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Content posted in July 2004
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Web Analytics Test Criteria
News  |  7/31/2004  | 
Thanks to all of you who submitted your criteria weightings for Bruce Boardman's Web Analytic Products, published here on August 5th. We had 101 responses, organized below as percentages of
Mark Delsman, VP Business Strategy, Adaptec
News  |  7/31/2004  | 
"Fibre Channel is the exposed part of the iceberg, where the rest of the SAN market hasn't been served yet."
VCs Shell Out for Storage
News  |  7/31/2004  | 
VCs have new confidence in data storage startups
Tracking Google's IT Booty
News  |  7/31/2004  | 
Hopes to raise some $3B in IPO cash, of which about half could go to the company. IT spending spree coming?
Los Alamos Fallout Continues
News  |  7/31/2004  | 
Director says lab is getting back on track after security breach, but the government is threatening big changes
GE Access Wants Volume
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
GE Access plans to turn up the volume on lower-end Sun Microsystems products at its annual New Frontiers Conference this week.
McDowell Leaves Forsythe In Wake Of Reorganization
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Don McDowell, vice president of server solutions at Forsythe Solutions Group, said Friday he has resigned in the wake of a reorganization at the Skokie, Ill.-based solution provider.
Engenio Gets Cold Feet
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Underwriters underwhelmed by interest in LSI's storage arm
Intel To Delay New Pentium 4
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Already struggling with slips in its mobile line, a minor recall of a recent chipset and inventory balancing issues at the end of the last quarter, Intel has now begun
Windows XP SP2 No Security Silver Bullet
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Although Microsoft's pumped considerable resources into the upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), even that security-conscious update won't block every exploit or prevent future vulnerabilities, a company executive acknowledged.
What about iSCSI HBAs?
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
So the Storage writers in the Green Bay lab have been conducting ongoing testing and conversations about one basic premise of the iSCSI world: That you need an HBA in your servers. We've come to the conclusion that this is...
Report: Ethernet Switch Shipments Up, But Revenue Down
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Analysts expect to see shift in $11.4 billion market as L3 and Gigabit Ethernet take hold.
Siemens Reorganizes US Networking Operations
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The new US organization will consolidate wireless and wire line infrastructure, devices, and convergence applications.
Here Comes the Amish Virus
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
One of our editors just unleashed a rather devastating virus internally, which I of course feel compelled to share with you here. Enjoy. Amish virus You have just received the Amish virus. Since we have no electricity or computers, you...
Positive Networking Sector Performance is Real
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The stock market may be turbulent, but the fundamentals for the networking sector are solid. Convergence and next-generation technology are driving meaningful and sustainable demand.
Preparing for a Network Audit: Are You Covered?
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Learn how you can conduct internal network audits to ensure your systems are in compliance.
Landline Equipment Business Boosts Alcatel Earnings
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
French equipment maker said net profit was 23 million euros ($28 million) in the three months ending June 30, compared with a 675 million euro loss in the year-earlier period.
I'm so Blue
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Sorry about the break in blogging. Blame it on travel, on some surgery, or on the fact that we get a blue moon tomorrow night. Whatever it was, I'm back. Good thing, too, because I had an interesting conversation yesterday...
Certance's CP 3100 D2D2T
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Will small and midsize businesses find this affordable virtual tape technology adaptable to their needs?
Balancing IT Scheduling, Budgeting and Customization
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
If you give in to all the demands of your colleagues or supervisors, you're not being "part of the team," you're risking your project.
New Generation of eServers Offers Major Leap in Performance
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
IBM gets a second chance to become a leader in the Unix server arena with its eServers, which are based on the company's p5 processor.
Firm's Third-Party Support Vendors Bypass Its Security Measures
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Would you do business with a company that sued within its own "ecosystem"?
The Battle for Wireless Radio Spectrum
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
We've had about a hundred years to figure out how best to regulate this invisible resource. Are we getting any better at it?
FUDBusters: Data Gathering in the Corporate Environment
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Are advertising-driven search companion tools from Google, MSN and others a threat to corporate security?
