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Content tagged with Networking posted in December 2003
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IBM Does On-Demand Deal With Target
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
IBM announced it had struck a 10-year deal with Target to manage its mainframe infrastructure using an on-demand approach where the giant retailer will pay only for the computing horsepower
Speculation Continues On BEA Systems Takeover
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
BEA Systems is, once again, the target of acquisition speculation.
Vitesse Acquires Cicada For $66 Million
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
Vitesse Semiconductor said it will acquire Cicada Semiconductor, thereby formalizing a partnership which has seen Vitesse market its LAN products along with Cicada's gigabit copper transceivers. Vitesse said it will
How Does This Flash Thing Work, Exactly?
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
I'm a reasonably accomplished software user. I can get most of the software I work with to do what I need it to do. Most of the time.
Slow But Steady Growth For 2004
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
The time of budget-slashing and staff-cutting and re-engineering is finally, finally over, and an economic rebound is in the air.
First Look At Windows XP Service Pack 2
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
We've tested the new software on a couple of test machines, and here's what we found.
Business Spending Drives Tech Optimism For New Year
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
BOSTON (AP) -- The corporate spending that drives the technology sector is as strong as it has been since the end of the 1990s boom, giving the industry optimism as
IBM's p690 Server Market Share Grows
News  |  12/26/2003  | 
IBM Unix server market share picks up, and Big Blue also announces partnership with ShopNBC.com.
IT Pros Optimistic About 2004 Salary Increases
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
IT professionals are optimistic that the economic turn-around will put more money in their pockets during 2004, a recently-released survey from skills assessment firm Brainbench found.
The Best Products of 2003
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
Here are the 10 most innovative products of 2003: Despite ongoing economic pressure, this was a year of considerable innovation in nearly every area of the IT industry.
'Twas The Net Before Christmas
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
"Tis the night before Christmas," I thought with a frown. I was stuck at the office. The network was down.
Micron Sales Surge 62 Percent
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
Micron Technology Inc. reported a 62 percent surge in revenue, to $1.1 billion, a harbinger of the semiconductor industry's improving conditions.
Vonage Extends VoIP Reach
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
VoIP provider Vonage Holdings has unveiled two marketing pincer movements aimed at bringing its Web telephoning service to broadband subscribers. The firm has established partnerships with a consortium of telecommunications
SMC Ships 802.11a/b/g Access Point
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
SMC on Tuesday shipped its new EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point, an all-in-one enterprise-level WLAN access point that supports the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Wi-Fi standards.
Harvard And IBM Build Grid
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
Harvard University and IBM are working to assemble a universitywide computing grid.
Linux's Recent One-Two Punch
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
The Linux market got a major shot in the arm last week, as the Open Source Development Labs announced the completion of the Linux 2.6 production kernel and Novell released
Thor Updates Xellerate Server Provisioning Software
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
Server provisioning vendor Thor Technologies Monday is shipping an enhanced edition of its flagship Xellerate enterprise provisioning system.
The Jingle of Corporate Donations
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
It's the holiday season and with that comes the age old tradition of gift-giving. It seems appropriate, then, to recognize some of the giving high-tech companies have been engaging in
New PCs Must Be Protected, Patched
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Consumers buying PCs as holidays gifts and businesses purchasing new systems to squeeze capital expenditures under the tax wire may be putting themselves at risk as soon as they unwrap
CompTIA Comes To The Rescue In The SLA Process
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, a service-level agreement is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get. That's why the Computing Technology Industry Association last week
Sun Lands Office Depot Job
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems has beat out competitors to land a multiyear agreement to supply storage systems and software to office products reseller Office Depot.
I Am Not An E-Mail Addict, Honest
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Wayne comes to the realization that he is, in fact, an e-mail addict. Can this man be saved?
Spammers Face Suits
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
The New York attorney general's office and Microsoft last week filed a half-dozen lawsuits against a ring of companies they say is responsible for distributing millions of deceptive E-mails daily.
Microsoft Issues First Outlook Anti-Spam Update
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Microsoft has quietly provided its first anti-spam filter update for Outlook 2003, the company's newest e-mail client.
Fujitsu, Red Hat Partner In Linux Development
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Fujitsu Limited and Red Hat said Friday they have started building enterprise features for Linux. The joint development work, which has begun at Red Hat's Boston office, is part of the alliance the companies announced in May. The development...
