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Content posted in April 2006
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F5 Edges Out Cisco in Application Delivery
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
F5 Networks and Packeteer led the two segments that made up the $1.2 billion worldwide application acceleration market in 2005, respectively displacing rivals Cisco Systems and Stratacache, according to a
Bug Spoofs Internet Explorer Addresses
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Yet another vulnerability pops up in Internet Explorer -- this one affecting how the browser loads Flash files, which use the ".swf" extension
Congress Argues Net Neutrality
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
At issue is how much control telecom companies should have over the Internet content on their public networks. Some say they should be able to give priority to content providers
Apple Refreshes Mac OS To 10.4.6
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
The new edition fixes multiple bugs, and one serious security flaw.
Storage Security Becoming A Top Concern
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Security and storage are starting to converge as businesses look to new ways to protect their data, according to IDC.
3PAR Picks Up $30M
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Startup expects its fifth round to pave the way to profitability and a possible public offering
AMD Begins Shipping Chips From New Mega-Fab
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
AMD is now manufacturing Athlon 64 and Sempron microprocessors at the new fab and will increase production to 20,000 wafers a month in 2007.
Germany's FBI Bust Phishing Gang
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
German federal police on Tuesday arrested seven members of a suspected phishing gang on fraud charges after a three-month investigation.
Outbound/Inbound E-mail Monitoring
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
In this edition, InBoxer's Anti-Risk Appliance quickly analyzes e-mail content and finds risky messages with minimal IT involvement. Also, products from NEC, BEA and BlueCat.
Geek Chic: Kingston Technology DataTraveler Elite--Privacy Edition
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Kingston's latest USB flash drive offers security-conscious travelers a way to keep sensitive data away from prying eyes.
Geek Chic: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Preferred
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Speech-recognition software can be useful in many applications, but the dream of conversing with a computer remains unfulfilled.
Reality IT: An Open Letter to Your Users
Commentary  |  4/4/2006  | 
Whether through ignorance, blatant disregard for corporate policy or sheer unwarranted self-confidence, users have a boundless ingenuity for screwing things up.
Users Describe DR Detriments
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Disaster recovery worries are keeping IT managers up at night
Small Businesses To Be A Huge Storage-As-A-Service Opportunity
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
Small businesses represent a huge opportunity for providers of storage as a service, according to IDC, with the acceptance of storage as a service by small businesses growing as they
University of Minnesota
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
University trades out Sun for EMC, Cisco gear
HVB Group
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
German bank overhauls its DR plans to cut costs and boost performance
Americans Have Love-Hate Relationship With Cellular Phones
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Americans love mobile phones for their convenience and ability to kill time, but dislike the gadgets for the interruptions and costs.
Movielink, CinemaNow Deliver Digital Movies For Sale On Internet
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Six major studios will begin selling digital movies on the Internet that consumers can legally download and keep through two online movie services.
Convedia Goes Enterprise
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
To make its media server software available to makers of enterprise network gear
Analyst: EU Misses Target By Aiming At Microsoft
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
At least one analyst has concluded that the European Union is just barking up the wrong tree in its latest pursuit of Microsoft. Worse, he says, the EU regulators don't
ID Theft Hits 3.6 Million U.S. Households
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
An estimated 3.6 million households reported being victimized by identity theft in 2004, about three percent of all U.S. homes
Cisco Goes 4-Gig & Big
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Finally delivers MDS 9513 director, but its 528 ports don't all work at 4-Gbit/s UPDATED 5PM
Confidence Problems
Commentary  |  4/3/2006  | 
To succeed for the long-term in any industry, a business has to earn its customers trust. Winning customer confidence is especially important in an industry like technology where any investment is essentially an invesment in the future. Companies buy hardware expecting to use it for years on end; sign long-term software licensing deals assured that the software maker will be around to support it; and look for technology suppliers who can deliver the services they need to run their businesses.
