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Content tagged with Networking posted in December 2004
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The Season For Corporate Giving
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
High-tech companies have donated to various charities in 2004. Here are those stories, plus how you can help the Tsunami victims.
Strix Rides Mesh Network Wave
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
With the growing popularity of citywide Wi-Fi networks, wireless mesh networking is starting to take off.
3Com Gears Up To Leverage TippingPoint Security Appliances
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
3Com plans to use technology from its pending acquisition of TippingPoint Technologies to boost security features across its networking portfolio.
Calif. PUC Files Appeal To FCC's Vonage Decision -- Maybe
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
Setting itself up for a potential regulatory flip-flop, the California Public Utilities Commission has filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging
Tsunami Relief Efforts Get Record Online Donations
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Major relief organizations have received a record amount of money from online donors, helping the nonprofits in getting emergency supplies to victims of the South Asia tsunami disaster.
Report: Apple To Launch $499 Mac
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Apple enthusiasts say that in January Apple will unveil a sub-$500 Mac designed to entice Windows users who own iPods to make the computer switch.
SEA-EAT Blog Mobilizes Fast For Tsunami Relief
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Three bloggers in Bombay set up tsunamihelp.blogspot.com soon after the tsunami hit on Sunday, to form a clearinghouse for disaster relief. Three days later, the blog has 50 contributors and
Phone Worm Source Code Out, Expect More Threats
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
The source code for the most prevalent worm targeting mobile phones has been made public, a dangerous disclosure that may lead to more effective attacks.
Appeals Court Rules VoIP Can't Be Regulated
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
An appeals court agreed with a lower court decision that ruled VoIP is a data service and, as such, can't be regulated by states.
Lenovo Group Moving HQ To Armonk
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
China's Lenovo Group, which recently bought a majority stake in IBM's PC operation, is moving its headquarters to Big Blue's hometown of Armonk, N.Y.
Airspan Buys VoIP Equipment Developer
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Broadband wireless equipment developer Airspan Networks has purchased Israel-based ArelNet for $8.7 million, a move that will allow the WiMAX equipment developer to increase its support for voice-over-IP (VoIP) services.
World's Tallest Building Gets Wireless Coverage
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
When the world's tallest building is inaugurated in Taipei at the end of the month, it will boast mobile-phone coverage reaching throughout the 106-story building, including its elevators.
HP-Intel Itanium Design Team Is Breaking Up
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard is easing out of its partnership with Intel in the design of the Itanium processor and details of the breakup are scheduled to be spelled out soon.
Tarantella Ships Updated Terminal Software
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
Tarantella ships an updated edition of its terminal software that boasts better security and broader platform support.
CEO Says T-Mobile Could Shift To Business Users
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
The CEO of T-Mobile USA's German parent company rules out acquisitions to keep up with its larger U.S. rivals, but says there may be an increased focus in the future
What's Most Important In 2005?
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
As you look out onto 2005, what are your biggest challenges? Do you need to beef up security, deploy a converged voice and data network, incorporate WLANs into your enterprise,
What's Hot in 2005
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
What technologies are going to be most important for you to survive 2005? We pull out our looking glass and tell you what's hot.
A Ghost Story Of Windows
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
Though Marley was dead, one can not say the same thing about Internet Explorer, for it is alive, and alive and full of incomplete programmatic code.
FCC Report: CLEC Carrier Lines Grew 7 Percent
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
The Federal Communication Commission reported that CLECs increased their connections to incumbent lines "- mostly Baby Bells "- by 7 percent in the first six months of 2004.
Ringing In The New Year With VoIP
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
Solution providers said they expect to ring up increased IP telephony sales as they bring in the New Year.
Expect The Unexpected In 2005
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
Thought IT developments in 2004 were surprising? Just wait till next year.
Broadband Use Rises In U.S.; DSL Outpaces Cable
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
The number of digital subscriber lines provided by telephone companies for Internet access increased faster than cable in the first half of the year, as the total number of high-speed
VMware's Workstation 5 Moves Into Beta
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
VMware rolls out a public beta of its Workstation 5, the newest edition of its desktop virtualization software.
Japanese Wireless Operator Invests In U.S. Linux Vendor
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
NTT DoCoMo, which recently announced that three of its phones will be based on Linux, invests in U.S. vendor MontaVista Software.