'Tis the Season To Charge
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Debit- and credit-card payments are more popular payment methods than cash or checks for in-store purchases, a recent survey says. That means transaction platforms need to perform optimally. Here's how
Microsoft Issues First Outlook Anti-Spam Update
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Microsoft has quietly provided its first anti-spam filter update for Outlook 2003, the company's newest e-mail client.
BEA, Oki Electric To Build Communications Software
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
BEA Systems Inc. and Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. on Friday said they have formed an alliance to build a business applications platform that combines information technology and communications.
Looking For ROI In VoIP
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
To VoIP, or not to VoIP, that was the question. And the answer, according to the Networking Pipeline Voting Booth, is that many enterprises are already adding VoIP to their
Database Reporting Services To Launch Next Month
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Reporting Services for SQL Server 2000 will make its official debut on a January 27 Webcast, according to a Microsoft spokesperson. The company had been trying to get the database
Microsoft Spells Out Windows 2000 Server Retirement
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Microsoft has given Windows 2000 Server its walking papers. Late Wednesday, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer outlined a multi-stage retirement plan for the older server software, which was supplanted this year by the newer Windows Server 2003. Effective April 1, 2006,...
Athlon 64 Needs A Killer App
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The low-end version of Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 -- the AMD Athlon 64 3000+ -- is here, but where is the software that runs on the 64-bit machine?
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Infrastructure
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The success of all business initiatives still depends on a reliable network infrastructure with predictable performance.
Survivor's Guide to 2004: That was Now, This is Then
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Publisher Fritz Nelson takes a trip down memory lane with his look at the technologies, people and companies taht laid the groundwork for IT today.
Unlikely IT Predictions for 2004; Seven Little Words; Hot and Not in '04
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Top 11 Highly Unlikely IT Predictions for 2004; Seven Little Words for 2004 (or, How to Survive the PC* Revolution); Hot and Not in '04.
The Survivor's Guide to 2004
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
IT budgets may be inching back up, but you'll still have to think long and hard about every technology decision you make. We're here to help.
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The wireless revolution may not be here just yet, but rapid evolution is a good bet.
The Need for Speed
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
For the enterprise, it's not just that increasingly mountainous amounts of data have to be stored -- it has to be moved, too. And the more you've got, the faster
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Converged Voice, Video and Data
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Implementing voice and video over your data network is a speculative venture. But you can increase the odds that your bet will pay off by keeping the business case for
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Business Applications
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
To-do list: Check for HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; enable real-time enterprise and Web services initiatives. A tall order, but someone has to do it. Here's what you need to know.
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Business Strategy
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
A spending rebound doesn't mean a return to free-spending ways. Now it's about discipline.
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Storage and Servers
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
It's a buyer's market for servers, users are making their voices heard, and AMD is coming on strong with a new 64-bit processor. Swing into action as consolidation and commoditization
The Return of Risk and Leverage
Commentary  |  12/19/2003  | 
2004 will be the year the IT also-rans are exposed while the scrappy visionaries are rewarded.
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Network and Systems Management
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
NSM products are improving, slowly but steadily, and we're seeing standards gains to boot.
Security Server Market Grows By 22 Percent
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
The worldwide market for security server appliances grew by 22 percent in the third quarter, and is expected to continue increasing next year.
Sun's Schwartz Rails Against Microsoft Decision To Pull JVM Products
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Sun's software chief blasted Microsoft and its decision to pull the plug on all products that use the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine on December 23.
Report: Wireless Metro Area Networks Set to Boom
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Spurred by the growing popularity of wireless hotspots, wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs) are set to grow rapidly, according to a report released Wednesday by Datacomm Research Company.
IT Leaders Optimistic Heading Into 2004
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
All we want for Christmas is a business recovery. And according to the IT industry's top executives, we may just get it.
EMC, Microsoft's newest enemy
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
With the acquisition of VMware, EMC has a chance to really deliver on this software vision, and, in the process, it could give Microsoft some serious competition.
McNealy's Dilemma At Sun Microsystems
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems Chairman, CEO and President Scott McNealy has gotten a lot of unsolicited advice over the past year. Some of that advice has not gone over too well with
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