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Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2006
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Veterans Have Job Choices In Civilian Workforce
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Making the move from military IT to the public sector can be a daunting career decision, and the key is making sure you communicate your skillset in a clear way.
Avocent to Acquire LANDesk
Commentary  |  4/27/2006  | 
Here's a merger that was completely unexpected and out of left field. Avocent, makers of KVM and remote access products, is purchasing LANDesks, a desktop management vendor
Colorado Business Leaders See Another Tech Boom
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Colorado business and political leaders think technology is about to experience another boom and they say their state is poised to encourage it.
Microsoft Preps E-Mail, Collaboration Managed Solutions
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Messaging and collaboration will be the first two Microsoft managed solutions to hit the market, but not in 2006. Ron Markezich, CIO and vice president of managed solutions, said Microsoft???s
Managing The Local Tech Guy (Or Gal)
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Five tips on how to choose--and manage--your support vendor wisely. The business you save may be your own.
VMware Assembles Alliance To Virtualize Desktops
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
The goal is to squeeze more work out of desktop computers through greater virtualization, and the alliance should help speed adoption.
Ethernet Service Revenue Rockets to Nearly $6 Billion
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Worldwide revenue from Ethernet services more than doubled to $5.9 billion between 2004 and 2005, and will increase to $22.5 billion by 2009, says a new report from Infonetics Research.
Telecom Gear Vendors Form Interoperability Group
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
A coalition of telecommunication equipment manufacturers has formed the Communications Platforms Trade Association
Has IE7 Caught Firefox?
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
The latest build of Internet Explorer 7 has our reviewer wondering if IE has finally caught up with Firefox. We explored a similar idea recently in the Daily Spin, drawing
Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Congress continued to debate network neutrality Wednesday as a group opposing companies' push for tiered access gained momentum.
AT&T, Yahoo Jointly Offer VoIP
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
AT&T Inc. and Yahoo Inc. Wednesday officially rolled out integrated Internet-based voice services.
CA's Bad Week
Commentary  |  4/26/2006  | 
In recent months, CA has made great efforts to put the company's very troubled past behind it and move forward with a new chief executive and a new vision. The company went so far as to abandon its old Computer Associates moniker in hopes, I am guessing, of also shedding its tarnished image with the name. CA's moves were welcomed by its customers, industry observers, and by partners - who often described having a strained relationship with the systems management software giant.
Interop Preview: Wi-Fi, Mesh Networks High On Vendors' To-Do Lists
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
With the Interop trade show set to open next week in Las Vegas, several vendors are getting the jump on the event by breaking news in what figures to be
Do It Yourself Podcasting
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
The growing popularity of podcasting opens opportunities for your business to spread its message in a new way.
AT&T Expanding IPTV Into New Markets
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
AT&T Inc. will offer IPTV in 21 markets by the end of the year, a company executive told TechWeb.
Poll: Consumers Like TV, Phone, Web 'Bundles'
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
Nearly half of consumers interviewed by a research firm said their households receive a communications bundle from a single company.
ThinkFree Office Online Beta Available
Commentary  |  4/25/2006  | 
Another Web 2.0 Office application beta goes live, this one from ThinkFree....
BIG-IP 1500 Global Traffic Manager
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
It's not cheap, but this load balancing appliance with global traffic management capabilities is easy to use and has the extras you'll want.
The IT Job Market: A Positive Outlook
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
By all accounts this year and next will be the year for the IT job seeker with new opportunities cropping up everywhere and salaries rising right along with the hiring
The Top Five Skype Add-ons
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Skype is more than just a telephony client. There are many accessories that enhance the basic Skype functionality. Here are the ones we like the most
802.11n wireless gear falls short in testing
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
The first round of IEEE draft 802.11n-compliant wireless networking equipment from Netgear and Buffalo Technology proved disappointing in terms of performance and interoperability, according to independent tests.
TechQuiz: Web Applications
Commentary  |  4/24/2006  | 
Having a tough time with our Web Applications TechQuiz (based on our April 27th cover package)? Our answer key is available here -- try not to cheat though!:...
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Enterprise Applications
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Enterprise applications such as BI (business intelligence) and BPM (business process management) suites let IT support the increasing need for on-demand, near-real-time analysis and process automation. Find out which of
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Security
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
There are few business cases for security other than avoidance -- specifically risk, attack and litigation avoidance. You need processes and products that solve the problems you face every day.
