Expert Analysis
Content posted in May 2004
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Get Set for Server Savings
News  |  5/29/2004  | 
The server market is on the up, and experts say it's a good time to buy
Nimbus Nips Into iSCSI
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Startup elbows its way into crowded low end UPDATED 6/1 2:00 PM
Secure World Expo, Lighter On Airlines, Same Tasty Content
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
This week???s Secure World Expo in Atlanta was an interesting show ??? the whole Secure World show model is to be a local show with national players. Companies and speakers were drawn from the local Atlanta area (for instance, local...
Utility Powers Up Backup
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Energy producer Calpine Corp., in San Jose, Calif. is working to deploy more timely backup and recovery processes for all locations by moving from a mostly tape-drive infrastructure to one
IBM Wins $1.5 billion Deal With UK
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data centers are likely to provide support for key information repositories, according to expert
Enjoy The Holiday -- Without Your Laptop
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog disdaining Wi-Fi at ballparks. More recently, Mobile Pipeline ran a story about a survey that found a majority of laptop owners use
Copper Beats Fiber In Last-Mile Application
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Extreme Copper, a supplier of advanced copper technology, and Air Cover Network Solutions, a wireless broadband supplier, have merged technologies to provide increased broadband speeds to homes and businesses over
Microsoft Shows Off Its Security Plans
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Microsoft outlined the current state of its security initiatives Thursday during a presentation at the company's Silicon Valley campus, detailing the multifaceted strategy being hatched in Redmond.
California PUC Adopts New Wireless Phone Regulations
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
California on Thursday became the first state in the nation to adopt consumer protections for cell phone customers.
WiMAX Patent Suit Settled
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
In what may be a portent of future legal conflicts, Wi-LAN, Inc. and Redline Communications said they have settled a patent dispute covering technology used in wireless broadband equipment.
Tools Ease WLAN Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
These two management products simplify, but don't completely solve, the complex task of managing multiple-vendor WLANs.
IBM Grid Gives ISVs Remote Access To Hardware
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a program for independent software developers that lets them remotely access the Armonk, N.Y.-based computer maker's hardware and software for development and testing.
Cisco's Not Kidding
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
It's been a long time since Cisco Systems was anything but the biggest dog in most of networking -- and the company means for things to stay that way. Even
I Call 'Em As I See 'Em
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Good customer service goes a long way. Take it from me and my wayward ThinkPad.
The Apprentice, Teen-Style
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
A small private middle school in Silicon Valley has a program to show teens how to start up their own companies.
Afcom Sets Standards
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data Center Standards are set to be the hot topic at Afcom's user conference later this year
Users Mull Utility Computing
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
A survey from AT&T, and a poll from B&S, reveal the importance of this storage-related concept
SATA Saturates SANs
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
New disk technologies offer more options but can 'drive' users crazy
Cisco Still Rules Ethernet Switch, Enterprise Router Markets
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Cisco Systems continues to dominate different router and switch segments, according to reports from market research firm Infonetics Research.
Nortel Hires a Statesman
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Nortel's appointed John Manley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, to replace Frank Dunn
RCN Files For Bankruptcy Protection
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Fiber-network firm RCN Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, all the while vowing that its restructuring will make it stronger than ever to take on cable companies. One
The Heat Is On
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The 1U and the Blade Server are the IT department's Weapons of Mass Dissipation
Wireless Broadband Already Viable for Enterprises, Study Says
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Pre-standard wireless broadband services aimed at enterprises are already seriously competing with fixed line products such as T1, a study released Wednesday by ABI Research says.
Cingular Taps Lucent For High-Speed Wireless Trial
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Cingular Wireless said Thursday that it will deploy wireless infrastructure by Lucent Technologies in a trial of high-speed 3G service scheduled to begin this summer.
The Case for Distributing Applications
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
It improves response times and resilience, at the same time as cutting communications costs
VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
VoIP Inc. on Thursday said it has filed a patent application for technology that dramatically improves the reliability of Internet-based phones in handling emergency calls.
