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Content tagged with Networking posted in April 2008
3Com CEO To Lead In China
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
Robert Mao's assignment follows a failed three-way deal involving 3Com, Huawei Technologies, and Bain Capital Partners.
Interop: Broadcom Says 40 Gbps Ethernet Coming Soon
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
Broadcom expects to ship 40-Gbps network switches and controllers by late 2009, before a final standard is approved in 2010.
Interop: Adena Health Reaps Benefits Of Video-Based Telemedicine
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
Video-related technology, such as software for videoconferencing and broadcasting, isn't huge in comparison to the total cost of the upgrade, analysts suggest.
Sony Pictures Uses 'Green Power' For Data Center
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
Sony Pictures Entertainment is the first customer of data center operator 365 Main to sign up for a new reusable energy program.
Another Low Priced Video Conferencing System Arrives
Commentary  |  4/28/2008  | 
Many small and medium businesses have been interested in video conferencing but not able to justify purchasing these systems. In addition, picture quality has been an issue with many systems, so vendors are now trying to address those issues.
Sneak Peek At Our Third Annual NAC Reader Survey
News  |  4/26/2008  | 
Our readers say the network access control market has lost much of the momentum it had last year. But don't count it out just yet.
Rolling Review: Windows 2008 Server PowerShell
News  |  4/26/2008  | 
We set out to determine whether PowerShell is usable, and learnable, for the masses of Windows admins who prefer to point and click their way through daily tasks.
HP Says Virtualization Will Change The World
Commentary  |  4/25/2008  | 
Over coffee and bizarre breakfast sandwiches this morning, John McHugh, HP ProCurve VP and Worlwide GM told a few of us media types that virtualization is the big "disruptor" and "change agent" about to shake up the networking world.
Interop: Vendors Tackle Wi-Fi Troubles
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
With customers unwilling to overhaul their infrastructure to migrate from 802.11a/b/g technology, vendors like Broadcom, Aruba, and Aerohive are getting creative.
Interop: Vendors Target Network Video Traffic
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
Blue Coat Systems and eTelemetry are prepared to show off products at the show they say will help protect a company's network from bandwidth-hogging employees.
Sneak Peek At Our Third Annual NAC Reader Survey
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Our readers say the network access control market has lost much of the momentum it had last year. But don't count it out just yet.
Startup Of The Week: Napera Brings NAC To Small And Medium Enterprises
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
The company's switches communicate with Microsoft NAP agents to keep unhealthy machines off the network.
Family Feud Underscores Maturing WAN Optimization Market
Commentary  |  4/24/2008  | 
Unions between start-ups and their financial backers are often quite tenuous. This week, the partnership between one vendor and a hedge fund with 10% of its stock illustrated that as well changes occurring in the WAN optimization market.
Infected Web Pages Nearly Triple
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
Sophos says that it discovered a new infected Web page every 5 seconds. In 2007, the company says, it saw new infected Web pages every 14 seconds.
Web 2.0: Companies Will Spend $4.6 Billion By 2013, Forrester Predicts
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Some of the companies adopting social networking, RSS, blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasting, and widgets will be presenting at the Web 2.0 Expo show this week.
Holy Web 2.0 Herding Nightmare
News  |  4/19/2008  | 
Question: Do today's new collaboration tools make it harder for IT to wrangle corporate information, or easier? Answer: Yes.
SaaS: Red Light, Green Light
News  |  4/19/2008  | 
Here's how to drive your software-as-a-service initiative beyond standbys like CRM--without getting into dangerous territory.
XKL Brings New Life To Dark Fiber
News  |  4/19/2008  | 
New system from Cisco co-founder Len Bosack taps existing cable for low-cost, no-fuss optical networks.
Women More Likely Than Men To Surrender Security For Chocolate
News  |  4/16/2008  | 
The overall percentage of London office workers willing to trade their computer passwords for a few moments of chocolaty goodness was down two-thirds compared to 2007.
Spear-Phishing Attack Uses Fake Subpoenas To Steal From CEOs
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
iDefense estimates that the attack went out to about 15,000 to 20,000 executives, resulting in about 1,800 confirmed malware victims.
Patch Management: The BigFix Is In
News  |  4/12/2008  | 
Our third entry in this Rolling Review has more than patching in its bag of tricks.
StillSecure Steps Up
News  |  4/12/2008  | 
SafeAccess out-of-band NAC appliance performs host assessment and enforcement, but setup and management can be complex.
Great Bay Software: Focusing On Everything Else
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
Great Bay is the latest NAC vendor -- along with Cisco and Enterasys -- to announce a system that allows employees to sponsor guest access.
Virtualizing Servers on Routers, If Cisco Approves
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
There's now an SDK and API for Cisco's branch office routers, but customers will need to get apps approved by Cisco.
Flying Blind: Unions Say FAA Radars Could Fail
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
The $2.4 billion FTI network relays radar data and other information to air traffic control centers and other vital operational centers around the country.
Cisco Buys Rest Of Nuova, Launches Data Center Switch
News  |  4/9/2008  | 
The upcoming Nexus 5020 will be the second in a larger line of Nexus switches that combine storage, switching, management, virtualization and security.
Cisco Buys Rest Of Nuova, Launches Data Center Switch
News  |  4/9/2008  | 
The upcoming Nexus 5020 will be the second in a larger line of Nexus switches that combine storage, switching, management, virtualization and security.
Rolling Review: BigFix Enterprise Suite 7.0.7.96
News  |  4/9/2008  | 
Our third entry in this Rolling Review has more than patch management in its bag of tricks.
IBM's Mashup Suite Aims To Increase Enterprise Adoption
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The company's Mashup Center and WebSphere sMash make it easier for both developers and information workers to create and use mashups.
Can IBM Simplify Complex Event Processing?
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
Big Blue gets into BPM, while trying to mix social networking with SOA.
Rolling Review Kickoff: Network Behavior Analysis Systems
News  |  4/5/2008  | 
Network behavior analysis systems promise to defend your network against unknown attacks. We'll put these claims to the test.
Hannaford Data Breach Blamed On Malware
News  |  4/1/2008  | 
The grocer said the data breach involved malicious software that was found on computer servers at about 300 of the company's stores.
Project Management Keeps IT From Being a Victim of Success
News  |  4/1/2008  | 
Top IT shops have gone from being the No Police to the Frazzled Yes Guys. Project portfolio management can help stem the tide while keeping your hard-won reputation intact
Telecommuting Adoption Up; Security Still A Concern
News  |  4/1/2008  | 
A CDW survey shows that private sector telecommuting adoption is on the rise (14%) and catching up to the adoption rates of federal employees (17%).


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