these vendors in a dark alley? Take our quiz
Mike Workman, CEO, Pillar Data Systems
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
"[Larry Ellison] has an appreciation for enterprise stuff. Everybody else said, 'What the hell is taking so long?' "
Has IE7 Caught Firefox?
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
The latest build of Internet Explorer 7 has our reviewer wondering if IE has finally caught up with Firefox. We explored a similar idea recently in the Daily Spin, drawing
Digital Cameras Leave Unique 'Pixel' Fingerprints
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Images sensors may leave unique noise patterns, which can be used to tie digital pictures to the camera from which they were taken and help snare child pornographers.
Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Congress continued to debate network neutrality Wednesday as a group opposing companies' push for tiered access gained momentum.
Microsoft Plugs IE Add-Ons With New Site
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Before now, many IE add-ons, which include toolbars, download managers, pop-up blockers, and multimedia plug-ins, were spread throughout Microsoft's massive site.
97 Percent Fail Spyware Sniff Test
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Just 3 out of 100 Internet users are able to sniff out sites ready to drop spyware or adware onto their computers, a security firm says.
AT&T, Yahoo Jointly Offer VoIP
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
AT&T Inc. and Yahoo Inc. Wednesday officially rolled out integrated Internet-based voice services.
IE7 For XP Beta 2: Has Firefox Met Its Match?
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
The new public release of Internet Explorer Beta 2 is, according to Microsoft, more stable and ready to be used. But is it ready to go up against Firefox?
CA's Bad Week
Commentary  |  4/26/2006  | 
In recent months, CA has made great efforts to put the company's very troubled past behind it and move forward with a new chief executive and a new vision. The company went so far as to abandon its old Computer Associates moniker in hopes, I am guessing, of also shedding its tarnished image with the name. CA's moves were welcomed by its customers, industry observers, and by partners - who often described having a strained relationship with the systems management software giant.
Enterasys NamesCEO
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Enterasys announced the appointment of Michael Fabiaschi as President and Chief Executive Officer
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