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Content posted in May 2007
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Google Hacked... by Google?
Commentary  |  5/29/2007  | 
Google Hacking is the popular sport of using Google's giant cache and index to discover files or applications that the administrators might not have realized were public. There are whole databases (Johnny Long maintains the most well known) that track...
Centennial Announces New DeviceWall
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Centennial launches DeviceWall 4.6 to help CMF/DLP vendors introduce endpoint security solutions
Bharosa Launches Version 4.0
News  |  5/29/2007  | 
Bharosa announced the release of its 4.0 security software
Quantum Appoints Marengi to Board
News  |  5/26/2007  | 
Quantum appoints former Dell executive Joe Marengi to Board Of Directors
HP Hires Hitachi CEO
News  |  5/26/2007  | 
Ex-HDS exec leaves HDS on good terms to head up HP StorageWorks
Panasas Leads Charge to Parallel NFS
News  |  5/26/2007  | 
Emerging standard could bust bottlenecks. The question is, for whom
HP Appoints Roberson for Storage
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
HP appoints David E. Roberson to senior vice president and general manager of the company's enterprise storage business
Numbers Game
Commentary  |  5/25/2007  | 
Three days in Vegas makes it abundantly clear: Spending big is back in style
Compellent Adds to Board
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Compellent announced that Sven Wehrwein has been appointed to its board of directors
Agilysys to Acquire Innovativ
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Agilysys signs definitive agreement to acquire Innovativ
3Tera Adds Features for Grid
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
3Tera adds application monitoring and multi-CPU scalability to AppLogic utility computing platform for SAAS and Web 2.0 customers
Mentor Graphics Intros SATA PHY
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Mentor Graphics introduces smallest footprint, industry-compliant serial ATA PHY for optimized low-power designs
Interop 2007 - 3G in Sin City
Commentary  |  5/25/2007  | 
Put 20,000 techies into Las Vegas for Interop 2007, add 50,000 BlackBerry addicted real estate professionals (attending the 2007 ICSC show) and you get a perfect storm for cellular carriers. During this year's Interop show myself and Contributing Editor Jameson...
InfiniBand to Transcend HPC
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Low latency interconnect could leave the realm of coneheads and gov't research labs
New Zealand: Home to Kiwi and Hackers
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Australia's neighbor has a high concentration of hacker activity
Shocking New Feature for Cell Phones
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Could cell phones someday help you avoid being struck by lightning?
Spam Scam Fakes Better Business Bureau Complaint
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
For the second time in three months, the Better Business Bureau's name has been used to run a scam on unsuspecting businesses.
Kids Don't Tell Parents The Truth About Online Activities
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
A Webroot survey shows that more than half of kids are shopping online, while 43% of teens using social network sites have been solicited by a stranger in the past
How Are We Doing?
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Dark Reading's annual reader survey gives you a chance to tell us what we're doing right - and wrong
FCoE: The Latest Standard We Don't Need
Commentary  |  5/25/2007  | 
FCoE is either the long-awaited common infrastructure that can run standard network and storage applications or the last gasp of the Fibre Channel industry about to drown in the
Analysis: Mobility Apps
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to support mobile applications, partner with carriers and develop new support models. We examine the technology trends and drivers and help you determine the
App Vendors: Virtualize or Get Out!
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Virtualization is the most important technology to hit the data center since 32-bit computing got cheap. App vendors that value their customers should be supporting it.
Java Returns to the Desktop
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
At the recent JavaOne show, Sun Microsystems unveiled JavaFX, a desktop-scripting environment for Java browser apps.
A Look at Blue Lane VirtualShield
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
We put Blue Lane VirtualShield to the test and found its unique patching approach an effective way to protect against remotely exploitable vulnerabilities targeting VMware.
Analysis: Fixed Wireless
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Even as most connectivity options get faster and cheaper, linking cross-town--or even cross-campus--locations remains a budget buster. Is today's fixed wireless the answer?
Microsoft Slashes Virtualization Plans
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Microsoft's server-virtualization play Viridian is expected to arrive soon, albeit short a few key features. And that's got critics jumping.
Review: Point-to-Point Systems
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Today's point-to-point systems are cost-effetive alternatives to typical leased lines or running fiber. We examined five radios from Alvarion, Motorola and Proxim, testing throughput, latency, VoIP/QoS and configuration tools. Find
HP Teams With Cisco
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
HP expands high-performance computing offering with InfiniBand Solutions from Cisco
Microsoft Car Stereo Patent To Challenge iPod?
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
While the technology is likely to support Microsoft's Zune portable media player, the patent indicates that the dock also would support third party devices.
Storage Spending Knocks NetApp
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
NetApp feels the heat from US spending slowdown, lowers Q1 guidance
Tech Support Needs To Improve Or Bloggers Will Report You
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A new Accenture survey shows a disconnect between consumers that feel stuck and Help Desk managers focused on the bottom line.
Web 2.0: Workers See Friend, Employers See Foe
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Most companies are more concerned with blocking Web site categories, such as those labeled "adult" or "gambling," than with targeting individual Web sites, a new report notes.
Best of Interop Winners
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The stakes were high and the action hot this week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas when the 2007 Best of Interop Award Winners were announced. Find
It's Vegas, Baby!
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
A visit to Vegas requires suspension of disbelief
How to Swap Out Vendors
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Users share their experiences for when it's time to give a vendor the old heave-ho
No Child Left Behind Could Get Boost For Tech
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
New legislation would invest in classroom technology to prepare U.S. students for work in the information economy.
EMC's World
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
Bobcats and bursting bladders in Orlando
Ethernet Goes Green
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The IEEE's Energy Efficient Ethernet group is studying how to cut Ethernet's power requirements through a technology called Rapid PHY Selection. But there are a number of hurdles to overcome.
Next-Gen Wi-Fi Nears Takeoff
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the first products certified to the speedier next-generation 802.11n wireless standard.
Data De-Dupe Hits Storage
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Network Appliance has announced the first iteration of data de-duplication technology for primary storage.
Air Time: Understanding 802.11 Interference
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
Under conditions of heavy network utilization and co-channel interference, today's wireless LAN products behave unpredictably. Over time, these problems will become more critical.
Rollout: Cisco Systems 7921G phone
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The Cisco 7921G aims to make employees more productive by offering in-building mobility. Its new dual-band support means fewer problems with wireless interference.
Certification Shelved for Voice QoS over Wireless
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A lack of support prompts the Wi-Fi Alliance to table a program that would have laid the groundwork for implementation of 802.11e mechanism. But is there still hope for higher
Rollout: MValent Integrity
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Integrity helps prevent application failure by creating standards for automating the configuration of an entire app infrastructure. But watch out for its complexity.
Interview: IronPort's Scott Weiss
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The CEO of IronPort systems talks about his company's acquisition by Cisco and why he sees no end in sight to the problem of spam.
Force10 VP Walks to Woven
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Sales VP Mike Langley, recently of Force10, lands a job with Woven Systems
Microsoft TCG/TNC Announcement
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
While at Interop, I had the chance to talk to Stephen Hanna, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper and Co-chair of the Trusted Computing Group Trusted Network Connect working group and Paul Mayfield, Group Product Manager for Enterprise Networking. (now you see...
NetApp Announces Q4 Results
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Network Appliance announces results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007
Quantum Releases Q4
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Quantum announced that revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter
Check Point Protects Minnesota
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
State of Minnesota selects Check Point's data security solutions to protect sensitive data
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