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Content posted in May 2006
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Sun To Offer Managed Services To Channel
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Sun Microsystems plans to offer managed services to its reseller partner base during its next fiscal year.
Partners: Sun Job Cuts A Good Start
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Sun Microsystems says it is planning steep cuts in headcount and costs in order to return to profitability, leaving its channel partners wondering why the vendor hadn't done that long
Vonage May Face A Class-Suit
Commentary  |  5/31/2006  | 
Non-savvy investors who got sucked into Vonage's disastrous IPO may have help on the way --- a class-action suit. Legal eagles (or is that vultures?) are circling the IPO, looking for grounds for a suit....
Down Is Not Out
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Don't discount the wounded giants of storage
IBM Swings NetApp Gateway
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Big Blue sees NetApp gear as way to beef up NAS, but will stick with its own SANs
Sun CEO Schwartz Plans To Cut Up To 5,000 Jobs
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Sun sets a six-month cost-cutting plan to cut jobs and increase efficiency.
Dell to Bundle Skype on new XPS Laptops
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Dell's decision to bundle Skype's video Internet calling software as an option to its new XPS notebook could backfire for the computer manufacturer.
Confronting Consolidation
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Feeling left in the lurch by storage industry consolidation?
Ceragon Networks Doubles Gigabit Ethernet Speed
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Calling it a breakthrough in wireless Gigabit Ethernet, Israel-based Ceragon Networks Ltd. has introduced a product that doubles the speed of wireless communications for wireless and cellular carriers that want
IP PBX Revenue Set To Skyrocket: Survey
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The inexorable move from circuit switching technology to packet switching technology for PBXs continues worldwide, according to a new survey which forecasts that IP PBX revenue will jump 82% between
Linksys Gets Physical With Launch of New IP Video Security Camera
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Cisco Systems??? Linksys division Wednesday took its first step toward entering the small business physical security market with the launch of a new IP video camera.
Online Safety Survey Spots Big Disconnect
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Americans think they can spot online scams, but the reality is that they really don't know, the survey shows.
Cingular Offers 'Smallest' Camera Flip Phone
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The phone is available exclusively in the United States to customers of Cingular's GoPhone prepaid wireless service.
Mobility Project, Everyone.net Offer Secure On-The-Go Email
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The new service called MobilityEmail.net is meant to provide added protection against identity theft for people who use shared computers.
Four Low-Cost Web Site Analytics Services
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
If you want to understand what makes your site successful, you need to analyze its traffic patterns. These four packages let you do that at low (or no) cost.
Gartner: Skype Bugs Bad News For Enterprise
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Gartner has previously recommended that enterprises stay away from Skype, and the analysts repeated that advice in this note.
Disney Becomes Latest Studio To Offer Movies Online
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Disney plans to release movies the same day they are available on DVD.
First OpenOffice Macro Virus Appears
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
A virus that targets StarOffice and OpenOffice is out and about, multiple security companies said Wednesday.
Bandspeed Unveils Wi-Fi Chip Set, Software
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Bandspeed Inc. said it has begun shipping to OEMs a chip set and software aimed at next-generation access point Wi-Fi hardware sold to small and medium enterprises.
The Ultimate Vendor Lock In
Commentary  |  5/31/2006  | 
Apple has always managed to keep itself financially strong despite its propensity for locking consumers into its peculiar view of the world. But this probably goes just a bit too far......
Review: Treo 700p
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Palm has boosted performance, improved and increased memory, and made a host of improvements to the Treo line. This is quite possibly the best smartphone you can buy anywhere.
Survey: HSDPA Networks To Double By End Of 06
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The number of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enabled third generation mobile networks deployed has doubled over the past six months and reached 100, spread across 49 countries, mostly
EMS versus EII
Commentary  |  5/31/2006  | 
It's the battle of the "E"s in the technology ring as Enterprise Mashup Services (EMS) start intruding on the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) space....
Ballmer: Focus On Microsoft's Opportunities, Not Misfires
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer steered clear of controversy Wednesday morning in a rare meeting with financial analysts, presenting the group with a ebullient vision of the opportunities before Microsoft while
Microsoft Debuts Windows Live OneCare Security Service
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The service is designed to guard against attacks and crashes. Microsoft faces stiff competition from established security companies Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro.
