Adobe Warns Of Critical Acrobat Vulnerabilities
Adobe Systems this week issued an advisory acknowledging that vulnerabilities may exist in Windows versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat that could crash the applications and enable remote attackers to
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
The Dualphone 3088 lets users plug a broadband and a landline connection into the phone's base station, giving them the option of using either mode to make calls.
China 3G Spec Wins More Handset Test Support
Another test and measurement company is updating its product line to support China's domestic 3G standard. Willtek Communications is the latest vendor to add in TD-SCDMA testing capability in anticipation
Cisco Vs. Meru: The Vendors Speak
When we pitted Cisco Systems and Meru Networks to a head-to-head review of WLAN gear, we knew things could get volatile. But we didn't expect the vendors to give us
Microsoft Still Working On Vista
Windows co-president Jim Allchin says Microsoft will keep crafting new device drivers and release them to customers through an automatic update service.
Linux Provisioning Systems to the Rescue
Linux provisioning tools ease deployment chores by consolidating controls for OS and application installation, policy enforcement and patching. We examine the pros--and the pitfalls--of systems from Mandriva, Novell and Xandros,
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a
Will Enterprise Desktops Go Virtual?
In what could be touted as the rollback of the client-server revolution, Hewlett-Packard is aligning with VMware to give enterprises the option of re-centralizing.
Analysis: Physical/Logical Security Convergence
Physical and logical security staffs, both tasked with protecting enterprise assets, are seeing increased technology and budgetary overlaps. Now, technological shifts, budgetary realities and a major government initiative are adding
Analysis: Enterprise WANs
The Internet will eventually render conventional WANs obsolete. We assess alternative technologies, many based on MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), that will let IT link remote locations quickly and inexpensively.
Wireless Network Head-to-Head: Cisco Vs. Meru
We compared wireless gear from Cisco Systems and Meru Networks in our Real-World Labs. The performance results are valuable, but the real story is whether Meru deviates from the 802.11
SIP Trunks Find a Niche
Although not the first VoIP trunking technology available to small and midsize companies, SIP trunking may be the first to have a widespread impact on phone communications for these enterprises.
Unsanctioned Apps Wreak Havoc
Unsanctioned apps are a persistent thorn in IT's side and must be
addressed by a variety of methods, including user instruction and enforcement of
Let the Good Times Roll
Our industry evolves incredibly quickly, and that presents a unique challenge that only Network Computing consistently meets.
PDA Shipments Up, Prices Down
The Danger Inc. Sidekick achieved "near cult status" for young wireless-messaging users, tripling growth in the third quarter. But the RIM BlackBerry is still the most popular PDA.
Rollout: Fluke Networks' NetTool Series II Pro
Though clearly designed to excel in an all-Cisco environment, this device provides an easy-to-use method for gathering nearly all the key measurements and parameters from your VoIP installation.
Rollout: Men & Mice's Men & Mice 5.5
This enterprise IP address management solution provides nonintrusive centralized management of DNS, DHCP and IP configuration, automates common processes, and delegates responsibility for given subnets and routine tasks.
How To Avoid 'Blackberry Thumb'
Repetitive strain injury can be caused by overuse of the thumbs to type messages on the popular Blackberry e-mail device or any other handheld computer with a similar keyboard.
New BlackJack Smartphone Debuts
The phone is powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, comes with "direct push" e-mail technology, and can browse the Internet.
Lights Dimming On The Sarbanes Oxley Act?
The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) has helped many solution providers develop healthy compliance businesses. But with recent rumblings from Washington that SOX may have gone too far and
VARs Hop On Wi-Fi And Cellular Convergence
With more and more vendors laying groundwork to make the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies a reality, VARs say they are getting ready for a communications shift that will
Blog: Google Vs. Yahoo
Blogger Ben Tompkins gives his take on how Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is responding to some of Google's recent competitive thrusts. Not so good, he says.
The 2007 NWC Reader Survey
IT is frustrated by the internal strife and snake-oil salesmanship of technology vendors. In this year's reader poll, we invited IT managers to vent about the tech challenges they face