Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in December 2006
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Software as a Service Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  12/28/2006  | 
Hosted systems can expand access to analytic information. But Ventana Research recommends evaluating SaaS models for particular business needs and to determine how they can work together with internally deployed
Microsoft: Vista's Secure, Not Perfect
News  |  12/28/2006  | 
Disclosure of a zero-day vulnerability doesn't alter the claim that Vista is the safest Microsoft operating system so far, says company's security manager.
News  |  12/28/2006  | 
This "meat-and-potatoes" collaboration service offers enough services and administrative features to be taken seriously.
Microsoft Zune Fails To Reach Top Seller Lists On
News  |  12/26/2006  | 
Various models of Apple's iPod, on the other hand, were among the top sellers.
How Important Is A Job Title Change?
News  |  12/26/2006  | 
Career expert Oreste "Rusty" D'Aversa says a career title change should be about the duties and skills you are responsible for and the progression of responsibility in the new role.
Advice On Changing Career Tracks
News  |  12/26/2006  | 
Two tech professionals seek advice on how to prep a resume, and their professional development, to move into new IT career arenas.
Report: Robots Will Get Same Rights As Humans
News  |  12/22/2006  | 
As robots continue to become more sophisticated, they'll also get the same responsibilities, too, like paying taxes and military service.
Symantec: Another Surge In Worm Scanning For Unpatched Antivirus Software
News  |  12/22/2006  | 
Sensors monitored by Symantec's DeepSight threat management service have reported a significant spike in traffic related to TCP port 2967, which Symantec has traced to scans generated by the "Sagevo"
Residential VoIP Users Number More Than 9 Million
News  |  12/22/2006  | 
Subscribers using facilities-based VoIP have created a horse race between Vonage and Time Warner Cable users, with Vonage reporting 1.7 million users to Time Warner's 1.6 million.
Spam Volume Jumps 35% In November
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The volume of spam surged in November to an average of 85 billion messages a day during two periods, IronPort says.
Microsoft Loses More Ground In Online Search
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The number of online searches made on Microsoft Windows Live Search fell 12% in November to 8.2% of the total number of Web searches, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.
Vista Issues Bedevil Firefox
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
A total of 34 Firefox bugs related to Windows Vista have been collected in the Mozilla Bugzilla database; 20 of the bugs remain unfixed.
Google Takes Blogger Out Of Beta
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The new features provide more flexibility in layout by enabling drag and drop positioning of most elements on the page, and more options are given for colors, fonts, headers, and
Ready To Demo: A $150 Laptop With A 'Complete Computing Experience'
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
The laptop avoids the use of Microsoft software and name brand PC processors such as Intel and AMD.
Skype 'Worm' Overrated, Says Websense
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Websense has reclassified the threat as a Trojan horse and says its impact is declining.
Mozilla To Update Firefox Browser Today
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
The number and severity of the security vulnerabilities that are being patched were not known early Tuesday.
Opera Adds Phishing Filter
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Opera 9.1 relies on PhishTank, an open source-style project whose members submit suspicious URLs, then verify scams and share the resulting blacklists.
ThinkFree Sees Opportunity From Dissatisfied Microsoft Office Users
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
The developers of ThinkFree, the Microsoft Office online clone that is reportedly the object of Google's affection if not acquisition dreams, see Microsoft's new Office 2007 as an opportunity and
Cisco's Linksys, Not Apple, Releases iPhone
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Cisco has owned the iPhone name since 2000, when it purchased InfoGear Technology for $301 million.
Cingular Signs Exclusive MySpace Deal
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
A set of tools will let Cingular subscribers edit their MySpace profiles, view and add friends' profiles, post photos and blogs, and send and receive messages.
Sturdier Botnets Mean More Spam In 2007
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
If a control server is shut down, the spammer can easily update the rest of the bots with the location of a new server as long as he controls at
Review: GN Netcom's Dual Connectivity Headset
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The GN 9350 wireless headset lets you work with your landline phone and VoIP at the same time.
Microsoft Patches IE 7 Phishing Filter To Boost Speed
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Microsoft says IE 7 users may see their PCs bog down as the filter evaluates multi-frame pages for fraud indicators.
Google's Holiday Wish May Come True: An Online Clone Of Microsoft Office
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
A Google team has visited the Korean company that makes ThinkFree Office, a clone of Microsoft Office, for acquisition talks twice in recent days, according to Korean press reports.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Messaging & Collaboration
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Success in 2007's new world of user/community-driven content will involve increased maturity in corporate blogs, wikis, podcasts and Webcasts, and more experimentation with video as a sales and marketing tool.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Network and Systems Management
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Our outlook for the coming year should improve as significant transformations -- particularly managing according to process -- shake up network and systems management on both the technology and human
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Business Strategy
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Your mission for 2007: Provide unprecedented data access while implementing strategies to protect your sensitive info, all without choking off business processes. No problem, right?
