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Content posted in August 2004
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FCC Appeals Cable Broadband Decision
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
If the decision is overturned, cable operators will be freed from regulatory restraints.
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
A few years ago, I was lucky to be able just to connect with a 2400-baud modem from a hotel room to my ISP. Today, high-speed access is everywhere.
SP2 Keeps Moving
Commentary  |  8/31/2004  | 
Since my last post most of the news in the industry has swirled around Microsoft's Windows XP SP2 and the effect it's likely to have on your computing environment. I've got it sandboxed on one machine in my lab--I'm looking...
Startup Fits 12-node Linux Cluster On Desktop Board
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Startup Orion Multisystems Inc. hopes to revive the workstation market with a design that shrinks a 12-node Linux cluster to a single large motherboard.
No Brainer: Veritas Buys KVS
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Storage software player plugs email archiving hole with UK startup
Copan Sweeps Up $25M
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Maker of enterprise backup array secures generous second round of funding
When Markets Collide, Remember Where You Came From
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
When responding to market trends, it turns out that there is a world of difference between being opportunistic and just plain flaky.
Wireless Technology Brings Broadband To Non-Urban Businesses
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Maturing wireless technologies are bridging that gap, democratizing the broadband market.
Broadband and Digital TV Will Drive Global Consumer Services
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Broadband across borders varies. Average speed in Europe: 512 Kbps; in Japan and Korea: 6 Mbps; in the United States: 1.5 Mbps.
Filemaker Server 7 Advanced Product Available
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Filemaker yesterday announced the latest version of its Server 7 product.
Longhorn's '06 Debut Will Be Short Major Feature
Commentary  |  8/31/2004  | 
If there's one thing you can rely on Microsoft for, it's major delays for the release of their newest version of Windows. Longhorn won't be any exception -- the folks at Redmond are now touting its debut will be sometime...
DCML And Oasis Team To Boost Data-Center Interoperability
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
DCML proponents hope that joining Oasis will help the standard cross a major barrier in adoption of its data-center standards--the inclusion of major server and operating system vendors.
Swan Dives Into WAN Acceleration
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
A $15M Series A will fuel the latest venture from Andrew Foss, who once sold the PIX firewall to Cisco
Spam Blocker Chomps Email Archiver
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
FrontBridge buys MessageRite in further consolidation of storage service providers
Four-Gig FC Smites IP
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Four-Gig FC Smites IP The next iteration of Fibre Channel is a cause lost for IP **UPDATED 9/3**
EMC Challenges NetApp NAS
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
New midrange offerings aim at toppling market leader on price and performance
What's your E-Sign?
Commentary  |  8/30/2004  | 
We recently asked NWC Readers if electronic signatures figure into their enterprise master plans? (For more on this topic, see our workshop) Here's what your fellow readers had to say: 20% said, "Way too risky for this IT Pro" 28%...
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005, a research firm said Monday.
Worldspan Awards AT&T $30 Million IP-VPN Contract
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Major airlines and large, high-volume travel agencies will be able to access Worldspan's systems using a dedicated high-speed IP circuit that connects directly to fiber ring provided by AT&T.
Affordable IT: Budget Beaters
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
T organizations are getting creative in cutting costs. Learn which strategies could pay off and which might carry too much risk for your enterprise.
Aruba Unveils Enterprise 'Wireless Grid' Architecture
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Company claims its new system integrates with existing wired networks to create enterprise WLANs that are as reliable and manageable as Ethernet.
Wireless Infrastructure Spending To Flatten, Report Says
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Report says 2004 spending on base stations will decline by more than 14 percent compared to 2003
VoIP Services Demand Bring Back Media Gateway Market
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Media gateway space recovers from market collapse of CLEC and severe downturn in carrier capital expenditures (CapEx).
Server Market Soars
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Factory revenue in the worldwide server market has increased by 6.9% year over year, a recent report says.
Happy Birthday To You...
Commentary  |  8/30/2004  | 
Happy Birthday To You... Happy Birthday, Dear Internet... HAP-py BIRTH-day, To Youuuuuuuu! On September 2, 1969, a couple of UCLA computer scientists named Stephen Crocker and Vinton Cerf linked two large computers together with a 15-foot long grey cable. Their...
