Did EMC Overpay?
The $2.1 billion for RSA shows EMC is serious about security but raises questions
Channel Change Clarification
Tom Zeller contends, "It's true that a set of APs using a particular channel appear as a single AP to the client. However, another set of APs in the same
Senate: Telcos Can't Block Municipal Wi-Fi
Big telcos have been waging a silent battle to outlaw towns and cities from building Wi-Fi networks, getting state legislatures in states including Florida, Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania to curb or ban them. But now a U.S. Senate committee, in...
Long one of the most independent security vendors, RSA now will be an agent of EMC - and a quieter voice in the industry
Internap announced the expansions of its Boston and New York data center facilities
SOA Management Suites
If you're serious about your service-oriented architecture -- and you'd better be -- you must get your services under control. An SOA management suite can give you the power to
Fired Up for Web 2.0
The rise of Web-based collaboration tools means more companies will gain access to applications normally available only to the largest organizations. That's good news for smaller businesses.
Product Analysis: Network Access Control
NAC providers such as Cisco, Microsoft and Trusted Computing Group are struggling to innovate and differentiate themselves in a tempestuous marketplace. We take an in-depth look at this evolving market
BuzzBites: Lord of the Leaks
We know competition drives business, but organizations today are engaged in a perverse contest: to see who can lose the most confidential data.
F5 and Reactivity Get Cozy
If done right, both vendors and customers will benefit from this new partnership. XML will be parsed once instead of twice, and there will be only one intermediary setting up
The Downside of All-in-One Security
There's a general assumption that Unified Threat Management products reduce management hassles by reducing the hardware in your security infrastructure. But you know what happens when you assume.
Goodbye, Mr. Gates
With Bill Gates' announcement of passing on the torch of day-to-day operations at Microsoft in July 2008, we pause to contemplate the future of the company without its founding father.
Will Apple Launch An iVoice Gadget?
Apple's next-generation operating system, code-named Leopard, will include VoIP and videoconferencing bundled into iChat 4.0, according to reports. But I don't think Apple will stop there: Expect it to launch a nifty VoIP device, called iVoice maybe?...
RSA For Sale, Talks Under Way
RSA Security Thursday confirmed that it is in negotiations for a "potential strategic transaction" but said that no deal has been finalized, following a report that it is close to
The news this week was not "news" in the classic sense -- something that happened that you didn't know about beforehand -- but it was news nonetheless....
The Art of IT: Tough Times at the Top
Changes in the leadership of our industry's top companies are becoming the norm these days. Although installing a new CEO may satisfy directors and shareholders, it doesn't always address the
Last Mile: Padding the ol Resume
This edition laughs at the Top 11 worst IT resumes, the world's first computer and, if you're gonna scam on eBay, don't let mom find out!
DR Options Abound
Users want a variety of disaster recovery options, and vendors are responding
Two New IE Bugs Uncovered
A pair of unpatched bugs in Microsoft's popular Internet Explorer browser may soon be in play because proof-of-concept code has gone public for both.
Microsoft Fixes Flawed Fix
Microsoft reissues one of the dozen June security bulletins with updated patches to fix flaws in the original that broke dial-up functionality for some users.
Reality IT: Taming the Wild Inbox
Faced with bloated inboxes, our team realized there are two ways to motivate reluctant users to purge thousands of old e-mails: sticks (threats) and carrots (incentives).
Crash Course: 802.1X: The Great Authenticator
802.1x is a versatile protocol that provides network access control at the network edge and ensures that users are validated. We give you a detailed explanation of how 802.1x works
Palm's Treo 700P
The 700P will please Palm fans with its enhanced connectivity, but its limitations and cost for a
large-scale deployment will give skeptics pause.
FCC Chief Shares Bed With Two Lobbyists
Finally, there's evidence that FCC head Kevin Martin is in bed with industry lobbyists -- a photo in Details magazine shows Martin in an unmade bed in a hotel room with a lobbyist and a communications executive....
Foundry Intros Switches
Foundry Networks announced a new family of ultra-high-performance ServerIron application switches