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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2006
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Sun CEO Schwartz Plans To Cut Up To 5,000 Jobs
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Sun sets a six-month cost-cutting plan to cut jobs and increase efficiency.
Dell to Bundle Skype on new XPS Laptops
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Dell's decision to bundle Skype's video Internet calling software as an option to its new XPS notebook could backfire for the computer manufacturer.
Ceragon Networks Doubles Gigabit Ethernet Speed
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Calling it a breakthrough in wireless Gigabit Ethernet, Israel-based Ceragon Networks Ltd. has introduced a product that doubles the speed of wireless communications for wireless and cellular carriers that want
IP PBX Revenue Set To Skyrocket: Survey
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The inexorable move from circuit switching technology to packet switching technology for PBXs continues worldwide, according to a new survey which forecasts that IP PBX revenue will jump 82% between
Linksys Gets Physical With Launch of New IP Video Security Camera
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Cisco Systems??? Linksys division Wednesday took its first step toward entering the small business physical security market with the launch of a new IP video camera.
Online Safety Survey Spots Big Disconnect
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Americans think they can spot online scams, but the reality is that they really don't know, the survey shows.
Cingular Offers 'Smallest' Camera Flip Phone
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The phone is available exclusively in the United States to customers of Cingular's GoPhone prepaid wireless service.
Mobility Project, Everyone.net Offer Secure On-The-Go Email
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The new service called MobilityEmail.net is meant to provide added protection against identity theft for people who use shared computers.
Gartner: Skype Bugs Bad News For Enterprise
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Gartner has previously recommended that enterprises stay away from Skype, and the analysts repeated that advice in this note.
Disney Becomes Latest Studio To Offer Movies Online
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Disney plans to release movies the same day they are available on DVD.
Bandspeed Unveils Wi-Fi Chip Set, Software
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Bandspeed Inc. said it has begun shipping to OEMs a chip set and software aimed at next-generation access point Wi-Fi hardware sold to small and medium enterprises.
Survey: HSDPA Networks To Double By End Of 06
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The number of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enabled third generation mobile networks deployed has doubled over the past six months and reached 100, spread across 49 countries, mostly
EMS versus EII
Commentary  |  5/31/2006  | 
It's the battle of the "E"s in the technology ring as Enterprise Mashup Services (EMS) start intruding on the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) space....
Microsoft Debuts Windows Live OneCare Security Service
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The service is designed to guard against attacks and crashes. Microsoft faces stiff competition from established security companies Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro.
Unix and Linux Security Administration
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
This edition looks at Symark PowerKeeper -- a Unix and Linux security and administration product. We also spotlight Wily Technology's Introscope 7.0, Ontrack's Powercontrols 4.1 and Lumigent Technologies' Audit DB
Genius' SalesGenius
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
The power of presence and Web analytics are combined in a single nonintrusive service that provides real-time analysis of marketing campaign effectiveness.
Composite Software's Composite Information Service with Composite Application Views
News  |  5/31/2006  | 
Composite's software lets both business users and developers access rational data hidden in application databases such as those from SAP or Salesforce.com. You can even join data from different systems
Microsoft Targets VoIP Market With LG-Nortel Deal
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Microsoft is continuing its slow assault on the VoIP market by signing a new deal with LG-Nortel to work together on VoIP products based on the next generation of WinCE.
WebEx Ships On Most Sony VAIO Laptops
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
With one click, users will have an option to create Web meetings where they can share documents, applications, video, whiteboards and desktops.
Microsoft's Security Rivals Talk Up OneCare Killers
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Symantec and McAfee react to the imminent launch of Microsoft's Windows OneCare Live by talking up their own, albeit future, subscription security services.
Review: TiVo Series2 DT DVR
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
It's the same TiVo you know and love, but with the new ability to record two channels at once, plus some other welcomed features.
Fortinet Shores Up High-End Security Portfolio
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Fortinet on Monday added a load-balancing switch and security blade to its high-end network security infrastructure line for carriers and large enterprises.
Fujitsu Completes Acquisition Of WiMAX Patent Holder
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
Fujitsu bolstered its WiMAX patent portfolio by closing its acquisition of a Canadian firm with significant intellectual property holdings related to the wireless broadband technology.
China Group Claims 'Conspiracy' In WLAN Security Standard Rejection
News  |  5/30/2006  | 
A Chinese group claims that the IEEE, with Intel's backing, conspired to scuttle an attempt to have a Chinese WLAN security proposal be adopted by an international standard-setting body.
