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Content posted in June 2004
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Trapeze Compliant With IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security Standards
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Company embraces standards it help set in wireless LAN security to support multi-vendor environments.
Configuresoft Releases HTTP-based Patch Distribution Capability
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
HTTP-based patch distribution reduces need to adjust firewall configurations risks associated with opening ports on network firewalls.
IDC: Mobility Adopters Want Devices With Converged Features
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Study points to growing demand for phones and PDAs that handle voice and data interactions with enterprise network.
Zarlink's Line Card Timing Solution Address Carrier and Enterprise Cores
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
New timing chips enhance capabilities and performance of core networks.
Powell Successful At His Own Agenda
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
I have to disagree with my esteemed colleague Paul Kapustka, who calls for the removal of FCC chairman Michael Powell. If success is to be measured by accomplishing
Overland Guides Under
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Blames coming quarterly shortfall on weak sales at a large OEM, which everybody believes is HP
Peribit: Streamlining WAN Connections
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Peribit Networks CEO Jef Graham talks about the application acceleration market, and how DNA sequencing plays a role in the company's products.
Internet Porn Law Blocked -- Judges on Crack
Commentary  |  6/30/2004  | 
That's the way the news headlines should read, in my opinion. According to the Supreme Court, the law meant to punish pornographers who market their "wares" to minors is a possible breach of the first amendment -- the right to...
Apple Picks Bioinformatics Award
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Apple Computer yesterday (June 29) announced the five winners of its Cluster for Bioinformatics Award. Each winner will receive a high-powered Mac system to assist them in furthering their research.
Opinion: Grid Confusion
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
All the marketing from major vendors appears to have left IT executives more confused than ever about grid computing.
Millions Of NT 4.0 Systems Face Phaseout
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Today, June 30, Microsoft will stop providing free support for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, ending a program that for the past eight years has given customers a steady flow of
New Trojan Steals Banking Information
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The Internet Storm Center issued a warning that a new Trojan virus is posing a threat to online banking customers.
StorageTek Slings SL500
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Company goes for maximum tape cartridge capacity in a small rack; analysts hope it will revive sales
Sour Outlook for Emulex
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Analysts doubt HBA vendor can hit expectations this quarter
Cisco Acts on Actona
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Snaps up data center software specialist for $82M, in a bid to speed up file access over WANs
Qovia Readies Tool To Block VoIP Spam
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Technology would scan incoming traffic at the voice server, blocking spam before the calls are directed to recipients in the corporate network.
Comms Suppliers Living On The Edge
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Debate over how to bring broadband data services from the metropolitan network out to the "edge"-or all the way home to the consumer-was the topic on most minds at last
Cheaper Than Fibre Channel, Faster Than Tape
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Cheaper Than FC, Faster Than Tape Emerging SATA and SAS interfaces will have a major role to play in external storage
SONY Certifies Storage Systems With Virtual Tape Library Software
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Sony Electronics reported that it has certified its SAIT and PetaSite storage systems with virtual tape library software from FalconStor. Sony said the certification will better enable its customers to handle the high-speed, backup and recovery workflow issues associated...
Cisco To Buy Actona for $82 Million
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Acquisition will strengthen Cisco's hand in addressing enterprise demand for managing remote offices
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Adds Linux, Patch Management
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Novell ZENworks 6.5, which adds Novell's ZENworks Linux Management, ZENworks Patch Management, and AdminStudio ZENworks Edition products, to the ZENworks suite, is available today.
A New Record for...Phone Text Messaging?
Commentary  |  6/29/2004  | 
Forget the world's oldest man. Never mind the largest number of hot dogs consumed in one sitting. There's a new world's record to beaten, ladies and gentlemen. A Singapore student has grabbed the honor of being the fastest mobile phone...
Apple Readies Search Technology For Macs
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
CEO Steve Jobs says the technology, called Spotlight, will be part of next year's Mac OS X upgrade and will let users easily search the contents of their computers.
Intel Enters 32/64-bit Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Intel has introduced its low-end entry into the 64-bit processor market with its Xeon-based Nocona processor.
