Daily Spin: Lights, Camera, Podcast
Could audio podcasts already be a thing of the past? Video blogs are cropping up all over the web. Should your org consider putting a face to your
We Know How Hard IT Is--Trust Me
It takes a certain mentality to work with technology. I have the mind-set, but about once a year there's a project that makes me strongly consider changing careers.
Fat Fingers From the Past
We've all done it: fat-fingered a config and not caught it until packets started disappearing. But how many of us can say we missed a misconfiguration for nearly two years?
The Art Of IT: Ultimate Outsourcing
In all likelihood, computing services will eventually be delivered to business in a manner similar to financial services. Although you'll be keenly interested in the characteristics of the services, you
IBM, 3Com Tag-Team On IP Telephony Suite
3Com and IBM announced a partnership today to port 3Com's IP telephony server onto IBM's System i server platform, the re-branded, multiplatform version of the old AS/400 series.
Let's Kill Web 2.0 -- Now!
It's time to finally ban the term, because it's become the favorite of hypsters, pseudo techno-hipsters, and scamsters.
Hawking Bets Big On ZigBee
Hawking Technologies, a manufacturer of connectivity solutions now testing the home automation market, is preparing to take the wraps off one of the first home-control solutions based on the ZigBee
Review: Outsourced Data Center Services
We evaluated four RFI proposals on behalf of our fictional company, which was seeking a partner to manage its server infrastructure. Of the quartet, we gave high marks to the
Air Time: Your TWE Pocket Field Guide
Technical White Elephants, or TWEs, are the product of an ill-informed imagination that postulates a simple solution to a complex problem. Here's a field guide to help keep you out
Daily Spin: Show Me the Money!
A recent survey indicates that half of Senior Execs polled are worried that not enough is being spent on IT so far this year. And yet just a few
Korean Portal Daum Launches U.S. VoIP Service
Daum Communications Corp., South Korea's second-largest Internet portal, said it has launched Internet-based telephony services in the U.S. through its American subsidiary Lycos Inc.
Affordable IT: Desktop Management Suites
We evaluated five low-cost desktop management suites for small-to-midsized organizations. Our Editor's Choice Award went to the option with the best usability, patch management and tech support.
In this edition, we shudder at the "Top 11 things your employee should never have blogged about." Also, a Junior IT Pro Kit and 3D avatars for mobile phone
Crash Course: Interior Routing Protocols
Picking the right interior routing protocol for your network is crucial for delivering your business applications end-to-end without undue costs or delays. There's certainly plenty to choose from, including RIPv1,
NSA Awards Harris $41.6 Milion For Secure WLAN
Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $41.6 million Indefinite Delivery Quantity contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to supply its SecNet 54 secure wireless local-area network (SWLAN) product
Product Update: Sonic Software ESB 7.0
During our recent review of ESB products, we picked on Sonic Software quite a bit for its design-time environment. Yesterday, Sonic announced version 7.0 of its ESB offering (with availability May 1) and it appears that it's moving in the...
NEC Solutions 2500 Storage Array
The NEC S2500 can meet your needs by providing flexible storage options, including support for dynamic RAID sets and the ability to mix FC and SATA drives.
Skype Founders Sued For Racketeering
The suit claims that peer-to-peer client maker Kazaa, also founded by Skype founders, violated StreamCast's exclusive rights to the technology behind Kazaa by selling it to a shell company.
Daily Spin: How Do You Spell "Chutzpah?"
Despite the woes of Vista delays and a multitude of zero-day bugs to overcome, Microsoft still finds the time -- and the nerve -- to offer security advice to Apple.
The Five Biggest Network No-Nos
If you're expanding your network or building one from scratch, there's plenty to watch out for. Here are the five biggest mistakes you should avoid.
More Madness In March
Say it one time out loud, and it still doesn't seem real. "George Mason is going to the final four." Say it a few times, and, it still sounds surreal but it is true.
March madness continues with one of the more surprising NCAA Basketball Tournaments in memory. Naturally, the country is riveted, and, though I have no figures to back this up, I am guessing productivity is plummeting. Most companies were antipating some issues with workers spending too much work time viewing games over the We
Pumping Up the Online Jam
A new Web service called eJamming lets musicians play over the Internet. The collaboration software enables real-time jam sessions between musicians from almost anywhere. While small today, operators expect the
Happy Friday! Today's freebie is all about streaming live video....
Jabber XCP 5.0
Jabber's latest IM server could have more improvements in useability but open standards support is a plus.
Daily Spin: Switches: When Speed Isn't Enough
Testing switches is in many ways Network Computing's bread and butter, as our recent review of Layer 2/3 data center switches shows. But as speed and throughput becomes a commodity,
Minerva Networks, Nortel Team On IPTV
Internet protocol TV services company Minerva Networks and communications company Nortel Networks Corp. have announced the joint development and release of an Application Interface (API) that enables the integration of
A long, long time ago... I can still remember How that browser used to make me smile. And I knew if it had a chance That it could make a website dance And users would be happy for a while....
Daily Spin: Building Towards IE 7
Our reviewers recently tested two new builds of Internet Explorer 7.0 and found them to be safer than previous versions, with a much-improved user interface. But has Microsoft significantly advanced