Painful Privacy Lessons
Commentary  |  5/30/2006  | 
Since the theft of a disk containing names, social security numbers, and birth dates for more than 26 million veterans from the home of a Veterans Affairs data analyst was made public last week, the outcry over the agency's failure to guard the privacy of what are effectively its most valued customers has continued non-stop. VA Inspector General George Opfer confessed at a Senate hearing last week that supervisors of the VA d
Microsoft To Take On Cisco In Unified Communications
News  |  5/29/2006  | 
Microsoft???s move into what it calls "unified communications" will spark a turf war with powerful players, including PBX makers and Cisco Systems, that will all attack the market from their
Two Events Show Effort To Fix Mobile Web Browsing
News  |  5/29/2006  | 
Nokia releases its browser tools to open source community, and .mobi registration begins.
Infonetics: IMS Market is Down, But Not Out
News  |  5/28/2006  | 
In a report to be released on Wednesday, Infonetics Research reports a drop in IMS shipments last quarter and identifies three emerging trends.
Full House To Take Up Bi-Partisan Net Neutrality Bill
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
The controversial bill, also called the Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006, sets up a showdown for proponents and opponents of network neutrality.The bill, called the Internet Freedom and
SMBs D-Link To Inexpensive IP Telephony
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
D-Link has always been a company that has provided SMBs with a variety of networking and connectivity solutions. Recently, the company launched the xStack IP Telephony DVX-1000 IP PBX???an IP-based
Microsoft: Less Than Half Of U.S. Adults Get It
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
Microsoft-sponsored survey found that fewer than 50 percent of U.S. adults are hip to the latest technology buzzwords and even fewer can say what VoIP, RSS or tagging mean.
Winamp 5.22 Update Crushes Bugs
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
Nullsoft has patched the Winamp music player in an update to version 5.22, the AOL-owned company says. It was the third time this year that it quashed Winamp bugs.
Sacred Heart Latest University To Lose Identities
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
Sacred Heart's breach came two weeks after the disclosure of a three-attack run on Ohio University systems that exposed 200,000 people's identities in April and May.
Home Media Servers Set To Skyrocket
News  |  5/26/2006  | 
A new study says that 50 million hard drive-based home media servers will be sold by 2010.
IBM and DataPower: 6 Months Later
Commentary  |  5/26/2006  | 
Competitors of DataPower in the SOA management, security, and integration spaces have been wondering what became of the hardware SOA company snatched up by the WebSphere division of software-powerhouse IBM. Six months after the acquisition, IBM announced the new IBM...
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  5/26/2006  | 
Happy Friday! Today I have three freebies for you: a desktop skinner, a web-based bookmark repository, and a really cool JVM clustering technology from Terracotta....
Verizon Boosts Application Performance by 600%
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Verizon can now improve application performance by up to 600 percent, but don't go spending those dollars so fast. There are some less expensive alteratnives to consider.
N.Y. Teen Pair Charged In MySpace Extortion Plot
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Two New York men were arrested in Los Angeles and charged with trying to extort $150,000 from the popular social networking site MySpace.com.
Windows Vista Collaboration: A Big Step Forward, But Still An Island
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Windows Collaboration, a new tool in Vista, will bring collaboration to the masses, but it's an island unto itself, rather than a bridge.
UPDATE: Dell Agrees To Install Google Software On Computers
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Dell and Google are expected to announce Thursday a deal in which the computer maker would ship Google software installed in 10s of millions of computers.
StreamCast Sues eBay for $12.3 Billion
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Streamcast named eBay and 21 other defendants in a multibillion lawsuit over misappropriating intellectual property.
Vonage Tanks In Market Debut
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Vonage's debut was the worst since nanotechnology company Lumera Corp., which lost 13.5 percent during its first day of trading in July 2004.
Avaya To Update Army Communications
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Communications network company Avaya Inc. has been selected as one of 10 companies to participate in a $4 billion U.S. Army project that will overhaul voice and data communications infrastructures
Fixed-Mobile Convergence Called Disruptive
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
While the convergence of cellular and fixed telephony service will eventually be a "seismic shift," a new study says the first attempts may not succeed.
Mobile Social Networking Has Not Yet Come of Age
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Don't rely on mobile social networking as a clear path to increase revenue, at least for now, analysts who study the space say.
Data Security Could Be Potent November Election Issue
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Fewer than 1 in 5 of the 1,150 U.S. adults surveyed believed that existing laws can protect them from fraud, identity theft, and other crimes on the Internet.
IBM To Ship Tivoli Change/Configuration Management Software
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
IBM said Wednesday it plans to ship its much-anticipated Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) software on June 30.
Switch Shipment Stutter. Routers Keep Ticking
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
A recent report found switch shipment faltered in the first quarter, router shipments did just fine, but look at what happened to 10 Gigabit Ethernet?
VARs Up To Challenge Of Preventing Data Theft, Loss
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
Storage VARs and vendors are taking action to bolster the security of data on storage devices and PCs in the wake of recent headlines about large-scale theft and loss of
Startup Claims Big Performance Boost For Citywide Wireless Nets
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
Wavion, launched Monday, claims its access points provide superior performance for less for citywide Wi-Fi deployments.
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