RAID Technology Priced For Mainstream
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Recent changes in the technology and dropping prices have made RAID technology surprisingly affordable.
What A Super Computer!
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
You may not realize the myriad ways in which supercomputing can affect midsize and even small businesses.
GOP, Like Democrats, Turns To IT To Manage Convention
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
The Republicans will rely heavily on technology from Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to manage this week's convention in New York.
Simulated Hacker Attacks
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be fixed quickly.
Special NWC Guide to CheapWare
News  |  8/29/2004  | 
Our editors know a bargain when they see it, and they've created a short list of their favorite cost-cutting utilities and products, each a perfect fit for any IT shop
CEO Minute | Overland Storage's Christopher Calisi
News  |  8/28/2004  | 
Grab your RealPlayer and listen to Brad Shimmin interview Overland Storage's President and CEO, Christopher Calisi. You'll find out how Overland is looking to create a bridge between online and
An Interview with Cisco's Bill Rossi
News  |  8/28/2004  | 
Tune in to hear Dave Molta's recent interview with Cisco's Bill Rossi to find out how the company intends to fight through bureaucratization, a high-priced perception and proprietary technologies in
Homeland Spending Secures Storage
News  |  8/28/2004  | 
Budget increase for big-spending government agencies should benefit storage vendors
SAN Transport's Truckin' in the Metro
News  |  8/28/2004  | 
SAN transport is part and parcel of a growing roster of metro optical services
Small-Biz Billions Hit the Road
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Fed agencies taking a six-state bus tour to promote $2B in R&D funding for startups
Cisco Gear Subject to DoS Attack
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Threat affects all Cisco products running the vendor's Internetwork Operating System (IOS).
Microsoft Scales Back Longhorn
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Microsoft Corp. on Friday said it has scaled back the next major release of the Windows operating system, code-named Longhorn, opting to drop the next-generation file system, so it can
IP/DSL Set Top Boxes Riding Telco Video Wave
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Worldwide market will reach over seven million units and more than $700 million in revenue by 2008.
Is that a Mandrake in Your Pocket?
Commentary  |  8/27/2004  | 
Per a news article on C|Net today, If you've got an extra 200 bucks and a penchant for Mandrake Linux, LaCie has got a USB drive for you. Based on the GlobeTrotter device, LaCie's mobile hard drive comes loaded with...
Verizon Unit Launches Wireless Broadband Pilot
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Businesses and consumers in Grundy, Virginia will now have access to wireless broadband speeds as high as 1.5 Mbps.
Behold, the Power of Hampster
Commentary  |  8/27/2004  | 
With RFC 1149 firmly grounded in the collective consciousness, you just had to know that it was only a matter of time before someone took this notion of harnessing animal-power a little too seriously. The Otherpower.com staff thought of building...
Cleaning Up Your System
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Learn how to reformat a hard drive and make it usable once again.
Petroleum Industry Teams With IBM Grid Technology
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
A new supercomputing center in Houston will assist companies in exploration and production.
Choosing the Right Web Server
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Keeping your external Web site available 24/7 means building a reliable Web server environment. Here are your options.
Remote Access Security
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Remote-access security is a priority. Here's how to find the system that works for any situation and any budget.
Affordable IT: Network Monitoring
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Discover affordable ways to monitor your systems and still have money left over to order take-out.
FCC to Make VoIP Wiretapping Easy
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Wiretaps have proved effective in preventing and prosecuting offenders. Now it's time to be use these taps in newer communication methods.
Desktop Security
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Protecting your organization means guarding against attackers as well as internal problems. Tools are essential, but so is user education.
FUDBusters: Lazy Employees, Security Violations?
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Managers are blaming employees for intruder and virus attacks. But who's really at fault?
All-In-One Gateways
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
All-in-one gateway appliances are hot for SOHOs that need broadband WAN/LAN rolled into one. But they're not so easy to manage. Learn what to watch out for and how to
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