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Content tagged with Networking posted in January 2004
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Where Does Linux Fit?
News  |  1/31/2004  | 
Tune in for a behind-the-scenes discussion of this issue's special Linux coverage with Brad Shimmin and Don MacVittie, the author of our cover story.
Wireless LAN Distributed Monitoring Systems
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Connect with Contributing Editors Dave Molta and Jesse Lindeman as they work through their upcoming comparative review of the monitoring capabilities of WLAN infrastructure products. Check out the test plan
CA To Integrate Tools With Network Management Software
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Computer Associates International is readying plans to integrate components of the AllFusion suite with its network-management software to compete more aggressively against IBM's Rational and Tivoli software brands, sources close
Ex-Ameritech President Joins Specialty VoIP Company
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Former Ameritech President Dwayne Goldsmith has joined Detroit-based Inflexion Communications Corp., a Voice-over-Internet Protocol specialist aiming to provide the service to underserved areas.
Novell HQ Moves to Boston Area
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Novell Inc. is officially moving its headquarters to the Boston area from its longtime center in Provo, Utah.
Networking's Nervous Boomlet
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
While watching stock prices is not a main concern at this locale, networking types had to be a tad concerned when the price of Foundry Networks shares fell off a
Gateway To Acquire eMachines
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
A declining Gateway Inc. will acquire an ascending eMachines Inc. for about $235 million.
A Serving Of Apple
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
You may think of Cupertino, Calif., as the place from which Macintoshes and iPods make their assaults on the consumer world, and you'd be right. However, Apple is also getting
Linux Litigation
Commentary  |  1/30/2004  | 
It's ironic that an OS designed in the spirit of open and free access is caught up in licensing litigation.
Linux Support Services
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Linux support services are available from independent vendors, software distributors and the open-source community. Know what each service covers and how much it costs before you sign up.
FUDBusters: Red Hat Provisioning Tools
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Is Linux an on-demand utility-computing machine?
ImageStreams' TransPort Linux Router
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The router offers fast WAN and LAN connections to branch offices and SOHOs.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
A multitude of enhancements make Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3.0 a natural for the data center, but licensing and support issues could hinder widespread adoption.
Linux Migration
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Migrating to Linux requires hands-on experience your Windows admins may not have. Look to those familiar with the command-line interface, like switch and router experts, for help.
IBM's DB2 Everyplace 8.1.4
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Remote and mobile users synchronize their data. Best of all--it runs on Linux.
Inside Linux
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The Penguin is taking the IT world by Storm. The open-source OS offers enterprises an alternative to high-priced Unix and Windows systems, and was cited by 75 percent of poll
STMicroelectronics CEO: Chip Market Will Lead PC, Networking Recovery
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Expressing confidence in the semiconductor market's gradual return to growth, STMicroelectronics President and CEO Pasquale Pistorio said ST is "well positioned to grow faster" than the 23 percent clip for
FCC Cites AT&T Wireless Complaints
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Just as AT&T Wireless begins collecting acquisition bids from potential suitors, the Federal Communications Commission has interjected some bad news into the proceedings--nearly one-half of all consumer complaints about phone-number
Non-Branded PC Market Positioned For Growth
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Non-branded PC makers, who control more than a quarter of the desktop market, are in position to take advantage of an improving economy to boost their share of notebooks and
Dealing With MyDoom
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
The big news in the computer world this week clearly has to be the MyDoom virus. How secure are your servers? Often, users hold the key.
HP Could Use Opteron In ProLiant Servers
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
The ongoing battle over 64-bit computer technology--who's best: Intel or AMD?--is ratcheting up a notch, with reports that Hewlett-Packard will soon unveil a ProLiant machine or machines sporting Advanced Micro Device's Opteron inside. To date, HP has relied exclusively on...
Securing The Campus
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
At a time when most water-cooler talk revolves around 'How many mydoom infected e-mails did you delete this morning?' it's interesting to learn how other institutions have been working to
IBM Debuts Remote Data Center Management Service
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
IBM Global Services has unveiled a new IT outsourcing service, which will provide remote IBM support services to a customer's multiplatform data center, while allowing the customer to retain ownership
CIOs On Security, Preventing Mydoom Redux
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Amtrak's Bob Gayley and George Washington University's David Swartz on how they battened down against MyDoom.
Dangerous Mydoom Variant Appears
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The first copycat of the widespread Mydoom worm appeared Wednesday on the Internet, and some analysts are warning it may be even more dangerous than the original.
