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Content tagged with Networking posted in May 2008
FCC May Require Free Broadband Access
Commentary  |  5/30/2008  | 
Associated Press via SiliconValley.com
Smartphone Security: How To Manage Rogue Mobile Devices
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
A single unsecured smartphone can jeopardize the security of your entire organization. Here's how to manage the risk by using firm IT policies and mobile device management software.
With Motion, Cisco Seeks To Extend Reach
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
The 800-pound gorilla of wired networks is seeking to extend its control over the wireless side as well. Should IT cheer or run?
Cisco Goes Into 'Motion' With Enterprise Wireless Architecture
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Based around the Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine, Cisco's new platform is designed to give enterprise IT directors an appliance-based platform to manage wired and wireless networks.
Cisco IOS Rootkit Demonstrated
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
While rootkits for common operating systems, like Windows, are well known, they haven't been a security issue for Cisco's IOS until now.
Exinda Tunes Up WAN Optimization Appliance Line
Commentary  |  5/27/2008  | 
WAN optimization was once solely under the aegis of large corporations. Recently, vendors dropped the prices points for these products from tens of thousands to a few thousand dollars, so interest among small and medium businesses is picking up.
Get Ready For A Wire-Free Enterprise
News  |  5/24/2008  | 
As the new 802.11n spec, with its increased speed, coverage, and reliability, intersects with a broader selection of vendor offerings, wireless is becoming a viable platform for mission-critical network connectivity.
Voice Is A Bump On Road To Wireless
News  |  5/24/2008  | 
Until the voice question is answered, organizations should be cautious.
Rolling Review: Patch Up Your Windows
News  |  5/24/2008  | 
Kaseya targets Microsoft shops that need reliable patch management but are on tight budgets.
Copper Costs Lots Of Pretty Pennies
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
Wiring Ethernet can run $150 to per drop.
802.11n Is Here. Get Ready For A Wire-Free Enterprise
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
As the new 802.11n spec, with its increased speed, coverage, and reliability, intersects with a broader selection of vendor offerings, wireless is becoming a viable platform for mission-critical network connectivity.
Citrix Tries to Transition to The Virtual World
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
Citrix has built a successful business by delivering solutions that minimize the amount of software that users run on their desktops. Because the industry is embracing virtualization, the company is in the process of dramatically retooling its lineup.
Microsoft, Citrix Ease App Delivery to Branch Offices
Commentary  |  5/20/2008  | 
,a href="http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/server_virtualization/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207801286">InformationWeek
Citrix Shifts Virtualization Spotlight To Desktops
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Citrix Systems is changing its emphasis to focus on delivering virtual services to user desktops, it will tell attendees at its Synergy 2008 user group meeting.
SaaS To The Rescue
News  |  5/17/2008  | 
On-demand software changed the Humane Society's IT strategy for the better. Can it do the same for your organization?
Rolling Review: Layer 7 SecureSpan XML Networking Gateway
News  |  5/17/2008  | 
The first entry in our all-in-one SOA appliance review shows that increased competition means lines between product categories are blurring -- and IT is benefiting.
Virtualization Has A Security Blind Spot
News  |  5/16/2008  | 
Along with the flexibility and agility gained through virtualization comes a loss of visibility into network traffic.
Virtualization's Promise And Problems
News  |  5/16/2008  | 
The virtual desktop and data center are here, but for this technology to continue taking over the enterprise, I/O and security issues need to be addressed.
Verizon Business, AT&T Win Homeland Security Network Contracts
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Verizon's 10-year, $678.5 million contract calls for merging various Department of Homeland Security units onto a single common and secure IP network.
Clearwire: Mobile WiMax Before The End Of The Year
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
CEO Benjamin Wolff reports gains in subscribers and revenues in its first quarter but also greater losses on the way to its national wireless rollout.
SOA Can Deliver On Promise With Right Strategies In Place
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
Insurers are discovering that a service-oriented architecture -- guided by the right governance and cultural change management strategies -- can deliver on SOA's promise of a more agile IT organization.
Should Smaller Businesses Twitter? Some Say Yes
Commentary  |  5/13/2008  | 
Social networking has met its match in Twitter, whose dedicated users are fixated on SMS-ing or IM-ing their "tweets" in the small space allotted by the messaging service. But what can a smaller business do with the 140 character limit to generate business? Apparently, a lot.
Enterprise Network Neutrality
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
Organizations that run private intranets will soon need to answer the same questions that face the public Internet.
LAN And SAN Unite
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
Running SAN traffic over the LAN is a realistic proposition, but will this converged network be based on Ethernet, InfiniBand, or Fibre Channel?
Cisco Unveils Video Conferencing Systems
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
The System 500 and System 3200 are the latest examples of how video conferencing can reduce travel and make more efficient use of employees' time.
Rolling Review: LANDesk Patch Manager
News  |  5/10/2008  | 
The fourth entry in our patch management Rolling Review, LANDesk Patch Manager, is a cross-platform offering that, again, relies on agents. Are you sensing a theme here?
Broadband Over Powerline Future Fading Away
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
A Texas company's purchase of Current Group's BPL business, combined with downgrades in Australia, does not bode well for future use of utility powerlines for broadband transmission.
Microsoft: 'We've Moved On' From Yahoo
News  |  5/6/2008  | 
"Yahoo would have been an accelerator, but we've moved on and now we're focused on how fast we can grow organically," Windows Live general manager Brian Hall said.
10G Ethernet Moving from Fiber to Copper
Commentary  |  5/5/2008  | 
Faster speeds are something that IT departments constantly desire. 10G bps transmissions have been relegated to backbone switch connections but are starting to make their way into servers and storage systems because of less expensive cabling.
Desktop Virtualization Drives Security, Not Just Dollar Savings
News  |  5/3/2008  | 
Infosec pros who don't take a stand on virtualizing their companies' desktops are missing a prime opportunity to boost safety while aiding manageability and compliance.
Microsoft Uses Open Source Project To Extend Management To Linux
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
Bid to increase its enterprise systems management coverage hinges on OpenPegasus.
Interop: Intel Unveils 10Gb Network Interface Card
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
In supporting the 10GBASE-T standard, the new device provides 328-foot network transmission over CAT 6a cable, as well as 180 feet over CAT 6 cable.


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