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Content tagged with Networking posted in January 2004
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On Location: McCarran International Airport
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
We fly back into Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport as it breaks new ground with the deployment of an RFID baggage-handling system.
Sneak Preview: Symantec Ghost 8.0 Corporate Edition
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
A powerful centralized management tool was added to the drive-cloning software.
Favorite inventions of 2003; Geek Tattoos; and Nintendo Online Emulator
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
This edition: the Top 11 Favorite inventions of 2003; Geek Tattoos; and Nintendo Online Emulator
CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine 2.5
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
The latest version rounds up rogue APs to keep your wireless network secure.
Federal Law Won't Stop Spam. It's Up To You
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
Make a New Year's resolution to continue strengthening your spam defenses.
Nortel Networks Alteon Application Switch 2424-SSL
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
Switch delivers twice the performance of other load-balancing solutions.
VoIP Raises Its Voice
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
The gates for VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) seem to be fully opened now. With momentum moving toward a deregulated environment seemingly by the day -- and every significant telecom
Sun's Financials Out of Step With Industry
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems' financials continue to be out of sync with the rest of the industry, as the company posted its 11th consecutive year-over-year quarterly revenue decline for a period when
Asking for a Raise; Bye-Bye Holiday Bonuses
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
How to smartly - and safely - ask for a raise; Also, a frozen turkey instead of cash -- what happened to holiday bonuses?
Open Source Faithful, Major Vendors Gear Up For LinuxWorld
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
The pace and volume of new product announcements is quickly accelerating in advance of LinuxWorld, which opens next week in New York City.
Battle For Enterprise Drives Mobile-Phone Deals
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Lurking beneath the furious negotiations currently playing out among the country's mobile-phone providers and AT&T Wireless is a technology battle between two high-speed data network standards, whose features are coveted
IDC Suggests HP In Top PC Spot Globally
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
IDC's preliminary figures suggest Hewlett-Packard grabbed the top spot globally for PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2003.
I Can Program! Well, Sort Of.
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
A short time ago I tried Flash MX 2004 and didn't do so well. I decided to give it another shot. Here's what happened.
Will Wi-Fi's Future Be Paid Or Free?
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
The future of Wi-Fi may be playing out in a quiet neighborhood in Austin, Texas, where one restaurant charges for access, while another provides it free of charge.
Intel Doubles Net Income In Fourth Quarter
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Intel Corp. reported that net income more than doubled for the fourth quarter, driven by improving demand in its traditional PC market and continued strength in new markets such as
Bank Adopts Linux In IT Revamp
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Clive Whincup bet big three years ago and is now reaping the rewards, after his bank restructured its entire branch platform around Linux and Web services.
Novell Offers New Identity Management Tools
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Novell on Wednesday rolled out a new identity management package for Windows, NetWare, and Solaris, an update to its 15-month-old DirXML manager that promises to streamline user administration processes.
Know Me, Before You Sell To Me
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
We could call this scenario "tell me about your firm, so I can sell you something." Too often, I get calls from suppliers offering me a new and innovative solution
IBM Sells Opteron-Based Supercomputer To Drug Giant
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
IBM on Wednesday announced it had sold a supercomputer based on Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit processors to pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squib, giving a boost to AMD's Opteron technology.
Sun Upgrade Plan Gives Customers Credit
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
Sun has announced a trade-in plan that will give customers upgrading from legacy Sun systems a 20 percent credit when they migrate to Sun Blade 1500 or 2500 workstations.
AT&T Wireless-Cingular Deal Rumors Intensify
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
The on-again off-again informal talks between AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless are apparently on again, as the nation's two largest TDMA and GSM providers search for a synergistic way to
Motorola, Lucent Pace China Wireless Contracts
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
Motorola Inc. and Lucent Technologies Inc. nailed down the lion's share of $2.3 billion worth of telecommunications contracts awarded by China's two largest wireless companies.
Sun Gives Discounts For Trade-Ins
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
Sun has announced a trade-in plan that will give customers upgrading from legacy Sun systems a 20 percent credit when they migrate to Sun Blade 1500 or 2500 workstations.
Level 3 Rounds Out VoIP Offerings
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Level 3 Communications Inc. on Tuesday launched a toll-free calling service across the United States, rounding out its local and long distance voice over Internet protocol offerings.