Unix and Linux Security Administration
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
This edition looks at Symark PowerKeeper -- a Unix and Linux security and administration product. We also spotlight Wily Technology's Introscope 7.0, Ontrack's Powercontrols 4.1 and Lumigent Technologies' Audit DB
Crash Course: Wireless Site Surveys
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Before setting up your wireless LAN, you must map it out. But as WLANs become more complex, so do those pesky wireless site surveys. We give you a rundown of
Genius' SalesGenius
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The power of presence and Web analytics are combined in a single nonintrusive service that provides real-time analysis of marketing campaign effectiveness.
Composite Software's Composite Information Service with Composite Application Views
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Composite's software lets both business users and developers access rational data hidden in application databases such as those from SAP or Salesforce.com. You can even join data from different systems
Securify Adds ID Recognition
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Securify announced the availability of the latest version of the company's flagship security appliances
McData Trails Switch Rivals
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Posts revenue decline in a quarter when Brocade and Cisco increased
NC Takes Back Big Project
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Who needs IBM? State ITers promise savings and better performance from in-house project
Feds to AT&T and ISPs: We Want All of Your Data
Commentary  |  5/31/2006  | 
Here's one more reason to worry about federal intrusions into your Internet activities: The FBI and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are both urging ISPs to keep records about customer Internet activities for two years, so that the feds can get...
Businesses Tap Into Social Networks, Blogs, Video Sharing
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Companies, vying for an edge, are tapping into social networks, blogs and video sharing to gauge consumer sentiment.
The CA Wildcard
Commentary  |  5/30/2006  | 
CA's latest restatement could alter storage prospects
Microsoft Targets VoIP Market With LG-Nortel Deal
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Microsoft is continuing its slow assault on the VoIP market by signing a new deal with LG-Nortel to work together on VoIP products based on the next generation of WinCE.
WebEx Ships On Most Sony VAIO Laptops
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
With one click, users will have an option to create Web meetings where they can share documents, applications, video, whiteboards and desktops.
Microsoft's Security Rivals Talk Up OneCare Killers
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Symantec and McAfee react to the imminent launch of Microsoft's Windows OneCare Live by talking up their own, albeit future, subscription security services.
Trojan ID Thieves Pose As Microsoft Patches
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
A pair of Trojans posing as Microsoft patches or updates are on the loose.
Symantec Patches AV Flaw In Five Days
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
A stack overflow in the Cupertino, Calif. security company's Client Security 3.0 and 3.1, and its AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 and 10.1, have been fully patched.
Mozilla Launches Next Firefox 2.0 Alpha
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Mozilla says the early look is intended for Web application developers and "our testing community" only.
Review: TiVo Series2 DT DVR
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
It's the same TiVo you know and love, but with the new ability to record two channels at once, plus some other welcomed features.
Microsoft Names Vista Browser IE 7+
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Microsoft has gaven its Windows Vista browser a new name, officially dubbing it Internet Explorer 7+ as a way to set it off from the edition for Windows XP.
Cell Phone-Only Trend Speeds Convergence
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
As more employees use mobile devices as their primary work telephones, enterprise telecom managers will increasingly move toward converging fixed-line and mobile networks, a new study says.
Fortinet Shores Up High-End Security Portfolio
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Fortinet on Monday added a load-balancing switch and security blade to its high-end network security infrastructure line for carriers and large enterprises.
Fujitsu Completes Acquisition Of WiMAX Patent Holder
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Fujitsu bolstered its WiMAX patent portfolio by closing its acquisition of a Canadian firm with significant intellectual property holdings related to the wireless broadband technology.
China Group Claims 'Conspiracy' In WLAN Security Standard Rejection
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
A Chinese group claims that the IEEE, with Intel's backing, conspired to scuttle an attempt to have a Chinese WLAN security proposal be adopted by an international standard-setting body.
Painful Privacy Lessons
Commentary  |  5/30/2006  | 
Since the theft of a disk containing names, social security numbers, and birth dates for more than 26 million veterans from the home of a Veterans Affairs data analyst was made public last week, the outcry over the agency's failure to guard the privacy of what are effectively its most valued customers has continued non-stop. VA Inspector General George Opfer confessed at a Senate hearing last week that supervisors of the VA d
STMicro Unveils RFID
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
STMicroelectronics announced the availability of two new 2048-bit 'long range' RFID memory products
Microsoft's LCS: The New IP PBX?
Commentary  |  5/29/2006  | 
Barbara Darrow reports today that Microsoft will finally clarify its plans next month to turn Live Communications Server (LCS) into a next-generation telephony server. Details are to be released at Microsoft's unified communications event in June....
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