Opera Releases Preview Of Windows Mobile Browser
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Windows Mobile version of the Opera browser joins versions for the Symbmian OS, Linux and Windows.
Procom Adds Low-End, High-Capacity NAS Filer
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The new unit provides up to 4.8 terabytes of storage capacity for $9,995.
Nortel Ethernet Switch Gains First Certification For IPv6
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Nortel Networks Inc.'s Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 has passed the Phase II Internet Protocol Version 6 validation test at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Testing Lab.
What's In Store For Storage In 2005
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
With the new year upon us, some key storage technologies are poised for takeoff, and, not surprisingly, they're an alphabet soup of acronyms.
Enpirion Gains Second-Round Funding
News  |  12/21/2004  | 
Enpirion has secured a second round of venture funding totaling $17 million.
Enterprises To Boost 2005 IT Spending 3.9 Percent
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Despite some apprehension about business next year, a research firm's survey says that enterprise-sized companies will spend more in 2005 wider on IT.
Sprint and Nextel
Commentary  |  12/20/2004  | 
A merger between Sprint and Nextel means a number of potential benefits to both companies, their stockholders and, potentially, to their customers.
VoIP Pioneer Predicts A Roiling 2005 for IP Telephony
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Open source software communications will begin to influence the VoIP market in a big way next year.
Google Desktop Search Buggy, Fixed
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Researchers at Rice University makes public a bug in Google Desktop Search that could let hackers secretly search the contents of a user's hard drive.
Hotmail Drops McAfee, Picks Trend Micro
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Microsoft's Hotmail dumps McAfee and switched to Trend Micro to provide anti-virus scanning for messages.
The Ultimate Freeware Toolkit
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Here are little-known freeware and shareware utilities that can help system builders do a faster, better job of diagnosing and repairing ailing computer systems.
Cisco Continues Security Buying Binge With $65M Acquisition
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Networking leader buys Protego Networks, which makes a line of security-monitoring and threat-management appliances.
Cisco's Partners Plan Security-Product Blitz In 2005
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
A wave of products expected in the first quarter would boost Cisco's Network Admission Control, a program that enforces security standards for devices seeking access to a network.
Cisco Pays $65 Million For Security Monitoring Specialist Protego
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Cisco Systems is continuing its spending spree with the purchase, for $65 million in cash, of closely-held Protego Networks Inc (Sunnyvale, California), a specialist in security monitoring and threat management
Surprise, Surprise!
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
The IT industry pulled a few surprises out if its hat in 2004. Here are the ones that most intrigues TechWeb's staff.
Adtran Revs ADSL Services For Small Businesses
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Adtran Inc. is bringing ADSL-2 and ADSL-2+ services to its line of routers in two ways.
Overrated Tech, Underrated Tech
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
To sum up the year, InformationWeek's editors present their list of the most overrated and underrated technologies, ideas, people, and trends.
Year-End PC Tasks
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
A little simple maintenance now can help prevent many headaches next year, Fred Langa says.
The Survivor's Guide to 2005: Pop Quizes
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Put your best thinking cap on and test your security, convergence business strategy and application know-how with our special, interactive pop quizzes. We'll show you exactly where you stand or
Blog Awards Bookmarks
Commentary  |  12/19/2004  | 
Our editors pick their favorite alternative technology blogs from among the many entries made by you, our dear readers.
The China Syndrome
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
China's technical prowess is turning it into one of the largest networking markets in the world--and into U.S. vendors' biggest competitor.
ScanSource Seeking 300 VARs For SMB Convergence Market
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Specialty distributor ScanSource, through its Catalyst Telecom division, is looking to recruit 300 resellers to offer Avaya's voice and data solution IP office to the SMB market, according to John
Equant Releases Managed Solution For Cisco IP VPNs
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
LAN VPN service extends to the desktop, creating a seamless wide-area network (WAN)/LAN environment.
Quintum, Wi-LAN Team Up For VoIP WLAN Solution
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Solution aims at providing a secure secure, high-speed wireless VoIP solution for service providers and enterprises.
Cisco To Open R&D Center In Japan
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
The networking vendor will focus on developing new Internet technologies for one of the world's leading broadband markets.
FCC Action Will Encourage Wireless Broadband: WISP
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
FCC action this week will allow both incumbent and competitive telecoms to raise rates, which will encourage migration to WiMAX and similar technologies, a wireless ISP claims.
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