New Server Memory Technology To Run Cooler, Cost Less
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Server memory module developer Staktek plans to release specfications for designs it said will result in DIMMs that pack on more memory, run cooler and cost less than competing offerings.
Microsoft Offers Virtual Server R2 Free, To Support Linux Guests
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Microsoft made a big splash at LinuxWorld on Monday, announcing the availability of Virtual Server 2005 R2 as a free download and making a pledge to support "select" Linux virtual
Secret U.S. Defense Contracts Taken Out Of Lucent-Alcatel Deal
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
As part of the proposed merger between Lucent and Alcatel, an independent subsidiary will be formed to perform classified research currently done by Lucent for the U.S. military.
The Alcatel and Lucent Merger: No Cisco Killer Here
Commentary  |  4/3/2006  | 
Our industry relishes in looking for the latest Cisco-killer. Usually we're left hypothesizing about Juniper's next move or about Huawei-3Com, but now we've got an even better dark-horse to pin our hopes on ??? the $13 billion Alcatel-Lucent merger....
Report: WiMAX Will Generate $53 Billion In Revenue
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Global rollout of Wimax will generate $53 billion in revenue in 2011, according to a report released Monday by TelecomView.
AOL Offers New Services For Mobile Users
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
AOL has launched new services that deliver the familiar look of Web pages to mobile phones.
Dell, Apple Lead In Brand Trust, Microsoft Dead Last
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Annual survey by Forrester also showed an across-the-board drop in trust in personal computer and consumer electronics brands.
How To Build The Ultimate VoIP System
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
VoIP can save your company time, money, and headaches. But it's not as easy to build an enterprise VoIP system as you think. Here are tips for building the best
Intel Pumps Up Wimax With U.K. Venture
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of chip giant Intel Corp. has formed a joint venture with internet service provider Pipex Communications plc, to create Pipex Wireless, a company chartered
XenSource Licenses Microsoft's VHD As Format War Begins
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
As Linuxworld and Open Solutions World get under way in Boston, XenSource unveiled a deal to license Microsoft's VHD format for its open-source virtualization server, and VMware announced the availability
Lucent, Alcatel Agree On $36 Billion Merger
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
The combined firm would rank in one of the top two positions in almost all its markets, with a global lead in the convergence of fixed and mobile technology.
Alcatel Buys Lucent for $13 Billion
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Will the $13 billion merger of France's Alcatel and U.S. rival Lucent Technologies create a public network juggernaut?
Vendors Set Sights on SMB Windfall
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
As SNW kicks off, storage vendors head downscale in downtown San Diego
IBM Teams With Novell On Linux-Based Middleware-Server Package
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
IBM deepened its commitment to the small and midsize business market on Monday by announcing a partnership with Novell to deliver two integrated bundles of Linux-based middleware that can be
New Data-Center Management Software Delivers Native Virtualization
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Calling it an industry first, Virtual Iron Software has debuted a new version of its virtualization-management software that integrates the open-source Xen hypervisor, allowing users and developers to run both
Security Startup Says Mu to Bugs
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Protocol Spidering detects flaws in any IP-based system, application, or device
Symantec Addresses IM Security, Compliance
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Symantec's IM Manager 8.0 addresses IM security and compliance issues with management and reporting features that allow companies to continue to benefit from realtime communications.
Justice Department Demands Data From 34 Internet Companies
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
Government says information on Internet surfing and searching is needed to defend the Child Online Protection Act.
The Name Game
Commentary  |  4/1/2006  | 
IBM's got a Billy Goat... What have you got?
Intradyn in Turmoil
Commentary  |  4/1/2006  | 
Archiving startup sweeps out founders, seeks funding and buyer
iVivity Unveils 10-Gig HBA
News  |  4/1/2006  | 
Startup touts the ability to run third-party applications on its new adapter
Online March Madness Most Watched (Where Else?) At Work
News  |  4/1/2006  | 
Work was the most popular place to watch online video during the first two days of March Madness college baseketball, a Web research firm says.
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