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Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2004
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Running On HP
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Here is a very idiosyncratic walk down memory lane in which we'll look at some of the more interesting moments to which HP has laid claim.
Microsoft Parades VoIP On Windows CE
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said the upcoming version of its Windows CE operating system for handheld devices, set-top boxes and mobile phones will include features for voice over IP, and
No Free Ride For VoIP Providers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
One of the common misconceptions in the Voice over IP arena is the idea that VoIP service providers are taking a free ride on the nation's telecom networks. Nothing is
Spec Completed For Hotspot Authentication Via SIMs
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A consortium of smartcard vendors said Wednesday it has completed proposed specifications that would enable users to securely access hotspots using SIM modules such as those used in phones that
Fujitsu Debuts 10-Gbit Ethernet Switch Chip
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. unveiled a 10-Gbit Ethernet switch chip that could benefit designers of enterprise-level equipment.
Brocade Builds SANs For Small Biz, Remote Use
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. is trying to extend the benefits of SANs to small to midsize businesses, enterprise departments and remote offices with new eight- and 16-port Fibre Channel SAN
Pulver The 'Voice' Of VoIP
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The relentless force that is Jeff Pulver refused to rest on his laurels Tuesday, instead exhorting the crowd at the VON show to think bigger and work harder.
Verizon: Telecom Regulation Needs A Makeover
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Verizon senior vice president Kathryn Brown decries the state of the state of telecom regulation, calling for a "new policy framework" instead of tweaks to the existing regulatory system.
Polycom Unveils Entry-Level IP Phone
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Conferencing vendor Polycom Monday expanded its lineup of IP phones with a new entry-level handset priced at $180 launched at the VON conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
IBM Readies AIX Consolidation Play
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Consolidation of servers running IBM's AIX operating system on server blades based on the vendor's Power processors will be the next big opportunity for IBM partners, said Brian Conners, vice
Management Shakeup Costs Gateway
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Gateway has had ups and down in recent years, but it's never stood still. That continues to this day as the Poway, Calif.-based company has announced yet another management reorganization.
2004 Product of the Year: Symon Enterprise Server
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
More executives and managers are realizing how important it is to arm call center agents with the proper skills and tools. Some of these solutions, such as the Symon Enterprise
Open Source: The Next Generation
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
La Quinta Inns, the national hotel chain, has just shifted its fast-growing online reservation system from BEA Systems Inc.'s WebLogic application server to a lesser-known open-source product called JBoss. The reasons for the switch from commercial software to an open-source...
FBI Tries To Dispute "Myths" Of CALEA
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Have you ever seen an FBI special agent as a panelist at a telecom trade show? You could have Monday afternoon at the VON conference in Santa Clara, Calif., where
Wood Asserts Calif. PUC Has A Role In VoIP's Future
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
California PUC commissioner Carl Wood said social needs must be accounted for, and paid for, by participants in the telecom and VoIP service arenas.
VoIP Regulatory Issues Dominate VON Buzz
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Regulation -- or the potential lack thereof -- was the buzzword for the morning sessions of the VON (Voice on the Net) conference Monday, during the show's "Telecom Policy Summit"
Health-Care Challenge: Handling Patient Data
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
To handle increasing amounts of data cost-effectively, Cleveland Clinic Foundation is using hierarchical storage-management technology.
Adapting To A New HP
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Armed with a new channel strategy that melds its commercial and enterprise units into a single channel organization, an additional $50 million in funding, and the launch of new programs
IBM's Gamble In The 60's Continues To Reap Rewards
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Forty years ago, IBM gambled its future, dedicating an unprecedented $5 billion for the development and manufacture of a new line of computers: the System/360, the first IBM mainframe.
IBM Inks Deal With Indian Telecom Company
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
IBM has signed a 10-year deal potentially worth $750 million to take over the information-technology infrastructure and applications of Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd., a major telecommunications conglomerate in India, both companies
Homeland Security CIO Outlines Priorities
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
With 9/11 commission hearings, lingering tension over this month's train bombings in Madrid, Spain, and threats of retaliation against Israel and its allies for the recent assassination of Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin serving as the backdrop, Department...
VoIP: Everyone's Using It
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
When I asked for some real-life examples of VoIP usage a week ago, I wasn't disappointed -- a few readers quickly replied with their success stories, which I'll share here.
IBM Inks Deal With Indian Telecom Company
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
IBM has signed a 10-year deal potentially worth $750 million to take over the information-technology infrastructure and applications of Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd., a major telecommunications conglomerate in India.
Vivato Antennas Bring Wi-Fi To Spokane
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The City of Spokane has installed what is believed to be the country's largest municipal wireless network. The core Wi-Fi technology covering a 100-block downtown area has been established by
Was Torvalds Really Happy To Be At Brainshare?