Web Services
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Ron Schmelzer feels that Web services were never meant to replace tightly coupled high-performance transaction systems.
Web Analytics Process the Data Vortex
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Web analytic products and services can help you process a deluge of raw site visitor data, revealing truths about customer behavior.
Reality IT: Encouraging After-Hours Support
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Motivating your IT staff to contribute around the clock if and when needed isn't always about money. It's about access.
Agentless App Monitoring
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
This edition looks at nLayers' InSight, MegaPath Networks' Small Biz Hosted GRAS, Xtradyne's Web Services Domain Boundary Controller and Canon's Color ImageRunner C3220.
IE--You're Not Alone
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Although a patch was quickly released to cover a vulnerability, has Mozilla lost the faith of some of its users?
Preparing for the Americans with Disabilities Act
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
As companies prepare for compliance with ADA, IT must implement modifications that won't compromise security or functionality. Find out what you need to know and how to prepare.
It's Good to Be #2
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
This edition: the Top 11 good things about being named version 2.0; a Goth makeover; and do-it-yourself furniture.
Coradiant's TrueSight TS-1000
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Get nearly real-time views of network performance without adding to your server's workload.
Preparing for a Network Audit
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Learn how you can conduct internal network audits to ensure your systems are in compliance.
Web Analytics Services
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
We tested 10 Web analytics services to get the lowdown on our NWC and CMP sites. Though most offerings impressed, our Editor's Choice edged out the rest with its
Entellium's eSalesForce
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Hosted applications offer sales management and collaboration.
CoSine: The Big Sell-Off?
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Will the vultures be circling? The company is planning 'strategic alternatives' after poor Q2
Adaptec Wants Channel Change
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Misses revenue guidance due to weak channel sales
Cisco, McData in Retail Faceoff
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
A Wal-Mart RFP has Cisco and McData jockeying for position, sources say
IBM To Acquire App Management Vendor Cyanea
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
IBM has agreed to acquire Cyanea Systems Corp., a move that's expected to give IBM the technology it needs to extend its systems management software into transaction-heavy, electronic-commerce environments.
Gates: Microsoft To Increase Patent Filing
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Microsoft will continue to ramp up its patent filing and intellectual-property licensing efforts, chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates said in a meeting with financial analysts at the company's
PolarLake Adds BPEL Support to ESB Integration Suite
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
PolarLake announced the release of PolarLake Integration Suite V4.0, which delivers new functionality, including added support for business activity monitoring (BAM) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) based on the
Fujitsu Builds on Data Center Success
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Japanese vendor posts Q1 results, buoyed by strong sales of its Unix servers and mainframes
DSL, Wi-Fi Chip Away at Cable Modem Market Share
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
By the end of the decade, wireless broadband will join DSL and cable as a major player in the market-share battle.
Are You a Naysayer?
Commentary  |  7/29/2004  | 
Just because commercial unlicensed radio data technologies are working, it doesn't mean you can't ask questions about future viability.
First Step Toward a 500-Mbps WLAN
Commentary  |  7/29/2004  | 
To define what might be the most significant wireless LAN standard ever, the IEEE 802.11n task group this week kicks off a serious effort. As is the case with many
VPN: Security To Go
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Mobility and broadband are changing the rules of the virtual private network (VPN) game, with alternatives to IPSec making a move.
Seeking Security At The Network Edge
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Enterprises seeking higher levels of security than those provided by traditional VPN/firewall products.
Verizon Starts Fast Wireless Network Expansion
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Service provides wireless data access speeds of between 300 Kbps and 500 Kbps.
Watch out for New Bin Laden Virus
Commentary  |  7/29/2004  | 
Without getting too embroiled in the heated issues of politics, terrorism and the quest for justice, it's no surprise that the majority of Americans and some folks around the world would like to see terrorist Osama Bin Laden dead. Unfortunately,...
Homeland Security Spending Spree
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Federal IT spending keeps growing and growing, and Homeland Security has the deepest pockets
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