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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2005
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Analyst: Growing Momentum For VoIP In Small Businesses
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The small business market for VoIP is heating up, according to a new report by Nemertes. The market research firm points to the recent announcement of the BCM 50 small-business
Dial 911 For Microsoft?
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Operator, can you please connect my call? And no, I do not want an upgrade to Windows...or Office...or my cell phone operating system...or my TV set. We've all become accustomed
Alcatel Introduces "Triple-Play" Solution For Operators
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Solution adds a last mile option, enabling service providers to deploy voice, data, and video services to users at rates up to 2.5Gbps.
Should You Outsource VoIP Or Manage It In-House?
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Going to VoIP is a given. But how can you decide whether to do it yourself or go with a provider? The pros tell you how to make the best
Motorola Gear Lets Operators Offer VoIP, Video On Demand Without Installing Fiber
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Motorola unveils hardware that allows cable operators to offer advanced broadband services such as Video-on-Demand and VoIP without having to invest in more fiber.
How To Use VoIP On Your Wireless LAN
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
There's more to consider than you realize, so use this hands-on advice before giving it a try.
IT Pros Say Security Is Key Priority
News  |  5/30/2005  | 
More than 80% of the 300 managers responding to InformationWeek Research's 1Q Priorities survey described updating security procedures, tools, and services as a key business priority.
Microsoft Targets The VoIP Market: Analyst
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Info-Tech Research says Microsoft is in the process of tying all of its multimedia technologies together in a strategy to dominate the VoIP market.
Global Revenues Soar For VoIP Gear
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Report says revenues from global sales of VoIP equipment totaled $493 million in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 40% over first-quarter levels in 2004.
Networking This Week: Broadband Over Power Lines Makes Debut
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Motorola releases wireless broadband-over-powerline solution, while cable broadband revenues skyrocket.
Consortium Demos Its Solution For 911 VoIP Failures
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
A consortium of universities, governments and companies has banded together to develop a prototype of an emergency 911 system that could solve the problem of locating distressed persons calling from
Enterprise Router Revenue Takes A Nosedive
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
Lower prices drive revenue down 20% compared to the first quarter of 2004, despite an increase in shipments.
European Telecoms Face Decreasing Margins: Report
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
IDC survey said lower margins are forcing telecoms to to "move up the value chain" and offer consumers bundles of fixed and mobile, data and voice services.
IBM, HP, Dell Show Healthy Growth in Server Market
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
Worldwide revenues in the computer server market showed strong growth in the first quarter, as leader IBM and the other top vendors held on to their positions.
Composite Applications - Really.
Commentary  |  5/25/2005  | 
Composite Software, one of our 2005 Well Connected Award winners, has not been resting on its laurels. Composite recently introduced its Composite Application Views, which can communicate directly with Siebel and SAP APIs (PeopleSoft is expected to be supported later...
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changepoint
Commentary  |  5/25/2005  | 
We weren't certain exactly where Compuware was going when it acquired our 2004 Portfolio Management Well Connected Award winner Changepoint, but after speaking to Compuware briefly last week we see the light. Compuware announced Changepoint 10 this week and they've...
Vonage Inks Deal For Local Number Portability, Commerce Services
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
Vonage will use Synchronoss' ActivationNow order gateway and a workflow management platform to identify and resolve incorrectly provisioned VoIP transactions.
Global Crossing Debuts Inbound VoIP Service For European Carriers, Service Providers
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
VoIP Local Services allow carriers to originate traffic on the public switched telephone network in different countries using local numbers.
Skype Positions Itself as 'Enhancement' VoIP, Not Responsible For 911 Service
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The Europe-based firm is positioning itself as an "enhancement" service to existing telephone service and not as a "replacement" service.
3COM Unveils IP PBX With VoIP Support
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
3Com Corporation has unveiled the fifth generation of its IP private branch exchange (PBX), featuring a number of significant enhancements, including support for 3COM's IP phone.
Worldwide Broadband Cable Subscribers Skyrocketed 22% In 2004
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
Total subscribers reached 41 million, but cable modem termination system sales slipped in first quarter of 2005.
Is IPv6 Bad For You?
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Like a nagging parent telling recalcitrant children to eat their vegetables, Juniper Networks has been berating IT folks for not being interested enough in IPv6, the so-called "next-generation" Internet. The
Accellion: No File Is Too Big For New File-Transfer Appliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Using its new Courier Enterprise File Transfer Appliance, businesses can send files of any size to recipients at any location in the organization, the company says.
