Keynote: Grids to Grow
Argonne National Lab director Ian Foster predicts that grid is set to break out of its research niche
Verizon Will Prevail In TV Regulation, CEO Says
After having spent billions building wireless networks, digging trenches and stringing optical fiber, Verizon Communications isn't about to let competitors or regulators keep it from bringing you your MTV.
Ditech Buys VoIP Gear Maker Jasomi For $20 M
The Voice over IP equipment-market consolidation continued here at Supercomm Tuesday, when Ditech Communications Corp. announced plans to buy session border controller maker Jasomi Networks for $20 million.
Is There A Future For Broadband Over Power Lines?
Motorola's recent announcement of a wireless broadband-over-powerline solution gave new impetus to an old idea --- providing high-speed Internet access over residential power lines. But should anyone bother with it?
Dirt Cheap Network Security
Throwing money at security vulnerabilities may not make you safer at all. Follow this advice for low-cost and no-cost security measures to put your network beyond the reach of the
Architecting a secure Windows network is not an easy task, but gaining control over the Domain Admins group in Windows Server 2003 is a huge step in achieving that goal.
Be wary of men bearing gifts...
Forget-Me-Not Panties. There has never been so obvious a case of technology gone wrong as this. I won't even comment on the fact that they aren't selling "Forget-me-not-Boxers" for the men in your life....
More Tapes Go AWOL
3:45 PM -- Citigroup says data on 3.9 million customers of its CitiFinancial Branch Network fell off a UPS truck on its way to a credit bureau. Why is Citigroup, clearly a big-bucks organization, still messing with tape, when a...
Doors Open on Supercomm 2005
This year's Supercomm kicks off in Chicago, with telecom firms expected to open their wallets for data center kit
June 9th Issue Online
Greetings all, The June 9th Edition of Network Computing is now available. Here's what you'll find:...
Ballmer Intros Update Service
Microsoft launches its unified update and patch service, dubbed Microsoft Update, with chief executive Steve Ballmer leading the charge by claiming that Windows is cheaper to patch than rival Linux.
Juniper Beefs Up Edge Router Line
Even though its recent headline-grabbing acquisitions
have been aimed at technologies more interesting to the enterprise, Juniper Networks today will show it hasn't forgotten its bread-and-butter service provider customers, with
Cisco Bolsters Software To Combat DoS Attacks
Cisco Systems Inc. came to Supercomm with an updated software suite to combat distributed denial-of-service attacks, implemented in both stand-alone appliances and router and switch modules.
IBM Preps Director Software Update
IBM is planning a significant update to its Director hardware management software that will broaden the number of hardware systems the application manages, as well as make it easier for
Sun: No End of Blades
5:40 PM -- Word that Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) is getting out of the blade server business just ain't so, claims vendor spokesman Ryan Batty. "We said awhile back we would be end-of-lifing our Sun Fire B1600 Blade System...
VOIP Security Group Urged On
Can VOIP Security Alliance help users tackle the VOIP security menace? Or will it founder in vendor-induced limbo?
What's in a NAS?
4:00 PM -- IDC's quarterly Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Tracker has hit the streets. And it seems Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) is unhappy with how its market share compares with EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC): In IDC’s new and revised...
Market Analysis: IP Contact Centers
An IP-enabled contact center gives your agents access to all telephone, e-mail, fax and Web customer communications. We discuss the potential benefits to your business and examine ways to get
Implementing BPL Technology
After a series of setbacks with interference problems and failed trials, the broadband-over-power-lines technology is now a viable alternative in areas where DSL and cable aren't available or customer service
Last Mile: Bye-Bye, Vendor Guy!
This edition, chuckle till you buckle at the Top 11 lame excuses for ducking out of a vendor sales presentation, virtual hunting and getting Wi-Fi access with household items.
Affordable IT: Staying on Budget
Despite best efforts, the average IT project still overruns its budget by about 43 percent. How can enterprises prevent these overruns? We examine the means for setting good budgets, monitoring