The Survivor's Guide to 2007
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
With small budget hikes forecasted for 2007, simply wringing more computing power out of packed data centers won't be enough. For the next wave of change, IT must take the
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Network Infrastructure
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Get ready to change gears in 2007. While consolidation was the watchword for 2006, 2007 will be all about differences. New and expensive technologies are stretching IT dollars, increasing management
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Enterprise Applications
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
In the coming year, you'll hear plenty of experts going on about architecting "agile, competitive, strong-performing" apps that help your organization reduce costs internally, while maintaining customer satisfaction.
The Big Bang, Astrophysics and You
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
The more everyone touches and uses IT, the less they "understand" about why and how it works--this makes your job that much more important, that much more vital to how
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Untethered data access -- on both the LAN and WAN -- has become increasingly strategic for all organizations. Therefore, expect continued heavy investing in wireless in 2007, and you won't
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Storage & Servers
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Many of the technologies we pointed to last year -- server virtualization, IP storage and blade servers -- are still evolving and continue to be important areas to watch in
The NWC Interivew: John Wood, Founder, Room to Read
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The former Microsoft executive and founder of "Room to Read," a nonprofit promoting literacy around the world, talks about scaling up, his previous employer, and charity.
Is Blogging About To Peak? Gartner Says 'Yes'
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Less than 2% of all Internet users are frequent content contributors, while between 10% and 15% contribute occasionally and more than 50% are reading or watching what the communities are
Netgear's Powerline Adapter
News  |  12/13/2006  | 
The Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter HDX101 lets you use your home electrical system to create a network when wireless doesn't work.
Are You Suffering From Mouse Rage Syndrome?
News  |  12/12/2006  | 
Web surfers suffering from Mouse Rage Syndrome show signs of stress and anxiety, according to a new study.
Unix Users Prefer IBM And Sun
News  |  12/12/2006  | 
IBM retained its top spot and Sun improved its standing with Unix users, but Hewlett-Packard slipped in the latest vendor preference ratings.
Search Results Get Safer; AOL Edges Google
News  |  12/11/2006  | 
Last month, searches linked to 12% fewer sites judged risky by SiteAdvisor than six months ago; overall, 4.4% of the sites returned by five search engines were tagged with red
HP Unveils Global Mobile Broadband Laptop
News  |  12/11/2006  | 
The HP Compaq nc6400 notebook has integrated Cingular Wireless UMTS/HSDPA-based technology and will work in 115 countries.
Drop In DoCoMo Subscribers May Be Traced To Number Portability
News  |  12/8/2006  | 
One month after Japan approved the measure, the company lost 17,500 subscribers
Senate Passage Of Phone Records Privacy Bill Likely
News  |  12/8/2006  | 
Buying, selling, or obtaining phone records without a customer's permission could become a felony if no one in the U.S. Senate objects to a bill that lawmakers have put on
Return Of The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
Commentary  |  12/8/2006  | 
You need gifts? We've got gifts! We bring you 80 of the hottest, weirdest, and most exciting tech gadgets to give (or get) this holiday season.
Lack Of PCs Will Thwart WiMax In Developing Nations
News  |  12/7/2006  | 
Cellular systems will upstage WiMax in developing countries, said market research firm Analysys in a report released this week.
Group Chat Evolving Into E-Mail 2.0
News  |  12/7/2006  | 
More than just a substitute for e-mail, group chat is a productivity booster that's becoming a must-have app in the enterprise. Here's what to consider as you assess how to
Reality IT: Wired or Wireless: Reader Insights
Commentary  |  12/7/2006  | 
Reader's give us their take on whether "ACME" should go fully wireless at a new satellite office.
NWC's NAC Battleground
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
Network Access Control, or NAC, has emerged as the technology approach of choice for securing enterprise assets. Twelve leading NAC vendors entered the NWC NAC Battleground to stake their architectural
U.S. Companies Lead List Of Tech Pioneers
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
The World Economic Forum names companies that are developing technology that has potential for long-term impact on business and society.
Sales Of Fingerprint ID Systems Are Growing
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
Sales of automated fingerprint-identification systems are expected to reach $160 million annually by 2010, according to government market researcher Input.
NAC's Missing Piece
News  |  12/3/2006  | 
The whole of NAC has centered around assessing an endpoint's health and controlling access by granting admission or enforcing quarantine. That's all well and good, but it's not really access
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