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
According to the headlines, it sure seemed like Linus Torvalds was putting his stamp of approval on Novell's Linux-or-bust strategy when he made a surprise appearance at Novell's
Implementing Efficient IT Projects
Commentary  |  3/26/2004  | 
Our simple steps will save you time and money on development and implementation. The real challenge is making both users and coroprate execs happy.
Conferencing Systems
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
This Edition we look at VCon HD3000 and HD5000 Conferencing Systems; NetRAT Software NetRAT 2.5; ViewCentral Replay; ZyXel Communications ZyWall 70
E-Mail Compliance Offers IT Opportunity
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
E-mail can drive network managers nuts in so many different ways. In addition to standardizing platforms, keeping the gateways up and bandwidth clear, and dealing with spam -- network managers
Overworked Admins
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
How many servers should one admin reasonably be expected to support? Also; inappropirate conversations in the workplace.
Microsoft's Management Solution Still Years Away
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The Redmond Giant plans to build managibility into Windows. Just don't expect it anytime soon.
High Court Orders Computer ShutDowns
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Once again, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the Department of Interior to disconnect computers from the Internet thanks to Security issues. Could service providers be next?
FUDBusters: SolarFlare's 10 Gigabit Transmissions
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Are SolarFlare's claims of transmitting over 100 meters of Category 5e cable a load of hot air?
Increasing WLAN Speed
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Vendors are pitching solutions for speeding up Wi-Fi. Should you be getting into the fast lane just yet?
University of Tennessee Implements 802.1x
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The University's first attempt to secure their WLAN left users without access and their helpdesk beseiged. All that is about to change -- thanks to the emerging 802.1x standard.
Strong Reaction From Politicos On EU-Microsoft Decision
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
In the wake of the European Union's sweeping decision against Microsoft, the ruling produced sharp reactions from U.S. political leaders, some hailing the decision, others attacking it.
Court Blocks Municipalities From Offering Phone Service
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
In a victory for the regional telephone monopolies, the Supreme Court has ruled that state governments can block municipalities from entering the telephone business.
Ekahau Unveils Off-site WLAN Planning Tool
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Wirelesss LAN site survey vendor Ekahau Thursday announced a new WLAN planning tool to speed the deployment of corporate wireless networks.
Innovation Is Still Startups' Domain
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
If the announcement today by Judy Estrin's Precision I/O firm teaches us anything, it's that true innovation on the technology front still comes mainly from startup companies, where
Sun Programs Aim To Boost Server Sales
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems Wednesday unveiled two new programs aimed at boosting sales of some of its UltraSPARC III-based servers and UltraSPARC IV-based upgrade kits.
MS Patch Management: Isn't That An Oxymoron?
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
It's just ironic that MS has to build a software engine so its business customers can manage the patches to Microsoft's other software.
Novell Turns To Open Source
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
The company debuted a number of open-source initiatives at its BrainShare conference as it tries to reverse past missteps.
HP, Novell Join Forces
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard and Novell announced a partnership on Wednesday that will bring SuSE's open-source Linux operating system to select HP desktop and laptop systems in the second half of 2004.
Precision I/O Gets $10 M Funding, Announces Product Direction
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Precision I/O Inc., a spin-out of Judy Estrin's Packet Design think tank, has secured $10 million in venture funding and is announcing its new network server I/O architecture technology, which
Our Man In Charge Of IPv6
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
It's good to see that things are progressing steadily on the IPv6 front. With the expected continued proliferation of IP-enabled devices, the additional address space and quality of service
HP, Novell Join Forces To Put Linux On The Desktop
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard and Novell announced a partnership on Wednesday that will bring SuSE's open-source Linux operating system to select HP desktop and laptop systems in the second half of 2004.
IPv6 Test Demonstrates Peer-To-Peer Network
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
The second test phase of the Moonv6 network, the world's largest multivendor IPv6 network, demonstrated the ability of the IPv6 spec to operate with most network elements as well as
WildPackets Upgrades Fault Analysis Platform
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
Network services fault analysis firm WildPackets today announced the release of Omni3 1.5, the latest iteration of its distributed network fault analysis platform.
Microsoft Hopes Its Appeal Will Blunt EU Decision
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
Microsoft is expected to move quickly to appeal the $613 million fine and tough sanctions leveled against it Wednesday by the European Union. The chief question now is whether Microsoft can obtain an injunction to put off the Competition Directorate...
VA Hospitals Sign HP To $784 Million IT-Support Deal
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs hired Hewlett-Packard to a 10-year IT support services contract.
Gates Unveils Upgrades Of Mobile OS, Speech Server
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of the company's operating system for mobile devices, and an upgrade of its speech software.
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