Spyware Plagues Online Ad Networks
The black sheep of the Web-advertising business is the product of a flawed system that distributes ads through companies far removed from the original advertisers.
'Smart' USB Drives
The Memorex Mini TravelDrive and Iomega Mini let you run applications directly off a USB drive without muss or fuss. Which one is right for you?
Cisco's New Kid
I'm not exactly used to writing about Cisco Systems; its primary world of switches, routers, and other enterprise-class network products is usually more up the alley of my brethren over at Networking Pipeline. But Cisco had an announcement this week...
A 10-Minute Guide to Deploying VoIP
Thinking of rolling out VoIP? It's tougher and more time-consuming than you think. But this 10-Minute guide will give you the rundown on everything you need to know before you
Cisco Spending $12.5M To Buy Nemo
Cisco Systems on Friday said it plans to acquire Nemo Systems in a deal that will add network memory technology to its portfolio and enhance its core switching platforms and
Master of my own domain
Every once in a while something weird happens and you remember that you can't stand some particular feature in a piece of software that you otherwise don't mind using. Like the domain joining functionality of Windows. I booted up a...
Down-on-its luck FEMA is under fire yet again, this time for its technology limitations. Fingers are now being pointed at the beleagured Federal Emergency Management Agency's overtaxed computer system, which is being blamed in part for the department's less-than-stellar response to Hurricane Katrina and the hurricanes that slammed into Florida last year. So a job posting for an information technology specialist may not soun
Today we have just one Friday Freebie, but it's a good one. CLAM AV is a GPL'd anti-virus package available on a plethora of operating systems - Linux (SuSE, Fedora Core, Slackware, etc..), Debian, FreeBSD, MacOS, Windows, and even BeOS....
SBC Gets The Best Government Its Money Can Buy
SBC forked out at least $16.3 million for behind-the-scenes lobbying in state houses between 2003 and 2004, and another $10.1 million directly to state and local candidates from 1999 to 2004, says a recent report. SBC's goal, just like the...
Thinking About the Worst
Boy, let an unplanned series come to an end and things just go haywire. After a most interesting September we're back with another Security Channel podcast, this time on disaster preparations and business continuity. It seems to me that the...
EBay-Skype Makes VoIP Mainstream
With most of the history still ahead for Voice over IP, it's not too soon to call eBay's purchase of Skype a watershed moment for the technology. In Internet terms, eBay/Skype is the new Netscape, a moment when someone in...
Firms Face Geek Gap
The private sector is losing the best supercomputer talent to research labs and academia
VoIP On The Go: New Wireless Solutions
Want the cost savings of Voice over IP but don't want to be chained to your desk? These six VoIP Wi-Fi phones can help your VoIP connectivity roam right along
Skype Updates Windows VoIP Offering
Skype Technologies released its Skype Windows version 1.4 on Thursday, as the VoIP provider moved to add features in the wake of its acquisition by eBay.
Recreates its stored applications at a redundant site once a day
What Do I Do With Excess Equipment?
Question: What do I do with excess data center telecom, networking, IT, and power generation equipment? Answer: If there is absolutely no way of re-utilizing or leasing this equipment in your own facility, then disposal is probably the only option....
City of Richmond
Virtualization gives Virginia capital a leg up on new possibilities
Design Best Practice
Question:I am looking for information/best practice on the design of mission-critical facilities. Specifically, should a single facility be hardened to a wind speed for the weather risk in the area (for example, a tornado)? Or would a better strategy be...
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
Recently, I was talking to a network manager who had survived a terrible VoIP implementation, if just barely. The deployed system failed to scale, and as a result, the mortgage company he worked for suffered through numerous outages, poor voice quality, and a lack of functionality on even the best day. The implementation was such a disaster, the network manager abandoned the incumbent VoIP solution and installed another, far more scalable and proven IP telephony system which had been his initi
Cisco Promotes Network-Centric Utility Computing
Cisco introduces an InfiniBand-based server fabric switch portfolio that, when combined with its VFrame 3.0 data-center-virtualization software, will bring a new approach to utility computing.
Disaster Recovery Is All About Planning
Disasters come in all sizes, and any of them can close your doors forever if you don't have a recovery plan that works and a security approach that covers all
The Zen of Password Management
Stage 1: Denial They don't really mean that I have to change my password. It's just a suggestion, really, more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. Really, that warning will go away if I ignore it. Stage...