Bush Should Bear Blame For Communication Breakdown
According to some government types, the Bush administration does have a national broadband policy. But as Hurricane Katrina rudely pointed out this week, there's still no coherent, nation-wide first-responders communications network, a technology failure that must fall, in part, at...
Wireless Propagator: VeriSign Verifies Dual-mode Voice
More commonly known to enterprises for its digital certificate services, VeriSign recently announced trials of the company's Wireless IP Connect Service. VeriSign noted the involvement of three major universities at which users will have a single mobile device that roams...
O2 vs H20
Is it best to use air or water to keep your data center cool? Each approach has its pros and cons
Analysis: Microsoft Moves Deeper Into VoIP
Its acquisition of VoIP start-up Teleo moves Microsoft deeper into the burgeoning world of Internet communications as the software company said it will combine Teleo???s technology with its existing MSN
A Fine Mess
SEC comes up with 10 million reasons to take email archiving seriously
Symantec Speeds Up
Launches new range of better-performing security God-boxes. Fortinet, take note
That's going to be what our friends in the South need after yesterday's hurricane -- reinvestment by government and business, and more immediately can help from everyone who can pitch in....
No Porn, Please -- We're British
The Brits are at it again -- this time our prim and proper cousins across the pond are proposing a ban on downloading and possessing violent and abusive Internet pornography. Imagine, if you will, the judges who will be required...
Distributed Management Revisited
Few have accused systems management vendors of making revolutionary technology innovations. However, in an industry where incremental technology advances really do add up, there are clear signs that genuine progress is being made toward dramatically reducing support costs and freeing up IT for more strategic pursuits.
Tenebril GhostSurf 2005
GhostSurf does anonymizing in an easy-to-use package and its Platinum edition adds antispyware features.
Time To Dump The FCC
I'm not going to bother to delve into the minutiae of the FCC's latest ruling on 911 calls and VoIP -- suffice it to say it's like discussing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The...
Ten-Minute Guide To Network Security
Keeping your network secure is a tough, time-consuming job. But it needn't be that tough --- for help, follow our ten-minute guide to get you started on keeping your network
Cool Chips Are Hot
Intel promises chips that consume less power and are easier to manage. The measure of its success will be whether they help companies cut costs.
Power Up With Utility Computing
IBM realizes the benefits of appealing to smaller companies with a useful on-demand model to sell services, build loyalty, and get an edge in functionality.
Panasas Rocks Stanford
Computing center replaces NFS with 'neo-NAS' system that works with open-source clustering
Pittsburgh Picks Big Ben
Clusters may be cost effective and flexible, but Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is staying true to its name
IBM Hops CDP Bus
Enters fray with file-only protection, leaves apps and databases to others for now
We Salute You
Consultancy honored for lip-smacking goodness to vendors everywhere
Today's first Friday Freebie is a website. LinuxQuestions offers LQ ISO for all your Linux ISO download needs. LQ ISO allows users to find and rate fast local download mirrors. The site currently allows you to download almost 120 different...
Google Talk -- Just Say No
Google has officially announced that it's in the IM business. Hooray? Some months ago the company put out its e-mail effort, GMail. Hooray, I suppose. It's popular among a few GoogleManiacs, but it's really crappy as e-mail systems go. Hell, you can't even delete a message, a feature about as smart as the original Pascal programming language that couldn't display results or take input. If Google Talk is as good as GMail everyone -- especially AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!-- should just ignore it.
Server Room Quidditch, Anyone?
This time out: the Top 11 reasons Harry Potter would make a lousy IT pro; sound effects in the conference room; and the digital cowbell.
Ed Chavez ponders, "RFID has yet to be deployed widely in the retail arena, so isn't it premature to talk about tagging kids?"
Hosted CRM Software
CRM hosts promise top-notch customer service plus better access for mobile salespeople. Of the six we examined, our Editor's Choice impressed us with its well-designed interface.