Ramblin' On: Daylight Savings; Surfing on a Cellphone
Hi all, Welcome to the first edition of my semi-regular (read: Whenever I actually have time) Techno-Oddities column, "Ramblin' On." As you can surmise by the title, I'm going to be doing just that -- yapping about anything that catches...
Brocade Scraps Reyes
10:00 AM -- Maybe there's more to this corporate governance business than compliance hassles. Though Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) let ex-CEO Greg Reyes reign supreme for six years, they're pulling the ripcord on his golden parachute. Last week,...
VoIP Industry Should Innovate Past Regulation
As the first reviews of the initial salvo in the telecom-legislation reform movement drift in, it's clear that the lobbying power of the Bells and the Cablecos is in control of legacy telecom. That's why the VoIP industry and other...
This Friday's Freebie is for application developers and is from Watchfire. Watchfire® PowerToolsTM is a set of free web application security developer tools comprising the following utilities: HTTP Proxy - An HTTP intercepting proxy which allows users to stop, edit...
Intelligent Storage Fabrics
Moving SAN services from hosts and arrays to switches is a concept whose time has come. We examine what makes a Fibre Channel fabric intelligent, what benefits you can expect
We built a service-oriented architecture in our NWC Inc. business apps lab for our fictional widget manufacturer. Find out what we learned.
We sent out an RFI for our fictional company, which is considering a move from frame relay to MPLS. Our Editor's Choice is a mature offering with a wealth of
Users May Benefit From HP Cuts
Recent slashes in staff were alarming, but a closer look suggests that HP is retooling its business processes in a way that could benefit both customers and shareholders.
Managing Staff Time
We show you how adopting new tools and strategies to manage staff time can give productivity a shot in the arm.
Tom Smith charges, "Failing to develop, implement and oversee sound security practices is like building a bank with no vault locks."
Vulnerability Assessment Scanner
A comprehensive security program should include a vulnerability assessment scanner, which can help decrease IDS false positives as well as with asset tracking. Here's what to look for.
The Power of Persuasion
Hunter discovers that it's not always easy convincing management that a technology is necessary, especially if it's a 'proactive purchase.'
This edition looks at a network vulnerability solution from Cambia Security, data recovery software from Ontrack and more.
The Value of IT Leadership
No single executive has more visibility across more business processes than the CIO. It's time for companies to recognize the importance of this position.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the
Cisco Faces Security Flap
ISS researcher quits job, saying he can point to major flaw in Cisco's IOS; Cisco says hole has been patched
Investors Warned About Accessing Accounts Via Wi-Fi
The National Association of Securities Dealers on Thursday warned investors against using public Wi-Fi connections for accessing online accounts, saying that they pose additional risks of confidential information being stolen
The Main Thing
Wow! For a minute there, I thought I was back in 1988, long hair and everything, as I listened to an IBM presentation on its new mainframe Tuesday.
This tiny Linux PC focuses on audio, video and personal information management. Networking and Wi-Fi connectivity are available, but tricky.
Skype 1.3 VoIP
Increasingly popular service offers free Internet calling to individuals, plus interesting for-pay add-ons.
Microsoft Vista Beta 1
The OS formerly known as Longhorn enters widespread testing -- with some interesting new features.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the bargain. Ah, if only life were so easy....
Correcting & Replacing
5:45 PM -- No sooner does a press release hit the wires these days than it's snatched away by virtual hands. In a testament to the failure of collaborative effort in most organizations, we get a public statement "CORRECTING AND...
AT&T to Host Shanghai
Telecom giant is using hosting as a ticket to mainland China and a launching pad for other projects worldwide
Why Focus On Viruses Here?
You might wonder, as do some of my colleagues here at Techweb, why I’ve given so much space to coverage of ClamAV, the open source anti-virus filter technology. This is, after all Messaging Pipeline, and our focus here is on e-mail, instant messaging, and technology that promotes collaboration through messaging systems. Well, the answer is simple: virus transmission is a messaging phenomenon! In simple terms, we would not have the plague we have today without e-mail and insta