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Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2004
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Google Traffic Appeared To Slow SEC Site
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Google's filing of an initial public offering created so much Internet traffic that it appeared to significantly slow down the homepage performance of the Security Exchange Commission's web site, an
Vendors Predict First WiMAX Certification In 2005
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Two vendors said Friday they will work together to be first to market with certified WiMAX systems, saying they expected to submit a WiMAX system for interoperability testing in the
Wal-Mart Launches RFID Milestone
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Wal-Mart Stores achieved a milestone Friday in the use of radio frequency identification tags as cases and pallets marked with the product-tracking devices arrived at seven of the retailers' stories
Senate Bans Most Web Taxes; Seeks House Compromise
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
In voting to ban Internet taxes for four more years by 93-3, the U. S. Senate reached a gentlemanly agreement that saw both sides of the spirited debate claim success.
Foundry Falters, Readies IPv6 Wares
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Foundry Networks, maker of high-end networking hardware, will look to offset a sub-par quarter with the introduction of new gear next week that supports the emerging IPv6 standard.
Regional Phone Companies Cool To AT&T Proposal
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
AT&T's latest proposal for access fees fell with a thud, as three regional telephone companies--BellSouth, Qwest, and SBC--reacted negatively to the offer.
Wireless Routers Worth Your Consideration
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
When it comes to the latest crop of wireless routers, the adage, "you get what you pay for," applies. Here are five products worth taking a look at.
House Bill Fights Spyware
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday held a hearing on spyware, the newest computer security problem getting the attention of lawmakers.
Darpa Jumps Off The Peer
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
The people who brought you the Internet would like to un-bring it, at least in its current form. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is trying to move the
AT&T Floats Access Fee Proposal
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
The latest salvo fired in the great telephony access fee wars is from AT&T, which is proposing a complicated formula for taking over some parts of the regional Bell network
Bot Attacks Vulnerable Windows Systems, MS Patch Buggy
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
There was chaos in the security space Wednesday and Thursday as Microsoft announced a bug in a patch for a critical vulnerability, while Symantec retracted a claim that automated code
Upgrading Systems, Upending Budget Constrictions
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
There seems to be an uptick in the amount of news that seems to bolster the argument that companies really are spending more than they had been in the past
Google Files Long-Awaited IPO Plans
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Internet search engine leader Google Inc. filed its long-awaited IPO plans Thursday, setting the stage for the company to make its stock market debut -- a move that could still
Review: Axentra OfficeSeries Server S-200
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Axentra's OfficeSeries Servers address issues near and dear to SMBs by putting nearly everything needed to support a small office in a single PC case.
IT Challenge: Server Blades
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
A financial services firm discovers deploying blade technology isn't as simple as it sounds. Here's how it overcame the challenges.
IBM, Cisco Partner To Integrate Switches, Blades
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
IBM and Cisco today announced an agreement under which IBM will ship some of its servers with an embedded Cisco switch.
Cisco, IBM Team Up On Data Center Offerings
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Cisco and IBM announced today some tangible fruits of their previously announced strategic alliance, including a Cisco Gigabit Ethernet switch module for the IBM eServer Blade Center chassis.
Low-Cost Network Area Storage Devices
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Inexpensive NAS devices can provide small enterprises with terabytes of space. Of the four we tested, one impressed us with its complete feature set, speed and expandability.
DaimlerChrysler Outsources Corporate Systems To EDS
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
EDS says it has secured a contract to manage the servers and software that power some of automaker DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s key Michigan-based customer and employee operations. Neither company would reveal
IBM Brings Virtualization To The Server
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
IBM on Wednesday previewed what it called its "Virtualization Engine," a combination of software and hardware technologies that will allow enterprises to run as many as ten "virtual" servers on
Nortel Fires CEO, Postpones 1Q Report
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Nortel Networks Corp. fired its CEO, Frank Dunn, and two other top executives for cause Wednesday and said it would delay reporting its first-quarter earnings.
Wireless Broadband A Non-Decision For Enterprises
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
It's tempting to cast the emergence of wireless broadband simply as a horse race in which one technology will win and the others will lose. However, it's a far
Good Morning, Vietnam: Country Wakes Up To VoIP
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
While agrarian Vietnam remains firmly stuck in the Third World, its approach to telecommunications is very definitely in the First World, said an executive of the firm that is supplying
Cisco, Ericsson Team Up On IP Technology
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Cisco Systems' strength in routers and switches and Ericsson's muscle in softswitches will be offered to wireline service providers, according to an announcement Wednesday by the two firms.
HP Ships Blade PCs
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard Co. started this week to ship blade PCs for corporations looking to cut desktop maintenance costs by switching to a thin-client architecture.
