Expert Analysis
Content posted in June 2005
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Sneak Peek at MS Office 12 Isn't All Pretty
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
The new version of the popular Office software suite could include administrative nightmares.
Many VoIP Systems Incapable of Handling 911 Services
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
VoIP networks offer great user mobility, which is a big benefit--unless you're a 911 operator trying to locate a victim in distress.
SmartCompany's Turbo 1.0
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
This .Net-supported smart client is subject to Microsoft vulnerabilities, but its pivot-table paradigm makes up for the time you spend patching.
Professional Development Strategies
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Building a comprehensive training program for your IT staffers will pay off in higher morale and superior customer service. Learn how to implement those plans.
Market Analysis: IP Contact Centers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
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
Buyouts of Avaki, ISDD Could Put Sybase on Top of the EII Heap
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
With the purchase of EII vendor Avaki and unstructured query vendor ISDD, Sybase could create an enterprise information integration environment that works across both structured and unstructured data.
Implementing BPL Technology
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
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
McData's Product Road Map Leaves CNT Users in a Lurch
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
McData unveiled its product road map following the acquisition of SAN vendor CNT. Unfortunately, CNT's key product isn't on the map. Where does that leave CNT users?
AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer 5.0
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Full real-time analysis of 802.11 a/b/g networks and a slew of features may help you see past the hefty price tag.
Last Mile: Bye-Bye, Vendor Guy!
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
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
SOHO Wireless Gateways
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Wi-Fi is quickly becoming a fixture in a growing number of SOHO environments. Many of the devices are used for remote access into enterprise networks, and protecting them from wireless
Blogging Software
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Blogs are not just for blowhards anymore. We review five blogging packages that can suit a range of business sizes and budgets.
HP to Stick With StorageTek
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
HP hates the Sun takeover, but it looks as if the StorageTek deal's safe on both sides
What Sun Could Have Bought Instead
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
What Sun Could Have Bought Instead $4.1B is a lot of money. We think it's time Sun took a look at alternatives
Recording ISOs Made Easy
Commentary  |  6/2/2005  | 
Sometimes, the strangest things drive us to find interesting little utilities. I'm preparing for a test of Sun's Application Server 8.1 and NetBeans 4.1. The test bed requires Red Hat AS 3.0 Update 3. No problem, right? Just download the...
Quest's Search for Identity
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Software vendor snaps up startup Vintela for $56.5 million, as the identity management feeding frenzy continues
Q & A With ConSentry's Jeff Prince
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Company co-founder Jeff Prince talks about ConSentry Networks and its new approach to LAN-based security for high-bandwith networks.
An Era Already Ended
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Soon, Hewlett-Packard will no longer have a chip on its shoulder -- its own chip, that is
Avoiding a False Sense of Security
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Network assessments provide just a snapshot of your networks - real security is an ongoing process
Scary Movie
Commentary  |  6/2/2005  | 
This is rather creepy but creative advertising for VoIP....
Sun to Acquire StorageTek for $4.1B
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
In early-morning bombshell, Sun outlines plan to 'juice' channel sales by buying tape partner
Firms Form Alliance To Bring Powerline Nets To Homes
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
A group of large Japanese consumer electronics firms is promoting the establishment of home powerline networks that would connect devices such as DVD players, PCs, digital cameras, televisions, and IP
Citrix to Buy NetScaler for $300M
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Citrix lines up $300 million purchase of traffic management specialist NetScaler
Broadcom Unveils Switches Featuring VoIP Support, QoS
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Two new switches designed for small and midsized networks include VoIP support, intelligent stacking, integrated security and QoS features.
Secure SIP-Compliant VoIP Phone Set To Make Debut
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Snom technology AG will unveil its new, session initiation protocol (SIP)-based secure VoIP phone at the Supercomm trade show in Chicago next week.
Sun Moves To Buy StorageTek
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Along with strengthening its position in information lifecycle management, Sun's acquisition of the data-storage vendor will created a powerhouse with $13 billion in annual sales of network computing and data
OnStor OnTap for $24M
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Warchest filled for NAS gateway battle with NetApp and EMC
IT Managers Sweat Security
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Worried about Internet security? Research suggests you should be
Red Hat Unveils Directory Server
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Red Hat rolls an open-source directory server that's been developed for the company's Linux server and operating systems from Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc.
Cisco Debuts New SSL VPN
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
WebVPN Services Module offers remote VPN capabilities from any web browser.
Acopia Goes Remote
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Looks to reach remote sites and companies that won't pay for bigger boxes
Nortel Inks Telecom Deals In Comeback Effort
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Showing signs of emerging from a year of turmoil, Nortel Networks Corp. signed several telecom agreements and updated its financial reporting.
Wireless Messaging Revenue To Grow 600% Between 2007 and 2009: Survey
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Report also predicts that SMS will cool off, but multimedia messaging will see drastic growth.
Network Security Revenues To Rise 27% To $1.3 Billion: Report
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Infonetics says revenues rose 5% in first quarter, will growh 15% per year between 2004 and 2008.
Fidelity Investments To Consolidate File Servers Using PolyServe Software
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
The move is expected to reduce the number of file servers by 20 percent and help shrink administrative costs.
Motorola Unveils Software, Router For Cable Operators
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Company says software will improve delivery of data, voice, and video applications and router will support VoIP, VPNs, and multimedia applications.
IBM Offers New Server With 32-Xeon CPUs
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
The eServer xSeries 460 will be available in four- and eight-CPU configurations later this month, and in 16-way and 32-way configurations in July.
CEO Claims Vonage Will Hit 1 Million Subscribers By Year's End
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
CEO tells Reuters that firm currently has 700,000 subscribers, and adds new ones at the rate of 15,000 per week.
The Ultimate VoIP Solution
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
We asked top industry experts to design the perfect telephony system. Here's what they came up with.
Novell's Uphill Comeback Trail
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
It has a strong Linux strategy, a loyal customer following, and solid new product offerings. Can Novell rise from the ashes of NetWare to reclaim its former leadership status?
Tripping On Power
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Blade systems, 1U servers, and high-density storage systems are straining the power and cooling capabilities of data centers. Here's practical advice on what you can do about it.
Ultra Wideband's Ultrawide Ambition
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
UWB is finally here, but its enterprise uses are still limited by interoperability problems and a focus on home networking. (Originally published in IT Architect)
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