Small Businesses Focus On PCs, Networking As Outlook Brightens
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Desktop and laptop computers are the top IT purchasing priority in 2004 among small businesses. Business automation software and networking products are also among the highest priorities, according to a
AT&T Wireless Auction Heats Up
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
A potential bidding war for AT&T Wireless has been set in motion by a chain of events that may trump Cingular Wireless's bid for the mobile-phone service provider.
The Survivor's Guide: Will Vendors Be Less Flexible This Year?
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Predictions abound that we'll see a modest increase in business technology spending in 2004, coupled with a a decrease in discounting.
IBM Cuts 300 Systems Jobs
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The cuts affect the systems division's development and finance groups and mainly will take place in San Jose, Calif.
Top CIOs Share Best Practices
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Negotiating skills may not be on the top line of most IT professionals' resumes, but according to two leading CIOs, having that kind of savvy can go a long way
Dangerous Variant Of MyDoom Appears
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The first copycat of the widespread Mydoom worm appears on the Internet, and some analysts are warning it may be even more dangerous than the original.
Wi-Fi Gaining In The Enterprise
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Wi-Fi hotspot aggregators are increasingly appealing to IT organizations, as the wireless technology becomes a complement to existing enterprise remote access and broadband services, according to a report from META
Tips On Spotting Fraudulent Web Sites
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Some tips from an Internet service provider, eBay, and Citibank on ways to avoid being phishe
"Phishing" Identity Theft Is Gaining Popularity
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Most of us know by now not to give out our passwords, ATM PINs, or other secret information when requested by e-mail. But an increasing number of people are giving out that information, even those of us who should know...
How To Protect Yourself Against Mydoom
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
As the Mydoom worm blasts through the Internet, enterprises and individuals can take steps to protect against its infection, according to a security expert from Symantec's security response team.
IBM Speeds Up NAS Gateway
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
IBM scaled up its network attached storage (NAS) gateway line Tuesday in response to customer demands and a continued convergence of NAS and storage area network (SAN) environments.
MyDoom Worm Spreading Fast; May Be Aimed At SCO
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
A new Internet worm, possibly a variant of the MiMail worm, quickly spread throughout the Internet Monday night and today, clogging corporate networks and degrading overall Internet performance.
Weather.com's Server Response Time Falls, Along With The Snow
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
A lapsed server lease gives The Weather Channel the opportunity to cut response times.
Computer Associates Debuts Windows Backup
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
Computer Associates on Monday shipped an updated version of its BrightStor ARCserve Backup that adds support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003.
Lotus, Third-Party Vendors Push Notes, Domino At Lotusphere
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
As IBM Lotus showcased its new 'mega server' bundle at the annual Lotusphere conference, the company's partners on Monday joined in to tout a slew of new products for Notes,
Linux Gets Security Clearance
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
Looking for a greater share of high-level government business, IBM and Novell's newly acquired SuSE Linux business unit last week attained a Controlled Access Protection Profile/Evaluation Assurance Level certification of 3+ from the Information Systems Security Organization. Government agencies...
Customers Eye Virginia Tech's Supercomputer Upgrade
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
Virginia Tech's decision to replace its "Big Mac" supercomputer processors with Apple Computer Xserve G5 servers will make the installation more attractive to federal agencies and organizations.
Mydoom May Be The Fastest Spreading E-Mail Virus Ever
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
The first major virus of the year spread rapidly across the Internet for a second day on Tuesday, clogging e-mail systems and slowing Internet traffic with an avalanche of bogus messages that may make the virus the fastest spreading ever....
IBM's Lotusphere Showcases Mega Server
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
A new "mega server," featuring its J2EE-based application server, portal server, and content management and collaboration capabilities is one of the star attractions at this week's Lotusphere event.
Computer Associates Debuts Windows Backup
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Computer Associates ships an updated version of its BrightStor ARCserve Backup that adds support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003.
Hammerhead Raises $43 Million For The 'Big Switch'
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Hammerhead Systems has raised another $25 million--bringing its total venture-capital investment to $43 million--to fund its data-migration switch.
Blue Cross And Blue Shield Selects NEC's Intel Itanium 2-Based Servers
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
NEC Solutions (America) has announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has selected one of the vendor's server lines to aid the insurer in streamlining its operations.
Q&A With Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
If Sun CEO Scott McNealy pulls off the comeback he expects to, he'll unquestionably complete the biggest turnaround in IT since Steve Jobs rallied Apple. That's both a testament to how hard McNealy is pushing and, alas, how far his...
Q&A With Novell CEO Jack Messman
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Novell CEO Jack Messman makes his case on why his company matters.
Top Execs At Gateway, Novell and Sun Speak Out
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Gateway, Novell and Sun are irrelevant, critics say. But as their CEOs have made bold changes to ensure their companies can still compete, detractors wonder if these men are up
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