IBM Brings Mainframe Virtualization Power to Servers
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
At an analyst conference today in New York, IBM will preview a new "cloning" technology that has been in development for three years.
Migrating Windows 2000 Clients
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The trip from a Windows NT shop to a Windows 2000 shop is ever so frightful.
Outsourcing: Fools are We
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
NWC Reader Steve Jones says, "For all the smiles and bows we get from foreign business people, the world is not a friendly place."
Cendura's Application Management Suite 2.1 Monitors Changes
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Cendura can't undo the damage your enterprise software apps may experience, but it can tell you what happened.
Scotiabank's New File Clerk
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
Just as Scotiabank (Toronto) finished a data warehousing project to gain a holistic view of each customer, it faced a new technical challenge: managing the bank's 300,000 lines of complex
Last-Ditch Senate Battle Underway Over Broadband Taxes
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
The issue of whether to tax Internet service providers is threatening to tie up the U. S. Senate for the rest of the week, as pro-tax Senators led by Lamar
Boom Times In SMB IT Spending Ahead
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will lead the way in IT spending growth in 2004, a research firm announced Tuesday in a just-released report.
The Myth Of Telecom Taxes (Cont.)
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Senators aren't stupid. They can spot challenges to their powers from miles away, and are quick to respond with countermeasures to thwart said challenges. That's what's behind Sen. Lamar Alexander's
Employee Buyouts Hit Verizon's Bottom Line
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Expenses from employee buyouts helped drive Verizon Communication's net income down 50% in its first quarter, according to numbers released Tuesday. But solid growth in subscribers at its wireless subsidiary
Peer-Based Security Aims To Protect LANs From Insiders
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
One of the biggest security threats facing IT managers and LAN administrators is increasingly the threat from inside. One such threat: unsuspecting users whose laptop from home carries a virus
JBoss CEO Against Open-Sourcing Java
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Marc Fleury, CEO and founder of Atlanta-based JBoss Inc., said recently that open-sourcing Java would be a "trap" into which Sun Microsystems, Java's creator and steward, should not fall.
Autonomic Software Automates Patch Management
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Autonomic Software is attacking patch management with automation and affordability: The startup venture on Monday introduced its Autonomic Network & Security Administration system.
Open Text Readies New Content Management Product
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Open Text Corp. next month will launch its first enterprise content management product stemming from its acquisitions of Ixos Software and Gauss Interprise.
Microtune Cuts Power For VoIP Designs
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Microtune Inc. said it will help cable modem designers reduce overall power consumption in voice-over-Internet Protocol designs with the release Monday of a silicon tuner that consumes less than 1
1996 Telecommunications Act To Be Examined In Senate
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
The battered and bruised telecommunications world will be examined in a new round of U. S. Senate Commerce hearings beginning Tuesday. The hearings will examine the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Brocade Debuts New Switch For Enterprise SANs
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Brocade Communications on Monday rolled out a new switch targeting enterprise storage area networks (SANs).
Darpa Looks Past Ethernet, IP Nets
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
In a handful of high-level programs, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is pushing beyond Ethernet and Internet Protocol to hammer home the message that peer-to-peer networks -- intrinsically more
Zone Labs Updates Security Enforcer For Guest Access
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Zone Labs on Monday rolled out an update to its Integrity Clientless Security solution that blocks non-IT controlled PCs -- such as those owned by partners and used by mobile
100% Wireless Ford Plant To Open
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Ford Motor Co.'s state-of-the-art F-150 truck-assembly facility, expected to be operational by summer and running at full capacity by year's end, is a body shop and final staging area where
How To Do The Samba
Commentary  |  4/26/2004  | 
Samba allows Windows clients to access files on a Linux server. Here's how to get it running.
Still Nothing But Broadband Blather From Politicians
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Obviously, President Bush thinks enough of the future of broadband to include the topic in his recent campaign speeches. You just wish he'd use some of his campaign's
President Bush Calls For Tax-Free Broadband
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Campaigners for tax-free, broadband Internet connections picked up some important support Monday--President Bush, who is using a speech in Minnesota to urge Congress to impose a permanent ban on the
Engarde! Blades Are Coming
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
The popularity of blade servers is soaring. Clearly, there is something stirring in the market. But do you know what it is, and whether it's important or not?
A Twist On Keychain Storage
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
After my blogs on keychain storage hit Serverpipeline.com, I was contacted by the PR people for Forward Solutions about its new product: Migo. Here's a mini-review.
IBM Takes On IT Services With SOAs
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
IBM last week unveiled professional services and products as part of a strategy to drive services-oriented architectures.
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