Unisys Exits Hardware Assembly
A technology alliance with NEC will see the two companies pooling R&D on a new generation of high-end Intel-based servers, as well as software and support; NEC will handle the
'Wi-Fi' Wins Webster's Attention
Wi-Fi is no longer just a wireless technology: it's now an official word, too, because it's included in the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
It isn't just goblins and trick-or-treaters you need to be afraid of this Halloween. Network and server intrustions are continuing at a too-high rate. A recent VanDyke Software survey found that 25 percent of the respondents had been hit with an intrusion within the last two years. Yet in spite of the high incidence of intrusions, only slightly more than half of the system administrators polled said they had eliminated inse
Startups Aim At WiMAX Heavyweights
Two startups will introduce WiMAX-related products this week in the hope their voice can be heard above the big guns such as Intel and Fujitsu.
Qualcomm Slammed With European Patent Complaints
Nokia, Ericsson and four other mobile technology providers have filed complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm is engaging in anticompetitive conduct in licensing its 3G patents.
Shades Of Grey
Thanks in large part to the Internet, enterprise threats are constant and they are everywhere-- viruses, Worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, phishing attacks, and on and on and on. And throw in the growing ubiquity of so-called greynet apps that end users can install without the help -- or approval -- of IT, and the threat worsens. So what is an under-resource
VoIPShield Launches VoIP Risk Assessment Tool
VoIPshield Systems Inc. has just launched a new voice over IP (VoIP) vulnerability assessment solution that will allow organizations to respond to threats before they affect IP telephony systems and
We've got two really different freebies for you this Friday. The first is from IBM and it's the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Based on Apache Geronimo, version 1.0 is a lightweight, Java 1.4 certified, Java??? 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition...
Six Phone Firms Ask EU To Punish Qualcomm
Six leading mobile phone makers have filed separate complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm Inc. is unfairly withholding intellectual property.
The Future Is (Starting) Now
If the writing wasn't on the wall before it, it certainly is now. IDC numbers published Thursday show that sales of wireless devices without voice communications capabilities slid for the seventh quarter in a row. Given that much of corporate mobile use rose up almost organically, with individuals increasingly using their personal wireless devices for work-related communications, this trend toward consolidation almost certain
Locking Down The Internet
It's 10 a.m. -- do you know where your employees are? The time to set Internet use policies and implement Web-control measures is now.
CLECs Will Be Forced To Increase MSAP Use: Report
American competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) will invest more heavily into multiservice access platforms (MSAPs) in the near future to comply with new government regulations, according to a new Heavy
Alcatel Posts Profit On Strong Mobile Sales
France-based communications company Alcatel Corp. posted third-quarter net earnings of $323.2 million on sales of $4.0 billion, up from $236.9 million on sales of $3.7 billion in the year-ago
In The Money
In the last few days, economic news for IT has been pretty much all good - more funding, more jobs, and now, higher salaries on the horizon. A report issued this week by Robert Half Technology predicts that, on average, next year IT salaries will rise 3 percent versus the .5 average they saw this year. The report goes on to forecast that the most sought after will include lead applications developers, network security admin
Coming From Microsoft: 'Hosted Everything'
Within a year, Microsoft plans to offer hosted implementations of SharePoint as well as its CRM and ERP applications, with the locations of server farms still to be determined.
Standards Watch: WS-SX
Last week brought us WS-TX, this week brings us WS-SX. Members of the OASIS international standards consortium announced plans to define extensions to the WS-Security OASIS Standard that will enable the trusted exchange of multiple SOAP messages and will define...
Dramatic Increase In Consumer VoIP Projected
The number of U.S. households subscribing to Internet telephony services is expected to rise dramatically by 2010, as consumers flock to the cheaper service, a market researcher says.
Skype Tunes Service For Business
Skype launches a small business program that lets one person buy and distribute Skype premium services among a group of people.
Survey Says VoIP Has Arrived
One hundred percent of IT managers polled by Impulse Research Corp. said they expect to implement VoIP in the coming year
Motorola Goes Open With VoIP Platforms
Motorola???s Embedded Communications Group has added a SIP-based VoIP option to its range of open application enabling platforms. The company also revealed it is readying VoIP gateways that integrate SIP
The Return Of The Boom Years?
Remember the heady days of the Internet boom and endless technological possibilities? VC funding was plentiful, creativity was soaring, and yes, in the age of the overvalued acquisitions practicality was pretty scarce. But who hasn't missed those times just as little bit as we struggled through uncertain days and leaner years. Well, there certainly aren't any guarantees but it does look like things may be
Cisco To Link Two-Way Radios With IP Networks
Cisco Systems Monday unveiled a forthcoming product lineup that aims to use IP to unite disparate two-way radio communications systems used by public safety, security, military and enterprise customers.
Gossip and news
Earlier this month, very quietly, Oracle acquired OSS database vendor Innobase, producers of InnoDB which, just so you know, ships as a component to MySQL. Interesting, ain't it? This announcement from Oracle indicates that Oracle expects to renegotiate the contract...
IP Telephony Gamble Pays Off For Global Cash Access
Nevada-based credit-checking company says installing new IP capabilities led to a 63 percent decline in agent-handled calls, a similar decrease in call waiting time, and a projected $600,000 first-year cost
Microsoft Dives Into Hosting
Starting next spring, customers will be able to get hosted CRM from Microsoft, as well as from hosting partners -- all taking on hosting giants Salesforce.com and IBM.
Trapeze Builds Security Into WLAN Switches
Wireless vendor Trapeze Networks this week plans to unveil a partnership through which it will incorporate AirDefense???s WLAN intrusion detection software into its line of wireless LAN switches.