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Messaging and Collaboration
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Thanks to messaging and collaboration products, your customers and remote staff have more ways to contact you. In the past year, we've tested hundreds of tools that allow the seamless
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Wireless
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Current wireless products -- like the ones we've chosen to honor this year -- provide much better performance, security and manageability than those of a year ago. Plus, prices are
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Network Infrastructure
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
When we think about network infrastructure, switches and routers leap to mind. But this year convergence supplied the combustion to make infrastructure a hot topic, and our Well-Connected Awards acknowledge
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Application Infrastructure
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Just as IP routing and switching eventually became an integral piece of your network infrastructure, some applications have become so necessary to critical operations that they are now considered part
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Storage and Servers
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
The amount of data we must manage and the ways we have to protect it are driving us to try anything that will reduce our man-hour investment. Enter the raft
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Network and Systems Management
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Managing the IT supply chain means keeping tabs on network switches, routers, WAN connections, load balancers, accelerators and firewalls. It's a wonder anything works or is even remotely reliable. The
The 12th Annual Well-Connected Awards
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
In our annual awards special, we present the winning products and services in 48 categories within eight information technology markets -- security, network and systems management, enterprise applications, wireless, messaging
Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
The debate over network neutrality is heating up as a congressional committee prepares to take the issue up next week.
The Blue Coats Are Coming--With A Push Toward Partnerships
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Blue Coat Systems is prepping the launch of its first formal deal registration program and a new top-level tier for its Partner Alliance program.
3Com Shuffles Upper Management Ranks
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
3Com last week shuffled its upper management ranks in sales, marketing and operations.
Microsoft Virtual Server Manager Augurs Partner Opportunities
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Microsoft's planned Virtual Server Manager, code-named Carmine, will spawn much-needed opportunities for the software vendor's partners.
The Arrival Of Draft 802.11n Wireless Products
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Finalization of the 802.11n wireless standard won't happen until next year, but products based on the draft of the faster standard have begun to arrive.
SonicWall Refines Program, Fires Up SMB Technologies
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
SonicWall plans to spend the coming year leveraging technologies from the three startups it acquired in 2005 to address the needs of small and midsize businesses. The company also has
Cisco Issues Fixes to Multiple Vulnerabilities
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Cisco Systems this week reported security vulnerabilities in several products and issued patches to fix them.
Level 3 To Provide VoIP For New EarthLink Offering
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
EarthLink has chosen Level 3 to be the VoIP provider for its new consumer service, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service. Level 3 will provide nationwide local voice service as
As Blogs Grow, So Does Spam
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Inboxes aren't the only things getting flooded by unwanted content. "Splogs" are taking root on the Web and threatening the existence of some sites by innundating them with fake blog
Storage Pipeline: Analysis: Storage Security
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Cracks in our storage infrastructures put mission-critical data at risk. Here's how to harden security without increasing user burden.
BuzzBlog: Best Buy Gone Bad; Crime Fighting Pen
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
A judge orders electronics retailer Best Buy to stop using Windows maintenance software from Winternals. Also, Uniball touts high-security ink to help prevent ID fraud.
Special Report: Serial Attached SCSI
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
SAS vows to ramp up SCSI's speed and usability. Can it make good on that promise?
Wireless: Resistance Is Futile
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Despite concerns over security, wireless standards and investment protection, IT is being forced to address the increasing demands for wireless services.
Opera 9: The other, other browser
Commentary  |  4/20/2006  | 
Opera today announced the availability of Beta 1 of version 9 of its browser. New features include AJAX-based components called 'widgets', a BitTorrent search engine, and updated content blocking....
Alcatel Chosen To Launch WiMax Trial In Tokyo
News  |  4/20/2006  | 
Alcatel will launch a WiMax trial in Tokyo in June of this year for ACCA Networks, one of Japan???s largest DSL and optical fiber access service providers with over a
Wide Area File Services
News  |  4/20/2006  | 
With wide area file services, your remote users can access a central data center as if it were local. We tested three applications that speed data to wherever your users
How To Punish Spammers
News  |  4/19/2006  | 
Remember before spam filters when we had to pick through your inbox to find legitimate messages? Now we have to pick through our spam box for false positives. A huge
How To Work Well With Corporate Recruiters
News  |  4/19/2006  | 
A corporate recruiter offers up tips and insight on making the job seeker-corporate recruiter relationship work successfully.
HP, IBM Tout Blade Server Advancements
News  |  4/19/2006  | 
HP introduces a management software offering for Linux, while IBM announces growth of its Blade.org community.
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