Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in December 2007
Consentry's updates LANshield OS
News  |  12/28/2007  | 
Consentry's incremental update of its appliance OS adds more active authentication options, authentication server cascading, support for Microsoft NAP, log-off detection, and dashboard support.
Can IBM Bring the Semantic Web to Notes and Outlook?
News  |  12/28/2007  | 
OmniFind Personal Email Search tries to extract useful information like addresses or phone numbers from inboxes, and lets organizations customize semantic tagging to avoid irrelevant results.
Cisco's Approach To Green: Sensible Or Stupid?
Commentary  |  12/27/2007  | 
Maybe It's all in the interview. Cisco recently hired green guru Paul Marcoux from APC. As is typical for a hire like this, which is as much for public relations as anything, Marcoux set out for a round of interviews, and depending on which story you read, his plans lie somewhere between sensible contributions to the green movement or a very unlikely attempt at world domination.
Software AG Buys Part of Jacada, But Why?
News  |  12/21/2007  | 
The acquisition looks motivated more by customers and money than technology.
A Marketplace For Business Mashups?
Commentary  |  12/21/2007  | 
Who will actually build BPM-style enterprise mashups? Serena Software is hoping that its online marketplace will attract developers.
Fibre Channel over Ethernet Gets Nudge From Intel
News  |  12/19/2007  | 
Intel's decision to open source its code for implementing Fibre Channel over Ethernet on Linux is a good indication that the standard is moving toward useful implementations.
Hyperic Expands Open-Source SOA And Java Management
News  |  12/18/2007  | 
Partnerships with Iona and SpringSource show that open-source in SOA could extend beyond the ESB into management.
Can Web 2.0 Be Safe For CIOs?
Commentary  |  12/18/2007  | 
Do users see enterprise IT as an obstacle to be overcome before they can play with cool new Web 2.0 technologies?
Telcos Face Enormous Challenges Building New IP Apps
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
With their services in decline, carriers struggle with how to build Internet Protocol applications as cost-effectively as the Facebooks of the world.
Innovators & Influencers: Citrix Systems' Simon Crosby
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
Simon Crosby is driven by the belief that "virtualization has got to be everywhere."
Innovators & Influencers: Advanced Micro Devices' Larry Vertal
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
Vertal bridges science and marketing as he reaches across AMD to spur energy-efficiency efforts.
Innovators & Influencers: SocialText's Eugene Lee
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
CEO Lee is an "old collaborative software geek" looking for new ways to keep people connected.
Innovators & Influencers: Juniper Networks' Steve Hanna
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
As co-chair of two key network security groups, Steve Hanna has a lot of sway over NAC's future.
Security Vendors Revamp Desktop Suites
News  |  12/15/2007  | 
As host protection concerns evolve to include data loss prevention, vendors are busily enhancing their offerings.
BEA Upgrades ESB, Announces SCA Runtime and Repository
News  |  12/14/2007  | 
The new AquaLogic Service Bus adds better support for Eclipse, MQ and ERP, but do its management capabilities compete with BEA's partner, AmberPoint? And can SCA help remove coding from
Cisco's and Juniper's Open OSs Are About Selling Hardware, Not Software
News  |  12/13/2007  | 
The opening up of IOS and JUNOS are part of an ongoing strategy to make the network into a platform for other applications.
Microsoft Accelerates Release Of Hyper-V Hypervisor
Commentary  |  12/13/2007  | 
The virtualization tide just keeps on rolling. Today, Microsoft unexpectedly unveiled a beta release of Hyper-V Hypervisor, which will become part of Windows Server 2008 next year.
Bandwidth Bumps Continue in WAN
Commentary  |  12/13/2007  | 
Have a large video file that you need to ship to a client? If so, one should expect that it will go through more easily now than it would have a few months ago.
Siemens Explains Why Unified Communications Matters
Commentary  |  12/12/2007  | 
In addition to insights from Siemens exec Shayna Kaneshiro, also presents some revealing stats on how small and midsize companies communicate.
Alcatel Launches XML Security Box, Searches for Software Partners
News  |  12/10/2007  | 
The appliance straddles two SOA markets, combining application front-end and XML acceleration features, but Alcatel-Lucent says its scope is even broader.
Iona Expands Open Source ESB, Moves into SOA Governance
News  |  12/10/2007  | 
The ESB vendor is moving to a hybrid business model and updating its SOA platform for greater compatibility between open-source and proprietary modules.
Windows Into a Parallel SOA Universe
News  |  12/8/2007  | 
Microsoft was an early promoter of Web services but let others take the lead with SOA. Now it's back, looking to converge SOA with BPM and dominate extranet integration.
Nortel Launches Conferencing Software Developed With Microsoft
News  |  12/6/2007  | 
Intended to cut teleconferencing costs, it's the first standalone product from the ICA.
Motorola Dumps Brash CEO
Commentary  |  12/4/2007  | 
One trick pony may be an apt description for Ed Zander, who had been CEO of Motorola but now finds himself on the unemployment rolls .
Meru Makes The Honor Roll In Philadelphia Schools
News  |  12/3/2007  | 
Meru Networks announces large-scale wireless network for the School District of Philadelphia, a significant win for a player who has often been snubbed for its small size.

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