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Content tagged with Networking posted in December 2005
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IPTV: Another Fun Way To Waste Time At Work
News  |  12/30/2005  | 
At the risk of being cast as paranoid productivity cops, business managers may find it difficult to stop TV and video viewing from joining personal E-mail, instant messaging, and blogs
Economic Signs Mostly Positive For IT Spending
News  |  12/30/2005  | 
The small- and midsize business sector should particularly fuel growth in 2006, with managed services, OS upgrades and migrations, blade servers and remote access among the key drivers.
Priorities Out Of Order
Commentary  |  12/30/2005  | 
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time for businesses to assess their objectives and define which projects should take precedence in the coming 12 months. Unfortunately, all too often, IT professionals complain that corporate technology priorities are out of order. In the Systems Management Pipeline poll conducted over several weeks in December, only 18 percent of the respondents said their companies ha
A Return To Confidence
Commentary  |  12/29/2005  | 
We are at the point we reach every December where everyone who isn't already too busy compiling New Year's resolutions they will never keep is trying to make sense of the year that is rapidly coming to an end. And what a year 2005 turned out to be - complex, challenging, and at times frustrating but also always interesting. Some would call it the year of the merger and acquisition -- though every year might qualify as that -- with Oracle and SAP leading the spending sprees. Just last week S
Cell Phone Users Dissatisfied With Online Help: Report
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
Web access is extremely important according to 83% of cell phone users, yet only 29% are currently satisfied with using online help to resolve wireless data problems, according to a
Data Danger
Commentary  |  12/28/2005  | 
Once again, a large enterprise has had to fess up to its customers that it has lost a backup tape containing their private information. Even in a year where some of the largest- and ostentiably best run - companies reported similar mishaps, the latest incident involving Marriott's timesharing division 'misplacing' customer data is still surprising, if not exactly shocking. After the negative attention f
Worldwide DSL Subscribers Will Reach 140 Million By Year's End: Report
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Nearly 40 million people subscribed to DSL service for the first time in the past year, according to a new analysis by Point Topic.
Report: Gigabit Ethernet Test Gear Sales Up
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
The global Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology test equipment market will grow from $233 million in 2004 to $627 million in about five years, according to a Frost
Nortel Acquires Tasman For $99.5 Million
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Nortel Networks Corp. said that it has acquired Tasman Networks Inc., a networking company that provides a portfolio of enterprise routers.
Fixing A Fatal Flaw
Commentary  |  12/27/2005  | 
In recent months, antivirus vendors have come under increasing fire for vulnerabilities in the very products that are supposed to protect against malicious software. Critics are questioning the reactive install-and-update model anti-virus vendors use currently. So naturally, there is considerable speculation that what is needed
"Cheapskate" Online Shoppers Rule The Holidays: Survey
News  |  12/23/2005  | 
More than 75% of online shoppers have received recycled gifts for the holidays, according to a new survey by Bizrate.
Siemens Inks Deal To Provide IPTV Solution In China
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
Company signs deal with Shanghai Telecom and Shanghai Media Group for the first commercial deployment of its Home Entertainment Internet television solution.
Foundry Debuts Intrusion Prevention System
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
Foundry Networks has just announced a new end-to-end real-time network intrusion detection and prevention solution.
More Holiday Madness
Commentary  |  12/22/2005  | 
So the stockings are hung by fire with care in hopes that St. Nicholas will soon be there, but most New Yorkers are probably wishing most for one thing - the end of the transit strike. As for many of Salesforce.com 350,000 customers, they are probably longing to erase the six hours of lost access to their Salesforce apps just as they are wrapping up their year-end numbers. A database cluster error led was the un
3Com Reports Networking Sales Growth
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
3Com Wednesday reported a smaller loss and slightly higher revenue in its second fiscal quarter, driven by increased sales in its networking division.
Rioplex Creates 5,000-Square-Mile Network In Texas
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Rioplex Wireless, a provider of very wide-area broadband wireless services, is extending its South Texas network to cover 5,000 square-miles.
IBM Snaps Up Micromuse
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Big Blue bolsters its systems management portfolio with the $865 million acquisition of the enterprise management vendor and its Netcool event correlation software.
Report: 24% Of Enterprises Have Deployed Wireless Nets
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Forrester finds that the numbers are up 9% from two years ago; 40% of companies are evaluating or piloting the technology.
Gallagher To Leave NTIA, Report Says
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
Bush administration's telecom point man stepping down "early next year," no successor yet appointed.
Indian Government Urged To Adopt IPv6
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued its draft recommendations for India's transition to IPv6, calling a for expanded testing of new network technologies.
Microsoft Releases Vista Preview
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Microsoft releases December CTP of Windows Vista, but execs decline to say which features need to be added before the code is feature-complete in early 2006.
Broadband-Over-Powerlines Service Rides Into Texas
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Fledgling broadband-over-powerlines (BPL) technology will be offered to two million homes and businesses in the Lonestar state in 2006.
The Worst Network Security Horror Stories
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Think you've had security problems? You ain't heard nothing yet. We asked the pros to tell us some of the worst disasters they've faced. Here's what they told us.
Wi-Fi Enhances Personal Relationships, Not Just Productivity: Report
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Wi-Fi enhances personal relationships as well as productivity, according to 46% of Americans polled for a recent Wi-Fi Alliance survey.
Telecom Revenue To Hit $1.2 Trillion By 2006: Report
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Survey finds that wireless will lead the charge, growing to 55% of all telecom revenue by 2010.