Your Five Biggest Network Vulnerabilities
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Key to securing your network is knowing where the biggest holes are and how to plug them. We give you the lowdown on your five biggest network vulnerabilities.
The Top Five Biggest Network Vulnerabilities
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Securing your network is key to securing systems, and so knowing where the biggest holes are and how to plug them is crucial.
Three Chip Vendors Bet On Wi-Fi Boom
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Metalink, SyChip and Atheros will all announce Wi-Fi-based chips this week, in the belief that video, voice-over-Internet Protocol and embedded consumer applications will supercharge the growth of Wi-Fi wireless networking.
BMC Calls In Patrol Lineup
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
BMC Software plans to replace its Patrol and Patrol Express network management products with a single new version differentiated by product lines, such as servers and databases, rather than operating
Motorola Announces Wireless Broadband-Over-Powerline Solution
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Wireless to low-voltage broadband over powerline system will allow the utility industry to offer broadband Internet access to customers.
Providers Target Managed VoIP Services
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Service providers want a piece of enterprise VoIP spending. Here's a look at how they're doing.
Google Web Accelerator
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Google Web Accelerator offers to speed up your surfing -- or it will, once Google makes it available again.
Big Band Networks Debuts Video Coding Solution for IPTV Providers
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Offerings allow any kind of video content to be converted to bandwidth-efficient formats for delivery over IP networks.
Backbone Routers Grow At A Healthy Pace: Report
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Sales of high-end Internet backbone routers grew at a healthy pace in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report just released by the Dell'Oro Group.
Networking this Week: IPTV Is Hot, IPv6 Is Not
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
All eyes are on delivering TV over IP, while the next-generation IP protocol IPv6 draws a big yawn.
Nortel Taps IBM Brain Trust For Product Development
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Nortel has hired IBM consultants, engineers and scientists in an ongoing, joint-development effort to design and develop new products, starting with a new class of blade servers.
Data Center Racks
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
With space at a premium while demand for sophisticated data centers grows, some vendors are offering alternatives.
Distributed Storage: Extending the SAN Over the WAN
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Whether you're connecting remote users to a single storage facility or forcing data backups to a central site in a distributed storage environment, you need a strong SAN-over-WAN implementation.
Client Acceleration and Bandwidth Optimization
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
This edition we look at F5 Networks Big-IP Application Accelerator 3400, WiredRed Software e/pop Web Conferencing and Avocent Corp. DSView 3.
Network Device Configuration Management Products
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
The trio of products we tested helped manage our lab devices -- but our Editor's Pick is the best choice for shops that want to improve change control and implement
QLogic's SANBox 5602
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Senior technology editor Don MacVittie tests QLogic's 4 Gig SANBox 5602 16 port switch in our Green Bay, Wis., Real-World Labs and finds that despite its enterprise-class features and easy
SMC's TigerSwitch 6752AL2
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
This new workgroup switch is port-rich and dirt cheap, but it's not perfect.
Interest In IPv6 Found To Be Lagging
News  |  5/19/2005  | 
Juniper report finds that less than 7% of respondents consider it "very important to achieving their IT goals."
Asian Telecoms Will Spend $54 Billion This Year: Report
News  |  5/19/2005  | 
Capital spending increased by 11% last year, and will grow 3% this year, led by China.
How Dangerous Was The Cisco Code Theft?
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
Some say stolen Cisco Systems source code used in an attack on government and university systems is no longer a threat, but others disagree.
Silex Releases USB Server For Sharing USB Devices On LANs
News  |  5/18/2005  | 
The device instantly converts USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices into shared network resources.
Cisco Saves The World -- On TV
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Blatant product placement on Fox's "24" series sets the network security bar higher than any company can reach.
Yahoo, SBC Give Away Security Suite
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Companies launched a free security suite for their DSL subscribers, saying that the service's users overwhelmingly wanted a more secure surfing environment.
TruPhone Brings VoIP To Nokia Cell Phones
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
U.K.-based company has developed a software solution that enables Nokia Series 60 cell phones to provide VoIP service using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology.
Sandvine Debuts Security Platform For Broadband Service Providers
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Security suite is designed to protect against and minimize the effects of worms, spam, and denial of service attacks.
Check Point Upgrades VPN, Firewall
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. on Monday unveiled a major upgrade of its enterprise security platform, which includes a virtual private network, firewall and security management software.
Network Vendors Fall Short On Privacy
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
There's good news and bad news in a recent report on how customers rate networking and telecom vendors on customer respect. First the good news: When it comes to interacting
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