Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in November 2007
Verizon Wireless' Neutrality 'Offer' is Neutered
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
Verizon Wireless' 'Any Apps, Any Device' announcement is more about market positioning than true consumer friendliness.
More Power in Your Future?
Commentary  |  11/29/2007  | 
The number of Ethernet switches that small and medium businesses have deployed continues to increase, due in large part to growing acceptance of Gigabit Ethernet and the new Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) standard, according to a report from DellOro Group.
Rolling Review: Quest Software Foglight
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
Quest's offering is a bright spot in our search for truly holistic application performance management.
Rolling Review: Network General
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
Sniffer InfiniStream and Visualizer appliances drill down into network analysis.
Will Sun Shine Again?
News  |  11/21/2007  | 
Sun appears to be just dripping with innovation, openness and a willingness to partner. Unfortunately, innovation hasn't equated to sales. Can the company rebound?
Rolling Review: Automated Patch Management Applications
News  |  11/20/2007  | 
The best medicine for application flaws is automated patch management. To kick off our latest Rolling Review, we'll size up key trends and vendors.
Rolling Review: AeroScout Keeps Tabs On Assets
News  |  11/20/2007  | 
The first entry in our Location Rolling Review provides a complete enterprise-class Wi-Fi location system that is flexible and scalable enough to work within most environments.
MRC's Extended Validation Certificates Recommendation Flawed
News  |  11/20/2007  | 
The Merchant Risk Council is recommending that e-commerce sites adopt extended validation certificates in place of their current SSL certificates. Unfortunately, the recommendation falls flat.
CA Gets A Gateway To SOA
Commentary  |  11/20/2007  | 
The new offering shows that traditional SOA components and network infrastructure hardware aren't the only places an XML firewall can go.
Get A Human
Commentary  |  11/19/2007  | 
As the holidays approach, customer and tech support often become issues when we try to deal with all the new stuff arriving in our houses and businesses. Most large companies send you off to voice mail jail, doing their best to keep you from talking to an actual human being. Fortunately, you don't have to play along.
Closing Open Source's Web Services Loophole
Commentary  |  11/19/2007  | 
The new license could prove attractive to SaaS providers who want the benefits of open source without giving away too much to the competition.
Time To Take Action Against Data Loss
News  |  11/17/2007  | 
The latest round of security products focuses on data loss prevention everywhere on the network, but the real work still requires a human touch.
Defense In Depth: A Blueprint For Security
News  |  11/17/2007  | 
As the borders of the network disappear, securing data whenever and however it's accessed becomes critical.
Vernier's In-Band NAC Product Takes Work
News  |  11/17/2007  | 
EdgeWall has some unique features that help with network integration, but it's got a number of downsides, too.
Can Nortel Converge Web Services And Telephony?
Commentary  |  11/16/2007  | 
Web services and converged communications ought to go well together, but what kind of composite applications will users actually develop?
Email isn't Dead -- Even if the Teens Say So
Commentary  |  11/16/2007  | 
Apparently, teens are abandoning email for more immediate forms of communication. That doesn't mean the working world will follow suit. But it does mean that there could be better ways to communicate to get the job done.
Code Green Plugs Data Leaks
News  |  11/15/2007  | 
Code Green Networks' DLP product is good with alerts, but requires help with prevention.
Automated Policies Pull IT, Business Together
News  |  11/15/2007  | 
Streamlined IT is competitive IT. Here's how to use risk to solidify your policy management approach.
Cisco Juggernaut Keeps Rolling Along
Commentary  |  11/14/2007  | 
Network equipment suppliers are taking drastic steps, including taking themselves private, in order to survive. Amidst all the devastation, market Behemoth Cisco just keeps rolling along, exceeding revenue expectations quarter after quarter.
How Cognos Fits IBM's SOA Strategy
Commentary  |  11/12/2007  | 
IBM already sold and supported Cognos products, so the deal means little to customers. It's aimed at undermining competitors: Oracle in the short term, Software AG in the long term.
Why Smaller Companies Make The Move To Unified Communications
Commentary  |  11/12/2007  | 
When Cisco announced new solutions in its Smart Business Communications Systems last week, I got a chance to query a Cisco exec about what prompts smaller companies to take the plunge into unified communications.
HP Improves Management Of Blade Servers
News  |  11/12/2007  | 
HP's Virtual Connection technology can now manage up to 1,600 bladed servers from a single console.
Has Software AG Finished Digesting webMethods?
Commentary  |  11/10/2007  | 
Layer 7 and Cognos both look like good fits for Software AG. Perhaps it should have bought them instead of webMethods.
Aruba Joins 802.11n Fight
News  |  11/10/2007  | 
No. 2 Wi-Fi vendor Aruba comes out swinging at Cisco as it finally announces its 802.11n gear.
HP's Mobile SOA Vision: Consumers Developing Location-Based Apps
Commentary  |  11/8/2007  | 
Mobile telcos are adopting SOA in a big way. The plan: open up Web services that let anyone can use to develop rich Internet apps. But are they too late?
Rolling Review Introduction: SOA Appliances
News  |  11/7/2007  | 
As service-oriented architectures move into the IT mainstream, can appliances reduce complexity? We'll find out in our latest Rolling Review.
Mobile Encryption: Don't Leave Home Without It
News  |  11/7/2007  | 
Sensitive data walks out your company's front door every day. Question is, will that mobility be a contributor to business success or a deadly blow? In many cases, that will
Can Gaming Help SOA and BPM?
Commentary  |  11/6/2007  | 
IBM says that its Innov8 game will align business with technology and reduce an alleged IT skills shortage. I'm not convinced.
Cisco Introduces Virtual Switching to Bond Chasses Together
News  |  11/6/2007  | 
The Virtual Switching System can link two catalyst 6500s together, but 10-Gig Ethernet is a bottleneck. The new 4500-E offer 30 W power over Ethernet, but only on half of
IBM offers Cash for Greener Data Centers
News  |  11/2/2007  | 
As part of its "Big Green" initiative, IBM is offering tradable emissions credits that customers can sell to power companies.
Microsoft Oslo: Vaporware As A Service
Commentary  |  11/2/2007  | 
Microsoft is very coy about Oslo shipping dates, but it could delay the planned Internet Service Bus to 2009 or later.
Analysis: PC Control
News  |  11/2/2007  | 
We revisit the eternal battleground of centralized authority versus decentralized flexibility and find that balance, as always, is key to success
BEA's Bleak Future
Commentary  |  11/1/2007  | 
Customers would be much better off if BEA Systems stayed independent, but that doesn't look likely.
Immersed in a SOAP and Ajax Solution
Commentary  |  11/1/2007  | 
Here at our newest Immersion Center, we'll be analyzing news, technology and products that affect one of the most misunderstood areas in IT.

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