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Content tagged with Networking posted in November 2006
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Adobe Warns Of Critical Acrobat Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
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
Interview With Oracle's Ted Farrell
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
Oracle's chief architect for tools and middleware talks about the business value of implementing a service-oriented architecture.
Apple Seeks Patent For Wireless Handheld
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
A patent application shows that wireless communications will play a part either in an upcoming revision of Apple's iPod or in its long-rumored mobile phone.
Web 2.0: Ingredients For A Site Makeover
Commentary  |  11/28/2006  | 
Putting up a few links and images doesn't cut it anymore. To bring your site into the Web 2.0 world, you need to know about Ajax, Active X, RSS, and
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
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.
Verizon Booting Hundreds Of MCI Agents And Squeezing Rest
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
Verizon to select MCI agents: Sign our restrictive partner contract, then we'll tell you what your sales quotas are.
China 3G Spec Wins More Handset Test Support
News  |  11/23/2006  | 
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
Global Sales Of Mobile Phones Up 21.5%, But Motorola Loses Market Share
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
Motorola lost ground to Nokia and Samsung, as sales of the Kzr phone proved disappointing.
Palm Opens Orders for New Treo 680
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The phone has twice the memory, weighs less, and is thinner than the popular Treo 650 model it replaces.
Cisco Vs. Meru: The Vendors Speak
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
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
Cingular Unveils 3D Wireless Navigation System On Nokia PDA
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
The Nokia E62 displays turn-by-turn directions on color, 3D moving maps that stop when the driver does, and shows realistic images of streets the driver is approaching and passing.
Interview with Marja Koopmans, Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
NWC contributor Robert Hertzberg talks with Marja Koopmans, the Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live talks about the company's ambitious new entry in the area of web hosting and software as a service. | Click to listen...
Former VP Of Technology Charged With Hacking Corporate Network
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, an IT pro allegedly hacked into his former employer's network, read confidential e-mail about upcoming layoffs, and then alerted employees that they might be
AT&T-BellSouth Merger Inches Forward With Appointment Of FCC Chairman
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
AT&T senior VP Chris Rooney expressed confidence over the weekend that the acquisition would be consummated without the firms having to give up additional concessions.
Microsoft Still Working On Vista
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
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,
Rollout: iPass' Mobile Connectivity Services
News  |  11/18/2006  | 
With a new Device Lockdown service, iPass offers improved security and policy enforcement for remote-access management.
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
Medical Equipment Maker Stays Healthy With Storage Array
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
This international home-care device maker wanted a business-continuity system to ensure that its ERP system wouldn't halt production. In addition, the company needed to address its growing storage needs.
Interview With Blue Lane Technologies' Jeff Palmer
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Blue Lane's President & CEO explains the company's appliances, which sit inline on the network and emulate security patches on real-time traffic to protect servers until the patch is
Farewell to the Independent Managed Security Services Provider
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
The recent purchase of independent MSSP Counterpane caps several years of consolidation.
Will Enterprise Desktops Go Virtual?
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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 corporate policies.
Let the Good Times Roll
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Our industry evolves incredibly quickly, and that presents a unique challenge that only Network Computing consistently meets.
PDA Shipments Up, Prices Down
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
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
News  |  11/15/2006  | 
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.
Moto, Qualcomm ally on UMTS handsets
News  |  11/14/2006  | 
Qualcomm and Motorola expand their relationship to UMTS, as Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon chip for UMTS and HSDPA services
Air Guitar Rocks Via 'Virtual Instrument' T-Shirt
News  |  11/14/2006  | 
Australian researchers have fitted a T-shirt with sensors which feed into custom software that turns "air guitar" motions into real musical sounds.
Microsoft Forms Interoperability Alliance With Other Tech Vendors
News  |  11/14/2006  | 
The goal of the Interoperability Vendor Alliance is to work with Microsoft in making their products work better together, based on input by customers.
New York City E-Waste Recycled, Local Law Proposed
News  |  11/14/2006  | 
More than 8,000 pounds of computers, printers, cell phones, cables, and other electronics equipment were recycled in a single day.
How To Avoid 'Blackberry Thumb'
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
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.
Critical Wireless Flaw Leaves Windows Users Open To Attack
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
The vulnerability in the Broadcom wireless driver went public Saturday; the same day, an exploit was added to the Metasploit Framework, a penetration testing tool.
New BlackJack Smartphone Debuts
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
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?
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
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
Phishers Pick $2.8 Billion From Consumers' Pockets
News  |  11/9/2006  | 
Criminals running phishing scams are raking in more money than ever, with the average loss jumping fivefold in the last year and the percentage of money recovered plummeting, according to
Open-Source VoIP Takes A Few Steps Forward
News  |  11/7/2006  | 
Several vendors, including Fonality, Digium, and Polycom unveil new VoIP software, gear, and partnerships designed to move open-source telephony into the mainstream.
Mobile Report: Young People Love Mobile Phones, But Aren't Loyal To Network Providers
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
Young people don't display brand loyalty when it comes to their cell phones, although they're loyal when it comes to other products.
VARs Hop On Wi-Fi And Cellular Convergence
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
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
Virtualization Software Goes Beyond X86 Clones
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
Vendors tout added capabilities and new constituencies
The NWC Interview: Marja Koopmans; Director of Strategy, Microsoft Office Live
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
The director of partner strategy for Office Live talks about the company's ambitious new entry in the area of Web hosting and software as a service.
Verizon To Offer High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network Services For Businesses
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
Verizon sees fiber as its future. It's hoping the new venture, tentatively called Verizon Integrated Optical Services, will convince businesses to join its vision.
Blog: Google Vs. Yahoo
News  |  11/5/2006  | 
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.
Microsoft Expression Web Gives Dreamweaver A Run For Its Money
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
Die-hard Dreamweaver fans aren't likely to switch to Microsoft's Expression Web, but some serious coders who aren't wedded to the longtime market leader are finding a lot to like in
The 2007 NWC Reader Survey
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
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
Rollout: eEye's Blink Professional 2.5
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
This well-designed, robust host intrusion-protection solution uses a layered protection approach to stop attacks at the network and client levels.
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