Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2007
Microsoft Announces SOA as a Service Roadmap, Aims to Remove Coding from Development
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
"Oslo" is an ambitious new model for developing SOA and BPM composite applications, but it's unlikely to ship before 2009.
Gigabit Ethernet Ready to Move into the Small and Medium Business Mainstream?
Commentary  |  10/30/2007  | 
Are your networking needs growing so fast that you need lots more bandwidth? If so, 3Com has two products, the Baseline Switch 2900 Plus Family and OfficeConnect managed Gigabit PoE Switch, that you may want to take look at.
Informatica Updates Data Integration Suite, Partners with Competitors
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
With SAP and Cognos now reselling its products, Informatica's biggest competitor is IBM.
On the Floor at Interop, Day 2
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Our reporter wraps up the days events.
Can Web 2.0 Evolve Into an Enterprise Technology?
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Wikis, mashups, social networking, even Second Life can have a place in business, but they need to improve legacy interoperability???and IT needs to overcome its skepticism.
On The Floor at Interop: Day 1
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
Mobile security initiatives, device management and much more highlight some of the buzz from day one at Interop 2007.
NAC Gets Knocked Around
Commentary  |  10/25/2007  | 
"The vast majority of companies are deploying network access control (NAC) technology as a means of securing their endpoints -- but they aren't all happy about it," reads "Is NAC Dying?"
Comcast Hates Teens and Small and Midsize Businesses
Commentary  |  10/23/2007  | 
It was one thing when an AP report indicated that Comcast was blocking some file-sharing traffic on its network. But Lotus Notes!? That's going too far.
Identity Theft: Costs More, Tech Less
News  |  10/22/2007  | 
With the help of a Secret Service case review, a Utica College study finds the median actual dollar loss for identity theft victims was $31,356.
Companies Test Fingerprint Recognition For Mobile Payments
News  |  10/22/2007  | 
The Atrua and Cellular South trial found that 87% of testers are interested in using fingerprint-touch based mobile payment technology once it's commercially available.
Is There a Future For Muni WiFi?
Commentary  |  10/22/2007  | 
Any small or midsize business that needs Internet access and is sick of paying lots of money to get on the Web should be interested in the progress of various municipal WiFi projects around the country.
Telecommuters Find A Home At Smaller Companies
Commentary  |  10/19/2007  | 
Turns out that there's a lot of telecommuting going on in smaller companies -- and those folks are getting supported with the latest mobility technology, networking equipment, and software.
Oh, One Last Thing About Web 2.0: Social Networking Sites Are Just For Fun
Commentary  |  10/19/2007  | 
Hey, Steve Ballmer said Microsoft is going to be buying an average of 20 companies a year for the next five years. But get this: He said that that includes small companies. Oh, and he made this announcement at the Web 2.0 Summit. So you see? Web 2.0 does matter to small and midsize businesses.
Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes with Tripwire Enterprise 7
News  |  10/19/2007  | 
Auditing software can help IT get a handle on unwanted modifications to server and network infrastructure.
The Solid Future Of Solid-State Disks
News  |  10/19/2007  | 
When prices drop, there will be no stopping SSDs in replacing platters.
Microsoft's Unified Communications Suite: Will It Blend?
Commentary  |  10/18/2007  | 
Road warriors, be alert: Microsoft's army of communication evangelists is coming for you, armed "with a duffle bag full of unified voice, video, and data communications products."
Can IBM Make Data More Accessible Through SOA?
News  |  10/17/2007  | 
As part of an initiative it calls Information on Demand, IBM has announced new software in areas including data integration and master data management.
Phoenix Plays Bloodhound with New FailSafe Product
News  |  10/16/2007  | 
Renown for its BIOS manufacturing, Phoenix takes a leap into the device management market with "command and control" system for laptop PCs.
Progress Announces Sonic Deployment Manager and DataDirect Shadow 7
News  |  10/15/2007  | 
Sonic is adding management to its ESBs, DataDirect orchestration to its mainframe integration.
Rollout: VKernel Virtual Appliance
News  |  10/12/2007  | 
The VKernel virtual appliance offers chargeback and capacity reporting for VMware environments.
An Interview With Simon Crosby, CTO Of XenSource
News  |  10/9/2007  | 
XenSource, which was recently acquired by Citrix, makes the open-source hypervisor XenExpress. It also licenses XenEnterprise, a feature-rich version of XenExpress that includes enhanced features such as live migration and
Smaller Businesses Embrace Blade Servers
News  |  10/5/2007  | 
Vendors like HP and IBM are hoping to cash in on the interest by designing blade server systems specifically for smaller businesses.
Analysis: Mobile E-Mail
News  |  10/5/2007  | 
Once a prized perk for corporate execs, now the masses are clamoring for mobile e-mail. Here's how to connect employees without breaking the budget.
Rollout: Avaya Distributed Office
News  |  10/5/2007  | 
Avaya's Distributed Office is an easy and cost effective way to roll voice over IP out to branch and remote offices.
Sun Unveils Virtualization Platform
News  |  10/4/2007  | 
The xVM Server is based on the open source Xen hypervisor and includes a minimized version of Solaris.
Network Monitoring and Management -- FREE*
Commentary  |  10/3/2007  | 
How would you like to get your network monitoring and management software for nothing? Sounds good, right? But what if that free network help desk came with advertising? Spiceworks is hoping that it's a trade-off that will appeal to many smaller companies.
Vordel moves into SOA Governance with Version 5
News  |  10/3/2007  | 
The XML firewall vendor is expanding into the management and repository business, but partnering with others for the registry.
Cisco Continues Its Migration up the Protocol Stack
Commentary  |  10/2/2007  | 
Cisco, the industrys top networking equipment supplier, wants to become a key software supplier and acquired start up call center reporting specialist Latigent. The behemoths move may eventually deliver more robust call center reporting functions to medium and small businesses.
Review: 802.11n Wi-Fi Routers
News  |  10/2/2007  | 
Though the 802.11n specifications are still in beta, major vendors are already pushing N routers. Is it time to move to the new spec, and if so, which device should
Sun Bets On Server-Storage Convergence
News  |  10/1/2007  | 
CEO Jonathan Schwartz combines the company's storage and server product teams to package Sun's hardware products for data center administrators.


Cartoon
Slideshows
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
White Papers
Register for Network Computing Newsletters
Current Issue
Research: 2014 State of the Data Center
Research: 2014 State of the Data Center
Our latest survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and good reason why resellers and vendors must fight to remain relevant. One thing's for sure: The data center is poised for a wild ride, and no one wants to be left behind.
Video
Twitter Feed