VeriSign To Operate Root Directory For Electronic Product Code Network
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
EPCglobal Inc., the industry organization overseeing development of U.S. standards for radio-frequency identification technology, announced today that it has selected VeriSign Inc. to operate the root directory of RFID product
Military IP Net Will Strike Up The Bandwidth
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved the recommended subcontractors chosen by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion project, an optical terrestrial network that
IBM And Topspin In InfiniBand Deal
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Topspin Communications will supply its InfiniBand switch technology to IBM, which, in turn, will integrate Topspin's server switches and software into its eServer and TotalStorage product lines. The multiyear agreement
Survey: WLAN Deployments, Hotspot Use Set To Jump
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Enterprise WLAN adoption and use of hotspots by traveling employees is currently low but both will significantly increase in 2004, according to a study and survey released Monday by Sage
Intel Reaffirms Plans For 32-Bit Windows Apps Software
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Intel has reiterated plans to deliver by midyear its IA-32 Execution Layer for Windows.
Apache Server Usage Soars
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Use of the open-source Apache Web server grew far more rapidly in 2003 than its nearest rival, Microsoft's IIS, according to a survey released by Netcraft.
A Survivor's Guide To Storage and Servers
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
The bottom line on servers for 2004 is better, cheaper and faster. A consumer's delight.
Opinion: Not All Hackers Should Be Locked Away
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
There is something about harboring a confessed criminal in your house that can bring new excitement to your life. I know because I spent a day or two with "homeless
Growing Mobile Workforce Clamors For More IT Support
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Corporate workers are rapidly moving from the desktop PC to mobile computers, so IT departments need to adapt with applications and support that meet the needs of workers outside of
Apple Quietly Chases The Enterprise Customer
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
At last week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, there was a strange sight in the Apple booth -- and I'm not talking about the guys wearing berets, or the woman
Apple: In Pursuit Of The Enterprise Customer
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Apple senior consulting engineer Tom Weyer talks about Apple's forays into the enterprise networking market.
Veritas Adds Automated Recovery Tools To Bare Metal Restore
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Veritas on Monday unveiled Bare Metal Restore 4.7, disaster recovery software that integrates automated recovery tools for heterogeneous server enterprises.
SGI Adds Mid-Range 16-Processor Linux Server
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
SGI adds a mid-range model to its 64-bit Linux server line that can pack as many as 16 Intel Itanium 2 processors.
Computer Shipments Down In November
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
One government report last week put a damper on what appears to be an expanding economy, especially in the high-tech sector.
Outlook On Tech Stocks Buoyed By Spending Plans
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
The current tech-stock rally is being fueled more by coolheaded reality than hot air, market analysts say.
Plaxo: New, Worthwhile and Free
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Plaxo Contacts has hit the Internet hard, fast and with surprisingly deep penetration. Here's what's up with that.
Politicians, Vendors Square Off Over Outsourcing
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
The political debate over offshore outsourcing is growing more intense as the November elections edge closer.
Sununu To File 'Hands-Off' VoIP Legislation
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
U. S. Senator John Sununu (R-NH) is preparing legislation to keep federal and state regulators from interfering with the development of VoIP.
The BOSS Is A Network Server Ideal For Small Business
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
IOGEAR has debuted the BOSS (broadband office storage server), an appliance ideal for small offices because it is a simple and cost-effective means of managing a small network
Linux, Outsourcing, RFID Seen As Hot 2004 IT Trends
News  |  1/10/2004  | 
Linux in the data center, offshore outsourcing, and RFID are among the top trends to watch in 2004, according to Forrester's recent poll of information managers.
Avici Lands Nortel Contract
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
Nortel Networks has announced a deal with Avici Systems, which will develop and supply super-high-speed routers for Nortel.
Editor's List: What's Hot and Not in 2004?
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
NWC editors offer their thoughts on what technologies, people and companies they think will be both "hot" and "not" commodities in 2004.
What's Hot and Not in 2004?
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
NWC readers offer their thoughts on what technologies, people and companies they think will be both "hot" and "not" commodities in 2004.
Telecom Recovery Hopes Raised By Verizon Moves
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
Critical infrastructure upgrades by two Verizon business operations set the stage for a telecom stock rally that had financial analysts yearning for similar news from other carriers.
New SUSE Linux-based IBM point-of-sale solution
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
Yesterday, IBM announced a new SUSE Linux-based point-of-sale solution. The product, IBM Retail Environment for SUSE Linux, will be available in the first half of the year. The software is specifically tailored for the retail market to help retailers...
Apple Introduces Its 64-bit Xserve G5
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
The architecture provides a front-side bus dedicated to each CPU as well as up to 8-GB DDR SDRAM with ECC protection. And it's Linux based, too.
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