Google Reportedly Offering To Take A $1 Billion Stake In AOL
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Google Inc. has entered exclusive negotiations with America Online Inc., offering $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in the Internet portal, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Bah Humbug
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
So how is it, that with all the truly amazing technology we have today that puts the world literally at our fingertips, this time of year is still full of hassles and irritations for so many? And no, I am not referring to the annoying relatives, the stress of decking the halls only to have someone else's two year-old come and knock the tree over, or even the commercialization of a sacred time of year (though I hear you on those pains, believe me I do), but to the fact that with all even in the
When Free Isn't
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
I was excited last year when Microsoft announced that it would join the rest of the modern world and offer express versions of its development environment for free, targeting hobbyists and students. So I went to download Visual C# Express...
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
Two freebies for you today. The first is a well hidden, undocumented, unsearchable free virtual CD driver from Microsoft. VCdControlTool has no documentation and you'll need to read the readme in order to properly "install" the proggy as it involves...
Survivor's Guide to 2006: Anchors Aweigh!
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
IT spending is on the rise, but it still won't be easy to keep your boat afloat. Our business and technology editors share their predictions for the coming year.
Survivor's Guide to 2006: Wireless
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Wireless will throttle full speed ahead in 2006, with 3G, Wi-Fi and WiMAX technologies setting the pace for the enterprise. But which technologies will stay afloat? We look to the
Last Mile: Gilligan's IT-land
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
In this Survivor-centric edition, we laud the winner of our Survivor's Guide Ship Christening contest. We also look at the Top 11 most useful IT technologies for Gilligan's Island.
Survivor's Guide to 2006: Network Infrastructure
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
After some years of stagnancy, there are finally sails on the infrastructure horizon. Look to MPLS and Metro Ethernet to make a splash.
Coming Into Compliance...Slowly
Commentary  |  12/15/2005  | 
The other day, I was chatting with a networking vendor who spends a significant percentage of his time with financial services clients. The topic of compliance came up, and because his company makes equipment that connects data centers and storage systems, he had a lot to say on the topic. One thing that surprised me was his opinion that, for most of his clients, compliance was yesterday's news. That has not been my experience in the conversations I have had with as I IT professionals in recent
Business as usual in Redmond
Commentary  |  12/15/2005  | 
OpenDocument. Open XML. Two standards, both open, from two different sets of vendors. Of course you've already gathered that one of the standards is coming from Microsoft who, like the cheese, stands alone....
Online Gaming Revenue To Rocket To $3.5 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Online gaming is about to enter a period of substantial growth, according to a new report from Parks Associates, with revenues expected to more than triple by 2009.
Gartner: Put Pandemic Plans In Place For 2006
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
With the avian flu epidemic "almost certain," the consultancy is recommending that enterprises have plans and process in place to allow large numbers of knowledge workers to work from home
"Dark" Traffic Dominates
Commentary  |  12/14/2005  | 
For anyone who has ever watched their email inbox get buried by spam, the findings of a messaging vendor Tumbleweed Communications' study on email traffic that shows 83 percent of all email is actually illegitimate isn't all that surprising. But it should be. After all, in the first quarter of this year the percentage of so-called "dark traffic" was closer to 60 percent.
More Vonage VoIP Users Get E911 Service
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Vonage says its entire customer base has access to enhanced emergency 911 services.
The Emergency Email System
Commentary  |  12/14/2005  | 
Since today's snowstorm in NE Wisconsin is causing schools to close early, a friend pointed out the existence of the Emergency Email System, which is how he's getting information about what schools are closing and how bad the weather really...
Spirent Sets Up IPv6 Test Center
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Spirent Federal has teamed up with Innofone.com's training division, v6 Transition, to set up an IPv6 test center in the Washington D.C. area.
Foundry Debuts PoE Switch For VoIP, Converged Networks
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Foundry Networks Inc. has announced a new compact power over Ethernet (POE) Layer 2/3 10-Gigabit switch designed for voice over IP (VoIP) and converged network applications.
Brightcove's Allaire Says IPTV Will "Rewrite" TV Biz
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Founder of startup promising back-end services for 'Net TV forsees an explosion of content, providers.
Testing Update: ESB Performance
Commentary  |  12/13/2005  | 
That's right. We love you so much that we're testing the performance of ESB products so you don't have to. The things we do to make your lives easier......
WiMAX Faces Uncertain Future
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
WiMAX technology has huge potential, but competing technologies are significant threats, according to In-Stat.
Skype Challenging Two VoIP Services
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
Skype is currently the frontrunner among peer-to-peer VoIP services. Two new services, Gizmo Project and PeerMe, are prepared to join the race.
Cisco Leaps Into Network Management
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
With what it deems a more granular approach to network management, Cisco's Network Application Performance Analysis suite will compete with offerings from Network General, NetIQ, and others.
Home Broadband Gear Sales Jump 20% in 2005: Report
News  |  12/13/2005  | 
The market for broadband home equipment has grown by nearly 20% this year, driven by demand for wireless and VoIP equipment and a major increase in broadband subscribers, reports In-Stat.
Cisco, Juniper Claim Big Advances In Core Routers
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
Cisco Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. have claimed simultaneous advances for their core router systems.
Steve Case: 'Undo' AOL-Time Warner Merger
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
Calling it "the worst merger in history" AOL co-founder Steve Case now says he wants to "undo" AOL's merger with Time Warner.
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