May 27 Issue Online
Commentary  |  5/27/2004  | 
Greetings All, Just in case you missed it, our May 27th issue is available online. Here's a glimpse at what you'll find inside: The State of Wireless Networking: Wi-Fi may be the new frontier, but the trick is knowing when...
Gartner: Database Market Stable, With High Linux Hot Spot
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The overall market for relational databases was nearly flat for 2003, according to new Gartner Dataquest numbers.
Linux TCO: Fact Or Fiction?
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Has Linux' reputation for saving IT dollars become tarnished?
AMD May Benefit From Intel's Woes
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The heat and speed problems associated with Intel's latest line of processors, which forced the company to change its product strategy and adopt a dual-core processor structure, may help rival
Microsoft Offers Exchange Anti-Spam Tool To All
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Microsoft has reversed course and announced it was making its anti-spam technology available to all Exchange 2003 customers.
All Systems Clear
Commentary  |  5/27/2004  | 
Aside from having to come in really early this morning to deal with the power outage, all went well this morning. Power was out for around 15 minutes, but the APC UPS kept NWC Inc. chugging along as though nothing...
IP Crowd Sounds Off on EMC/Dell
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
iSCSI players say they'll still beat Fibre Channel in low-end systems, despite new Clariion
Wachovia Banks On Grid Expansion
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Charlotte-based Wachovia will be getting super-computer style processing from its expanded grid
Comcast Challenges Telcos With Plans for Internet Phone Service
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Comcast said on Wednesday that it plans to offer Internet-based telephone service to about 40 million households by 2006, heating up the competition between cable and telephone companies that are
Microsoft Offers Exchange Anti-Spam Tool To All
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Microsoft on Tuesday reversed course and announced it was making its anti-spam technology, dubbed Intelligent Message Filter (IMF), available to all Exchange 2003 customers, not just those who have subscribed
EMC, Dell Get Small With SATA
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The long-awaited AX100 for SMBs is branded a Clariion, but don't let that mislead you
Can Google Stay on Top?
Commentary  |  5/26/2004  | 
Anyone that watches "American Idol" knows -- the public is a fickle lot. Yesterday's potential Idol one day can be packing it in the next. The same could be said for Google. Right now, it's the market leader --...
Who Wants To Bet Against Cisco?
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
It was fun to watch Cisco Systems executives squirm a bit Tuesday, when the potential customers for their shiny new router rained a bit on Cisco's parade. Nothing
Dell And EMC Expand Partnership
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
PC market leader Dell and storage market leader EMC on Wednesday unveiled a storage system for the small- and midsize-business market. Dell also expanded its high-end storage-management capabilities by offering
Carriers Show Tough Love For Cisco, CRS-1
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Cisco Systems attracted a lot of attention with the launch of its new carrier-class router Tuesday, but it's going to take some time before service providers start writing checks for
Cingular: No Fast Wireless Until 2006
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Cingular will start testing high-speed UMTS equipment later this year but won't roll out the fast data service broadly until at least 2006.
Comcast Announces VoIP Service
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable-television operator, will begin to roll out its VoIP offerings next year, in anticipation of providing the service to 40 million households in 2006.
HP Unveils SMB Storage Offerings
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard debuts three new storage product lines aimed at building low-cost SANs.
Executive Interview: IBM's Stuart Feldman On Grid Computing
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
IT Utility Pipeline editor Kelley Damore spoke with IBM researcher Dr. Stuart Feldman about the future of the Web and how grid computing and on-demand computing will play a role in its future. Feldman is the head of IBM's Internet...
Report: Cisco SANs Grew 18%
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Dell'Oro Group says Cisco's Q1 revs soared while switch market stumbled
BakBone Slip Called Temporary
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Backup software company's future remains bright despite recent news, analysts say
Paremus Plays Its Hand
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
UK startup unveils Java-based Infiniflow software designed to help manage resource allocation for grid computers
Cisco Promises More Innovation, Soon
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, already networking's 800-pound gorilla, wants to get bigger and better, according to chief executive John Chambers.
Federal Lawmakers Urge FCC To Take VoIP Under Its Wing
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
Three Republican federal lawmakers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to rule that VoIP services are "interstate in nature," arguing that such a determination would bring VoIP technology under FCC
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