Expert Analysis
Content posted in June 2006
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Did EMC Overpay?
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
The $2.1 billion for RSA shows EMC is serious about security but raises questions
When Disaster Strikes
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
The Green Bay Realworld Lab (tm) meets disaster.
New Tool For Building Ajax-based, Spreadsheet UIs
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
EBA Grid Version 3 is a cross-platform application meant to save developers time in building software for the Web.
Q&A: New Linksys Chief Passionate About Home Integration Market
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Michael Pocock, the new manager of Cisco's Linksys divion, says solution providers are central to the company's big plans in the home.
Channel Change Clarification
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
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...
South Korea's RFID Market To Reach $500M, Says Report
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
South Korea's radio frequency identification (RFID market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
Security Setback
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Long one of the most independent security vendors, RSA now will be an agent of EMC - and a quieter voice in the industry
Internap Expands
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Internap announced the expansions of its Boston and New York data center facilities
AdvestiCheck Launched
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Advestigo launches its range of security solutions for enterprises
SOA Management Suites
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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.
Argent Extends to Web
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Argent Software today announced the launch of the Argent Business Manager
EMC's Blockbuster
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
EMC will buy RSA for $2.1 billion
EMC Secures RSA for $2.1B
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
EMC and RSA enter marriage of storage and security UPDATED 5:55 PM
De-Classifying Data Classification
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Data classification means different things to different vendors
Third Beta Released For Internet Explorer 7
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Microsoft on Thursday released the third beta of its upcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser for Windows XP.
Will Apple Launch An iVoice Gadget?
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
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?...
NTT Com Launches 100Mbps Global Ethernet Service
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
High speed Ethernet service , to be inaugurated July 3, will be to reach major cities in the U.K., Europe, Japan, and the U.S.
RSA For Sale, Talks Under Way
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
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
Newsiness
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
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....
VoIP Over Wi-Fi Helps, Hurts Service Providers
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
VoIP over Wi-Fi can be a powerful tool to generate sales, but it can cut into profits, a market research firm reported Thursday.
Foundry Rolls Out High-Speed Switches For VoIP, Triple Play
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Foundry Networks has launched a new line of ultra-high-performance application switches optimized to meet the needs of service providers offering new triple-play services as well as enterprise data centers
Another Microsoft Departure (For Google)
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Another Microsoft long-timer, this time 15-year veteran Vic Gundotra, is leaving the company for (gasp) Google.
The Art of IT: Tough Times at the Top
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
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!
IBM: Aperi Lives
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
After Sun leaves, IBM turns Aperi into Eclipse
Users Self-Destruct on Governance
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Users are their own worst enemies when it comes to managing their data, warns IBM
Ethernet Enlarges Supercomputing
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Over half the top supercomputing sites use Gigabit Ethernet as InfiniBand rises
DR Options Abound
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Users want a variety of disaster recovery options, and vendors are responding
Cisco Details Wireless LAN Vulnerabilities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Cisco Wednesday revealed details on two vulnerabilities that could enable remote attackers to gain unauthorized administrative access to wireless LANs.
3Com To Cut 250 Jobs, Reports Narrower Q4 Loss
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
3Com Wednesday reported a narrowed fourth-quarter loss and unveiled a restructuring plan that will result in 250 job cuts.
SocialIM Launches Instant-Messaging App For Online Communities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
The application enables organizations to provide online communications among members, as well as a mechanism to deliver advertising and content.
HP Expands Integrity Virtualization, Oracle Capabilities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Around half of all HP Integrity servers being shipped are used for Oracle database installations, so the vendor believes that making it easier to create and manipulate virtual environments will
Two New IE Bugs Uncovered
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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.
Verizon Business Launches Managed Wireless LAN Services
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Verizon Business on Wednesday unveiled plans for a new managed wireless LAN service aimed at large corporate and government customers.
Nokia Sues Chinese Companies For Allegedly Copying Phones
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Nokia has sued two Chinese companies for allegedly manufacturing and selling mobile phones based on Nokia's designs.
Microsoft Fixes Flawed Fix
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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.
C3PO Shoots... and Scores!
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
It's hard to cheer for silicon and software
Reality IT: Taming the Wild Inbox
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Foundry Networks announced a new family of ultra-high-performance ServerIron application switches
VeriSign Gets Subpoena
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
VeriSign responds to stock option inquiries
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