Microsoft Blames Hackers, Not Vulnerability, For Web Attack
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Security firms say the evidence is leading them to accept Microsoft's explanation that its Internet Information Services server software doesn't have an unknown vulnerability.
Aberdeen: Global 5000 Deploying Automated Patch Management
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Automated patch management is being used by a growing segment of the Global 5000 according to an Aberdeen survey released this week.
Cisco Develops Channel Strategy In Pursuit Of Projected $5 Billion SAN Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
A SAN boot camp will prepare Cisco partners to present industry-specific storage solutions
Peribit Plugs In Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Peribit unveils new WAN optimization gear, including one device with its own hard drive
Voltaire, Terrascale Pool Resources
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
InfiniBand and clustered file system startups partner for NAS, HPC connections
EqualLogic Scores $20M
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
IP SAN vendor gets third round, plans positive cash flow for early 2005
Cisco Says 'No Thanks' To Juniper's Infranet
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Cisco Systems has "no interest" in participating in Juniper Networks'Infranet Initiative -- but other big names in industry join in. UPDATED, 6/29/04
Major Internet Attack Under Way
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Attackers are compromising and infecting E-commerce and corporate Web sites with malicious code in one of the most sophisticated attacks to date.
DataMirror Partners With Symbian To Capture Enterprise Mobility Market
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Goal is to strengthen relationships with enterprise customers, developers, mobile phone manufacturers.
Aberdeen: Global 5000 Deploying Automated Patch Management
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Large firms around the world looking for ways to automate the patch management function.
Tibco, TimesTen Address Real-time Application Management
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Software vendors team up to strengthen online transaction processing.
USLEC Targets Mid And Large Businesses With Data, IP Offerings
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Carrier offers flexible access to bandwidth in an IP environment.
Executive Interview: SAP Labs' Dennis Moore
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Moore explains how SAP's X-Application framework and NetWeaver application integration engine, will change the nature of enterprise computing.
Liquid Cooling Can Prevent A Data Center Melt Down
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
The way things are going now, it won't be long before heat generated in the data center starts to become a larger and larger problem. A liquid-cooled computer may be
Server Central Debuts New Packages
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Server Central, a Chicago provider of managed hosting services and co-location for small to midsize businesses, has released eight new dedicated server packages.
Where Art Thou, Cost Savings?
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
CIOs, by definition, are looking, constantly, for ways of cutting costs. They should look at server consolidation.
SQL Server 2000 Helps Locate Deadbeat Parents
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
How one state teamed up with a proven value-added reseller and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to find a better way to track down deadbeat dads.
Intel Finds Problem In Some Grantsdale Chipsets
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
A fraction of Intel's new 915/925 chipsets, formerly code-named Grantsdale, were produced under a faulty manufacturing process and shipped to OEMs and system builders before their launch early last week,
JBoss To Show Java Industry Solidarity At JavaOne
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Jboss Inc. plans to make its presence known in a big way at JavaOne 2004 this week.
Most Web Users Safe As Major Net Attack Slows To Keyboard Logging
News  |  6/27/2004  | 
A computer virus designed to steal valuable information like passwords spread Friday through a new technique that converted popular Web sites into virus transmitters.
BT Builds Grid Strategy
News  |  6/26/2004  | 
BT will start with Unix servers and disaster recovery for grid-computing services
Startup Leads iSCSI HBA Speed Race
News  |  6/26/2004  | 
Chelsio Communications outpaces competitors... and perhaps the market
3...2...1...Moo!
Commentary  |  6/25/2004  | 
Ultimately, this isn't actually that funny a story, but California cows may have been exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical used in rocket fuel, according to a new study. Not so funny because young children and pregnant women have...
IEEE Board Approves 802.3ah Standard
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
802.3ah provides standards for the last mile from the edge of the public network to the enterprise or home user.
Egenera Seeks IPO
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Blade server startup has filed its S-1
Knobs & Gauges
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
In an ideal world, every part of IT infrastructure would provide the functionality you need - dream on
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